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8 Web Design Mistakes That Developers Make – Turn Mistake Into Challenge

An excellent website takes a particularly savvy blend of both great design and great code. Because of this, you often find designers having to figure out code and developers trying their hand at design…

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Great article if you are involved in web design and if you read it thoroughly. I must admit – in our web design studio we sometimes get carried away with using free fonts and free images. However, the problem (at least sometimes) isn’t our laziness or not knowing any better.

Most problem arise with such “bad behavior” are tied to our inability to persuade clients not to use widespread imagery. At times it gets all but funny – “it worked for them, it will naturally work for us“. Naturally, it won’t. We’re getting better at explaining things to our clients, but we’re not flawless yet.

This, however, poses another opportunity to be better then competition. Alright, we’ll use that image you’ve seen a dozen times, but we’ll try to do it the best we can. So that the next time you see it on someone else’s web site, you would recall our client, not that other web site. Use that image to create a point of origin.

Creativity doesn’t have to be perfect. It just has to be creative.

Simplicity Power – Solution

You need to count the number of round elements in each string. For example, in first line, “8809” contains six round elements (two in each “8”, one in “0”, one in “9”). Next line, “7111” does not contain round elements at all. And so on.

P.S. Sorry, took me a little longer 🙂

Simplicity Power

The following problem is offered to kids admitted to kindergarten or first-grade in some of the Ukrainian schools. I couldn’t solve this problem immediately, had to look for a solution. For readers of this post I’ll let out a small hint – the problem is much simpler then you first think.

8809 = 6
7111 = 0
2172 = 0
6666 = 4
1111 = 0
3213 = 0
7662 = 2
9312 = 1
0000 = 4
2222 = 0
3333 = 0
5555 = 0
8193 = 3
8096 = 5
7777 = 0
9999 = 4
7756 = 1
6855 = 3
9881 = 5
5531 = 0

2581 = ?

If you really must know the solution -I’ll post it tomorrow.