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Oct 8th, 2014 by Max Tokman

We recently had a chance to review Google Design.  Without beating around the bush with verbose SEO-driven preface, here’s our quick take on it.

Pros - what you get from reviewing and following Google Design guidelines:

- Access to comprehensive design guide, developed by a major software company at significant expense

- Exposure to principles of software- and hardware-driven usability, where design is used to skin functionality instead of defining it

Aug 27th, 2014 by Max Tokman

Disclaimer: this is not an actionable guide on website design.  Just carefully measured thoughts on background and trends of designing for web, a discipline that is entering its third decade.

Jun 18th, 2014 by Max Tokman

Short answer - it is not.  Adobe is always torn between noble aspirations of creating unified design / development software and the less elevated urge to make money by selling that same tool as multiple products.  Hence the ongoing parade of various stiffs, headlined by ImageReady and closely followed by Fireworks, that have either gone to oblivion or are on the way there.  Adobe Muse awaits a fate no different.

Jun 21st, 2011 by Max Tokman
At OSS will always program a site with the necessary functionality for a specific handheld device.
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