Brandon Jones
I'm Brandon! Web design speaker, author, former editor for Tuts+, and dad of 3!
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  • Web Design
    Weekend Lecture Series: 3 Pack for a 3-Day WeekendVideo lecture
    Just because you didn’t get to go to that awesome conference doesn’t mean that you can’t still watch the lectures! Each weekend, we’ll feature a recommended web design related lecture on Webdesigntuts+. In this weekend’s talk, we've got a 3 pack of short videos from "An Event Apart" that each showcase a different, bite-sized topic on web design.Read More…
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    Reader's Poll: Where Do You Work? + Show Us Your Office!Readerspulse
    It's been two weeks since our last poll, so it's time for another! Today we're asking you, "where you get most of your web design work done?" We're also inviting you to share photos of your own office at the Community Flickr Group!Read More…
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    SXSWi 2010: Is WordPress Killing Web Design?Video lecture
    Just because you didn’t get to go to that awesome conference doesn’t mean that you can’t still watch the lectures! Each weekend, we’ll feature a recommended web design related lecture on Webdesigntuts+. In this weekend’s talk, we’re going to be watching a panel presentation by from SXSW 2010; The topic is all about whether WordPress (and other CMS platforms) is killing the creativity in web designers. Watch the video and let us know what you think!Read More…
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    Reader's Poll! Should Web Designers Know How to Code?Readerspulse
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    Whether or not web designers should know how to code is a question that's been around for over a decade now... and one that most designers have agreed on more or less: Yes, web designers should know at least a little bit about HTML/CSS... But as new standards, formats, and languages have been developed, the stakes of this question have gone up quite a bit... so, should modern web designers know how to code?... and how much should they know?Read More…
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    Errors: Bad Decisions or Bad Design?Milk
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    Let’s face it: errors happen all the time. Most errors are caused by what we call human error and they seem unavoidable, but I’m going to make the argument in this article that good design practices can help prevent and even eliminate errors that happen on the web. As for the rest of the errors of the world, I’ll leave that up to someone else.Read More…
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    The Scaling Fallacy and Web DesignScorp
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    Put simply, the scaling fallacy is the phenomena where people wrongly assume that something that works at one size will also work at another size. In this article, we’re going to discuss how this fallacy comes into play in the real physical world, and then we’ll explain how to apply the lessons to your own web designs.Read More…
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    Getting Started with Fireworks: Batch Processing ExperimentFireworks batch processing
    Ever needed to batch process an entire folder of files for the web? We'll walk you through how to do it in this screencast... and there's a special surprise at the end (hint, you'll wonder why you haven't been doing this all along!).Read More…
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    Web Typography Case Studies: January 2011 EditionPreview web typography
    Ready for this month's dose of web design typographic awesomeness? I'll bet you are! Max is taking the month off, but he's given us a list of 15 sites that showcase some of the best typography for you guys n' gals to check out. Let's dig in!Read More…
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    Reader's Poll! Where Do You Get Your Web Design Inspiration?Readerspulse
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    This week's poll is all about sharing your own methods for finding sources of web design inspiration. Whether you find it online, in a museum, or out in the great outdoors, every designer has his/her own way of finding new and interesting ideas to keep their designs fresh. Read on to answer the poll and find out where other designers are getting their own sources of inspiration!Read More…
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    Reader's Poll! What's Your Web Design Resolution for The New Year?Readerspulse
    It's the new year... Which means that it's high time you made a resolution if you haven't already! Are you going to improve your coding skills? Market yourself more? Finally crack open a new program and learn it? Answer the poll below, then see what other resolutions web designers are making this year!Read More…
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    The State of Web Design Trends: 2011 Annual EditionWeb trends 2010 2011
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    2010 has been an incredibly verdant year for web designers. Mobile has hit the mainstream; Web typography has reached new levels of sophistication; New coding techniques have vastly improved our ability to get creative with design (without compromising stability). All in all, it's been a year that's moved fast, even by the standards of the web, so let's dig in to our first annual post covering the state of web design as 2010 turns to 2011.Read More…
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    Reader's Poll! Do You Work in Flash?Readerspulse
    Web.Appstorm.com released a poll a week ago that got me thinking... how many web designers/developers work in Flash nowadays? Is Flash a part of your web designer arsenal?Read More…