Upcoming and OnGoing Web Design Trends of 2010

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Trend is a set of rules we somehow follow, not as something we designers obey. It is more like a guidance to help us set new ideas whenever we create a design. In the web design industry, we realized that the trend changes rapidly. Not only to accomplish the aesthetically feel, the user interface plays another great role as well.

Although the year of 2010 will be over in 3 more months, the revolutions in web design this year have led designers to achieve extra ordinaries web designs, while continuing to set the unlimited parameters of it.

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How to Make Better Decisions (by Understanding Cognitive Biases)

Posted in Web Design4 years ago • Written by 7 Comments

According to Wikipedia, a cognitive bias is:

the human tendency to make systematic errors in certain circumstances based on cognitive factors rather than evidence

There are certain things you can do as a web designer to make better decisions by recognizing and thinking twice about these cognitive biases. My attempt here will be to make you familiar some of these common decision mistakes and offer suggestions on how you can avoid them.

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How to Start Treating Your Web Design Business as a BUSINESS

Posted in Web Design4 years ago • Written by 19 Comments

Most of us treat our web design businesses not as a business but as a hobby. And hobbies are dealt with in a different way than businesses. Most of us don’t know the exact definition of a business; even Wikipedia says: “the exact definition of business, like much else in the philosophy of business, is a matter of debate and complexity of meanings.” It definitely is.

In my opinion, as a small business owner, in order to start treating your web design business as a business you need to focus on 2 things.

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35 Really Unusual And Desirable Bookshelf Designs

Posted in Inspiration, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 21 Comments

Design is everywhere, all the buildings, cars, planes, clothes and even bookshelves are designed by the designers. Such different visual design is  good inspiration source for web and graphic designers because it’s totally different creative  field somehow related of course.

This collection will help you to feed your imagination with fresh and creative ideas from furniture design range. Some of the listed examples are very creative and you’ll be surprised that bookshelf could look so impressive and be functional in the same time.

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Be Healthy: Simple Exercises for Freelancers

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Sitting in a chair working for most of the day is never healthy. If you’re a freelancer, it means you’re pretty much glued to your chair since there is no getting up and going over to a colleague’s desk to talk about a project, walk to a meeting, elevator or across the street for lunch.

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Email UI Faceoff – GMail vs Hotmail vs Yahoo – The results

Posted in Web Design4 years ago • Written by 56 Comments

Welcome back to part two of our email UI faceoff – I recently wrote about the usability testing process, and set up a test for comparing the usability of Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail and Gmail.

Well, the results are in and we’ve got some pretty interesting feedback from the test – you can get directly to the test results yourself, or read on for our analysis and verdict.

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20 Snippets You should be using from Html5 Boilerplate

Posted in Web Design4 years ago • Written by 52 Comments

I recently, as many web designers and developers will have, became aware of a fantastic resource put together by web developer, Paul Irish, and Divya Manian. Html5 Boilerplate, as they have named it, is a powerful starting off point for any website or web application. As Paul Irish describes it; “It’s essentially a good starting template of html and css and a folder structure that works., but baked into it is years of best practices from front-end development professionals.”

It is absolutely packed full of fantastic snippets of code that are still very much worth using even if you don’t want to start using html5 boilerplate as your base template.

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Ultimate List Of Web Design Checklists: Get Work Done!

Posted in Web Design4 years ago • Written by 19 Comments

When building a website, there are so many things and aspects to keep in mind. It often happens that in that mess we forget about some basic things like favicon or maybe about dummy content removal from test site. It’s much easier to go trough all those things when you have all of them written down.

In this article you are going to find bunch of different checklists, questionnaires and tips covering almost everything for an upcoming website. You probably will need just one of these tools, so choose carefully. Read some tips and decide which tool fits the best for your project planning and development process.

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Performance Optimization: How to Load your javascript faster!

Posted in Web Design4 years ago • Written by 18 Comments

Javascript is now extremely important. Some sites use javascript for a tiny enchantments, many of today’s webapps are depending on it, some of them are even totally written in js. In this article I’ll point out some important rules, how to use your javascript, which tools to use and what benefits you’ll gain from it.

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Discover What Type of Designer Are You?

Posted in Web Design4 years ago • Written by 14 Comments

Just like there are different client types, and different people in general – there are a few different types of designers. In this article we will have a look at some of the characteristics of some of these and give you some tips on how to improve. Hopefully you will have a few good tips on how you can become an even better designer when you’re done with this article!

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