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05/08/14

How to Kickoff a Design Project & Generate Excitement without Mockups

In order to receive approval to kickoff a project, a client often expects you, the designer, to deliver hi-fidelity mockups. Showing off these polished products does get the clients excited, but overall they are destructive to the design process. This is referred to as Big Design Up Front (BDUF), which...

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04/15/14

How to Achieve The Content Scale Effect

The content scale effect has become a fairly popular design pattern across the web and mobile apps recently. This is the effect where the main content section of the UI is pushed, pulled, scaled, or rotated in some way to reveal additional information. In most cases it is used show...

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03/27/14

Structuring CSS on the Filesystem

Introduction Chris Moore already pointed out that CSS is the last frontier of web development and that we’re mostly using BEM to structure our CSS at Gaslight. Six months has passed and we’re still using BEM so that probably says something. We’ve now used BEM on multiple projects and we...

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02/25/14

Why I Became A Developer (After Studying Design)

Four years ago I began my journey to become a Graphic Designer. DAAP had just merged the Graphic and Digital design majors into one super-major, titled “Graphics Communication Design”, and I would be a member of the first graduating class to bear that title. I thought this would be a...

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02/18/14

3 Ways Your Web App is Different than Your Website

Web applications and websites are both accessible via your browser, both work on your desktop and phone, and both have the word “web” in them. When you dig beyond that, these things share little in common. Web applications and your company websites have different purposes, build-out, and maintenance. It’s important...

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11/21/13

3 Reasons Why Design is Critical to Your Product

Investing in design upfront, along with development, is the best thing you can do for your product. Just because you are the first to create an app, doesn’t mean you will be the most successful. Good design is the most effective way to differentiate your product and gain fans. It’s...

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