Is Design A Machine?

Can design be reduced to formulaic solutions to a common set of problems? Can creativity be stripped from the process? Once you’ve chosen a design concept is the resulting finished design inevitable?
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Is There A Better Way To Style Paragraphs?

What’s the best way to indicate a new paragraph has started? Should you add an extra line space as is most common on the web or is it better to indent the first line as is common in print? Are these our only options?
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Where Is Web Design Heading In 2012 And Beyond?

A few weeks ago Designmodo contacted me for an interview they were doing with a number of web designers. They asked a few questions along the lines of what were the big changes that happened in 2011 and where did I think things were heading in 2012.
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How To Create Visual Tension in Your Designs

The pattern of building tension and then releasing that tension is one of the most ingrained patterns on all human beings. Tension and release is at the heart of music, story, art, and pretty much all creative endeavors.
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11 Ways To Add Depth To A Design

Adding a sense of depth to a design can make that design seem more realistic and increase visual interest. Building out the 3rd dimension pulls the viewer into the design and can help you set up entry points and control flow throughout your design.
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