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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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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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Adobe Illustrator - Tips, Tricks and Tutorials

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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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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.

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Baekdal is linking to Web Pages that Suck article called Biggest Mistakes in Web Design 1995-2015. It's a great list. I think all designers fall short in some of these areas. For instance, I'm likely guilty of number fourteen: "Mystery belief in the power of web standards, usability and tableless CSS", though not to a great extent. As a designer, these are the things I control.

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Scott Kelby has a great post about Photoshop vs. My Camera.

“Can’t you just take them out in Photoshop?” Yup, I could but I really hate doing that, so I just moved my camera to a spot where I could compose the frame without the wires being visible. That was much faster and easier—getting it right in the camera.”

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Here's a great explanation of CMYK for those who do RGB.

Rule Number One, above all else in print, is that what you see on paper will not look like what you have on screen.

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The 5-Second Test.

Jared Spool and Christine Perfetti talks about their 5-Second Test Method. By showing users a single content page for 5 seconds, you can tests whether a page clearly communicates its purpose.

A very useful tool that I'll start using immediately.