Web Design Survey

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The Web Design Survey 2007

Posted by Syam Kumar at April 26, 2007 07:31 PM
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HelveticaHelvetica, which has been called the official typeface of the 20th century, is celebrating its 50th birthday this year.

(Via Clement Pananchikal)

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Posted by Syam Kumar at April 22, 2007 09:04 PM
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Web 2.0

Web 2.0 for Designers

Enter Web 2.0, a vision of the Web in which information is broken up into "microcontent" units that can be distributed over dozens of domains. The Web of documents has morphed into a Web of data. We are no longer just looking to the same old sources for information. Now we're looking to a new set of tools to aggregate and remix microcontent in new and useful ways.


There are six trends that characterize Web 2.0 for designers.


  1. Writing semantic markup (transition to everything XML)
  2. Providing Web services (moving away from place)
  3. Remixing content (about when and what, not who or why)
  4. Emergent navigation and relevance (users are in control)
  5. Adding metadata over time (communities building social information)
  6. Shift to programming (separation of structure and style)

(Via bokardo)

Posted by Syam Kumar at May 6, 2005 05:07 PM
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Hanging Punctuation

Hang lists and hang quotation marks, when using pull quotes and quotes within a body of text.

Five simple steps to better typography - Part 2

Posted by Syam Kumar at April 21, 2005 12:40 PM
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Adobe Buys Macromedia

Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq: ADBE) has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Macromedia (Nasdaq: MACR) in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $3.4 billion.

Link: Adobe and Macromedia

(Via SitePoint Forums)

Posted by Syam Kumar at April 18, 2005 03:43 PM
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View Source of Flash

If you use Flash, and want to share your work, you can now easily add a view source menu item to allow downloading the source code.

Usage :

Place the file in the same directory as your Flash source file (FLA), and add the following line to the main timeline of your source file:


You can then specify the source URL through the flashParams HTML tag / attribute.

There are two values you can specify:

flashSource : Points to a URL to download the source for the contnet.
contentLicense : Points to the distribution / re-use license for the content.

<embed src="example.swf"
flashVars="flashSource=example%2Efla&contentLicense=http%3A%2F%2Fcreativecommons%2Eorg%2Flicenses%2Fby%2F2%2E0%2F" /> 

Adding a View Source Menu item to Macromedia Flash Content

(Via Creative Commons Weblog)

Posted by Syam Kumar at April 9, 2005 03:39 PM
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Making Complex CSS Simple

Making Simple Work of Complex CSS Layouts: a step by step tutorial for building a flexible CSS based site in an hour.

(Via 456 Berea Street)

Posted by Syam Kumar at February 25, 2005 01:23 PM
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2005 Colour Forecast

Adam Polselli predicts the "in" colours of 2005: "Adam Polselli's 2005 Color Forecast"

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Posted by Syam Kumar at January 2, 2005 01:03 PM
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Strategies for Long-Term CSS Hack Management

Strategies for Long-Term CSS Hack Management : How to manage CSS hacks effectively and which hacks you can employ to solve common compatibility problems.

Posted by Syam Kumar at September 25, 2004 05:25 PM
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