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The 5 Key Design Ingredients

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When you are starting out to design a web page it can be tempting to simply slap ideas on paper or the screen and hope they come together into a coherent whole. But there are five key ingredients to all design projects. Once you understand these design ingredients, you will understand how they go together

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Added Code Samples to GitHub

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I’ve gotten the HTML and CSS LiveLesson video code samples up on GitHub. If you’ve gotten the videos you can now grab the HTML and CSS I used in the videos. Let me know if you have any issues.

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Typography Tips for Web Designers

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Traditional designers have known for centuries the importance of typography in design. But web designers were stuck using boring default fonts with automated line heights and tracking that often made even the most well-crafted pages look amateurish when compared to print designs. Initially, web designers had no way to change the fonts–they were controlled by

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Friday Favorites: 2/5/2016 – Infomagical

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Getting Infomagical This week was an interesting week for me. I spent a lot less time than I usually do online. Why? Because I was participating in an experiment on reducing information overload called Infomagical. It was a series of five challenges, one per day, designed to attempt to help us focus our minds into

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Back to School

Have you taken any design classes?

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Sorry this is late today, I had a crisis with a client which upped the adrenaline levels and then the migraine that resulted made it hard to see the screen for a while. 🙂 But everything is good now. This week I’ve been thinking a lot about learning design. When I first started out as

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Friday Favorites: 1/29/2016

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Most Interesting Article I Read This Week Tips for Designers Who Don’t Code by SpeckyBoy. This is not a lecture article. The advice in this article is really good. For example, everything in your design should start with the content. And this means your mockups, not just the final design. How will your beautiful layout look

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Questions about web editors

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When I started asking questions about web editors, I started thinking there might be something better than what I was using. There are so many web editors out there, it is hard to choose which one to use. Most designers I know find an editor that suits their needs and stick with it. And this is

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