The Tension Between Creativity And Productivity

One topic I come back to is the tension between creativity and productivity. I find it interesting in general, but also because web designers sit at their intersections. Both creativity and productivity play a role in our success.

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How Important Is It To Have Always Visible Navigation?

Site navigation is typically among the first things you think about when designing a website. Once you know what content the site will contain you start thinking how to organize that content and you also think how to provide access to it through the site’s navigation.

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How To Choose The Best Responsive Table Solution

One topic I haven’t yet covered where responsive design is concerned is how to work with data tables. Part of the reason is that I haven’t had to work with them much. For whatever reason my clients haven’t needed tables beyond very simple ones where a bit of flexibility was enough to make them work responsively.

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Mobile Up, Widescreen Down, or Somewhere In-Between?

When designing and developing a responsive site should you begin with the small screen first and work your way up or would you do better to start big and work your way back down? Maybe one of the in-between breakpoints would make for a better place to start.

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Content Choreography — Why Our Float Based Approach To Layout Should Evolve

The easiest way to rearrange a design’s layout for different devices and conditions is simply to drop one column below another when space no longer allows them to sit side by side. It may be easiest, but it’s hardly the best approach.

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