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Will Software Ever Make Us Redundant?

By Matt Davies on August 24th, 2007.

We are normally so positive about stuff here at Fadtastic. I thought I’d be different and see what we all thought about something negative for once! We are people who face problems on a day to day basis so this shouldn’t be a problem. I just wanted to put something …

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Should there be only one browser?

By Andrew Faulkner on May 22nd, 2007.

A while back when I was a young, optimistic, enthusiastic web designer (not that I’ve changed) I took part in a debate at my local web meet-up to discuss whether there should only be one browser. (I was young and reckless back then, I know.) I thought it may be …

Client Trouble (Or, Another Reason To Blame Microsoft)

By Ezekiel Bruni on April 12th, 2007.

There’s no denying the fact that there’s a lot of design-challenged clients out there. They’re everywhere, in fact. The problem has become extensive enough that someone even put up a site where people can go to rant about them. If you haven’t met clients like this yet, keep designing. …

Pixel art: a forgotten art or not so …

By Johan on January 25th, 2007.

I present you the book Character design for mobile devices written by NFGMan, and published by Rotovision. This is a great and unique resource about game character design.

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the bookcover of character design for mobile devices

Book Info

Character design for mobile devices

Written by NFGMan, published by …

The Web In 2006

By Andrew Faulkner on December 12th, 2006.

A nostalgic look back at the happenings of the web design world in 2006. All in a nice top 3 format for you to dip in and out of.

I invite you to add your own by commenting below.
Top 3 Inspiration Sources
With all of the CSS showcases out there, it was …

One Year Ago | CSS Hacks

By Andrew Faulkner on October 1st, 2006.

Welcome to a first in a (hopefully) series of posts aiming to look back at trends and discuss them one year on. Cunning title, eh?!?! First up, CSS Hacking. (See original article on 01/10/05.)

Now in the article one year ago I was pleading against a majority of devlopers to …

Is :: Dead?

By Andrew Faulkner on September 20th, 2006.

A little bit of mid-week nostalgia and fun.

Way back in the early days of fad, I called for readers to search for :: (double colons)

I challenge those readers with 5 minutes spare time to try to find an example of double colons used in a modern website. …

Going back into time: Influences of early 20th century graphic design

By Johan on April 22nd, 2006.

Hey that cool retro look: a proof concept

Let’s go rhetorical question mark on this … Webdesign and graphic design do share some common grounds (how blatantly obvious) when it boils down to grid design, laying out content, mixing it with photography and adding typographic elements, don’t they? But this way …

Flash is dead! Long live Flash!

By Phil Renaud on February 22nd, 2006.

Web standardists: I love you guys. I really do. As far as internet users go, web standards advocates will back their bench like nobody else.

It’s part of the reason web standards have come such a long way in such a short time. Of course, there are a bunch more reasons, …

Trends Past and Present

By Andrew Faulkner on October 31st, 2005.

A short and sweet one:

With CSS Reboot just around the corner (we rebooted too), a whole host of trends are bound to arise in the run up to Christmas.

At this time of year I like to take a look back at what trends I miss seeing on websites as …

Outer Shadow on Site Containers

By Andrew Faulkner on September 19th, 2005.

Outer shadows are obviously back in fashion after a stint in oblivion. For those not in the know, these (now overused) details used to be found on graphical elements like buttons, stickers and so on. However, the new wave of slick designs have adopted them for use on site ‘containers.’ …

The ‘Great Sticker War II’

By Andrew Faulkner on August 30th, 2005.

Stickers. Aren’t they great? So many uses.

Well it appears stickers are swarming all over the Internet, mainly in the design field. Think back 5 years and you’ll remember fuzzy stickers with a harsh black drop shadow all over the place. You know the ones - they were circular or star …

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