Monday, February 8, 2010

Web Design Resource Roundup #3

Douglas Crockford / Chapter 2: And Then There Was JavaScript

Douglas Crockford is Yahoo!'s JavaScript architect and a member of the committee designing future versions of the world's most popular programming language. Over first three months of 2010, Douglas is delivering his acclaimed series of lectures on the history of JavaScript, its features, and its use.

15 Design Tips to Learn From Apple

There is no shortage of companies that follow popular design trends to appeal to a mass market. Much more rare is the breed of company that actually sets design trends. Today we’ll examine the techniques of a company that occupies the top of the design food chain: Apple.

The Missing Google Analytics Manual

Get the most out of your Google Analytics with this collection of links to implement, configure and get insights from Google Analytics. 

Five Principles to Design By

Too often people blame themselves for the shortcomings of technology. When their computer crashes, they say “I must have done something dumb”. If a web site is poorly designed, they say “I must be stupid. I can’t find it”. They might even turn to a book for Dummies to get it right.

50 Interviews of Popular Web Designers, Developers and Founders

What drives someone to become a success? Why do people persevere when the odds are against them? Is there a secret to becoming successful? The best way to find out is to interview people who have been there, and done that, who have spent their lives in a pursuit of success in one form or another. And that’s exactly what we has done in this amazing collection of interviews.

11 Common Web Design Mistakes (Blunders)

Building a website can be daunting but the real challenge lies in making it usable. The problem is most web designers forget that the website wasn’t created for themselves but to solve the users’ needs. They give creativity priority over practicality and usability.
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Choosing The Best CSS Framework: A Complete Guide

There are plenty of reasons to use a CSS Framework to build your websites. They can speed up development, make your sites more aesthetically pleasing, and they can help eliminate all those nasty cross-browser compatibility issues (though not all of them do this, or do it well). But it can also be a steep learning curve to figure out which framework you should use (or if you should use one at all) and then how to use it.

10 Things Every Good Web Developer Should Know (A Checklist)

My favorite thing about web development is the wide variety of skills it uses. Being a good developer means staying on your toes and always learning, because there are so many important skills and these are constantly changing.
Here’s a checklist of 10 skills that are some of the most important for good web developers to have. These focus a bit on front-end skills, but they apply to all developers

Tips for Designing Unique and Attractive Blog Posts

Designers have began to inject increasing levels of creativity into their blog posts and articles, throwing out the traditional and generic style of blog posts in favour of a much more attractive layout that’s themed specifically to the content. Let’s take a look at some of the best examples, and see what makes them work so well.

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