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The Vowels of Design

posted on Sep 11, 2010.

Vowels are an critical part of language. Without them, we could not form the words that are the basis of our communication. The same idea also applies to certain concepts in design. In this article, I want to look at five fundamental concepts that could be called the “vowels” of design.

Designing Like a Writer

posted on Aug 18, 2010.

I love to write, and I love to write about design. In this article, we will take a look at my general writing process and see if we can’t find interesting parallels to the design process, through the stages of the idea, the outline, the first draft, editing and proofreading.

Are We Taking CSS Too Far?

posted on Aug 14, 2010.

CSS is a remarkable technology, capable of doing things that I wouldn’t have even dreamed of when I was first introduced to it. There are all kinds of amazing demonstrations and experiments out there, but when we start talking about pure CSS icons in a production environment, have we started to go too far?

Reinventing Yourself as a Designer: Will it be Necessary?

posted on Aug 10, 2010.

The face of web design has been changing over the past few years, with the advent of various mobile devices. In this article, we will consider the implications of this change, and take a brief look at the concept of having to reinvent ourselves as designers in order to stay at the top of our game.

Imperfect Perfection: The Golden Ratio

posted on Jul 31, 2010.

The question of perfection is always an interesting one, and this is as true in design as anything else. However, the question of what constitutes perfection is certainly up for debate. In this article, we will look at both this question and the concept of the golden ratio, as we formulate the notion of an imperfect perfection.

On Creativity and Design

posted on Jul 18, 2010.

There is a long standing relationship between the concepts of design and creativity, but just how related are these two concepts? In this article, we will consider the meaning of creativity and work towards a possible understanding of its role in the design process.

Am I Really Any Good at this Design Thing?

posted on Jul 12, 2010.

Am I really any good? It’s a question that I think many designers come up against at least once in their careers – and probably more often than that. In this article, I want to consider this by looking at the design community, my own experience and ultimately proposing a means for getting past this difficult question.

It’s The Little Things

posted on Jul 7, 2010.

Sometimes its the little things in a design that can have the biggest impact. In this article, we’ll look at six different examples of websites that do a great job with these little things. We’ll also consider each site on its own, and how the smaller details help support the design.

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