Ten Laws to Design By

— Updated May 2017 As designers we have to be aware of the function of our work and design as much as we care about the aesthetics and visuals. There are a lot of terms for the design of how the site functions and works, from “usability design” to “user experience,” what remains constant is that […]

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It’s Not Just What You Present, But How You Present It

Designers, how you show your clients/bosses a concept has just as much impact over sign off as the concept itself. I am sure that we have all been guilty of saving a PSD to a JPG and e-mailing it off for review… Or maybe you were coming up with a price and the quote was […]

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Your Design May Be Beautiful, but It Might Still Suck…

I want to preface this post by first saying that I believe one of the great strengths of our industry is that we have people from such diverse backgrounds. The evolution of the personal computer and the sophistication of design programs like Photoshop have created a low barrier to entry in the development of graphics. […]

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Safe Ways to Code a Site in HTML5 Now

I will be the first to say that it is questionable if HTML5 is really a realistic technology to use at this point. In most instances there is no reason to use a technology that is not widely supported when we have good options that are. That being said there are reasons to use HTML5, […]

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The Business Case for Microformats

There is so much that happens with web design it is easy to miss important pieces of technology. After all there are new technologies introduced all the time and a lot of the time they are never adopted (*cough* silverlight *cough*). I hate to say it that Microformats was never high on my radar. Over […]

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