Server Hardware—How Important Are CPU, RAM, and I/O Speed To Performance?

When it’s time to choose a hosting company and a hosting package do you consider the specs of the server? How do you decide how many GHz of clock speed in a CPU is enough and how do you choose much RAM you need. What should you look for when it comes to server disk space?

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Website Performance—Does Your Hosting Plan Matter?

Last spring I published a short series on website performance to serve as an introduction to a longer on-again off-again series on the same topic. That first series covered things like performance budgets and how to test a site’s performance and read the waterfall charts you receive as a result.

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How You Can Train Yourself To Think Like A Designer

Toward the end of last week’s post concluding my short series about design concepts, I mentioned that you want to consistently look at other designs and ask yourself questions about what you see. I want to spend today expanding on that idea a little.

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Design Concepts—How To Use The Principles Of Design To Communicate Your Concept

How does a concept help you design a website? Once you decide on a design concept, how do you actually use it. These are questions I’d like to address today in what will be the last post in this short series about design concepts.

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Design Concepts—Creative Thinking And Exploration To Develop And Select Ideas

A good concept can make your design more interesting. It can add depth and meaning to your work. A concept helps you generate new and related ideas. It also guides your thinking and design decisions. Your ability to develop concepts, your creativity, can help you stand out from other designers. So how do you go about developing a concept for a project?

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