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  • The Essence of a Successful Persona Project

    Personas are a flexible and powerful tool for user researchers. They're also one of the most misunderstood. When done well, they ensure the team focuses on the needs and delights of their users. Like other effective user research techniques, personas deliver confidence and insights to the team.

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  • Eliminating Bad Complexity

    Good complexity leads to greater convenience, choice and options. Bad complexity leads to frustration, wasted time and wasted money. Dimitris is a small business owner in Greece.

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  • 5 Ways Web Design Focuses on Usability

    TechRadar recently delivered what they and top experts consider to be key trends for the next 12 months in web design. At the core, is an increased focus on usability. Smashing Magazine sought to promote better user experiences with storytelling, encouraging designers to capitalize on users' emotions.

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  • Web Apps: Where Business Needs and User Needs Collide

    Right now, in a far off cubicle, someone is designing an e-commerce checkout application. It’s not unusual. There are thousands of existing e-commerce sites with their own checkout applications. And I can bet in the future there will be thousands more. A checkout application usually has the following elements: 1.

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  • SiteExecutive Web CMS Gets a Layout Editor, Developer Edition

    SiteExecutive's (news, site) Enhancement Pack Six crams in new features for improved design and control of layout and content.   Packed With Power Systems Alliance offers a new update for its Web CMS, bringing assistance for designers, calendaring, improved SEO features and scaling to bolster this already

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  • Gerry McGovern Says "Manage the Tasks"

    Jimmy is looking for a law school. For the last 10 years, he's been an electronics engineer at a very innovative company.

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  • Links are New Yorkers (Writing great web links)

    A good link has no time for small talk or niceties. It acts like a signpost, like a promise. With a good link, what you see is what you get. If most of today's web links were married they'd be heading for divorce. Because they never keep their promises.

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  • IKEA Chooses an Ugly Font

    IKEA changes its font to Verdana. This is not likely to result in a massive drop in sales. "Verdana was designed for the limitations of the Web -- it's dumbed down and overused," Carolyn Fraser, a letterpress printer in Melbourne, Australia, told TIME.

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  • No Coding Required: Hosted CMS for Designers

    Webvanta is a hosted service that enables you to quickly build database-driven websites without programming. With its new CMS, Webvanta works to give designers new options for deploying sophisticated websites at lower costs.

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  • Design a Pligg CMS Template, Win Some Cash Money

    Calling all theme developers! How would you like to make some easy money? Pligg (news, site ), the self proclaimed "social publishing CMS" is holding a Template Design Competition.

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  • The Ugliest Website in the World

    Craigslist is a very ugly website. In 2009, it is estimated that it will have a turnover of US$ 100 million. It has 30 full-time employees. Craigslist breaks all marketing and branding rules. In fact, it doesn't market or brand or sell itself at all.

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  • Drupal CMS Buzzr Snatches eCommerce Site Tipzu

    Buzzr acquires its fellow Drupal-based monetize-your-hobby-or-business service Tipzu to generate momentum for the currently-private alpha project.  We love playing join the dots in these stories. Tipzu was founded in 2007 by Chad Gracia, who launched the site on the back of his success with actortips.com.

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  • Zimplit CMS Lets You Use Someone Else’s Web Design

    In yet another rebranding-centric attempt, Simple CMS provider Zimplit (news, site ) released its "borrow another site's design to create yours" feature. By any stretch, this is a brave move by Zimplit. The new Zimplit v3.

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  • Adobe Goes Open Source With Two Media Tools

    Adobe (news, site) has announced that is has taken another two of its products targeted specifically at the media and publishing industries and gone open source with them. Open Source Media Framework (OSMF ), which was originally launched as Strobe last April, gives developers the ability

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