Does The Web Design Industry Have A Conceptual Core?

I often talk about choosing a concept to lead your design; a central idea that provides the underlying logic, thought, and reasoning for most of the decisions that follow. A concept is a constraint you create to guide you.
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Is Web Design A Noble Profession?

One of my best friends from high school, Alex, is an architect. Years ago when we were both still in high school or maybe when we’d moved on to college, Alex told me one of the reasons he was drawn to architecture is that it’s a noble profession.
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4 Principles That Lead To Better Design Decisions

I haven’t always made good decisions in life. At times the only way I could make a decision was to fail to make one. I wanted to know in advance the outcomes of the decisions I might make and without any way to determine those outcomes, felt paralyzed by the decision making process. Fortunately I no longer do that.
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Thoughts For Turning Vague Descriptions Into A Concept And Context For Your Design

A couple of months ago Peter commented on my post about design and context and asked whether or not you can really know if you’ve defined the right context for a design. He also wondered if it would be hard to define given you’ll likely start with vague words like professional, young, and dynamic. I wanted to address his concerns and answer both questions focusing mainly on the second.
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Statistics Speak — Improved Design Leads To More Visitor Engagement

A few months back when I talked about the redesign of this site, I mentioned some goals I had and how they might be measured through analytics. I meant to share some of those statistics before now, but now it is.
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