Announcement: JoomlArt Magento Theme Club Membership Winners

Jan 23 2011 by Jacob Gube | 4 Comments

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JoomlArt, a theme club that provides its members with Joomla, Drupal, and Magento themes, offered up 5 Personal Memberships to the JoomlArt Magento Theme Club (JMTC) on a recent Six Revisions giveaway. Over 130 Six Revisions readers participated, and in this post, we reveal the winners.

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10 Tips for Optimizing Your Website’s Speed

Jan 21 2011 by Raphael Caixeta | 59 Comments

10 Tips for Optimizing Your Website's Speed

Web page speed and performance is very important to the user experience. If your site is too slow, you’ll not only be losing visitors, but also potential customers. Search engines like Google factor a website’s speed into account in search rankings, so when optimizing your site’s speed, you should take everything into consideration. Every millisecond counts.

Here are just a few basic and general suggestions for improving a site’s performance.

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Do You Have a Mac or PC Persona in Your Design Work?

Jan 20 2011 by Oleg Mokhov | 121 Comments

Do You Have a Mac or PC Persona in Your Design Work?

You know that "Get a Mac" ad campaign? The one where one person represents a Mac and the other a Windows PC? It’s obviously a cheeky way for Apple to differentiate itself from its competition, but the Mac versus Windows difference they portray is actually a good analogy and question for designers: When it comes to your design work, are you a Mac or a PC?

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Giveaway: Joomla Online Training Classes at OSTraining.com

Jan 19 2011 by Jacob Gube | 167 Comments

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Do you need to learn how to build Joomla, WordPress, or Drupal sites for yourself or your clients?  Do you need fast, accurate answers to your Joomla, WordPress or Drupal questions? OSTraining.com can help: they provide online training and support for all three CMSs. In this giveaway, five lucky Six Revisions readers will get 6 months of access to Joomla training and support. Read on to see how you can win this awesome membership access.

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Client vs. Designer: Four Lessons to Win the Battle

Jan 18 2011 by Phil Edelstein | 24 Comments

Client vs. Designer: Four Lessons to Win the Battle

Sometimes, the client/designer relationship is like an age-old matchup reminiscent of Ali vs. Frazier. Eagles vs. Cowboys. Yankees vs. Red Sox. Except in this game, the battle isn’t on the playing field — it’s in the boardroom, on the telephone, in an email. And this isn’t a game reliant on physical strength or technique; it’s about wits, expertise and political posturing. And unfortunately, there’s one team that wins 99% of the time. You guessed it: the client.

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Are Current Web Design Trends Pushing Us Back to 1999?

Jan 17 2011 by Louis Lazaris | 134 Comments

Are Current Web Design Trends Pushing Us Back to 1999?

In 1991, a groundbreaking and forever influential album was released by a then-unknown band called Nirvana, led by guitarist and lead singer Kurt Cobain. When that album appeared on the music scene, it was during a time when rock music was, in many respects, dead. Not to say that rock albums weren’t selling; for about a decade prior to that time, the rock music scene was dominated by Glam metal bands (also known as Hair metal bands) like Def Leppard, Warrant, and Poison.

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Five Things That Will Keep Shaping The Web in 2011

Jan 16 2011 by Dave Sparks | 29 Comments

Five Things that Will Keep Shaping the Web in 2011

Last time, I discussed the things that shaped the web design industry in 2010. Now, let’s look forward to what’s ahead this year. I won’t be making crazy, outlandish predictions; instead, I’ll be talking about things that will likely continue to exert an ever-increasing influence on our industry this year.

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