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The Zen of CSS Design: Visual Enlightenment for the Web by Molly E. Holzschlag, Dave Shea

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Chapter . Deco

Minimal imagery, maximum impact

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WHEN SETTING OUT TO WORK on a design, Mark Trudel follows a ritual. Beginning with a visit to sites that visually inspire him, he spends about an hour looking at the work of others and collecting content: photographs, illustrations, text. Next, it’s off to Adobe Photoshop, where he works on thumbnails. Unlike many graphic artists, he avoids sketching ideas on paper, finding that doing so lacks the level of detail that working in Photoshop allows.

In the early winter of 2004, Trudel broke with his ritual a bit as he spent time wandering ...

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