Website Mood Boards: A Successful Precursor to Visual Prototyping

A few weeks ago, my company took a project to redesign a major charity’s website. After the initial documentation and planning stages was completed, we were ready to move into the visual design phase of the project. We decided to try a new approach, at least for website design, and show the client a series of mood boards to establish the overall atmosphere and emotional impact of the site before we plunged into the actual layout phase of the design.
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Microsoft Office, Website Content and A Rusty Nail In My Eye

As a professional web developer and graphic designer, I’ve always found one of the biggest challenges of a website project has been obtaining content from a client. I think many clients go into the web project with some type of field of dreams mentality, that if they just build a site, people will come irregardless of the content. I find that more than a few clients don’t seriously consider what type of content they’re going to put on their site ahead of time and those clients that are on the ball enough to actually write some content for their website usually find the the most annoying ways to deliver it.
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NAPP Launches Adobe Photoshop CS3 Learning Center

The Adobe Photoshop CS3 Beta Preview Learning Center is your one stop for all things CS3 with no less than 12 online video tutorials, an interview with Adobe Product Manger John Nack, an overview of CS3’s top new features and enhancements, a special episode of Adobe Photoshop TV: Photoshop CS3 Secrets Revealed, and a lot more.”
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Adobe Releases Photoshop CS3 Beta

If you’re a graphic artist or developer, especially one with a new MacBook Pro or any of the other Intel chip equipped macs, you should RUN to the Adobe website and download the free beta version of Adobe’s latest generation of the popular Photoshop application dubbed Photoshop CS3. The application is a free 2 day trial BUT, if you have a registered version of Photoshop CS2, you can register that serial to unlock the new beta version for unlimited use. If you don’t already have CS2 and want to use the new version, you will have to purchase a CS2 liscense and then upgrade from there.

If you’re a graphic artist or developer, especially one with a new MacBook Pro or any of the other Intel chip equipped macs, you should RUN to the Adobe website and download the free beta version of Adobe’s latest generation of the popular Photoshop application dubbed Photoshop CS3. The application is a free 2 day trial BUT, if you have a registered version of Photoshop CS2, you can register that serial to unlock the new beta version for unlimited use. If you don’t already have CS2 and want to use the new version, you will have to purchase a CS2 liscense and then upgrade from there.
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How to Ruin a Web Design : Redux

I was recently sent a link to this article and found it to be extremely timely. As a professional web developer myself, I find myself in a constant struggle to produce a quality site. The struggle isn’t with technology or design, but with the multitude of armchair designers whose ideas clutter the site and impede good usability.

I was recently sent a link to this article and found it to be extremely timely. As a professional web developer myself, I find myself in a constant struggle to produce a quality site. The struggle isn’t with technology or design, but with the multitude of armchair designers whose ideas clutter the site and impede good usability. I’ve reproduced the article below. The original article is posted at http://www.seomoz.org/blogdetail.php?ID=1230 and was written by Matt Inman.
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