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What Do You Think is the Ultimate Browser Feature?

October 6th, 2011
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What Do You Think is the Ultimate Browser Feature?

The web plays such a large role in our modern lives, even for those of us not working in one of the many industries which are based there. Be we users, web workers or both, internet browsers are a major part of how that experience all goes down. For designers and...

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Web Design & Development Podcasts

September 29th, 2011
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Web Design & Development Podcasts

Not long ago we had a post that discussed the role that podcasts have been playing in the design field. After which we were asked for a post that focused on more web design and development related podcasts for our readers. Something of a proverbial playlist of shows that are currently helping to shape the...

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MediaWiki: The Definitive Wiki Engine

September 28th, 2011
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MediaWiki: The Definitive Wiki Engine

By now most everyone online has heard of Wikipedia; the online encyclopedia that boasts millions of articles in dozens of languages. It revolutionised the way content was delivered online and popularised the word 'Wiki'. According to Google, it is the 6th most popular website in the world.

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20 High Quality, Extraordinary & Free Web PSD Templates

September 26th, 2011
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20 High Quality, Extraordinary & Free Web PSD Templates

No matter who you are or what your business may be, you will always want your website design to stand out. Having an extraordinary website allows you to stay on the mind of most of your visitors and can help translate how unique your product or service is to someone.

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Josef Müller-Brockmann: Principal Of The Swiss School

September 20th, 2011
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Josef Müller-Brockmann: Principal Of The Swiss School

Most people think of a yogurt brand when they hear, “Swiss style.” As designers, we may be a bit more familiar with the Swiss school of design. Some call it the evolution of modern design. Others may think of it as just a step to where design style is now. Both may be...

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45+ Free Lessons In Graphic Design Theory

September 15th, 2011
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45+ Free Lessons In Graphic Design Theory

Considering how many designers are self-taught, either in whole or in part, the importance of a solid foundation in graphic design theory is often overlooked. New designers often want to jump right into creating websites, rather than learning the basics of why some designs work and some don't. But they're putting themselves at...

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Compilation of Well Designed Donation Pages

September 8th, 2011
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Compilation of Well Designed Donation Pages

As web designers and developers we tend to view the web somewhat differently than most. Our work keeps our focus tuned to the finer points of the field as we browse, even in our time off. We tend to get inspiration from this way of seeing the web. Hints of techniques or approaches to...

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What Popular Movies Can Teach Us About Design

September 7th, 2011
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What Popular Movies Can Teach Us About Design

It's a pretty safe bet to say that the vast majority of people like movies. They're usually entertaining and sometimes even informative or thought-provoking. But most designers probably don't pay too much attention to how they might be able to offer inspiration for website or other designs.

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Traits of Successful Website Welcome Pages

September 6th, 2011
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Traits of Successful Website Welcome Pages

Many websites these days have some form of welcome area on their homepage. Welcome pages generally act as an introduction for new visitors, explain the website and often prompt an action on the part of the user.

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Making Communication Valuable

September 1st, 2011
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Making Communication Valuable

Design without functionality is useless. With the resources needed to design websites, videos and graphics at the fingertips of those who crave them, the value of communication today is evident. Many factors will shape the future of the creative design industry, so the more we share ideas the better.

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Live Together or Die Alone : Spec Work vs the Community

August 24th, 2011
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Live Together or Die Alone : Spec Work vs the Community

For years the web design and development communities have had an enemy amongst the ranks. A wolf in sheep's clothing, parading through the communities as a friend of the game, when really it is more of a foe. Perhaps a well intentioned foe, as some might argue, but a...

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100 Great CSS Menu Tutorials

August 23rd, 2011
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100 Great CSS Menu Tutorials

Navigation is such an important part of your website. It's how your visitors navigate to the main areas of your site and makes it easy for them to find your good content.

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Websites Shouldn’t Look The Same Across Different Browsers…Here Is Why

August 11th, 2011
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Websites Shouldn’t Look The Same Across Different Browsers…Here Is Why

Not long ago, on our sister site Smashing, we had a post discussing the communities adoption of HTML5 and CSS3 before they have become standards, and during that dialog we stumbled across another point that needed a bit more diving into. It was proposed that client's expectations are somewhat unrealistic...

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The Open Source Movement

July 28th, 2011
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The Open Source Movement

The open source movement or philosophy is something that I am truly passionate about, and something that can have beneficial effects for all industries related to technology and its use. In this article, I’ll outline information about the philosophy, what it means for the web design industry, how you can benefit as a designer, and how...