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Five Minute Upgrade – Using CSS Borders for Emphasis

I’ve noticed recently that many of the techniques used by top designers are actually quite simple. It’s how these simple elements are pieced together that makes a design brilliant. Today we’ll be looking at the first one of these highly effective, yet strikingly simple design methods with the use of CSS borders.

An Interview with Matthew Kammerer of UX Booth

Since starting this blog just under two months ago, I’ve met a lot of truly interesting people in the web design niche. Still being a student myself, I particularly love finding others in my age group doing big things on the internet.

Matthew Kammerer of UX Booth is an excellent example of how age doesn’t matter when it comes to success on the web. I had an opportunity this past week to ask him some questions about his background, projects, and future plans. The results are below in Build Internet’s inaugural interview.

How to Make a Smooth Animated Menu with jQuery

Ever seen some excellent jQuery navigation that left you wanting to make one of your own? Today we’ll aim to do just that by building a menu and animate it with some smooth effects.

New Blog – The Nonsense Society

For the couple months I’ve been working with artistic type Chris Collins to build an artistic centered community blog.

The resulting site has just officially launched, and we’d love to have you (and your work) on board.

Quick Tip – Accurate Web Colors in Photoshop

Ever built a great website mock up in Photoshop only to slice it up and discover that the all the colors are off in the saved images? Even though the hex values are the same, the appearance is totally different.

Easy now! Don’t curse out Photoshop just yet. It’s a simple problem to fix if you know the right options to change.

Don’t Click Here! – Placing Links in Context

If you’re interested in reading this article, click here. On second thought. Don’t.

It’s a common usability problem. Links that don’t mean anything. How are you using links on your website?

12 Sites Great at Being Green

Green is a great color. This showcase focuses on websites that decided to go with a more natural shade of design. Take some inspiration from the shades of green used fantastically in the following twelve sites.

Many of these pages use green to illustrate a nature theme. There are also a couple of great examples like Emotions by Mike which use green simply because it works with the design. Take a look:

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