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Design Focus: Bike Sites

It’s time to get fit and go on an adventure with these cycling sites. Are they as sleek and smart as the wares they’re peddling? Let’s go find out!

Friday Focus 06/17/11: Owly

This week’s Friday Focus features not just any kind of bird, but owls. They’ve been used everywhere from personal portfolios to mainstream portals and we’re going to check them out.

Friday Focus 05/14/10: Icon Parade

This week’s Friday Focus will tackle websites for a designer’s best friend: icons. Icon sites have been around for the longest time but we’re seeing a lot of sites pushing the envelope in interface innovation, both with their offerings and the website designs they’re found in. The latest trend so far? Websites created for a single icon set—now that’s a great way to promote work.

Friday Focus 12/04/09: Swashes, stripes, swirls

This week on Friday Focus: websites adorned with colorful, abstract flourishes that give movement and energy to the designs.

Friday Focus 08/14/09: Sewing & Crafts

It’s Friday once again and this week on ‘Focus we’re looking at very “domestic” looking sites, like they were put together with fabrics, thread, and craft supplies!

Friday Focus 08/07/09: Pretty Patterns

This week on Friday Focus: sites that make use of interesting repeating images as backgrounds.

How to Practice Effectively to Improve Your Skills

In my last post, I talked about how deliberate practice is the key to improving your skills. Today we’ll look at the characteristics of this type of practice and how to apply it to web work.

Friday Focus 10/17/08: Office Stationery

Let’s take a look at websites that look like they were built with stuff found in your office stationery. Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Focus!