Designing for the Web – Print vs. Web – Inches, Pixels, DPI, Oh my!

At Babyface we find ourselves working with many creative graphic designers coming from the "print" side – they're used to designing for print and not the web.

I've decided to do a number of posts on this topic of which this is the first, helping print designers make the transition to the web side of design.

One issue of confusion is how to convert inches to pixels or a 300 dpi design to a 72 dpi website.

Forms for the Common Man

Contact-us forms are de-rigueur. Everybody else has one on their site so why shouldn’t we?

But what about those sites that ask everything including your hat size and what color socks you wore yesterday?

The more your visitors have to work to contact you the less likely it is you’ll ever hear from them. Even if you’re not requiring they fill out all the fields, perception is reality. If that form looks too demanding or too intrusive most of your visitors will pass.

Silicon Graphics Moving in on Java?

What’s new in the world of recycling?
Has anyone noticed a very strong resemblance between some of the new high-tech coffee makers and a certain obsolete computer?

sgi refurbishing

sgi refurbishing

Coffee anyone?

It’s the community, stupid! – DrupalCon 2009

Drupal, the open-source content management system that started in the student dorms at the University of Antwerp in 2000 has gathered a following of thousands of developers around the world in its brief lifetime.

From the Drupal site: Drupal is a free software package that allows an individual or a community of users to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website.

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