The (Semi-serious) Arguments of Web-Design

During last year I’ve not been really present: my articles have been so few you could count them on the fingers of one hand.

You know, the joys (and above all the strains) of maternity.

I didn’t write much, it’s right, but i read a lots of things. In my bedroom’s dim light, with my daughter sleeping by my side, I turned my iPhone into some sort of mentor. I installed the Kindle app and I devoured eBooks, I read articles, I wandered around several Italian and foreign blogs.

I miss Web Design, the job I deeply love and that, before Noemi’s birth, lead me running in front of my pc in the middle of the night because of a sudden inspiration flow.

This is why I left behind the practical side on my profession for sometime and I dedicated myself to web design theory. And I took sometime to read even some forums and groups dedicated to this field: often there were some useful advices about resources and books, really useful to fill the downtimes. || Read more »

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Want to improve your projects of web design and yourself? Spend more!

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Gold section and web design: how to use it and why

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A creative touch to your layout: tips & tricks

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Want to improve your projects of web design and yourself? Spend more!

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How to order the elements with jQuery (2/2)

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Usability: How to write for the Web

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Database structuring: the normalization

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Mobile Web Design

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How can we create an accessible form and with an optimized code?

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Inspiration: art in a cup of coffee

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