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Website design is dead. To a degree.

Feb 22nd, 2015 by Max Tokman

A colleague recently brought to my attention an article which stated in rather axiomatic fashion that website design is dead, period.  As this would obviously concern many a practicing web designer with existentialist questions - if website design has indeed expired, well then, have I? Are my current projects being shaped by forces beyond the grave? - I figured it might be beneficial to explore the question in depth and offer constructive criticism instead of outright dismissal (spoiler alert: you’re not dead).

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Not every web design project is a web design project

Nov 13th, 2014 by Max Tokman

A popular system of interlinked hypertext documents, known as “the web”, makes almost any information ranging from funny animal videos to software training readily accessible. In some instances, it creates an illusion that task of any complexity can be treated as a DIY project. We beg to differ.
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Wix the free web site building service

Sep 16th, 2014 by Max Tokman

Wix is a new tool for DIY crowd not content with building their websites using only website building tools from Yahoo, Network Solutions, GoDaddy and thousands of other hosting companies - now we have Wix and it is being heavily promoted as the greatest thing since sliced bread.
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Thoughts on Website Design

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.

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Adobe Edge Reflow optimizes design and coding for web

Jun 23rd, 2014 by Max Tokman

Last week we reviewed About Muse and its promise of full cycle design and development.  Today, we are looking at Edge Reflow, which we think is a much better candidate for integration into workflow process by designers and developers alike when designing responsive sites.

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How Adobe Muse is completely changing design and coding for web?

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.

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