Johnny Bilotta

June Project: Create A Static Site Using Hugo

I have been thinking about moving away from WordPress and convert this site to static HTML generated by some kind of framework. There are many reasons for this, not least of which is the security leaks that come with using WordPress. Going static will also mean virtually no updates needed to the server, no database […]

Sites Explored – 210405

Been a minute since I published one of these. Below are some sites I found during my travels around the internet, that digital product designers and fellow technophiles may find helpful or interesting. Haikei App Haikei App is the evolution of two web projects by Z Creative Labs ( It is a FREE web […]

TEXTURES – 210216

Free textures to anyone who finds this page. They are high-res and ready to go for any project you can think of. Lately, I have been using them to add depth to background compositions in web projects. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Setting Up A Simple Web Template

Over the years I have found it hard to really establish a good web project template that allows me to either test a concept or create a simple website quickly. Like other old schoolers, I kept a /junk directory on my Desktop and had various HTML files in it along with the standard sub-directories of […]

A Vue To A Kill: Day 01 – What am I doing?

Recent developments at myClin have had me turn my attention to building a front-end framework for our web application. Our current framework is a bit dated and relies on templates written in JSPs to handle some of the heavy lifting. It has worked well for most of our lifecycle, however, it is not aging too […]

New Sites Explored

Just a quick list of some design and technology related resources I found along my journeys on the internet. Weekly Web Tips The first site on my list today is Full of useful real world web programming techniques that the authors publish weekly. Found myself going down the rabbit hole due to their informative […]

Wallpaper Wednesday: Destiny 2

Wallpaper Wednesday is a practice I have not done for many years. In the early days of Indy Hall I would put out a digital wallpaper each week. This helped me stay fresh with design and the suite of tools I use on a regular basis. It also gave me the freedom to explore concepts […]

Lessons Learned: When you do not properly establish the value propositions for your customers vs. your users.

A unique challenge for software product designers is when the person who makes the decision to buy your product is not the primary user of the product. Lacking the proper value propositions for these user profiles can lead to costly mistakes. All of which can be avoided if your properly explore what is valuable to your customer vs your user early on in your process.