Websites are Hubs of Information

Websites deliver information, and transport hubs deliver people and cargo. But the basic principle of efficient transport across a range of different vehicles, and the care required for the design of the smallest features, remains analogous.

A good transport hub manages all available modes of transportation, and pays close attention to the details in order to obtain maximum efficiency – clear signages, perfect timing of the transfers, and a logical floorplan make all the difference.

Websites transmit information rather than people, but the goal should be the same – smooth, articulate delivery of valuable contents. A website should work well with a wide range of devices in order to maximize delivery, and every detail, from the legibility of the code to the miniscule adjustments of line spacing, must be looked after.

I specialize in: design and conceptualization, graphics production (Photoshop, GIMP, Illustrator, Inkscape), standards-compliant and extensible front-end development (HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, LESS/SCSS), back-end developent (PHP, MySQL, custom CMS), CMS theming (Wordpress, Drupal, Magento), responsive web, white-hat SEO, and content writing.

Print is Design Without Excuses

A viewer sees the entirety of the page at first glance, from the biggest diagrams to the smallest caption text, rather than having most of it hidden by a window. The resolution of a printed product far exceeds that of even the highest-resolution consumer displays. Technical limitations such as loading times, screen sizes, and browser compatibility issues are nonexistant. And information is presented in a linear and fluid way, dictated by page numbers instead of navigation menus.

Exploiting these these design advantages is a challenge that I'm always eager to attack, despite my specialization in web design.

Profile

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Name
Tianhe Yang
Location
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Contact
hi@tianheyang.com
Availability
Open
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Digital Photography

I strive to make reportage-style pictures that can elicit thought and emotions.

I have experience shooting events, portraits, weddings, sports, and food. My style is heavily influenced by street and documentary photography, and I revel in the challenge of capturing unstaged, fleeting moments.

Equipment

Bodies
Leica M9
Leica M8
Kodak DCS Pro 14n
Pentax *istDS
Pentax ME-Super
Lenses
Voigtländer Super-Wide Heliar 15/4,5
Voigtländer Nokton 35/1,2
Nikon AF Nikkor 24–50/3,3–4,5
Nikon AF Nikkor 85/1,8 D
Zenitar 16/2,8
Pentax DA 18–55/3,5–5,6
Vivitar 24/2,8
Sigma 28–80/3,5–5,6 Macro
Pentax SMC-M 50/1,7
Lighting
Reflectors
Compact Strobes
Continuous Bulbs
Software
Rawtherapee
GIMP

License

The MIT License is a free software license, whose full terms can be found here.

Unless otherwise specified, work in this section is licensed under the MIT License.