Designing Unknown Content In 2 Dimensions

Earlier in the week I was talking about relative measurements like root em (rem) and the different viewport measurements (vw, vh, vmin, vmax). It reminded me of some things I’ve been thinking about in regards to designing for unknown content and some of the differences in designing for print and the web.

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How Design Patterns And Component Libraries Create Unity And Context

Earlier in the week I offered some thoughts about components, design patterns, and pattern libraries. In that post I shared some things about the house I grew up in and how it was built on the same plan as other houses in the neighborhood. I want to talk a little more about the neighborhood and how it created a context for each of the houses within.

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Design as Commodity — Sometimes Good Enough Is Good Enough

When I first began my career as a freelance web designer I spent a lot of time at small business forums. In part it was to get my name out in front of the people I though would become potential clients. It was also a way to observe what they were looking for in a web design solution so I could tailor my services to the market I wanted to serve.

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This I Believe — Principles And Values That Guide Me

Inspired by the NPR program This I Believe, Avinash Kaushik published a post similarly titled, This I Believe: A Manifesto for a Magnificent Career, in which he shares some of the personal philosophies and core values that guide him.

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What Role Do Ethics Play In Your Choice Of Projects?

The latest season of the Boagworld podcast has been set up in debate format with Paul and Marcus each taking a side. One recent discussion was about the role ethics play in the web design industry and one question from that discussion was whether or not you would take on a project you were opposed to ethically.

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