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CSS3 and Veer navigation

CSS3 is helping the designers get creative and save time spent in slicing images from crash-prone Photoshop. Just like web standards have helped reduce code from 30% to 60%, CSS3 is here to take this reduction to next step. But not everyone seems to be taking advantage of this.

Relpost Launched

It has been over an year now when I first thought of Relpost—a place where related quality articles and blog posts can be found. There are many good articles and blog posts that get buried as archives. Relpost intends to fetch those valuable articles (lost in the archives) and put them together where they could be easily found.

Inspired by

Every designer is inspired by some other designer—better or more experienced. Inspiration is must to keep us moving forward and keep trying to produce better results. Without inspiration, sometimes we get stuck when ideas stop falling. Every designer should be prepared for such situation.

I Love Reading

In last couple of years I’ve discovered my love for webdesign books. I have learnt a lot from some really good books and blogs. Living in India, you don’t find any design workshops and good designers to talk to and learn from. One has to rely on books, rather than ebooks I would say, because Amazon doesn’t take online orders from my country :(.

Becoming a Web designer

When I started designing for the beautiful web, I didn’t know where to start. Because in my country (India) you won’t find great designers, especially web designers. Luckily I got in touch with Klaus Komenda — a yahoo employee — who guided me on how to start learning web design.

Fireworks vs. Photoshop

Couple of years back when I started web designing after college I used photoshop as most designers do. I worked hard to learn everything about photoshop through video tutorials, blogs etc. Few months later I came to know about fireworks. I used it and it was easier to use than photoshop, plus it is designed for Web designers for prototyping and creating website/UI mockups.

Craiglist Redesign

Wired magazine invited various designers to re-design Khoi Vinh’s design is amazing.

Make Photoshop faster

Every designer loves photoshop. I love it too. However sometimes we need it to perform better. Here’s Adobe’s article to optimize Photoshop (via) and a two-tip dedicated site by Dan Rubin.

Make yourself presentable

Jason Santa Maria giving useful tips about preparing and presenting before audience.

Even though slides are what most people equate with “the talk,” depending on your presentation style, they are actually one of the least important aspects.

New sites launched

Note & Point: A gallery by Cameron Moll hosting nice presentation made with Keynote (Mac) and Powerpoint (PC). Second and Park: A beautiful design by Things that are brown. Cardobserver: Gallery featuring beautiful business cards. Sushi & Robots (redesign): A beautiful redesign by young SF based designer, author and speaker. Biggest Apple clean, simple design. […]