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Category: Redesign


The Web Design Process

06/01/2009 07:54 PM

When designing a web site, I begin by sharpening my pencil rather than firing up the computer. Although it is tempting to immediately dive into beautiful color swatches and graphics, that always comes much later in the design process. The most important thing is to first figure out how to break up information into logical chunks and build a navigation that is easy to, um, navigate.

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The Making of helpshAck v2.0

05/18/2009 05:41 PM

A redesign of this website has been in the works for 4 years but had to wait until my children were a bit older. I’ve had time to think about how I wanted version 1.0 to evolve. At the top of the list was that it had to be accessible and pass the guidelines that w3c established for web standards. Next, it had to run off a CMS (Content Management System). Third, I wanted a blog.

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