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In this article I’ll examine a couple of these inferior Web design conventions and expose their flaws. I’ll then suggest more effective alternatives to these conventions and explain why they work better. 3 Columns Done Wrong One of the early popular layout conventions for Web pages was the centered 3-column layout. This layout consists of […]


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There’s a lot to consider before printed products can go to press, so we’ve compiled a list of the top ten problems that occur when a printing company receives your files. By following this checklist, you can avoid many of these problems. 1/ Fonts not embedded in PDF or missing in application files When you […]


It is standard practice in design to offer three initial design ideas to a client. It doesn’t happen every time or on every project, but it happens enough that if you are a designer, you should know this rule: If you do three designs, and there’s one you love, one you like, and one you […]