Style Guides, Mood Boards, And Style Tiles: 3 Tools To Keep Design Projects On Track

How do you begin the process of communication and collaboration with your clients? Do you send them wireframes? Complete and polished design comps from Photoshop or Fireworks? Often the first visuals you send can set the tone for everything that follows.
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Design Critique: Josh Dick’s Portfolio Site

What’s the best way to present your personal site and the portfolio of projects you’ve worked on? Is there a right way? Probably not, but today I’m going to look at how one person designed such a site and offer my thoughts and opinions about what works and what could be improved.
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Design Critique: Cantigas

How would you design a site for a Latino Chorus? What colors would you use? How would you set the type? How would you capture the essence of the chorus and encourage people to see them live?
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Design Critique: Barton Web Designs

A couple of weeks ago I talked about the value in critiquing the work of others in order to learn about and improve your own work. As part of that post I offered to critique a few designs following an exercise I learned a few years ago through a writing class. Ideally these critiques will provide an example for how the exercise works.
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Design Critique: Nox Requiem

Last week I talked about giving feedback to others and how critiquing someone else’s website could improve your design skills. At the end of that post I made an offer to critique your site and a few of you took me up on that offer. Here’s the first of my promised critiques. I’ll get to more in the coming weeks.
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