Should Designers Code?

Every industry has debates where people on either side hold rigidly to a point of view without really thinking through the issue. The world of web design is no exception and one of the debates we seem to argue about is whether or not web designers need to code to be effective web designers.

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Responsive Design — Beyond The Minimum

A few months ago I wrote an article about responsive design being easier than many people think. It was in reply to a comment on an earlier post disagreeing with my assertion that responsive sites take a similar amount of time to build as static sites. It was also a reply to all the people who suggest responsive design is too difficult and not worth the effort.

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How Perception Alters Reality And Design Influences Content

If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? According to Geico, it not only makes a sound, but whines a bit as it does. However the question is really a philosophical one about perception and reality and if you’ll bear with me a bit, there’s a connection to design.

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My Design Process — Deployment & Improving The Overall Process

The last couple of weeks I’ve been walking you through my current design process and trying to point out how it’s changed with the shift to responsive design. It starts by defining the problem and planning the solution before moveing into design and development. The last phase is deployment and moving everything to the client’s server. That’s where we’ll pick things up today.

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There Are Only 3 Things You Absolutely Must Have

You’ve no doubt come across articles telling you there’s something you must do or need to do if you want to be successful. I’ve written a few myself. The truth is there’s very little in life you must do. There are plenty of things you could and maybe should do to help you achieve success, but must or need? Not so much.

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