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Entries from September 2007

Sep 24, 2007

First look: Samsung's sleek and sexy SCX-4500 printer

After seeing pics of Samsung’s new slim and sexy printers, I fell in love. Exclusively sold through Apple, the ML-1630 ($200) and multi-function SCX-4500 ($300) feature an unconventional design with a high-gloss black finish and slim form. After wiping off the drool off my face, I dashed to the Apple store in San Francisco and […]

Sep 19, 2007

Mint: A money management tool that doesn’t suck

Hate spending time keeping track of where your money goes? Check out Mint, a new and free money management tool for people who hate managing money. Mint allows you to view all of your banking and credit card transactions side-by-side, making identifying all of your transactions much easier and faster than ever before. How does […]

Sep 12, 2007

How to attract and manage novice clients

The continuing growth of Web 2.0 startups means designers can expect to be approached by a lot more clients with five-figure budgets who are virtual novices to the web design process. Without proper handling these clients can be extremely difficult to work with. I know, because I was one of those clients. I was recently […]

Sep 5, 2007

How to procrastinate more productively

Everyone experiences the desire to procrastinate. For one reason or another, nothing is harder than doing the one task that needs to get done. People go to great lengths — create excuses, find other work, or even hide — to avoid a dreaded task. Usually time spent procrastinating is simply wasted, but it doesn’t have […]

Sep 4, 2007

Tip: Don't design site navigation like ads

Designing navigation may be one of the most critical parts of a web layout. Yet it always surprises me how many websites seem to put little effort into their navigation. Even websites that put every element together just right except for the navigation will have a hard time creating a positive experience for the user. […]