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Web Design or the Art and Science of Solving Problems (Part 1)

Submitted by Jakob on 21 July, 2007 - 11:57.My Blog | Human-Computer Interaction | Usability | Web Design

I sometimes refer to myself as a web designer, a term that to many people I meet means "someone who makes websites pretty". This is a rather narrow definition and one I'd like to extend and widen and put in context with what us web professionals actually do. This blog post, the first in a series about building websites (or solving problems the way I look at it), covers some of my own thoughts regarding the trade of building websites and how a web professional or web designer thinks compared to print designers.

The new super-improved KogVet website is launched!

Submitted by Jakob on 10 October, 2006 - 01:09.My Blog | CSS | Drupal | Portfolio Updates | Web Design | XHTML
KogVet front page

The new website for the student association at the Cognitive Science program here at Linköping University was launched two weeks ago but I haven't gotten around to posting about it until now. It's with a great feeling of accomplishment that we finally launched this site and we're thrilled at the thought of all its new features and what it will bring to the association and the students at the program. Continue reading in my portfolio...

Drupal for Solid Lifeforms

Submitted by Jakob on 4 September, 2006 - 20:32.My Blog | Drupal | Human-Computer Interaction | Web Design | XHTML

A beginners FAQ and guide to one of the most formidable content management systems on planet Earth

Some of you who frequent my site may have noticed that I work a lot with Drupal and now offer Drupal-related services such as customization and design. If youre curious about what Drupal is and what it can do for you, how you can build a better site - a site thats easier to maintain using a state of the art CMS, this guide is for you.

Snowmania - the 720 ski club website is launched!

Submitted by Jakob on 23 August, 2006 - 03:37.My Blog | Portfolio Updates | Web Design
720 website screenshot

I am proud to announce the launch of the website of the 720 student ski club. The new website is a custom-built Drupal powered site that can easily be maintained and extended as needed and helps 720 keep its members up to date on the latest news and happenings.

Creative melting pot, eleven new designs

Submitted by Jakob on 21 August, 2006 - 18:07.My Blog | Portfolio Updates | Web Design
Designs for Webbredaktoren

The last few weeks have been hectic, for several reasons. One of them is that I've been busy working on several projects simultaneously, two of which have been Drupal powered websites. I apologize to you my readers for the lack of updates but it has been a consequence of a lack of time.

Nine custom designs for Webbredaktören

Submitted by Jakob on 5 July, 2006 - 13:09.My Blog | Portfolio Updates | Web Design
Skogsglänta

I've been busy lately creating nine unique designs for Webbredaktören, a local company that is launching a breakthrough website setup service. What makes their service so unique is that it isn't just like any hosting or website package which usually includes just site building and hosting without any site maintenance, this service also includes your very own webmaster!

The problem with CSS and why designers think with tables

Submitted by Jakob on 30 June, 2006 - 21:51.My Blog | CSS | Human-Computer Interaction | Usability | Web Design | XHTML

So called web standards-compliant coding using XHTML and CSS is being touted as the way of the future for web design and more and more people adopt the new methods and practices by the day. However CSS introduces a less than intuitive way to think about page layout which makes it hard to adopt and is also why web designers still use tables for layout. In this article I will cover some recent web design history, discuss why designers think with tables and why the CSS formatting model is not as intuitive as it should be.

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