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Laura Ross

@Peachpit Friday Freebies - 5/7/10

By Laura RossMay 6, 2010

There are some really amazing prizes "dropping in" this week.

Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel

Find your Creative Edge

By Nancy Aldrich-RuenzelApr 5, 2010

Imagine getting online access 24/7 to every topic we publish for creative people—including videos, books, books in progress (via Rough Cuts), shorter topics (through Short Cuts), and rich-media e-books.

Laura Ross

@Peachpit #FridayFreebies - 3/12/10

By Laura RossMar 10, 2010

Don't forget to listen for the special "key word!"

Laura Ross

Be a Beta Tester!

By Laura RossMar 2, 2010

We are looking for some test subjects ... [insert evil genius laugh here.]

Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel

To DRM or not to DRM ebooks?

By Nancy Aldrich-RuenzelMar 1, 2010

Forgive me for this superficial analogy, but sometimes I feel like our daily ever-vigilant efforts to stop ebook piracy are akin to my trying to pull up the bermuda grass in my backyard. I can yank up all the weeds I see, but the runners have already spread underground, and new weeds will pop up tomorrow in other areas of my lawn.

Laura Ross

Cliff Atkinson Twitterview - FRIDAY

By Laura RossFeb 24, 2010

You may have seen it, heard about it, or been involved in one yourself. This Friday, author @cliffatkinson will participate in a live Twitterview with @Peachpit to answer all your questions about the "backchannel" phenomenon.
Jason Teague

Expand Your Font Repertoire

By Jason Cranford TeagueNov 30, 2009

Q: Are there alternatives to Arial, Times, and Georgia for Web designers?

The short answer is YES!

The slightly longer answer is that most designers use Arial, Times, or Georgia, and, to a lesser degree, Verdana, Trebuchet MS, Courier, and Comic Sans because they think that’s all they have at their disposal, but they are wrong.

The long answer is that the core Web fonts (the one listed above plus Impact and Web Dings) are used because they are almost guaranteed to be installed on the vast majority of computers your designs are likely to be installed on. One fact of life in Web design is that unless the end user's computer has access to the font file, then the browser cannot use it.

Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel

How to find your creative voice

By Nancy Aldrich-RuenzelOct 13, 2009

When author, teacher, and creative photographer Chris Orwig told me the story of his Brooks' students complaining about not having a shooting subject that grabbed them, I wanted to be transported to his classroom on the spot.

Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel

Why is content strategy so late to the party?

By Nancy Aldrich-RuenzelSep 3, 2009

When I sat in on Kristina Halvorson's session, titled "Content Strategy for the Web" at our most recent New Riders Voices That Matter Web Design Conference here in San Francisco, I was blown away by several things: 1. how late to the party this key topic has been to Internet discourse; 2. how little this topic is understood; and 3. most tragic, how few have started using it yet. But her talk convinced me that this area is about to explode and Website stakeholders are finally starting to get it.
Jason Teague

Ask me, ask me, ask me

By Jason Cranford TeagueJul 1, 2009

Do you have a question about Web standards, CSS, JavaScript, Ajax, interaction design, user experience, or Web typography? Maybe you just want to know "How'd they do that?" Ask me questions, and each week I will select a question to answer via my blog.

Laura Ross

Yes We Did! Twitterview Transcript with @RahafHarfoush and @Peachpit

By Laura RossJun 30, 2009

On Thursday, June 25, @Peachpit and @RahafHarfoush threw down for a live, full-hour Twitterview about the Obama campaign’s use of social media. Check out the transcript and suggest the next Twitterview author!

Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel

Gone is the designer/developer divide

By Nancy Aldrich-RuenzelJun 18, 2009

In a recent conversation with the authors of A Project Guide to UX Design—Russ Unger and Carolyn Chandler—we chatted at some length about the various roles on a Web team, both best case and worst case. (Here’s the full interview.)

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