Ahoy hoy. It’s time for Found Friday – volume 40. To send you off on your weekend, we have the following this week: an article on the elements of retro web design, an article on email etiquette (some great tips), a look at the new HTML5 logo, a tutorial on styling WordPress navigation for you noobs out there, and a good read from Smashing Magazine on identifying good/bad clients.
This article provides an in-depth look at the retro trend sweeping web design right now. Vintage looks, light texturing, simple shapes… we’re seeing more and more of this stuff each day. Here’s what to look for and some mini-tutorials on how to do it.
Email is overwhelming and easy to screw up – this article (via swiss-miss) provides some really useful tips on how to be an efficient and clear emailer. The only one I don’t agree with is “Never send a ‘thank-you’ email”. Yes, it clutters up the inbox, but I know I appreciate them… and immediately delete them.
The HTML5 logo has been unveiled; here’s a look at it and what it means.
WordPress as a CMS – perhaps the most popular choice for web designers these days. Here’s an easy-to-follow tutorial on how to style WP navigation menus for those who don’t know.
This in-depth article is a must-read for a couple reasons: one, it provides tips as the title would suggest. However, the part I found most interesting was seeing how bigger studios/agencies handle budget inquiries. The size and cost of these agencies’ web projects are astronomical (compared to what we charge, which isn’t peanuts by any means). Granted, the scope and reach of their projects are generally much larger, but it was a real eye-opener.
Thanks & see you next week!