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Design Principles from the UK Government

  1. Start with the user’s needs
  2. Do less
  3. Design with data
  4. Do the hard work to make it simple
  5. Iterate. Then iterate again.
  6. Build for inclusion
  7. Understand context
  8. Build digital services, not websites
  9. Be consistent, not uniform
  10. Make things open: it makes things better

Great stuff! Click through on each for more details and examples.

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Usability.gov

Usability.gov is a one-stop source for government web designers to learn how to make websites more usable, useful, and accessible. The site addresses a broad range of factors that go into web design and development. The site will help you to:

  • Plan and design usable sites by collecting data on what users need
  • Develop prototypes
  • Conduct usability tests and write up results
  • Measure trends and demographics

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From Farra at Big Duck:

Using this chart can help you answer questions like:
Does your website give users what they need in the way that they want it? 
Does it serve your mission and current goals? 
Do you have a content strategy and the resources you need to keep your site up to date? 
How have the trends toward interactivity, social media, and responsive design affected your website?

From Farra at Big Duck:

Using this chart can help you answer questions like:

  • Does your website give users what they need in the way that they want it? 
  • Does it serve your mission and current goals? 
  • Do you have a content strategy and the resources you need to keep your site up to date? 
  • How have the trends toward interactivity, social media, and responsive design affected your website?

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gregbabula:

Colllor: Colllor helps you find specific colors and their corresponding shades, hues and tones. You can even look for associating colors to broaden your palette, which can be a useful tool in a Web developer’s belt. You can input color names using plain English as well as in Hex code

gregbabula:

Colllor: Colllor helps you find specific colors and their corresponding shades, hues and tones. You can even look for associating colors to broaden your palette, which can be a useful tool in a Web developer’s belt. You can input color names using plain English as well as in Hex code

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Reverie - A versatile HTML5 responsive WordPress framework based on ZURB's Foundation

thechangelog:

Whoa, that’s a mouthful, but very exciting.

Reverie Screenshot

For those of you who have embraced jekyll, Octopress (the WordPress alternative for hackers) or NestaCMS - Reverie may not be for you. But there are still tons MILLIONS of sites/blogs running on WordPress.

As of today’s date (02/10/2012) there are 71,176,074 WordPress sites in the world and WordPress.com hosts about half.

Let’s summarize:

Zhen has licensed the Reverie Framework under an MIT License, the same as Foundation and encourages developers and designers to keep the footer information (“powered by Reverie Framework”) to help spread the word, though it’s optional.

Source on GitHub - Homepage

(Source: thechangelog)

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