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What makes good design?

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Tim Frank 

I grabbed this photo of an old Land Rover as a place holder when updating the site, but it's actually a great example of good design. 

Why?

Everything about the design of the Land Rover served the function of the vehicle. Designed in 1947 by Maurice Wilks, Land Rovers were designed to be a functional, go anywhere kind of…

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What is owed

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New York Times Magazine, Sunday, June 28, 2020. Lettering by Bobby C. Martin Jr. of Champions Design

I want to start sharing important work that is happening across the industry.

This cover illustrates an essay by Nikola Hannah-Jones. “If black lives are to matter in America, the nation must pay its…

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Bumpy start

If you couldn't get into the site recently, it's because I messed up again while trying to get the newspagedesigner.org domain hooked up properly. Thanks to eveyone for sticking out out, as I stumble to get the DNS settings on the sight to work. Not my wheelhouse.

Once this is fixed, we can consider the site done.

In the meantime, please let me know if you experience an issues or have any questions.

Thanks!

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Welcome to the new NewsPageDesigner.

The goal here was to take advantage a newer platform, one that is simpler and more visual than what was available when the previous version was built.

The old site was developed when people had slower connectivity and consequently, the page previews were like postage stamps. Larger, higher-resolution images are important to the design. To that end, the navigation runs vertically on the left edge of the page to allow a more vertical space to view the pages. It's still a work in…

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