• Struggling with Creative Block is Normal

    • Tom Kenny

    Creative block doesn’t care where you are. It can strike even if you’re in one the most beautiful places in the world. I know because it just happened to me. I was struggling with writing this very article here in Queenstown, New Zealand. Distractions can seem as tall as mountains and in my case they […]

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  • 5 Ways Writing Helps Your Design Career

    • Tom Kenny

    Writing sets you apart from other designers. It is one of the most versatile skills you can possess, yet it is also one of the most underrated and therefore underused. Just the simple fact that it’s underused by most designers means you can use it to get ahead. The New York Times published an article […]

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  • Clarifying The 80/20 Hybrid Approach to Designing in the Browser

    • Tom Kenny

    You’re risking the quality of your design work if you rely solely on designing in the browser. That’s what I said when I wrote about a more appropriate approach to designing in the browser, called The 80/20 Hybrid Approach to Designing in the Browser: Unless you think and dream in HTML and CSS, designing in […]

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  • The Truth about Web Design Trends

    • Tom Kenny

    This is a loving rant, designed to help you rather than just a way to let off steam, although it’s good for that as well! You see, I have a problem with design trends. They’re the biggest thing web designers waste time on. I tweeted as much a little while ago but now I want […]

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  • Design to Delight

    • Tom Kenny

    What do people want from web designers? Generally, help to sell more of their product or service through a website. Good business owners know they need to create meaningful relationships with their customers and to help do this for them, we have to assist in delivering value to their customers, build trust and create an […]

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  • Learn More by Watching

    • Tom Kenny

    I hadn’t played football for about six months which was enough time for me to be “rusty” the next time I played. I can’t even remember why I hadn’t played for so long but during that time I watched more football I had ever watched in any six month period before. Somehow it was one […]

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  • 5 Web Design Tips You Probably Haven’t Heard Before

    • Tom Kenny

    Here on Inspect Element, I don’t want to just give you standard advice that you’ve heard before, although there is value in that. I still refresh myself on things I learnt years ago. Alongside that, hearing advice multiple times helps it settle in more as it takes 7 times to retain new information. Saying that, […]

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