Collaboration Tips for Designers Working with Developers

Jan 7 2010 by Chris Spada | 32 Comments

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 Makes Creating Rich Media Content Easy

Jan 6 2010 by Jacob Gube | 81 Comments

Creating rich professional-level Flash media components isn’t simple for the ordinary designer or developer who doesn’t have a strong command of Flash/Flex. And even if you were a Flash/Flex guru, you’re probably looking for ways to save time so that you can focus on other things.

SnackTools, a suite of webapps for creating Flash components, is here to help. SnackTools aims to bring non-Flash developers a way to create customized, sophisticated and impressive Flash media components without having to know how to code.

SnackTools Makes Creating Rich Media Content Easy

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Giveaway: Kentico CMS License & 1-Year Maintenance

Jan 5 2010 by Jacob Gube | 86 Comments

Participation now closed. Stay tuned for results.

Today, we are announcing an awesome giveaway: a full license to Kentico CMS which includes one-year maintenance/support. Read on to see how you can participate and get a chance to win this awesome prize valued at $1,999!

Giveaway: 1-Year Subscription to Kentico CMS

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Getting Started with jQuery

Jan 4 2010 by Louis Lazaris | 40 Comments

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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Beautiful Designs with Smoke Typography

Jan 3 2010 by Hakan Nural | 41 Comments

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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Five Simple but Essential Web Usability Tips

Jan 2 2010 by Brujo Owoh | 23 Comments

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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Announcement: Concept Feedback Premium Concepts Winners

Jan 1 2010 by Jacob Gube | 4 Comments

Last week Six Revisions and Concept Feedback–a simple design feedback tool developed specifically for designers and developers–announced a giveaway for five Premium Concepts. Over 50 participants joined, and today we announce the five winners.

Announcement: Concept Feedback Premium Concepts Winners

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