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Artwork Semantics: Sensible and Fun for Everyone!

By on Apr 10, 2009 in Loud Dog Projects, Web Design, Web Engineering

When building websites, things like background gradients, tabs, and buttons often must be extracted from the design file and engineered in their own right in order to work correctly. In this article, Marty explains how to prepare your graphics file to make this easier.

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Deconstructing a CSS Hover State

By on in Tutorials, Web Design, Web Engineering

It’s often more efficient to use CSS and a customized graphic rather than javascript for common effects like button rollovers. Here, we break down how to design and build them.

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Getting started as a web designer, Part One

By on Mar 18, 2009 in Web Design

Recently, a friend asked me where she could take classes on how to become a great web designer. I’m often asked this question, and I don’t have a concise answer. I do, however, have some recommendations for how to get started on your own.

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Release early and often and achieve success

By on Mar 12, 2009 in Web Applications, Web Design, Web Engineering

Popular wisdom claims that if you’re building a web app, you should “release early and release often.” This is good advice, and what I’ve told clients before, but it’s not risk free, as some have discovered. Read on to see what I’m talking about.

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We Have A Portfolio!

By on Feb 25, 2009 in Loud Dog News, Loud Dog Projects, Web Design, Web Engineering

Once again, yesterday evening the strains of the sublime, transcendent keyboard riff of the “The Final Countdown” could be heard in the Loud Dog office as we officially launched the ummm… re-launch of the the Loud Dog website. Now with new, improved portfolio!

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Microsoft’s Missing Chromosome

By on Nov 14, 2008 in Brand and Identity Design, Web Design

Hell froze over the other day. Well, momentarily anyway. Steve Ballmer, in an apparent moment of befuddlement and rare “truthiness” seems to have opened the door a crack to the possibility that there’s something about open source that may actually not be a commie pinko plot.

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Microsoft's Missing Chromosome

By on in Brand and Identity Design, Web Design

Hell froze over the other day. Well, momentarily anyway. Steve Ballmer, in an apparent moment of befuddlement and rare “truthiness” seems to have opened the door a crack to the possibility that there’s something about open source that may actually not be a commie pinko plot.

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Faviconography

By on Aug 4, 2008 in Brand and Identity Design, Web Design, Web Engineering

What are favicons? Why should you use them? How do you make them? Where do they go? What is the meaning of life? Read on, as I gamely tackle these vexing questions. Well, the last one I can answer now. It is of course, forty two.

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Print Your Website In 5 Easy Steps

By on Aug 3, 2008 in Web Design, Web Engineering

Learn how Loud Dog uses Print Style Sheets to make sure our websites look as good on paper as they do on the screen.

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The Ugly The Bad and The Good

By on Jun 19, 2008 in Brand and Identity Design, Web Design

By now, surely everyone with an interweb connection has taken note of the stark contrast between the Obama and MacCain campaign’s marketing savvy or complete lack thereof – “let’s go with this lovely lime green backdrop, it really brings out your eyes!”.

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