Archive for the ‘IMHO’ Category

What About Ethics in Design?

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Ethics and design should be looked at in context. Despite many claims to do so, this actually happens rarely. Looking at the G20 riots, each of us has an opinion right away. “They’re to blame.” “No, them.” “You can&#...

Pros and Cons: Design With Templates

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“Real” designers will throw their hands up in horror as soon as someone mentions the word “template” or “theme.” Let’s take a more objective look at the whole thing. Design Templates: a Massive Market A templat...

Why Designers Love Dribbble and Behance so Much

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Dribbble and Behance are the top self-adulation platforms of the craft. And this serves a very natural purpose. Web Designer, Between Heaven and Hell The web designer is a species that lives in between two worlds. At least, many of them feel like that....

Design Via Storytelling: No Visuals Before the Story is Set

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In the ideal case, the story is first, then comes the design. You could do it the other way around, but then it would suck. Storytelling is the way to design. A couple of days ago, here at Noupe, we published the much-noticed article “Storytellin...

How Do You Create a Timeless Web Design?

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The thought experiment that CSS Tricks’ Chris Coyier came up with is an interesting one. How do you create a timeless web design for a site that is meant to last forever? “By the Way, the Website Has to Run Unchanged For 10 Years!” Ha...

Your Idea of Creativity is Wrong

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I hear this everywhere I look. Nobody thinks they’re creative. You say you simply couldn’t do it. I think, your idea of creativity is just wrong. What is creativity to you? Do you believe that only painters, musicians, and other artists are...

Website Builders: Are Web Designers Dying Out?

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The tension increases. It’s almost impossible to surf the internet without stumbling across ads of one of the major website builders. “Do it yourself” is on the come up, it seems. Are web designers dying out? First, the Answer The que...