22 Excellent Tips for New Drupal Developers

Nov 30 2010 by Monica S. Flores | 45 Comments

In the Getting Started with Drupal guide, you were given a step-by-step walkthrough for setting up and using Drupal, the popular open source content management system (CMS). In this article, I’ll share some basic tips and tricks geared towards new Drupal developers.

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What Your Web Design Says About You (Infographic)

Nov 29 2010 by Dona Collins | 49 Comments

Font and color choices in a website say certain things about the owner of the site. Though colors and symbols may have different meanings in other cultures, this only reaffirms the notion that design choices do affect the perception of the user, which in turn affects the message attempting to be conveyed.

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Announcement: Winners of $250 CodeMyConcept Gift Cards

Nov 27 2010 by Jacob Gube | 6 Comments

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CodeMyConcept, a PSD to HTML service aimed at agencies and freelancers, sponsored a Six Revisions giveaway by offering up four $250 gift cards for use on their services. Thank you to those who participated! In this post, you’ll find out the people who’ve won.

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Fat Free Web Design

Nov 26 2010 by Jason Gross | 14 Comments

Fat Free Web Design

Everybody loves to have a little more. We want a little more money, a little more free time or maybe a little more chocolate on our ice cream. Living a life of excess is a great way to flaunt your achievements and to show everyone just how much awesome you are.

But this big-pimpin’ philosophy does not translate well in web design. Extravagant websites become a sloppy usability nightmare. Chunky websites that have too many things going are clogging up the arteries of the web. It’s time for some exercise.

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How to Host the Perfect Design Conference

Nov 25 2010 by Chris McConnell | 7 Comments

How to Host the Perfect Design Conference

It seems that as a community, designers tend to be very entrepreneurial. Members of the industry are constantly starting new ventures that are either extensions of their businesses or of personal brands. Some create and sell their own apps and premium WordPress themes, while others start new blogs. A growing number of professionals and companies are also founding new conferences focused on design (sometimes in multiple locations) and reaping incredible financial rewards along with other less quantifiable benefits (such as recognition and visibility in the industry).

Perhaps you have attended An Event Apart, FOWA, Build Conference, or any one of these big events and totally loved it. Maybe in your mind you have toyed around with the idea of starting your own event, or even something small-scale like a workshop or meet-up.

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Giveaway: 5 Books – HTML Email That Just Works

Nov 24 2010 by Jacob Gube | 268 Comments

Giveaway: 5 Books - HTML Email That Just Works

Campaign Monitor, a web-based email marketing software for web designers, is giving away 5 copies of Create Stunning HTML Email That Just Works! to 5 Six Revisions winners. Read on to see how you can get a chance to win this awesome prize.

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Web Designer’s Guide to PNG Image Format

Nov 23 2010 by Catalin Rosu | 50 Comments

Web Designer's Guide to PNG Image Format

Once upon a time, there was the mighty GIF image format, the most popular type of image compression for web graphics. Then, it was announced that software programs using GIF would require a license (this was because of the Unisys patent for the LZW compression method used in GIF). This change sped up the development for its successor: the PNG format. PNG, which stands for Portable Network Graphics, gained popularity and, nowadays, it’s probably the most used image format when it comes to web design, alongside JPEG.

In this guide, we will cover everything you, as a web designer, need to know about the PNG image format.

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