11 jQuery Plugins That Can Enhance Your Typography

Sep 21 2011 by Ken Hattori | 14 Comments

There is an array of wonderful jQuery typography plugins that give web designers greater control over their sites’ web typography. At the hands of a capable designer, you can leverage the power of jQuery in web pages to reach a high level of typographic elegance and sophistication.

Below is a list of top jQuery plugins that serve a wide range of purposes related to web typography, from helping you implement @font-face to providing your users with better usability and functionality when it comes to your website’s fonts.

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Graphics in Photoshop: 6 Beginner Tips for Web Designers

Sep 19 2011 by Jen Stroman | 25 Comments

Graphics in Photoshop: 6 Beginner Tips for Web Designers

Graphic design and web design are two distinct visual fields that have different requirements, best practices and methodologies.

For example, it’s much easier in web design to use pixel-based/raster-based file formats (like JPG, GIF or PNG). Conversely, vector files such as EPS and AI — which are scalable without leading to pixelation — are better suited for graphic design, for things like logos that might be used in a variety of sizes. As of yet, vector-based graphics designed for the web (such as SVG or HTML5 Canvas) are not universally and uniformly supported in all browsers.

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Announcement: Winners of Subscriptions to New Relic

Sep 18 2011 by Jacob Gube | No Comments

Announcement: Winners of Subscriptions to New Relic

We recently had a giveaway of five 1-year subscriptions to New Relic, a solid all-in-one web application performance tool that lets you see performance from the end user experience down to the line of application code. Read on to learn who the lucky winners of New Relic subscriptions are.

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Announcement: Winners of Distinctive Design Book from Wiley

Sep 17 2011 by Jacob Gube | 1 Comment

Announcement: Winners of Distinctive Design Book from Wiley

Recently, we had a giveaway of five copies of Distinctive Design: A Practical Guide to a Useful, Beautiful Web published by Wiley as a way to let you all know of this awesome book by one of our top writers, Alexander Dawson. In this post, you’ll see the five lucky Six Revisions readers who’ve won themselves paperback copies of Distinctive Design.

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Is It Time to Rethink E-Books?

Sep 16 2011 by Kristina Bjoran | 19 Comments

The father of the e-book passed away last week. Michael Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg, died Tuesday, September 6, at the age of 64. Considered by most to be the man that jumpstarted the move toward digital books, Hart created the first fully digitized public document by hand-typing the Declaration of Independence into a University of Illinois computer.

That was back in 1971, and Project Gutenberg has arguably paved the way for what we now know as e-readers and, most importantly, e-books.

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Improving the Usability of Web Content (Elsewhere on the Web)

Sep 14 2011 by Jacob Gube | 5 Comments

Improving the Usability of Web Content (Elsewhere on the Web)

Just thought you’d like to know of an article I wrote for Mashable on how to improve the usability and readability of web content. The article covers seven practical, easy-to-implement tips based on studies done by Jakob Nielsen, Gerry McGovern, academic researchers and others.

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Giveaway: PSD to XHTML Conversion from Markup-Service

Sep 13 2011 by Jacob Gube | 90 Comments

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Up for grabs in this Six Revisions giveaway are $400 and $300 worth of services you can spend any way you want on Markup-Service. The two lucky Six Revisions winners can select any markup package, order an email template and any additional options from Markup-Service’s range of services totaling the amount being given away. Read on to see how you can win one of these excellent prizes.

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