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    How They Did It: StarWars.comSw
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    If you haven't watched Star Wars yet, as soon as you finish this article, go watch it. All of it. (Make sure you come back and let us know if you prefer IV-VI, or I-III.)Read More…
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    How They Did It: CrowdpilotCrowdpilot thumb
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    Crowdpilot's landing page shows off just how simple and awesome SVG is in combination with JavaScript and CSS animations. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to recreate Crowdpilot's diagonal message rotator and curtain, plus we'll talk a bit about "flat" design and what it means to design digitally native elements.Read More…
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    How They Did It: Apple’s “Elevating the Expedition”Ipad thumb
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    We're tackling a big one today: Apple’s "Elevating the expedition" iPad marketing page. Apple have taken the concept of target audience very seriously in their decisions with this site. Let's dive in!Read More…
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    Exploring the Human-Centric WebHuman retina
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    Some time ago I published an article describing a workflow which supports and emphasizes human-centric thinking in web design. In this article, we'll examining websites that apply this methodology and see how human-centric design has contributed to their success.Read More…
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    How They Did It: The Foundation FrameworkFund retina
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    These days, there are two approaches to developing a website front-end; start from scratch, or build upon a tried and tested framework. Today, we'll take a little tour into the origin and the still rising success of ZURB's Foundation.Read More…
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    How They Did It: Typekit's New HomepageTypekit retina
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    Typekit recently redesigned their homepage with some new services in mind. When Typekit joined Adobe, they set out to bring us a new way to handle fonts on the web. Not only did they create a fairly simple way to embed fonts on the web, but they have now officially launched a desktop sync option, which allows Creative Cloud subscribers to sync fonts to their computer directly from Typekit. This has been in a beta form for a while now, and provides a much easier route to local fonts than finding them elsewhere!Read More…
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    How They Did It: Alice in VideolandAlice retina
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    This summer I started building a modern retelling of "Alice in Wonderland", an interactive storybook web app by the name of Alice in Videoland. It ended up being featured in a sister article in Adobe Inspire as well as turning into an encore-winning presentation I gave at CSS Dev Conf 2013. The project was meant to be educational, a testing ground for new CSS animation techniques and desktop-to-tablet JavaScript. I keep Alice's source up on GitHub where anyone can examine my code, but sometimes it's nice to have someone go over the reasoning with you.Read More…
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    How They Did It: Haraldur "Halli" ThorleifssonHalli retina
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    We'd make a safe bet that you've seen Haraldur "Halli" Thorleifsson's work in the wild. With major projects under his belt such as the Google+ information page, Google Drive information page, as well as working for Square, Pinterest, Microsoft and other high profile clients, Halli's work is everywhere. However, today we are focusing on his beautiful portfolio site, which you can see at haraldurthorleifsson.com.Read More…
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    Celebrating Ecommerce DesignShopify retina
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    Shopify recently announced the winners of their inaugural Design Awards. With over 150 submissions the judging panel of Jeffrey Zeldman (Founder of A List Apart, and Happy Cog), Tina Roth Eisenberg (Founder of swissmiss, Creative Mornings and Tattly) and Daniel Weinand (Co-founder and Chief Design Officer of Shopify) had their work cut out deciding on a winner.Read More…
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    How They Did It: The Secret HandshakeShs retina
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    The Secret Handshake is an online resource for student designers and young creatives who are looking for honest answers. I'm part of the team who put it together - here's how we did it.Read More…
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    How They Did It: Rebuilding 8 Faces8faceslogo white retina
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    8 Faces is an 88 page bi-annual, independently published, magazine centred around interviews with eight leading designers from the fields of print, web, illustration and type design. Each interview is loosely based around the question "if you could use just eight typefaces, which would you choose?"Read More…
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    How They Did It: Flickr RedesignFlickr how they did it retina
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    Fresh on the heels of Yahoo!'s acquisition of Tumblr, Yahoo! has implemented a complete redesign of Flickr.com. This was met with some strong criticism as well as strong praise, a lot of which has been attributed to Yahoo!'s new leader, Marissa Mayer. In this article, we will talk about the design decisions and some of the implementation details in the redesign, and we will open some conversation about Yahoo!'s acquisition of Tumblr.Read More…
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