What Clients Really Want

There was a great article over at HOWdesign about what clients really want from a design firm. If you’re a designer, or even a client, this is a definite read. HOWdesign.com: Consultant Joe Grant has interviewed thousands of companies that buy advertising and design???in other words, your clients???to find out what they really want in…

Make It Round

If the target demographic you’re designing for is female, there’s something you should know: make it round. No joke. Molly has a great article and some insight into what attracts male and female users to particular designs. Men prefer straight and more angular things while women often opt for designs characterized by the use of…

The Zen of CSS Design

I picked up a copy of Dave Shea and Molly Holzschlag’s book“The Zen of CSS Design. Very good. If you’re a web designer or just someone who likes to dabble this is a book you can’t afford to miss. It steps into different CSS designs from the CSS Zen Garden and breaks down what the…

Getting Unstuck

Dave Shea of mezzoblue has a great article this morning. Dave Shea: “Four tips for getting yourself out of a design jam.”

Branding through characters

There’s a great article over at Fast Company about building brands with characters. Some of the more famous characters mentioned are the Maytag repairman and the M&M talking candies. Definitely something you need to check out.

Top Designers

So the other day I started wondering, “Who is this guy?” He was nice enough to help me out when I first started blogging and has continued to offer advice and help since. Joe is a great guy who maintains a plethora of ongoing web projects . This week we salute a great designer, Joe…