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As the web design field opens up more and more to designers with a limited technical knowledge, the prospect of developing a website can seem like a staggering and scary feat. This may seem even more difficult if you are new to working with developers who will be engineering the website to your design specifications. In this article, we examine some fundamental tips and tricks to help you work with developers and ensure your designs are pixel perfect. I’ll assume that you’ll be using Photoshop, but all these principles apply regardless of what design tool you use.

Collaboration Tips for Designers Working with Developers

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SnackTools has teamed up with us here at Six Revisions to give five readers 1,000 points for SnackTools. A download costs 4 points, so that’s a lot of awesome stuff!

For a chance to win, simply leave a comment below answering the following question: If you won 1,000 SnackTools points, how would you use it?

The giveaway ends on January 14, 2010 after which the comments section on this post will be closed. We’ll use your email address to contact you if you win. The winners will be randomly selected and announced on a separate post. Please note that comments that don’t follow the instructions on how to participate (described above) may not be published.

Today, we are announcing an awesome giveaway: a full license to Kentico CMS, which will include one-year maintenance/support.

For a chance to win, leave a comment below that answers the following question: What’s a Kentico CMS feature that interests you?

This giveaway ends on January 12, 2010 after which the comments section on this post will be closed. We’ll use your email address to contact you if you win. The winners will be randomly selected and announced on a separate post. Please note that comments that don’t follow the instructions on how to participate (described above) may not be published.

The web development scene is moving forward at a lightning-fast pace, and it’s imperative that developers continue to keep their skills fresh. If you’ve been involved in front-end design or development in any form over the past five years or so, then it’s very likely that you’ve experimented at some point with one of the popular JavaScript libraries, many of which have become quite prominent and are now used on a number of large commercial websites.

Getting Started with jQuery

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There is something very beautiful and mysterious about smoke. Using smoke in a design can produce some amazing visual effects, as you can see in this collection. In case you want to incorporate smoke effects in your own designs, we’ve also included some design resources in this article that you can check out.

Smoke Typography Showcase

Intuition Smoke

Intuition SmokeBy Hautalken

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The web has become a part of our lives. Folks from all walks of life, from upscale parts of New York to dirt road villages you probably will never hear of in Burundi, are all a part of what we call "the internet". The reasons they use the web is highly varied: it could be to search for news articles, directions to the nearest pub, the winter/fall clothing trends, post-grad research, or shopping for a handbag, the list is endless. It could be anyone too. It’d be impossible to try to classify web users in any particular demographic range.

Five Simple but Essential Web Usability Tips

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Last week, Six Revisions and Concept Feedback announced a giveaway for five Premium Concepts. Over 50 participants joined.

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