Archive: October 2007

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  • Design

Good design flows, whether it be in print, or on a screen. Jennifer Kyrnin has written a nice article called Flow in Design - Layout and Artwork that Conveys Motion on the subject that's well worth reading.

Visual flow carries the viewer's eye through the document in a way that all the important elements receive prominence, and nothing snags the vision or causes the viewer to lose sense of the piece.

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  • Web Design
  • Web Browser

Everybody should test their web design in different browsers. Now you can do it all at once. Browsershots.org

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  • Photoshop
  • Graphic Design

I was already a fan of the PhotoShop Pattern Maker, but after that tutorial, I'll be looking at it from a new viewpoint. The use of it with the photo was interesting, but I loved the text pattern they created. I can see using some variation of this in print work.

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  • Photoshop

I came across 53 Ultimate Tips For Better Photoshopping the other day. A very good list of Photoshop shortcuts, both commonly known and not so well known. It is one of the more comprehensive lists like this that I've seen.

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  • CSS

A very simple web page where the text fades out at the bottom. A very simple effect, but very dramatic in the execution.

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  • Graphic Design
  • Web Design

Andy Rutledge is now doing a design podcast called The Design View Show. As with his website, his subject is the fundamentals of design and communication. If you're not familiar with him, he has an incite full viewpoint on design.

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  • CSS

I've had the need to show and hide text using CSS and JavaScript on several occasions. While I found good solutions at the time, I've kept my eye out for alternate solutions. Jennifer Kyrnin at About.com: Web Design has a good article on the subject. It is a well written explanation of how to perform this task.

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  • Web Design

Seth Godin has some great thoughts on how to create a great website . A beautiful list. It's not just web design that would benefit from this approach, most of those items would apply to just about any type of design.

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  • Accessibility
  • Section 508 Compliance

World Wide Web - Lawsuit Hits Target for Web Usability

A federal judge granted class-action status to a lawsuit alleging that Target Corp. is breaking California and federal law by failing to make its Web site usable for the blind.

Can't say I didn't see this coming. It's been law for a few years now, it was just a matter of time before someone sued.