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10 Sites Every Web Design Professional Should Know About

Posted on Thu, Jun 13, 2013

The internet can be a big place if you are looking for a specific piece of information, and if what you are looking for is about building a web site it gets even scarier. We found ten websites that will help every web designer on their way to become the best they can. Make sure to bookmark these as they are your secret helpers when working on your next project. 

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Topics: specs howard anniversary, Digital Media Arts, Tutorials, graphic design apps, Internet Tips, graphic design workshop, workshops, web design

HTML 5: The Future of Web Design

Posted on Tue, Jun 4, 2013

By Dara Harper Years ago, people accessed web sites from dial-up modems and online video consisted of short Quicktime movies. Most people only went online to check their emails and the connection was so slow that it took a long time to even do that. Now, the web is an interactive place where everything is within reach... from full-length movies to social mediaHTML 5, Web Design, Specs Howard to eCommerce!

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Topics: Digital Media Arts, graphic design workshop, web design, Specs Howard

Dropbox: A Web Design lifesaver

Posted on Wed, May 22, 2013

By Cally McIntyre  Dropbox is my lifesaver. My whole world opened up considerably when I found Dropbox.  I can’t actually remember how I found it or if a friend recommended it toDropbox, web designer tools me, but it is a lifesaver.  Have you ever forgotten your flash drive at home, when you need a certain file on it for a web design project due that day?  How annoying is that? You would have to drive home to get it and be late for your meeting. 

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Topics: Digital Media Arts, graphic design apps, web design, Specs Howard, Graphic Design

Web Design from 2012 to 2013: Skeuomorphic Vs Flat Design

Posted on Fri, May 10, 2013

By Dylan Mierzwinski  The term “skeuomorphic” is enough to make anyone conjure up images of mad scientists and experiments gone wrong, but really it’s just a term for the main trend that was going on in web and user interface design in 2012. Although web design doesn’t wait for December 31st of each year to evolve, we do notice major trends and changes from year to year. This post will be all about the major shift designers have seen: From skeuomorphic to flat design.

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Topics: Dylan Meirwinski, Digital Media Arts, Tutorials, web design, Graphic Design

What is ‘Responsive Web Design’

Posted on Thu, Apr 25, 2013

By Dylan Mierzwinski    These days we have loads of different devices: laptops, computers, iPhones, iPads, Nexus tablets, Smart TVs, Android phones, Kindles, Nooks, Netbooks, (Google glasses?) and so on and so forth. What do all of these devices have in common? They connect to the internet. With the myriad of screen sizes, resolutions, browsers, and need for information comes the need for responsive web design.

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Topics: Dylan Meirwinski, graphic design workshop, web design, Specs Howard, Digital Media

Looking for New Web Design Trends

Posted on Fri, Apr 12, 2013

Specs Howard, Web design Trends, Graphic Design, Last year saw a great deal of new web design trends, most altered the way we looked and interacted with some of our favorite sites. Now,  with almost 4 months of 2013 under our belt we can take a look at what to expect for the year. We sat down with some of our Graphic Design Instructors, and it looks like the changes won't be slowing down anytime soon.

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Topics: web design, Graphic Design, graphic design industry

Graphic Design Grad Story

Posted on Mon, Feb 4, 2013

Graphic Design Grad Gregg Phelps

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Topics: user interface designer, web design, Graphic Design, graphic design industry

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