Gestalt Principles Applied in Design

Aug 17 2010 by Michael Tuck | 33 Comments

Gestalt Principles Applied in Design

Web designers, like other artists and craftsmen, impose structure on the environment. We enforce order and beauty on the formless void that is our blank computer screen.

We do it in different ways — creating an organized layout first, writing text and content first, or even basing a design concept on an image, a color palette, or something that visually trips your trigger, whether it’s a sunset or a Song Dynasty painting.

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Winners of the Fully Loaded Wix Websites

Aug 17 2010 by Jacob Gube | 3 Comments

Winners of the Fully Loaded Wix Websites

Last week, Wix, a free website builder tool for quick and easy creation of high-quality Flash websites, provided two 1-year subscriptions to their Premium Combo Plan. In this post, I’d like to announce the winners.

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20 HTML Best Practices You Should Follow

Aug 16 2010 by Saqib Sarwar | 109 Comments

20 XHTML Best Practices for Beginners

Most of the web pages you encounter is presented to you via HTML, the world wide web’s markup language. In this article, I will share with you 20 best practices that will lead to clean and correct markup.

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3 Advanced CSS3 Techniques You Should Learn

Aug 15 2010 by Max Luzuriaga | 30 Comments

3 Advanced CSS3 Techniques You Should Learn

If you’re reading this, then I can safely assume that you’ve at least heard of CSS3. The latest version of CSS includes properties that allow you to style your HTML elements with rounded corners, drop shadows, and even color gradients.

However, these techniques just scratch the surface of what CSS3 can really do. In this guide, I am going to be talking about three advanced CSS3 techniques.

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I Never Meta URL Like You Before: A Short Domain Name Trick

Aug 13 2010 by Arley McBlain | 41 Comments

I Never Meta URL Like You Before: A Short Domain Name Trick

I love a good domain name. I sometimes look wistfully back at my youth and think about the swell URLs I would have bought if I had an inkling about what the Internet would become.

Today you’re lucky if you find a relevant, memorable domain that isn’t parked or in use — luckier still if it’s short.

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Designing Web Apps for the iPad

Aug 12 2010 by Stephen Vescio | 49 Comments

What’s stopping you from creating a functional app/website for the iPad? My answer was the Objective-C coding language, time constraints and having to deal with the infamous Apple App Store.

But if you’re a web designer, like me, and you think that designing for the iPad is outside the realm of possibility — think again.

Love it or hate it, the iPad is an incredible medium. There is no denying that the touch form factor will have an incredible impact on how designers approach user interaction. So get ahead of the game and start experimenting with iPad web apps now.

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Win a Custom Logo Design from Inkd

Aug 11 2010 by Jacob Gube | 335 Comments

Win a Custom Logo Design from Inkd

Inkd, the world’s first online marketplace for creative businesses, is giving away a standard custom logo design package, worth $299 to one lucky Six Revisions winner. Does your new company need an identity? Want to revamp your current brand with a modernized logo? Inkd is here to help!

Two professional designers from Inkd’s headquarters in Seattle, WA will work on your logo to produce 4 initial concepts, and then you will have up to 5 revision rounds to fine-tune and perfect your design. Get that unique and defining mark your business needs today with a custom logo from Inkd!

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