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Learning by Pulling Apart: An Interview with UI/UX Designer Matt Dempsey

May 27th, 2013
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Learning by Pulling Apart: An Interview with UI/UX Designer Matt Dempsey

Every once in awhile, we come across an amazing story of someone in the design world who seems somewhat hidden or insignificant. Matt Dempsey is such a someone. His career as a web and graphic designer begins at the very young age of 13 and includes such inspirational highlights as hiring a developer to build an app that was acquired...

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The Perfect User Interface: GoodUI Equips Web Designers with Solid Marketing Knowledge

May 24th, 2013
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The Perfect User Interface: GoodUI Equips Web Designers with Solid Marketing Knowledge

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Jakub Linowski, UI designer from Toronto, Canada, is used to be working for the bigger brands. He obviously possesses knowledge not only in the field of webdesign craftsmanship but also in the field of marketing. The latter is what he conveys through his side project GoodUI.org. If you are a web designer interested in maximum...

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Book of Wisdom: 7 Things Web Designers Can Learn from Print

May 20th, 2013
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Book of Wisdom: 7 Things Web Designers Can Learn from Print

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Although the knowledge in effective web marketing has increased over the last decade or two, there is still a great deal that web designers can learn from print designers. After all, print marketing has been around since the invention of the printing press and roughly five-hundred years of successful designs can’t...

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CSS3: InDesign-Like Text Formatting with Exclusions and Regions

May 17th, 2013
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CSS3: InDesign-Like Text Formatting with Exclusions and Regions

css-regions-exclusions-w550 It's Adobe again. They made two proposals to a coming standard, which would lead to the possibility to format and present texts on websites just as we already know it from DTP software such as InDesign. With Exclusions we will be able to let text flow in any shapes and forms, while Regions will allow...

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“Retinize It” Simplifies the Creation of Retina-Ready Images in Photoshop

May 7th, 2013
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“Retinize It” Simplifies the Creation of Retina-Ready Images in Photoshop

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Creating retina-ready images from within Photoshop is no rocket-science. Still, it is a tedious task no designer is likely to associate the term fun with. Help in shortening the amount of life-time that has to be put therein will be much appreciated. Artiom Dashinsky from Tel-Aviv is the one to be thankful for as he...

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No Matter of Luck: What To Consider In Mobile App Development [Infographic]

May 3rd, 2013
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No Matter of Luck: What To Consider In Mobile App Development [Infographic]

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There are gazillions of mobile apps out there. If you are looking for a specific use case or - not - you won't see any shortage in what you will be able to find. Thus, releasing a mobile app is not without risks. You need to create something outstanding to attract the users. But how...

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The Future Is Now: GinWiz Mobilizes Your Website [Review]

April 29th, 2013
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The Future Is Now: GinWiz Mobilizes Your Website [Review]

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We all know it. Mobile is the future. There are studies all over the place that tell you there are more smartphones than toilets out there, more smartphones than humans even (well, not yet). Android phones are registered at a whopping pace of 1.5 million devices per day - according to Google's Eric Schmidt....

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Photoshop in Web Design: 5 Plugins to Make your Workday More Pleasant

April 28th, 2013
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Photoshop in Web Design: 5 Plugins to Make your Workday More Pleasant

GuideGuide Still nowadays lots of web designs start as a Photoshop draft. This gets more and more elaborate and has to be converted to HTML and CSS during the late stages of the project. No wonder, that services for PSD to HTML conversion still face no shortage of orders. A lot of developers have created a flood...

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CSS Architectures #1: Principles of Code Cleanup and the New Best Practices

April 15th, 2013
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CSS Architectures #1:  Principles of Code Cleanup and the New Best Practices

Box-Models in Real Life Can Come Over Complicated, too

All too often, the CSS for major (and minor) websites is a textbook case of code bloat and redundancy, with lines of code that boast unnecessary use of qualifier elements, overly specific selectors from unnecessarily long selector chains, overdependence on descendent selectors when...

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Instant Inspiration: Niice.co, a Brand-new Search Engine for Designers Sparks Your Creativity

April 13th, 2013
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Instant Inspiration: Niice.co, a Brand-new Search Engine for Designers Sparks Your Creativity

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Did your muses sneak out the back-door without even leaving a message on the bathroom mirror? Didn't you just have this wonderful idea for this next web project? No? I thought so. When the only thing running properly is your nose and the only sparks flying burn your skin, it is high time you...