Style and Substance

Do web designers spend too much time focused on style at the expense of substance? Have we become distracted by the superficial to the point that we’ve stopped looking below the surface? Are we so focused on how things look that we’ve forgotten about how they work?

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Make Me Think, Or Else

I’m sure you’ve heard the advice “don’t make me think” in regards to website usability. It’s the idea that visitors of a site can use the site with as little cognitive strain as possible. Is it good advice? Well…yes, but there are times when making people think a little more might be the better option.

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Can Your Design Process Handle The Uniqueness Of Each Project And Client?

Every project is unique. Every client is also unique. Each comes with a different set of goals and constraints. Can your design process handle all the differences that exist from client to client and project to project?

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Responsive Design Signals A Much Larger Change

Responsive design is by definition a handful of techniques you can use to develop layouts that adapt to the device and conditions used to access your site. I think it’s much more than its literal definition, though.

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The Golden Section Revisited — Magic Or Myth?

The golden section is commonly found in nature and has been used since antiquity in both art and architecture. Or has it? It depends who you ask. You can find information suggesting it’s the most magical ratio in the universe or that it’s complete nonsense. Which is it? Perhaps, as is often the case, the truth lies somewhere in between.

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