The Funnychord Design Philosophy

Laura Peters Advice and Resources, Thoughts and Ideas

The Funnychord Design Philosophy has grown-up over time, but has always included a few important standards: 1. Content Rules You can make anything beautiful, but does it make sense for the message? Content means that your message drives the design, not the other way around. A good example of this is when you find something another company is doing and just replace the …

What I’ve learned from WooCommerce

Laura Peters Advice and Resources, Thoughts and Ideas

If you’re currently considering an online store for yourself, your business, or perhaps a client, you may feel overwhelmed by the options. Anyone who has already been through the experience knows that the most difficult step can be right at the beginning: determining which eCommerce platform to use. Because we’ve been through this at Funnychord, I hope to offer some …

Chords and Courage

Laura Peters News, Thoughts and Ideas

It all began in the days of dial-up modems and America Online when a unique screen name was what really set you apart. Those of us around (and old enough) in the early days of the Internet can remember the process of choosing a representative name. I was a proud band nerd who loved comedy, so Funnychord became my pseudonym. …

Project : Empathropomorphic

Laura Peters Animals, Art Photos, Thoughts and Ideas

It’s a project that requires a bit of explanation, but the intent should become clear very quickly. It is a collection of objects, plants and animals that I’ve encountered. And for them, I am supplying a voice (or perspective) with short poems or conversations accompanying each photo. Empathropomorphic – it’s a compound word that I’ve defined as “the understanding and …

How-to : Soap Sculpture

Laura Peters Art Photos, Thoughts and Ideas

Neat freaks take note – you can create a very interesting effect for the price of two soaps! I recently purchased a glass soap dispenser from Target. (If you want the same one, you can find it here.) The very little remaining soap in the plastic dispenser (slowly) dripped into its new home. Then I opened up the new refill …