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Brian WoodThe Next Generation Responsive Web Design Tool: Macaw
With the advent of responsive design on the web, workflows and roles have been changing on web teams. Because of this, a flood of responsive design tools has come about that can also write semantic HTML and clean CSS. Macaw is one. Adobe expert Brian Wood dives into Macaw and explores a typical responsive design workflow using it.
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By Brian WoodMay 15, 2014
Steve KrugSteve Krug Explains Several True Things about Usability Testing
In this excerpt from Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 3rd Edition, Steve Krug share three true things about usability tests.
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By Steve KrugMay 1, 2014
Steve KrugSteve Krug on Why Nothing Beats a Good Tagline!™
Taglines are a very efficient way to get your message across, because theyโ€™re the one place on the web page where users most expect to find a concise statement of the site's purpose. In this excerpt from Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 3rd Edition, Steve Krug shares some attributes to look for when choosing a tagline.
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By Steve KrugApr 30, 2014
Steve KrugSteve Krug on Creating Effective Visual Hierarchies
In this excerpt from Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 3rd Edition, Steve Krug explains that the appearance of the things on the page should accurately portray the relationships between the things on the page.
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By Steve KrugApr 29, 2014

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Nancy Aldrich-RuenzelFind your Creative Edge
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.

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By Nancy Aldrich-RuenzelCommentsApril 5, 2010
Topics: Apple,Digital Audio, Video,Adobe Creative Suite,Voices that Matter,Digital Photography,Publisher's Notes,Design,Voices That Matter,Gadgets and Digital Lifestyle,Web video and audio,Adobe,Web Design & Development,Adobe Photoshop,Productivity
Nancy Aldrich-RuenzelWhy is content strategy so late to the party?
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.
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By Nancy Aldrich-RuenzelCommentsSeptember 3, 2009
Topics: Usability,Best Practices,Voices that Matter,Publisher's Notes,Peachpit Commons,Design,Voices That Matter,Web Design & Development
Laura RossYes We Did! Twitterview Transcript with @RahafHarfoush and @Peachpit

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!

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By Laura RossCommentsJune 30, 2009
Topics: Voices that Matter,Design,Voices That Matter,Branding/Marketing
Nancy Aldrich-RuenzelGone is the designer/developer divide

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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By Nancy Aldrich-RuenzelCommentsJune 18, 2009
Topics: Adobe AIR,Adobe Dreamweaver,Best Practices,Adobe ColdFusion,PHP/MySQL/Scripting,Voices that Matter,Adobe Flex,Publisher's Notes,Peachpit Commons,Design,Voices That Matter,Web Design & Development,HTML/XHTML,Ajax and JavaScript,ActionScript

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