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4 Ways to Approach Design Trends

posted on May 8, 2010.

One thing that gets discussed a great deal on various blogs across the design community is the idea of the various trends that exist throughout the industry. In this article, we are going to look the four different ways of approaching these trends, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Icons and the Web – Part 5: Creating and Modifying Icon Sets

posted on May 2, 2010.

This is the fifth article in a six part series, in which we will discuss various aspects of using icons for the web! This particular article discusses some general areas that you might want to consider when creating, editing or adding to an existing icon set.

Between Art and Design

posted on Apr 28, 2010.

The question of art vs. design is has been raging for along time. In this article, we will look at some creative disciplines that seem to fall somewhere in the grey area between art and design and consider why they may be a mixture of both.

The Myth of Inspiration?

posted on Apr 20, 2010.

In this article, I would like to tackle the question of inspiration, and suggest that it is not something that we can just go out and find, but something powerfully unpredictable, which should force us to rely more heavily on our own skills as designers.

Should Designers Know How to Code? Thoughts From a Developer

posted on Mar 2, 2010.

Should designers be able to code? That’s a big question that has been debated quite heatedly in recent weeks. In this post, guest author and developer Amber Weinberg weighs in with her own views on the subject, based on her own extensive experience coding her clients’ designs.

The Most Important Site For Any Web Designer?

posted on Feb 23, 2010.

In this post, I want to take the time to look at what I think is the most important site that a designer can work on. It may sound a little odd, but from this single premise, I hope to spark a discussion that will help nurture the maturation and evolution of you, the designer. Have a read and join in on the conversation!

6 Things that Designers Can Learn from the Olympics

posted on Feb 16, 2010.

Well, the Olympic games are now in full swing in Vancouver. I’ve been watching, and thinking about some of the parallels between the Games and my work as a designer. In this post, we will look at six areas that I think designers can actually learn from the Olympians.

The One Design Tool You Absolutely Need to Use

posted on Feb 4, 2010.

In this article, we are going to look at a myth that I feel is floating around in the design community. I am going to make an effort at debunking that myth, and by extension underline what I feel is the absolute most important tool of any designer. You don’t want to miss this one.

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