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The Thirty Second Sell – What’s Your Website’s Elevator Pitch?

You have thirty seconds to tell me why your website matters, and what it can offer me. Go!

Did you panic? It’s a simple enough request, but did you manage to simplify everything down to half a minute? That’s the idea behind the elevator pitch.

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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.

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Color Scheme Inspiration – Breakfast Cereal

Good morning designers! Looking for a little bit of color in your life? This round of color inspiration is especially for all the A.M. folks out there.

So wake up, and start the day off right with some well rounded color schemes from the breakfast bowl.

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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.

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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.

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Color Scheme Inspiration – Birds

Having trouble finding a good color scheme? Color scheme inspirations will aim to fix that! Each post, we’ll pick out a topic and build color schemes out of it to inspire.

In honor of winter migration, this round of color schemes come from our airborne friends.

(Thumbnail by essjay via Flickr)

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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.

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