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The Linking Marathon – Substance in List and Roundup Posts

Lists and roundups can be wonderful ways to share useful links in moderation, but does using them too frequently show a lack of originality for the blog?

Five Minute Upgrade – Increase Scannability

The average visitor is not going to take the time to read everything you have written, they will glance over it. It is important to take this into account when laying out your content, taking care to make the important information easy to notice and pop out.

Five Minute Upgrade – Variety in Title and Body Fonts

Are you a one font wonder?

Contrary to what you may think, mixing fonts in web layouts can actually be quite beneficial. It can help to increase usability, promote emphasis, and add some flair to an otherwise monotonous page.

In this post we’ll examine the trends of mixed typefaces and take a look at some fantastic example pages out on the web.

Five Minute Upgrade – Header Hierarchy

Headings can be tricky business. In a continuation of our Five Minute Upgrade series, today we’ll look at the effective use of heading tag family.

With a quick overhaul to your site’s heading hierarchy, you’ll see an increase of both usability and search engine rankings.

ActionScript 3 vs Flex 3: Labels

Flex can’t do it all alone. While it’s possible to build a RIA in strictly ActionScript 3.0 or Flex 3’s MXML, sometimes you have to be familiar with both methods to get the best result.

In this post we’ll look at two ways of making one of the most common components in Flash and Flex development: the label.

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.

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?

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