Are Dribbble Users Blurring the Line Between Art and Design?

Apr 24 2011 by Kean Richmond | 48 Comments

You can easily split the design community into two groups: those drafted into Dribbble and those who aren’t.

Despite me being in the latter group, I find it difficult to ignore the fact that snapshots that are supposedly showing what designers are currently working on are no more than art and idealized designs that don’t reflect the actual principles and real-world requirements of a usable and function-oriented design.

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Effective Communication Tips for Web Designers

Apr 22 2011 by Alexander Dawson | 16 Comments

We lay increasing importance on doing things in the user’s best interest and meeting their expectations, but we often forget that content and design is the window to a website’s soul.

Our designs tell visitors something about us and build emotional bonds to brands through first impressions and reputation.

By taking advantage of communicative design, we can better engage audiences and more effectively serve user needs.

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Web Developers vs. Web Developers (Infographic Remix)

Apr 21 2011 by Cassie McDaniel | 36 Comments

Web Designers vs. Web Developers (Infographic Remix)

Back in November last year, a playful infographic exposed the differences between web designers and developers. In the infographic, a Venn diagram revealed one surprising characteristic the two groups seemed to share: a fear of women.

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Giveaway: Adobe InDesign CS5 Books from Focal Press

Apr 20 2011 by Jacob Gube | 150 Comments

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In this giveaway, we’ve teamed up with Focal Press, a publisher of media technology books for over 70 years, to give 10 lucky Six Revisions winners a copy of Interactive InDesign CS5, a training guide and reference book for the popular desktop publishing software from Adobe. Read on to see how you can win a copy of the book.

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The Overblown Excitement Around Modern Web Browsers

Apr 19 2011 by Jason Gross | 41 Comments

The Overblown Excitement Around Modern Web Browsers

In the past few months, there has been a lot of talk around modern web browsers (Firefox 4, Chrome, IE9, etc.). The software application we use to navigate to our favorite websites is seeing tremendous attention, increased competition amongst its vendors, and advancements in its features.

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Server Headers 101 (Infographic)

Apr 18 2011 by Oli Archibald | 26 Comments

For newbies in the business of crafting websites, the purpose and technicality behind server header responses can often be a little mind baffling to get to grips with. Although there are essentially so much to learn, only a few are common and essential to web professionals and the average user.

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Avoiding Unscoped Work from Unreasonable Clients

Apr 17 2011 by Margaret Burrell | 10 Comments

Avoiding Unscoped Work from Unreasonable Clients

Have you ever had a dispute with a client? Most freelancers and contractors will answer this question with a resounding "no" because we tend to think of disputes as something which results in court proceedings, or at least, the intervention of lawyers.

However, ask them to tell you how many unreasonable clients they have had, and most businesses will reel off numerous examples!

Many people mistakenly believe that contracts are only useful in the event of a dispute, but this is not true. A good contract can save you time, money, stress, and even improve your sales opportunities and your brand image.

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