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Where Are The Female Designers?

By Matt Davies on November 19th, 2007.

It is a fact that there are less women in the design industry then men. What the precise ratio of men to women actually is, one cannot be sure. However, as some indication, the guys at A List Apart recently undertook a web design survey in which, in their …

Interview with Smashing Magazine

By Andrew Faulkner on September 3rd, 2007.

Coinciding with Smashing Magazine’s first anniversary (hop over there for their birthday giveaway), we catch up with Vitaly Friedman:
Vitaly, welcome to fadtastic. Please say a few things about yourself and Smashing Magazine.
Andrew, first of all the Smashing Magazine team would like to thank you for the opportunity to …

Interview: Matt Davies on design process

By Andrew Faulkner on August 9th, 2007.

Matt Davies has kindly offered up his thoughts on design processes. Let’s cut straight to the juicy bits:
Matt, what’s the very first thing you do when approaching a new design?
I think of priorities. Design ultimately is about purpose and if your design doesn’t meet its purpose then ultimately the …

9rulers ~ On (Blog) CMSs

By Andrew Faulkner on May 15th, 2007.

I asked various 9rules members to come forward and speak openly on their chosen blog CMS. Here are their opinions in all their glory.
Kyle Neath of
Wordpress (Hosted - not

Killer Feature(s):
Absolutely amazing framework with unchallenged extendability and flexibility.

Let Down(s):
Updates (again). But this is more a gripe with …

Interview: Jon Christopher of Monday By Noon

By Andrew Faulkner on April 23rd, 2007.

Jon, of Monday By Noon chats about standards and accessibility:
Welcome, Jon.
I’d like to take a second to thank you Andrew, for giving me the opportunity to interview at fadtastic. The site is great and I’ve been a long time reader.
Thanks. Jon, for the few that haven’t heard of you, can …

Interview With Depthskins

By Ezekiel Bruni on February 14th, 2007.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I’d like to introduce Damian Madray, a designer currently located in Canada. How are you Damian?

I’m doing fine. Just busy with school, work and play (meaning dC).

To start off, please tell us about yourself.

Well, what can I say. I’m a 21 year old aspiring graphic designer in …

Interviewing 9rules ~ A Group Interview

By Andrew Faulkner on January 31st, 2007.

It’s always a pleasure to interview a 9rules member and get their views on current web design issues. It’s even better to interview six at once. So without further ado, I present the 9rulers in question (in alphabetical order.)

Marco Jardim |
Tammie Lister |
James Mathias | …

Interview with Andrew Clemente - Founder of DevLounge

By Matt Davies on January 24th, 2007.

Ok boys, girls and things, I have had the pleasure of interviewing Andrew Clemente the founder of DevLounge. Devlounge is a community website like Fadtastic and I thought it would be a good idea to see how its founder views the future, maintaining a community site, design and …

Interview with founder of Fadtastic - Andrew Faulkner

By Matt Davies on January 8th, 2007.

I have known Andy Faulkner for a few years now. He is always a pleasure to be with. His eyes glint with excitement whenever we discuss his favourite subject - web design trends. He is a man of enthusiasm, a man obsessed by functionality, usability and aesthetically pleasing websites. A …

Interview with Nicolò Volpato | He who designed PhotoMatt

By Andrew Faulkner on December 5th, 2006.

Welcome Nick. It’s a pleasure to chat. For those that don’t know you, could you say a few words about yourself.
Hi Andrew. It’s a pleasure for me too. Thank you for this opportunity. This is actually my first interview. My name is Nicolò Volpato, …

Interview with Matt Davies

By Andrew Faulkner on November 21st, 2006.

Hi Matt. Thanks for talking. I hope to chat with you today about some of the subjects that don’t always appear on general web design blogs. Firstly, for those who don’t know you, can you briefly introduce yourself…

Hi Andy. It’s a pleasure to speak to you.

My name is Matt Davies, …

Joe Dizon on starting your web standards journey.

By Andrew Faulkner on November 13th, 2006.

Joe Dizon, 25, is a talented young designer based in the UK. His background is in print but would like to chat about his recent involvement in web design and particularly web standards. Joe’s hoping to persuade other up-and-coming print designers to embrace web standards when they start out on …

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