For any designers with a bit of spare time on their hands, Smashing Magazine is running a contest for the best typographic web page layouts.
Given how common requests for LinkedIn recommendations are and how devalued their currency has become, I’ve thought for a while that it would be helpful to have a tool to generate these automatically.
Whenever I take over responsibility for a new web site, there are a number of core things that I like to ensure have been set up. I call these the ‘building blocks’ of a web site — the fundamental elements that should be in place on almost any site. They include:
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Web site [Re]Encoded is running a competition for the best web design or web development article, with a grand prize of $1000.
Three good questions to ask clients when embarking on a web site redesign:
# If your site was a person, what would he or she be like?
# How would you expect visitors to react when they first view your site?
# What celebrity (or car, movie, etc.) is your site most like? Least like? Why?
Nice ice breaker and a way to get them thinking creatively.