Why It’s So Hard to Make Usability Sexy

Dec 11 2013 by Daniele Grassi | 2 Comments

Every time I’m in an electronics store to buy something or whenever I’m assisting one of my friends identify the right new gadget for them, I notice the feature-counting we’re all swept into as soon as we start comparing our options; "Well, this coffeemaker has 15 buttons, it has to be better than that one with only 6 buttons."

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A Web Developer’s Experience with 99designs

Dec 9 2013 by Eric Rowell | 13 Comments

Early on, nearly every startup arrives at a crisis.

And I’m not talking about a crisis involving capital or co-founders or legal issues.

I’m talking about the company’s logo.

Most customers won’t think twice about your logo. Unless it’s hideously ugly.

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How I Made Web Design Profitable by Not Doing Web Design

Dec 3 2013 by Brent Weaver | 7 Comments

The first website I ever created for money was back in 1999. I earned $900. It was a flat-file database for an import/export business. After that, I made a $500 website for a Michigan-based cookie company. I was just in the last year of my high school career, so that kind of money was pretty sweet.

I formed a partnership with a high school classmate, and a web agency was born.

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50% Discount Sale on All Products at TemplateMonster (+ Giveaway)

Dec 2 2013 by Jacob Gube | 5 Comments

Sale ends on December 3, 2013. Website templates, WordPress themes (click here to see their WordPress themes), Magento themes, Joomla templates (click here to see their Joomla templates), and all other TemplateMonster products are on sale for 50% off.

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Free Responsive Email Template: Thanksgiving Theme

Nov 28 2013 by Julia S. Grey | No Comments

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Free Download: Metro Tiles UI Kit (PSD)

Nov 10 2013 by Bogdan Condurache | No Comments

Free Download: Metro Tiles UI Kit (PSD)

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Why the Long-Table Approach Leads to Better Designs

Nov 6 2013 by Toke Nygaard | 5 Comments

The best startups today understand that great design is a team effort.

We need to deliver a seamless design and brand experience throughout all the things our customers see and touch.

And that’s no easy task when we silo our designers into teams like Marketing and Product Development.

At my company, Zendesk, we’ve adopted a long-table approach where the entire design team works at a single communal table.

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