How Web Designers Can Adopt a Global Mindset

Jul 27 2010 by Christian Arno | 6 Comments

How Web Designers Can Adopt a Global Mindset

Globalization is one of the biggest business buzzwords in the 21st century. The rise of the internet as the world’s dominant medium is largely responsible for the onset of this global mindset, as businesses of all sizes realize the potential of tapping into new or emerging markets afforded by the World Wide Web.

So what can the web designers of the world do to help the global cause? How can developers ensure that their work is accessible and appealing to as diverse an international audience as possible?

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A Guide on Layout Types in Web Design

Jul 22 2010 by Alexander Dawson | 35 Comments

A Guide on Layout Types in Web Design

One of the most variable aspects of web design is the way in which we approach width and height in terms of measurements and flexibility.

For many years, we have rotated between the benefits and pitfalls of using fixed, elastic, and liquid measurements in a quest to give optimal viewing experiences in highly varied situations, while balancing our need to control things in our web pages.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Windows Vista Fonts for Designers

Jul 19 2010 by Michael Tuck | 25 Comments

A Comprehensive Guide to Microsoft Vista Fonts for Designers

[T]here are no bad fonts — only inappropriate ones.

Jason Beaird

The majority of computer users became aware of Microsoft Windows Vista on January 30, 2007, when the company released the new operating system publicly.

You and I of course knew about it well beforehand. Once Vista was available for beta, many web designers adopted it early to begin trying — with varying levels of success — to figure out if they can incorporate Vista fonts into their designs.

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The 960 Grid System Made Easy

Jul 12 2010 by Joshua Johnson | 147 Comments

The 960 Grid System Made Easy

The first time I discovered the 960 Grid System, I was immediately excited about the possibilities of implementing complex layouts so easily.

However, since I was fairly new to web design at the time, when I downloaded the files, I quickly became overwhelmed at how complicated the whole thing seemed.

With all this code, how could this be the easy way to create a layout?

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10 Fresh Galleries for Web Design Inspiration

Jul 10 2010 by Jacob Gube | 34 Comments

10 Fresh Galleries for Web Design Inspiration

Creativity needs a jumpstart at times. When you’re feeling creatively low, one of the best ways to get inspired is to admire and look at exceptional web designs. In this collection, you’ll discover some new web design galleries to check out. I hope you find at least a couple of new favorites that you’ll bookmark and visit regularly!

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250 Quick Web Design Tips (Part 2)

Jul 7 2010 by Alexander Dawson | 29 Comments

250 Quick Web Design Tips (Part 2)

As web professionals, we’re always looking for ways to improve our knowledge and skills. Continuing on with our list of quick web design tips (see Part 1), these tips will cover the website development process as well as positive marketing and promotional tips for web designers.

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250 Quick Web Design Tips (Part 1)

Jun 29 2010 by Alexander Dawson | 66 Comments

250 Quick Web Design Tips (Part 1)

As web professionals, we’re always looking for ways to improve our knowledge and skills. Tips, tricks and checklists are often one of the most underused yet potentially useful models of providing great, quick and easy to follow pieces of useful information.

You may or may not know some of the tips below — and you may or may not agree with everything listed — but hopefully it will give you some ideas for your own sites or motivate you to create a checklist to help cover your bases.

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