Jeff Bridgforth :: Webcraftsman

Crafting Web sites since 1999

I am a Front-end Developer passionate about creating elegant, inspiring, and usable Web experiences that connect with an audience and fulfill business objectives.

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Practicing an Annual Review

December 27, 2013

I enjoy taking some time at the end of the year to reflect on the year that was. I relive fun memories that I made with my family. I see victories. I trace how God has worked in my life. And I am reminded of goals that are still left unmet.

Several years ago, I came across a variety of different articles that encouraged me to be more interactive with my reflection. They introduced me to the practice of an annual review and included questions like:

  • What went well this year?
  • What did not go well this year?
  • List major events from the year
  • Thinking of a career or business, what has worked? What hasn’t worked out so well this year?
  • What mistakes did you make this year?
  • What lessons have you taken away from the year? What will you change to avoid the same mistakes in the next year?
  • What do you need to celebrate from this past year?

These questions help you dig a bit deeper into the year. They remind you to celebrate the victories and take away from the challenges and things that did not go so well.

This year I am planning to use a free workbook from Susannah Conway called Unraveling the Year Ahead 2014. It is a balance of looking back at the year that was and then looking ahead to plan for the new year.

  • Do you take time at the end of the year to look back?
  • What questions do you ask yourself?
  • Do you plan for the year ahead? What tools or resources have you found helpful?

Here are some of the resources I have found helpful in conducting an annual review:

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Launch of North Shore Chiropractic & Rehab

October 25, 2013

North Shore Chiropractic & Rehab
Desktop view of North Shore Chiropractic & Rehab

Last week, we (Easy Designs) launched a new Website for North Shore Chiropractic & Rehab. We have been working on the site since late July.

Unlike the majority of Easy Designs’ clients, North Shore Chiropractic is a local business. I really enjoyed the face-to-face interaction with the clients that I don’t get with the other projects I have worked on since I joined Easy Designs in January.

After a local designer designed the logo and created a style tile, I translated the style tile into a responsive design. Besides doing the front-end development, I also got to work on the information architecture and wireframes.

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I am Jeff Bridgforth. I’m a front end developer, which means I build Websites.

My Christian faith informs every area of my life. I am husband and father of three. I love baseball and my team is the Tampa Bay Rays.