Is Good the Enemy of Great in Web Design?

Dec 30 2010 by Jason Gross | 26 Comments

Is Good the Enemy of Great in Web Design?

The popular phrase "good is the enemy of great" echoes a cautionary advice for the inspired and hopeful. The phrase means settling for acceptable or "good enough" results will prevent you from achieving greatness.

This advice, by logic, does stand to be true–allowing our second best effort so that we can just get the job done by the end of the day will always leave us short of our true potential as web designers.

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How to Create Social Media Buttons Using CSS3

Dec 29 2010 by Andrew Roberts | 41 Comments

How to Create Social Media Buttons Using CSS3

CSS3 is truly amazing. It gives web designers the ability to create flexible and easily reusable design elements, and reduces our reliance on images and graphics editors. This is a guide shows you how to create stylish social media buttons using CSS3, HTML, and some freely available social media icons.

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20 Drupal Modules to Boost Your Website’s Functionality

Dec 28 2010 by Monica S. Flores | 23 Comments

20 Drupal Modules to Boost Your Website's Functionality

Drupal is a robust content management system that can do nearly anything you throw at it. Hundreds of Drupal modules–add-ons that extend the functionality of Drupal core–exist to help you create a powerful website.

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Helvetica Font Weights as Rock Music Genres (Infographic)

Dec 27 2010 by Tommy Swanson | 11 Comments

Helvetica Font Weights as Rock Music Genres (Infographic)

This fun infographic depicts Helvetica’s range of font weights as rock music genres. It has a dual purpose of serving as a witty cheatsheet for Helvetica font weights.

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6 Quick Tips for Receiving Critiques Gracefully

Dec 26 2010 by Shannon Noack | 16 Comments

6 Tips for Receiving Critiques Gracefully

Designers receive critiques on an everyday basis; from the clients they are working for, friends that want to help, and colleagues that want to share their opinion. As professionals, we need to be able to handle ourselves gracefully in these situations.

But controlling your emotions and accepting critiques in a professional manner isn’t always the easiest thing to do. However, feedback–negative or positive–is important in our line of work, and necessary in order to produce design work that meets the requirements of our clients and bosses.

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How to Make a Modern UI Web Button Using Photoshop

Dec 24 2010 by Jacob Gube | 7 Comments

How to Make a Modern UI Web Button Using Photoshop

This step-by-step design tutorial on Design Instruct (our other website) will show you how to create a slick web button in Photoshop, and also how to make it functional using HTML and CSS.

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Should You Reset Your CSS?

Dec 23 2010 by Michael Tuck | 35 Comments

Should You Reset Your CSS?

This article explores the ongoing debate on whether or not web designers and web developers should reset their CSS, sharing the thoughts and opinions of several web professionals.

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