Design in the News

Web 2.0 ‘distracts good design’ (via) – whether you love him or hate him, you can actually learn some things from Jakob Nielsen. Say what you want about his sometimes off-the-wall remarks on his site,, but there’s method to his madness, and I respect that. Even when he says things like Flash is 99% Bad (published October 2000).
On “Just”, Awesomeness, and ™ – a little heady, but good.

I decided, recently, to have a go at excising the word “just” from my vocabulary. Not in the adjectival usage (“just” as in “justice”) nor in the noun (“just” as in “a large-bellied pot with handles”, according to the OED) but as an adverb. Oh, you know, I’ll just write this article on language minutia and graphic design.

Design View – Versus

Few things are as compelling or as fruitful as a rivalry. Any landscape, no matter how vibrant or contentious, is merely tepid without the conspicuous presence of two, and only two, powerful and clearly defined antagonists.

Horizontal Navigation; nine ways to skin a cat

Once you start perusing the web for inspiration rich entities, you quickly notice the very small world from which everyone seems to be working from – especially when you get as specific as horizontal navigation. At the end of an intense brainstorming session, we thought it would be fun to highlight some of the most commonly used techniques for designing horizontal navigation.