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Surefire ways to make a website someone will hate

There are a few things every web designer fears—actual phone calls, deadlines, other designers. But the worst is, of course, criticism of any kind. We all know that criticism is easiest to handle when it doesn’t exist, so here is a list of things that would certainly cause someone to hate your work with gratuitous vitriol. Simply avoid making these mistakes and no one will hate your website.

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How to use solid web principles to justify what you were going to do anyway

In this era of the web, there are generations of designers and programmers who have gone before us. Web design is being taught formally in schools and universities, and we draw knowledge from centuries of art, industrial design, and typography. Like never before, there is a wealth of great web principles that we can use to justify doing whatever it is we already wanted to do.