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The Best Design Tools On The Market

Designers, in many ways, are quintessential first adopters and ideal test customers: They’re technically savvy and demanding, with an extreme attention to detail and polish. Please them, and it’s pretty certain that you’ve got a great product on your hands.

All of which makes this infographic commissioned by Best Vendor particularly interesting: Drawn from a survey of 180 design pros, it shows the favored apps in their toolkits.

via Infographic Of The Day: The Best Design Tools On The Market | Co.Design: business + innovation + design.

How To Build A Better Web Application For Your Business

Paul Boag nails it!
Are you fed up with hearing about yet another Silicon Valley Web application built with fairy dust and funded by magic pixies? If so, this post is for you. Most of us will never get to work on a Web application that is funded by venture capital and for which the business aims are a secondary consideration. For us, developing a Web application is about meeting a particular business need as part of our job working with some large organization.

I have identified three secrets that seem to make things go a lot smoother:

  1. Focus on user tasks and not features,
  2. Don’t try to solve everything and
  3. Ask the right questions early on.

via How To Build A Better Web Application For Your Business – Smashing Magazine.