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article Daniel Ritzenthaler

How CRUD Is Your Design?25

by Daniel Ritzenthaler on Feb 8, 2011 in Process

If you’re a software developer or know one well, the acronym CRUD — Create, Read, Update and Delete — is burned into your vocabulary. These are some of the foundational elements of good software development, and each provides ways to keep your audience engaged. When you take any one of these elements away from your Read More…

opinion Tim Aidlin

Build your Team Like Wu-Tang (or Voltron)13

by Tim Aidlin on Jan 13, 2011 in Process

Build your Team Like Wu-Tang (or Voltron)

There is inherent chaos in bringing a vision together when juggling technical, architectural, time, cost and client concerns. That’s why you need to set your team up like The Wu-Tang Clan Read More…

opinion Tim Aidlin

Luminance to Choose A Palette12

by Tim Aidlin on Oct 28, 2010 in Process

Luminance to Choose A Palette

Hue and saturation are not necessarily the most important part of creating a palette. How the colors interact with each other is just as important, if not more important Read More…

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Using jQuery to animate a Hero14

by Tim Aidlin on Aug 12, 2010 in Process

For a long time designers were forced to use Macromedia / Adobe Flash for a lot of animations in their designs. With the rise of JavaScript, however, designer/developers are now empowered to create a vast array of animations and functionality that often used to require plug-ins. Now that the wider community has started to coalesce Read More…

article Jonah Sterling

What Comes After Sketching? Advice for Developers.19

by Jonah Sterling on Aug 5, 2010 in Process

Designers and developers have something incredibly important in common—but people forget it all the time Read More…

opinion Tim Aidlin

The Evolution of The Archivist2

by Tim Aidlin on Jul 12, 2010 in Process

The Evolution of The Archivist

In an earlier post I talked about working on The Archivist Desktop version, and how the software began its evolution to the web and the cloud. This post can be considered part-two of that post, and tries to explain the process we at MIX Online went through in concepting and executing The Archivist Web (alpha) Read More…

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Usability Testing On The Cheap13

by Tim Aidlin on May 17, 2010 in Process

Usability Testing On The Cheap

Usability testing doesn't take long, and it helps give your clients confidence in the choices you make. Here's a couple easy ways to do it quickly and inexpensively Read More…

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Save yourself some heartache37

by Tim Aidlin on May 4, 2010 in Process

Save yourself some heartache

When it comes to web design projects, I’ve learned how to screw up royally the hard way. Luckily, there are easy ways to avoid basic mistakes. Or ensure that if they do happen, they cost you minimal sorrow Read More…

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A Circuitous Route6

by Tim Aidlin on Apr 6, 2010 in Process

A Circuitous Route

Question: “If you don’t have the 5 years’ experience requested by the job description, how do you break into the industry?” Read More…

article Sarah Slobin

The 7 ½ Steps to Successful Infographics54

by Sarah Slobin on Mar 25, 2010 in Process

The 7 ½ Steps to Successful Infographics

You know when you’ve been doing something for a long time and it gets ingrained? For me, that’s infographics. I’ve created a lot of chartage over the last 20 years Read More…

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