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Responsive Design Tools For Speedy Development

Responsive design is becoming if not isn't already a design standard. The focus of this post is tools, tutorials and templates to help you build designs faster. Reusing code, templates, tools, using frameworks, javascript and more, plus lots of other resources from around the web.

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Responsive Design As A Standard

Responsive Design As Standard With over 50% of internet users now searching the web on their mobile phone, the time has come to make responsive design a standard practice when creating a website. If your company is commissioning a website, the following information will give you an introduction to responsive…

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Flat File CMSes to Consider

For smaller sites most times the larger CMSes aren't necessary and may end up slowing you down. Having to develop a site on a test server and set up the database are steps you really don't need to take for a site with mostly static content. You want to be…

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Web Design Blogs to Read in 2012

I am always on the lookout for good new blogs or those with great content that I haven't seen before. In the web design field it seems like a handful of the larger blogs can drown out the voice of the little guys who many time have better things to…

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Clean and Unique Website Layouts

Minimalist web design has had it's impact on web design and now we've gone on, bring back the color and imagery while still keeping the clean look. Some new layouts have also become more popular in the last year or so. Here are some fresh designs that are clean and…

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Easy and Simple CMS for HTML Websites

I think we’ve all been asked for it. Clients with real basic, static html websites that want to be able to update their own content. For those of us who use a more feature rich CMS this can be a problem because it does take some time getting a pre-existing…

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Why I Don’t Have A Design Portfolio

For the last two almost three months I haven't had a design portfolio online. I had every intention of creating a new one to replace the one I took down, but other things, like this blog and another personal project, got in the way. I've been thinking a lot about…

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Alienating Content, and Writing Poor Copy

How do you learn to write for the web? It certainly isn’t a major taught is school. You would think it a simple task. After all, many of us write in some form every day. Yet of the proficient writers out there, maybe only a handful of those are capable…

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Photoshop to CSS, Shadow in Web Design

When it comes to good design, it can be the most basic elements that make it happen. Shadow and gradiation of colors can be used to both create perspective and depth, as well as contrast in web design. For a while now we’ve only been able to create these in…

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Awesome Conference and Festival Websites

When it comes to awesome looking websites, conferences and festivals tend to be some of the best. They are ment to be fun or informative events so designers are able to have fun with the design. Often experimenting with new techniques, playing with wild colors, strange type, and crazy imagery.

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New Design and What I’m Writing

The new site is up and almost finished. Still a few bugs, a lot of tweaking to do and a few old pages still hanging around. I've also has a few posts published at other blogs around the web, so I've put together a little list of those.

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Impression of Firefox’s New Developer Tools

The lastest version of Firefox, which is 10, has some fancy new features for web designers and developers. For the first time Firefox has built-in inspect element functionality for html and css. It isn’t revolutionary, but the design and functionality is pretty slick. That, and this is just the first…

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Couchable is a web design blog created by Tyler Herman and is one of a couple blogs and sites in my Network. There are a lot of design blogs out there so I try to cover the important topics I'd want to read about, such as: improving your designs, dealing with clients, finding better work, and making more money. I've also been focusing a lot lately on content management systems and internet marketing.