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13 Aug 2009 - 9:00am
4 years ago
18 replies
Steven Johnson

Latimes.com Redesign - No Link Colors

The new L.A. Times web redesign launched last night.

IA-wise, it's basically the same site, but the look-and-feel more
strongly embraces the print idiom (e.g., Georgia font).

I feel like the big news is that they've dropped link colors from
headlines, nav, etc.

Latimes.com is my alma mater (1999-2006), and I now also teach web
publishing at Annenberg School of Journalism at USC.

13 Jan 2009 - 1:19pm
5 years ago
12 replies
Kordian Piotr Klecha

Proper layout of article

Articles consist of typical elements: heading, lead, main text and photo(s);
usually there is also some box with "inform a friend", "rate the article",
comments and so on.

I am looking for a studies focusing on this topic: proper web-article

We are discussing proposed layout of articles in new site; designer's
proposition looks like this one:


15 Jun 2008 - 2:41am
5 years ago
16 replies
Rony Philip

Which is a better Navigation Structure

Hi All,

Here is a clarification:

A portal is being developed for office supplies. It sells many varities of
products (computers, paper clips, dust bins, charis/ tables, etc).

Which navigational approach is most suited?

1. Alphabetical Navigation: A primary navigation that simply displays all
the alphabets. When user hovers the mouse on any alphabet, all the items
related to that particular alphabet is displayed.

2. Categorized Navigation: Group items under different categories (tab
navigation) like - Electronics, Furniture, Technology, Supplies, etc.

Any better approach?!


17 Oct 2007 - 11:37am
6 years ago
7 replies

What's the difference between Delete and Remove?

I was discussing this very question with some friends and co-workers and
wanted to get other designers thoughts on this one.

The definition of "Delete" includes remove;

Delete: to strike out or remove (something written or printed); cancel;
erase; expunge.

But "Remove" does not include "Delete";

Remove: to move from a place or position; take away or off...

(cursory search via Dictionary.com)

I think about deleting as removing too. But I think about removing as, well,

3 Mar 2010 - 4:49am
4 years ago
11 replies
Alex Morris

Centred Layout Vs Left Aligned

One of those old chestnuts that keeps rearing its head in discussion with client and/or the visual design team.

Left aligned (fixed width) sites are evil right? ;-)

Anyone got any evidence to the contrary?

Love to hear your thoughts.


20 Jul 2010 - 1:52pm
Laurian Gridinoc

Re: [IxDA] What's your job title?

I'm Creative Software Developer* :) I love the title and the fact that is so confusing for others :)

25 Jun 2012 - 9:21am
1 year ago
5 replies

Responsive Design Poll

I am hearing from a lot of clients who are asking questions about whether or not now (or ever) is the time to invest in a responsively designed site - that is, if they should use media queries and fluid proportion-based layouts to provide an optimized experience across devices and browsers.

5 Mar 2010 - 2:24pm
28 weeks ago
25 replies

Creating Design Documents for an iPhone App

Another iPhone app question for you folks. Interally we got the go ahead to run with our app. To get this far I had used vector and photoshop assets found on the web to create concept screens, which worked quite well. Basically I made comps in Illustrator and imported them into InDesign with very little annotation at this point (again just concepts.)

15 Jan 2014 - 2:06am
5 days ago
0 replies

Interaction Design Foundation Courses

Has anyone taken any of the courses from interaction-design.org?
if so, would you say they're useful for really learning interaction design?

24 Jun 2011 - 4:53am
2 years ago
38 replies
Silvia Di Gianf...

Technical skills of an Interaction Designer

Hi all,
as Interaction Designer I think it's a foundamental matter to have a deep knowledge of  "how it works behind the scenes" what we design for people to use.

The question is: which language (HTML, Java, Javascript, DHTML...) do you think an Interaction Designer should be fluent in and at which level?