Web Pages That Suck – learn good web design by looking at bad web design

I’ve taken a long sabbatical from the site because of an overdose of dealing with websites and people suffering from Dunning-Kruger Syndrome. Seriously, 20 years of looking at badly designed websites takes its toll, but like John Wick, I’m back. Bad websites: Prepare to get shot in the face a la John Wick. Click picture for my feelings on the matter.

Like John Wick, I'm back.

Web Pages That Suck Presents The 20 Worst Websites of 2014

some websites are unbelievably bad

This year there’s less emphasis on using Over-The-Top websites—mostly because I’ve separated them into their own document The 12 Worst Over-The-Top Websites of 2014—and started discussing mobile mistakes along with more serious design flaws. This shouldn’t be a surprise as the world is seeing a quantifiable move from the desktop to mobile.

The 20 Worst Websites of 2014

The 12 Worst Over-The-Top Websites of 2014

this website is really poorly designed

Here are 2014’s websites that make you ask questions like, “WTF is going

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Arrangements Floral + Party Design

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Security by Design – Amazon Web Services (AWS)

SbD outlines the control responsibilities, the automation of security baselines, the configuration of security, and the customer audit of controls for AWS customer infrastructure, operating systems, services and applications running in AWS. This standardized, automated, prescriptive, and repeatable design can be deployed for common use cases, security standards, and audit requirements across multiple industries and workloads.

AWS recommends building in security and compliance into your AWS account by following a four-phase approach:

Phase 1 – Understand your requirements. Outline your policies, then document the controls you inherit from AWS. Next, document the controls you own and operate in your AWS environment, and decide what security rules you want to enforce within your AWS IT environment.

Phase 2 – Build a secure environment that fits your requirements and implementation. Define the configuration you require in the form of AWS configuration values, such as encryption requirements (for example, forcing server-side encryption for

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Home – Design Collaborative

Dear Clients, Colleagues, Partners, and Friends:

The realities of a COVID-19 existence in our country and communities are creating challenges for us all. Together, we will navigate the “new norms” – at least temporarily – and get through this. I am confident in this belief.

First and foremost, in the spirit of our people-first philosophy, Design Collaborative is committed to the safety and well-being of our employees, clients, consultants, and communities. We are closely monitoring the recommendations of the authorities where our employees and clients live and work, are taking appropriate actions, and modifying behaviors to keep people safe while maintaining our operations.

Design Collaborative continues to serve our clients and projects and remains committed to doing so throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. While the methods in which we conduct our business are evolving due to this outbreak, we are well-equipped and prepared to fully operate in a remote capacity to

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Design Thinking 101

History of Design Thinking

It is a common misconception that design thinking is new. Design has been practiced for ages: monuments, bridges, automobiles, subway systems are all end-products of design processes. Throughout history, good designers have applied a human-centric creative process to build meaningful and effective solutions.

In the early 1900’s husband and wife designers Charles and Ray Eames practiced “learning by doing,” exploring a range of needs and constraints before designing their Eames chairs, which continue to be in production even now, seventy years later. 1960’s dressmaker Jean Muir was well known for her “common sense” approach to clothing design, placing as much emphasis on how her clothes felt to wear as they looked to others. These designers were innovators of their time. Their approaches can be viewed as early examples of design thinking — as they each developed a deep understanding of their users’ lives and unmet needs.

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Design Tools


List of various free, shareware and commercial PCB Design Tools

Officially supported CAD File Formats

EAGLE

Nice, easy to use CAD/CAM software for PCB schematic and routing. We accept .BRD files for prototyping.

KICAD

Free, open source schematic capture and PCB routing. We accept .BRD files for prototyping.

TARGET 3001

PCB CAD/CAM software. You can download limited demo version. We accept .T3001 files for prototyping.

Free, open source design tools for PCB

gEDA

gEDA is a free, open-source schematic capture and layout package that runs on Linux.

ZenitPCB

ZenitPCB is a freeware layout software.

PCB

Free unix PCB editor.

FREE-PCB

FreePCB is a free, open-source printed circuit board layout editor for Microsoft Windows!

TinyCAD

TinyCAD is a free open-source schematic editor written by Matt Pyne.

TCI3

Free PCB routing and schematic capture software.

CometCAD

CometCAD is free (but not open-source) schematic capture and layout editor program for Windows

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Graphic Design, Free Fonts, Vector Graphics, Business Cards, Logos, Resume, Photoshop Tutorials

Post Thumbnail of 20 Best Clean Minimal Resume Templates

Ultra clean Minimal Resume Templates are easy to customize and perfect for any opportunity. Minimal resume templates are available in Word, PSD and AI format. Everything is carefully layered with smart object, so it’s very easy to use. Super clean design resume with cover letter are made by professional designers. …

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Post Thumbnail of Photoshop Tutorials: Learn Photo Manipulation [Tips, Tricks]

When it comes to finding the perfect Photo Manipulation, Photo Editing and Retouching photos software for graphic designers, Adobe Photoshop is the only name that comes to mind. Adobe Photoshop is the ideal tool if you are making photos for Instagram, Facebook or any other social platform. There …

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Post Thumbnail of 30 Business Logo Designs for Inspiration #66

This is the 66th round up of logo design inspiration gallery and showcase featuring professional logo created by top designers. In this Business Logo Design collection you can feel how important is sketching and story-boarding. As a designer, I know how important is Logo

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Four Design: Graphic Design Solutions

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I Adore the Firefly Art Print by The Design Confidential via @thdesconf


At long last I am super excited to annouce Confidential Print Shop is open for business and printable art is first on the menu. I have actually had the shop set up for months, but I was feeling extremely anxious about hitting the publish button on this post. I’m not entirely sure why, but it most likely stems from a fear of failure. Truth be told, setting up a storefront and selling something that is uniquely yours and not made by someone else, is terrifying. Because what if no one cares? What if everyone hates it and never buys a single thing? Does that mean they don’t like you or your work? Is it a reflection of how the public perceives your taste level? As a design professional, this is a monumentally difficult hurdle to jump because the answer is probably yes. Read

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