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Design Shack showcases inspiring web design, alongside resources and tutorials for you to succeed in the same way. It is brought to you by David Appleyard, a freelance designer who is available for work.


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Good Design, Now What?

By Paravel Design, On 11th Mar 09, 10 Comments

Here at Design Shack, we’ve built up a solid archive of the best designs the web has to offer. When browsing through the 3,000+ sites featured, it’s hard to fully grasp the amount of time and effort put into the design and development of each one.

That’s why it breaks my heart when I see a brilliant site screenshot taken the day it was launched, but when clicking to visit the live version, I find a shell of what it used to be.

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Becoming a Productive Designer: An Interview with Leo Babauta

By David Appleyard, On 3rd Mar 09, 9 Comments

Leo Babauta, a blogger famous for the philosophy of keeping life and work simple has kindly allowed us to interview him about blogging, design and how we can all work with less clutter.

We’ll be talking about a regular day for Leo, how blogging has launched his career, and the principles he suggests for a designer to be more productive. It’s great to speak to someone so genuine and passionate about their philosophy, and I hope you enjoy reading what he has to say.

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Tips for Developing Semi-Liquid Layouts

As screen resolutions get both smaller (mobile) and bigger (larger monitors), having some knowledge on adapting to semi-liquid layouts will be vital in coming years.

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iPhone as a Design Element

A collection of sites which use an iPhone as part of their makeup, winding up looking remarkably beautiful.

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Intro to Git for Designers

A quick review of Git, an excellent version control system which can make collaborating on projects considerably easier.

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10 Rare HTML Tags

A bunch of less common HTML tags which can really help with your designing.

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The Elegance of Imperfection

How to reflect Asymmetry, asperity, simplicity, modesty, intimacy, and the suggestion of a natural process in your work.

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