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Jeffrey Zeldman’s story

jeffrey zeldman Jeffrey Zeldman, quoted from "the great discontent", 28/8/2012:

I believe that’s how it works; you do stuff, try to get better at it, be friendly to people, and the good you do comes back to you.

To celebrate their one year anniversary, "the great discontent" talks to the one and only Jeffrey Zeldman.
In this interview, you will read the story of how Jeffrey became who is today. It is a wonderful read.

Admittedly, I might be quite biased in my recommendation of this article as I am a huge fan of Jeffrey. But I can honestly say that each time I read another piece, especially those which are of a more personal nature - I can't help but feel inspired, entertained and enlightened at the same time. As subjective as this might be - I am hoping you will feel the same :)

read now: TGD: Jeffrey Zeldman

Shadows aren’t black.

WayneThiebaud ThreeMachines
“Three Machines” © Wayne Thiebaud

Most of us will have been told about avoiding black at school, in art class – and though we might have disagreed at the time, it a solid piece of advice. Cameron Moll pointed to a great article by Ian Storm Taylor today which is definitely worth a read.

And if you are using pure black in your designs at the moment – why not try editing it to more carefully considered shades of grey :)

read the post: Design Tip: Never Use Black

“This is my personal site. There are many like it, but this one is mine.”


Since his redesign in the open about a month ago, people have been busy discussing the latest look of zeldman.com. With its large type and minimal design – opinions are split with some people appreciating the concept behind this approach and others utterly shocked at the sheer size of the text.

In his latest http://www.mindanews.com/buy-inderal/ post, Jeffrey responds to some of the thoughts and reactions – in his usual eloquent elegance. Please do read the article ~ it encapsulates why I love Jeffrey and his work, a true designer doing what he does best. Most inspiring.

☞ WEB DESIGN MANIFESTO 2012