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How to build a site for users

Its never a bad time to take a closer look at user interface and how to build a site for users.  Here are 10 things to look at over at web design ledger for you to review. When building a new website or re-designing an existing one, web designers are faced with all kinds of […]

Sketchboards for UI

I ran across this article on boxuk.com called “Using Sketchboards to design great User Interfaces quickly” – it really gives some great examples of sketching out sites. The “different” part for me was the idea of putting all the sketches on the wall together to show the interaction of the pages.  It was a hello moment for me.

5 Universal Principles For Successful eCommerce-Sites | How-To | Smashing Magazine

5 Universal Principles For Successful eCommerce-Sites | How-To | Smashing Magazine. Some very good ideas on getting the most from your e-comm site.  Not all easy fixes – but solid.

100 Beautiful Free WordPress Themes | Back to Essentials

100 Beautiful Free WordPress Themes | Back to Essentials. There are so many differnt looks for WordPress.  I just cannot believe the different options.  It is just so versatile.

51 Amazing/Inspiring Blog Styles

51 Amazing and Inspiring Blog Style Web Designs : Speckyboy Design Magazine. There are some very cool designs!

10 Principles of UI Masters

Image via Wikipedia I really love UI (User Interface).  Like my buddy Matt T says, “I’m not ‘smart’ enough to do UI, but I know a good one when I see it.” Breathtaking and useful designs happen because the UI has been worked on tirelessly. It takes a real UI Master to understand how to […]

Textures are hot

Image via Wikipedia This is a great post about textures in web design.  Hey – most people’s bandwidth is up, let’s make things look nice. If you look around at well-designed websites in CSS galleries or any other source of design inspiration, you’ll see that texture is extremely common in modern Web design. One of […]

Tagging, Kung-Fu and a Cool Looking Site

I found a great article on 43 Folders on Becoming a tagging kung-fu master – it does a really good job with some of the key concepts of tagging and some things I had not thought about. You’ve heard the hype about tagging. You’ve seen people flocking to sites like Flickr and del.icio.us,where they jump […]

Designing for Web 2.0

OK – we have to have a Web 2.0 site. “Now What Do We Do?!” Enter enter boagworld.com – advice on managing and building websites. This is an interesting site and seems to have a good bit of information on it. I like the idea that there is a podcast and the text on the […]

tom altman