Be Quick, but Don’t Hurry

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“Be quick, but don’t hurry” was a favorite phrase for the admirable men’s college basketball coach John Wooden. He used this term to encourage his players to take advantage of their physical speed and agility while simultaneously remaining in control of their actions. Basketball players who are slow have a competitive disadvantage but at the same time, those players who hurry tend to be sloppy and unreliable. We can apply this advice to a lot of things in life and web design is no exception.

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Book Review: CSS3 For Web Designers

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The second book from the fairly new A Book Apart series shifts its focus fittingly from HTML5 for Web Designers to CSS3 For Web Designers. This book by Dan Cederholm (@simplebits) is in line with the short and focus driven goal of all components of the series. Sitting pretty at 120 pages, this book is a 1 or 2 day read for someone looking to sit down and read through it cover to cover. More importantly though it serves as a great little reference tool for those parts of CSS3 that designers can, or should, feel comfortable using today.

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How long will pixels matter?

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Recently there have been a few topics floating around the internet that have peaked my interest and got me thinking. Recently I started to debate with myself how long pixels will continue to matter as a measure of size and space in web design or if web design itself will be around for long. Certainly the idea of the web is here to stay and grow but I believe web sites themselves have a limited life span, one that we will be approaching sooner than we think.

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In Response to Responsive Web Design

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After receiving such high praise from those who have earned my high praise, Ethan Marcotte’s article on Responsive Web Design quickly hit my must read list. If you haven’t had the chance to read it I suggest that you do. Not only because the rest of this article will make no sense to those unfamiliar with the article but also because we all have a lot to learn from it.

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Page Additions

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I added a Goodies section to the site! My hope is to keep adding all kinds of free stuff here. Right now the section has been kicked off with a free web template file. Feel free to download it and dig around, seeing how others work in Photoshop can be a great way to come up with some new techniques to add to your toolbox.

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