Karma as a Social Interaction Design Pattern in Websites

Jan 31 2011 by Jason Gross | 15 Comments

Karma as a Social Interaction Design Pattern in Websites

The principles of karma are understood worldwide. We all like to believe that the good deeds and actions we do will be returned to us in one way or another. At its core, karma encourages us to help others.

Most of us were introduced to systems that promote good behavior as early as elementary school. Kids who misbehaved would endure punishments such as restricted play times and detention, while those who excelled and conducted themselves properly received rewards and extra credit, even if it was simply a gold star sticker.

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Announcement: OSTraining.com Joomla Training Classes Winners

Jan 29 2011 by Jacob Gube | 5 Comments

Announcement: OSTraining.com Joomla Training Classes Winners

OSTraining, a provider of excellent online training for open source projects such as Joomla, Drupal and WordPress, offered to give five lucky Six Revisions readers 6 months access to their Joomla training classes and support. Read on to learn who the winners are.

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10 Tips for Providing Great Customer Service to Your Clients

Jan 28 2011 by Raphael Caixeta | 29 Comments

10 Tips for Providing Great Customer Service to Your Clients

The way your customers feel towards you is important. The more you show you care about them, the more they’ll likely want to continue working with you. With that in mind, providing good customer service to your clients should naturally be a major priority in your day-to-day schedule. This article lists tips and suggestions for ensuring that you’re treating your clients well.

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Symmetry in Design: Concepts, Tips and Examples

Jan 27 2011 by Kayla Knight | 13 Comments

Symmetry in Design: Concepts, Tips and Examples

Symmetry creates balance, and balance in design creates harmony, order, and aesthetically pleasing results. It is found everywhere in nature, and is probably why we find it to be so beautiful. Symmetry is one of the fundamental principles in gestaltism, a human behavior theory that proposes that our mind naturally creates order and completeness in the things we see and encounter.

However, symmetry can get boring. Asymmetry is a break in symmetry, which when used effectively, can make things more interesting. We will also talk about asymmetry.

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Giveaway: 5 1-Year Memberships to IconDemon

Jan 26 2011 by Jacob Gube | 203 Comments

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IconDemon, which provides members access to a huge collection of icons, has teamed up with Six Revisions to give out five IconDemon 1-year subscriptions to their membership packages. Two winners will get the IconDemon unlimited package (worth $99), and three winners will gain a subscription to their limited package (worth $19). Read on to see how you can win one of these excellent prizes.

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Designing Websites with Personality

Jan 25 2011 by Jason Gross | 22 Comments

We all have personalities, and no one is exactly like another. Our relationships and memories are built on our interaction with other people.

Like every person, web designers have unique and intriguing personalities. But even with the clearly obvious level of impact our personality has in our lives and our work, there is still a noticeable lack of individuality in the web designs we see on the web.

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7 Simple Ways to Raise Your Rates and Keep Your Clients

Jan 24 2011 by James Clear | 32 Comments

7 Simple Ways to Raise Your Rates and Keep Your Clients

Raising your rates. It’s something that every freelancer wants to do, but most of us are scared to do. Or at the very least, we’re not sure how to do it.

It’s natural to have questions about rate-raising. Is my work worth more? Will my clients flee at the sight of higher prices? Will I be able to recover if they do go somewhere else?

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