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Designing for the Moment

posted on Jul 4, 2010.

There are all kinds of different things to consider when putting together a design, but how often do you consider the time-frame of the design’s message? In this article, we will look at the concept of designing for the moment, discussing the importance of duration and the possibility of leveraging the here and now.

Musings on the Relationship Between Grids and Guides

posted on Jun 26, 2010.

As the use of grids in web design continues to grow in popularity, I would like to consider the relationship between the grid and the use of guides. Though clearly related, these two concepts are also distinctly different, and in this article I would like to muse and ponder about those differences.

Not Every Website is Designed – A Case Study

posted on Jun 22, 2010.

In this article, we tackle the issue of the “worst” website designs, and, based on my previous definition of design, actually suggest that these sites are not designed at all. We’ll look at why this is, and even consider the reasons why this kind of discussion should matter to us at all.

What I Learned About Design from Diapers

posted on Jun 15, 2010.

Despite the somewhat different title, this article actually discusses the important relationship between graphics and layout in design, and was inspired by a recent experience changing my daughter’s diaper. Seriously. Sound odd? You’ll just have to read the article to figure out what it’s all about!

Cleaning Out The Design Attic

posted on Jun 8, 2010.

Do you have a bunch of old design concepts stashed away in the depths of your hard drive? Ever wonder if you could ever actually put these concepts to good use? In this article, we will look at four different ways that you can potential recycle old concepts, and maybe even make some money doing it.

My Problem With White Space

posted on Jun 2, 2010.

In this article, I make a confession that would likely be difficult for any designer: I have a problem with white space. Beyond that confession, however, I also go on to explain that problem, where I think it stems from, and some things that can be done to alleviate for those who may share this issue with me!

Down to the Last Pixel: The Pursuit of Perfection

posted on May 28, 2010.

There seems to be a prevailing attitude in the web design community towards forcing “pixel-perfect” rendering across all browsers. In this article, we will question whether this is necessarily the best approach, and whether there might be an alternative.

What Is Design?

posted on May 25, 2010.

In this article, I want to tackle the interesting, though perhaps somewhat difficult question: what is design? This is not a survey of the history of design theory, but rather a collection of my own thoughts in which I consider the importance of purpose, intention and content.

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