Sep 122013

These articles from alistapart shine a light on the importance of cultivating good working relationships and good communication (interviewing and listening) practices. They also provide practical information including how to choose good clients and work with them as well as a step-by-step approach for conducting effective client interviews. Even though the article on “Good Clients…” focuses on freelancers, several aspects apply to designers in all employment situations.

Interviewing Humans · An A List Apart Article.
Good Designers, Good Clients ∙ An A List Apart Column.

Aug 292013

This is a great tutorial for getting started on customizing WordPress to suite most client needs. You’ll get info on key plugins and how to use them. Be sure to check comments below the video tutorial for additional information and resources.

#121: The Right CMS is a Customized One | CSS-Tricks.

Jul 222013

Floating and positioning elements in html is one of the most fundamental yet difficult to master concepts. It’s really not complicated but there are many influencing factors. This tutorial by BarelyFitz Designs is a good place to start or refresh your knowledge.

Learn CSS Positioning in Ten Steps: position static relative absolute float.

May 312013

Resources for Web Design and UX, Usability, HCI, Content Strategy etc.

  1. A List Apart Good articles on timely topics.
  2. Boxes and Arrows This site is more research oriented.
  3. Smashing Magazine You’ll find good articles here. The downside – way too many ads.