5 of the best: #10

This week: A neat resource for designing form elements, tips and tricks that you can use to enhance your design, amazing facts about the amount of emails that get sent each week and the importance of having a backbone when liaising with clients.

1. Case study – a project from hell

An article highlighting the importance of having a backbone in this industry. It’s important to explain to clients why you’re doing something and that there is rationale behind your decisions. If not, the end product will suffer.
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2. Using Hick’s Law in interface design

The principle of allowing bad design decisions adding unwarranted time to your users’ experience. Features some nice examples of Hick’s Law in practice.
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3. Seven practical tips for cheating at design

Steve Schoger and Adam Wathan show several tips to help you improve your designing with “tactics instead of talent”
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4. Pretty Checkboxes

A nifty little resource using pure CSS to beautify checkbox and radio buttons.
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5. The shocking truth about how many emails are sent

It’s higher than you’d think. Also contains a few tips about how to go about creating better, more valuable emails.
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Until next week, thanks for reading 🙂