Polls


Poll id : #181 - March 7th, 2016 to March 15th, 2016  (Closed)
A/B testing is good for…
Total votes: 109
Designing UX-rich websites (50 votes, 46%)
Covering my back on design decisions (24 votes, 22%)
Convincing clients to embrace design (14 votes, 13%)
Making money for A/B testing companies (21 votes, 19%)

Poll id : #180 - February 29th, 2016 to March 8th, 2016  (Closed)
How many projects do you run at once?
Total votes: 183
Are you crazy? You can’t focus on more than one at once! (29 votes, 16%)
Two: the one I’m being paid for, and my side project (61 votes, 33%)
As many as my boss assigns me, probably too many (54 votes, 30%)
As many as I can get, more projects = more money (39 votes, 21%)

Poll id : #179 - February 22nd, 2016 to March 1st, 2016  (Closed)
How do you host webfonts?
Total votes: 372
Google Fonts (253 votes, 68%)
Typekit (31 votes, 8%)
Another service (14 votes, 4%)
Self-hosting (47 votes, 13%)
I use system fonts (27 votes, 7%)

Poll id : #178 - February 15th, 2016 to February 23rd, 2016  (Closed)
How does your workflow compare to 5 years ago?
Total votes: 144
Everything has changed; apps, techniques, everything (69 votes, 48%)
I’ve refined it, but it’s basically the same process (16 votes, 11%)
I haven’t been working for 5 years yet (45 votes, 31%)
Client briefs have changed, but my process is the same (0 votes, 0%)
It’s changed a little, but nothing major (14 votes, 10%)

Poll id : #177 - February 8th, 2016 to February 16th, 2016  (Closed)
How do you animate on the Web?
Total votes: 295
I use Greensock for anything complex (23 votes, 8%)
CSS transitions are all you need (185 votes, 63%)
Animated Gifs, they’re supported everywhere (42 votes, 14%)
I still use Flash (24 votes, 8%)
The Web is not a suitable platform for animation (21 votes, 7%)

Poll id : #176 - February 1st, 2016 to February 9th, 2016  (Closed)
How do you test for performance?
Total votes: 96
I have a suite of tools that tell me if a page is hitting my targets (26 votes, 27%)
I check in dev tools (28 votes, 29%)
If I can hold my breath until the site finishes loading, we’re good (27 votes, 28%)
I wait to see if my client complains (15 votes, 16%)

Poll id : #175 - January 25th, 2016 to February 2nd, 2016  (Closed)
Would you ever work for a startup?
Total votes: 220
Why not? I’ll work for anyone who pays (80 votes, 36%)
No, promises of future work don’t pay my bills (39 votes, 18%)
Yes, get in on the ground floor and enjoy the ride (74 votes, 34%)
No, but I might start my own (27 votes, 12%)

Poll id : #174 - January 18th, 2016 to January 26th, 2016  (Closed)
Do you prototype?
Total votes: 161
Yes, but only in-house, it never goes to the client (29 votes, 18%)
No, I design in the browser, so a prototype is moot (28 votes, 17%)
Yes, it’s the only way to get interaction right (48 votes, 30%)
No, the client doesn’t pay me to build a site twice (14 votes, 9%)
I probably should, but I just don’t have the time (42 votes, 26%)

Poll id : #173 - January 11th, 2016 to January 19th, 2016  (Closed)
Does video work on the web?
Total votes: 170
Yes, it increases engagement (49 votes, 29%)
Sometimes, it depends on the video (74 votes, 44%)
No, it’s too big for mobile (15 votes, 9%)
It depends, is your site about kittens? (32 votes, 18%)

Poll id : #172 - January 4th, 2016 to January 12th, 2016  (Closed)
What are your plans for 2016?
Total votes: 369
I’m launching an agency (38 votes, 10%)
I’m launching a startup (77 votes, 21%)
I’m going freelance (106 votes, 29%)
Pretty much the same as 2015 (148 votes, 40%)

Poll id : #171 - December 28th, 2015 to January 5th, 2016  (Closed)
How important is web typography?
Total votes: 226
Essential, 99% of the web is text (110 votes, 49%)
Not very, a few basic fonts and styles are all you need (9 votes, 4%)
It’s important, but not as important as UX (85 votes, 38%)
It depends on the brand (22 votes, 9%)

Poll id : #170 - December 21st, 2015 to December 29th, 2015  (Closed)
How do you use email?
Total votes: 121
Personal only, I switched to Slack for work (27 votes, 22%)
I clear my inbox daily (71 votes, 59%)
I prefer a Skype call, it’s faster (2 votes, 2%)
I answer everything on my phone as soon as it arrives (21 votes, 17%)

Poll id : #169 - December 14th, 2015 to December 22nd, 2015  (Closed)
What was the worst web design trend of 2015?
Total votes: 339
Hamburger menu (39 votes, 12%)
Material Design (32 votes, 9%)
Infinite scrolling (117 votes, 35%)
Referring to EVERYTHING as UX (151 votes, 44%)

Poll id : #168 - December 7th, 2015 to December 15th, 2015  (Closed)
2015 was the year of…
Total votes: 612
flat design (195 votes, 32%)
Material Design (159 votes, 26%)
SVG (68 votes, 11%)
the mobile web (94 votes, 15%)
UX (96 votes, 16%)

Poll id : #167 - November 30th, 2015 to December 8th, 2015  (Closed)
Design is…
Total votes: 513
A Craft (44 votes, 9%)
A Business (28 votes, 5%)
An Art (98 votes, 19%)
A Science (28 votes, 5%)
All of the above (315 votes, 62%)

Poll id : #166 - November 23rd, 2015 to December 1st, 2015  (Closed)
How big is your portfolio?
Total votes: 247
Very small - I’ve only just started out (108 votes, 44%)
Small - I’m extremely selective in what I include (66 votes, 27%)
Medium - it covers work from my current position (41 votes, 17%)
Large - it covers everything I’m proud of (26 votes, 11%)
Extra Large - it includes everything I’ve done since kindergarten (6 votes, 1%)

Poll id : #165 - November 16th, 2015 to November 24th, 2015  (Closed)
Do you have an active side-project?
Total votes: 209
Yes, I have the next big thing almost ready to launch (55 votes, 26%)
Yes, I have some notes in a sketchbook (56 votes, 27%)
Yes, I design T-shirts (7 votes, 3%)
Yes, I design icons and other assets (15 votes, 7%)
No, I have a job (76 votes, 37%)

Poll id : #164 - November 9th, 2015 to November 17th, 2015  (Closed)
How do you maintain site content?
Total votes: 228
I use a dynamic CMS (128 votes, 56%)
I use a site builder (15 votes, 7%)
I use a static site generator (11 votes, 5%)
I write HTML, then I upload it (74 votes, 32%)

Poll id : #163 - November 2nd, 2015 to November 10th, 2015  (Closed)
Do you tweak content for different screen sizes?
Total votes: 236
Always - experiences differ by screen (37 votes, 16%)
No - that’s not responsive design! (33 votes, 14%)
Sometimes - it depends on the content (103 votes, 44%)
Yes - that’s responsive design! (55 votes, 23%)
Nope - build a separate mobile site (8 votes, 3%)

Poll id : #162 - October 26th, 2015 to November 3rd, 2015  (Closed)
How do you handle CSS browser prefixes?
Total votes: 203
I ignore them - the only way browsers will catch up is if we force them (38 votes, 19%)
I add them to my CSS - it’s only a couple of lines (63 votes, 31%)
I use a post-processor - so long as they’re in my CSS I don’t care how they’re implemented (24 votes, 12%)
I use a pre-processor - I only have to enter them once, but I’m still in control (38 votes, 19%)
Browser what? Is this another developer question? (40 votes, 19%)

Poll id : #161 - October 19th, 2015 to October 27th, 2015  (Closed)
What’s your perfect workflow?
Total votes: 110
Agile - all the cool kids are doing it (17 votes, 15%)
Waterfall - it’s ingrained in how I think (7 votes, 6%)
Fluid - it depends on the task at hand (28 votes, 25%)
I’m too busy working to think up a fancy title (58 votes, 54%)

Poll id : #160 - October 12th, 2015 to October 20th, 2015  (Closed)
Is web design dead?
Total votes: 222
Yes, it’s all apps these days (11 votes, 5%)
Not quite, but it’s dying (28 votes, 13%)
No, there’s plenty of life if you know where to look (79 votes, 36%)
Perhaps for now, but it will rise again (12 votes, 5%)
Stop asking stupid questions on your WEBSITE (92 votes, 41%)

Poll id : #159 - October 7th, 2015 to October 13th, 2015  (Closed)
Do you use the products you design for?
Total votes: 60
I try to, often the client provides a sample. (10 votes, 17%)
Sometimes, if it’s a product I’ll use anyway. (33 votes, 55%)
Yes, I couldn’t design for it otherwise. (6 votes, 10%)
No, clients don’t pay me enough to buy their product. (11 votes, 18%)

Poll id : #158 - September 28th, 2015 to October 6th, 2015  (Closed)
How many applications do you use to design a website?
Total votes: 159
1 - A design app (Sketch/Photoshop/Affinity) (28 votes, 18%)
2–4 - A design app, a few browsers, a text editor (104 votes, 65%)
5–9 - Design apps, prototyping apps, testing apps (19 votes, 12%)
10+ - As many as I can get my hands on, they all excel at something (8 votes, 5%)

Poll id : #157 - September 21st, 2015 to September 29th, 2015  (Closed)
Should sites display adverts?
Total votes: 215
No, it’s distracting (41 votes, 19%)
Yes, the bills have to be paid somehow (45 votes, 21%)
No, I’m sick of everyone trying to monetize everything (14 votes, 7%)
Yes, it’s better than paying for content (55 votes, 26%)
I don’t care, I’m blocking everything anyway (60 votes, 27%)

Poll id : #156 - September 14th, 2015 to September 22nd, 2015  (Closed)
Do you like scroll-jacking?
Total votes: 154
Yes, it’s the easiest way to navigate content (23 votes, 15%)
No, leave my browser alone (50 votes, 32%)
Sometimes, it works well on mobile (20 votes, 13%)
Scroll what? (61 votes, 40%)

Poll id : #155 - September 9th, 2015 to September 15th, 2015  (Closed)
How far are you from the rest of your team?
Total votes: 97
We’re in the same room (62 votes, 64%)
We’re in the same city and meet up regularly (8 votes, 8%)
We’re spread around the globe and rarely meet (13 votes, 13%)
I have no idea (14 votes, 15%)

Poll id : #154 - September 1st, 2015 to September 8th, 2015  (Closed)
Do you design websites for games consoles?
Total votes: 106
No, no one browses the Web on a console. (37 votes, 35%)
Yes, more and more people browse on consoles. (4 votes, 4%)
Wait, we can buy a PS4 for the studio?! (15 votes, 14%)
Responsive design is responsive design, whatever the device. (50 votes, 47%)

Poll id : #153 - August 24th, 2015 to September 1st, 2015  (Closed)
How do you communicate with clients?
Total votes: 114
Email - it’s still the best option for threaded conversations (63 votes, 55%)
Skype - eye contact is priceless (7 votes, 6%)
Basecamp - it’s always smart to keep all discussions in one place (7 votes, 6%)
Regular meetings - nothing beats real human interaction (23 votes, 20%)
Who cares? I’m a designer, ask my salesman (14 votes, 13%)

Poll id : #152 - August 17th, 2015 to August 25th, 2015  (Closed)
Who cares about best practices?
Total votes: 110
Clients care - they guarantee the best website for their business (8 votes, 7%)
Users care - consistent, predictable experiences make the Web better (29 votes, 26%)
Designers care - they create a framework to work within (54 votes, 49%)
Nobody cares…except bloggers (19 votes, 18%)

Poll id : #151 - August 10th, 2015 to August 18th, 2015  (Closed)
When do you stop work on a project?
Total votes: 153
When it’s done (37 votes, 24%)
When the client signs off (34 votes, 22%)
When the analytics show it is successful (9 votes, 6%)
When the next job comes along (11 votes, 7%)
Never, web design is an ongoing process (62 votes, 41%)

Poll id : #150 - August 3rd, 2015 to August 11th, 2015  (Closed)
Do you create content for client websites?
Total votes: 110
Yes – content and design perform best when developed together (27 votes, 25%)
No - that’s my client’s problem (31 votes, 28%)
Yes — if I don’t do it, it would never get done (13 votes, 12%)
No — I don’t start work until the content is delivered (11 votes, 10%)
Sometimes — I’m happy to do it, if I’m paid for it (28 votes, 25%)

Poll id : #149 - July 27th, 2015 to August 4th, 2015  (Closed)
Do you use polyfills?
Total votes: 104
Yes - you can’t use modern web features without catering for legacy browsers (23 votes, 22%)
No - I prefer native, graceful degradation (29 votes, 28%)
I used to but — we’ve moved on, the need for polyfills passed with IE8 (13 votes, 13%)
No idea — I’m a designer, ask my developer (39 votes, 37%)

Poll id : #148 - July 20th, 2015 to July 28th, 2015  (Closed)
Do you A/B test your designs?
Total votes: 110
Yes - A/B testing takes responsibility away from the designer (10 votes, 9%)
No - A/B testing takes responsibility away from the designer (7 votes, 6%)
Yes - A/B testing is a useful tool for designers (27 votes, 25%)
No - A/B testing is guesswork masquerading as science (11 votes, 10%)
No - but I might, if my client would pay for it (55 votes, 50%)

Poll id : #147 - July 13th, 2015 to July 21st, 2015  (Closed)
Has boring design killed the Web?
Total votes: 172
Yes - sorry, but everything has become generic and dull (33 votes, 19%)
No - web design might be stagnating, but the Web will live on (33 votes, 19%)
Yes - it’s finally been snapped up by a few corporations (9 votes, 5%)
No - the Web is still vibrant and exciting (56 votes, 33%)
You mean how print is “dead”? Yeah whatever… (41 votes, 24%)

Poll id : #146 - July 6th, 2015 to July 14th, 2015  (Closed)
Which trend needs to be killed off as soon as possible?
Total votes: 305
Hipster design (177 votes, 58%)
Material design (41 votes, 13%)
Flat design (36 votes, 12%)
Minimal design (18 votes, 6%)
All of the above (33 votes, 11%)

Poll id : #145 - June 29th, 2015 to July 7th, 2015  (Closed)
Do you design email responsively?
Total votes: 130
Yes, I painstakingly hand-code responsive emails (43 votes, 33%)
No, I’d love to but it’s too hard (16 votes, 12%)
I use MailChimp, that’s responsive, right? (35 votes, 27%)
No, email clients don’t support responsive design (17 votes, 13%)
Yes, everything I send is plain text (19 votes, 15%)

Poll id : #144 - June 22nd, 2015 to June 30th, 2015  (Closed)
What do you, too often, leave until last?
Total votes: 183
SEO – I know I shouldn’t but I do (71 votes, 39%)
Accessibility – I know I shouldn’t but I do (41 votes, 22%)
Optimization – I know I shouldn’t but I do (38 votes, 21%)
Content – I know I shouldn’t but I do (33 votes, 18%)

Poll id : #143 - June 15th, 2015 to June 23rd, 2015  (Closed)
Which quote is the best advice for designers?
Total votes: 241
Don’t try to be original, try to be good — Paul Rand (55 votes, 23%)
Good artists copy, great artists steal — Pablo Picasso (36 votes, 15%)
The only way to do great work is to love what you do — Steve Jobs (79 votes, 33%)
Don’t work for assholes. Don’t work with assholes — Erik Spiekermann (25 votes, 10%)
There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for — Milton Glaser (46 votes, 19%)

Poll id : #142 - June 8th, 2015 to June 16th, 2015  (Closed)
What services do you provide?
Total votes: 179
Web design (22 votes, 12%)
Web design, & front-end code (35 votes, 20%)
Web design, front-end code, & logo design (38 votes, 21%)
Web design, front-end code, logo design, SEO, back-end code, & a few extras (56 votes, 31%)
UX design (28 votes, 16%)

Poll id : #141 - June 1st, 2015 to June 9th, 2015  (Closed)
How do you stay connected with the design community?
Total votes: 79
I attend conferences, workshops, and events (3 votes, 4%)
I’ve got a large network of friends and colleagues (4 votes, 5%)
Magazines, blogs, anything downloadable (53 votes, 67%)
Twitter (9 votes, 11%)
I don’t, I’m happily independent (10 votes, 13%)

Poll id : #140 - May 26th, 2015 to June 2nd, 2015  (Closed)
Has responsive design had its day?
Total votes: 217
Yes, it was fun but nothing lasts forever. (14 votes, 6%)
No, it’s not a trend, it doesn’t have an expiry date. (131 votes, 60%)
Yes, a one-size-fits-all solution never works. (16 votes, 7%)
No, if it doesn’t work, you’re doing it wrong. (44 votes, 20%)
Who cares? It was always just a buzz word anyway. (12 votes, 7%)

Poll id : #139 - May 18th, 2015 to May 26th, 2015  (Closed)
What’s the best size of company to work in?
Total votes: 130
A big design firm - I get to work on blue chip projects (9 votes, 7%)
A medium design firm - I get to lead major design projects (35 votes, 27%)
A small design firm - I run all our design projects (39 votes, 30%)
Freelance - I’m in my pyjamas right now. (47 votes, 36%)

Poll id : #138 - May 11th, 2015 to May 19th, 2015  (Closed)
Do you use analog techniques in your web design?
Total votes: 75
Yes - I use a lot of natural textures. (4 votes, 5%)
Yes - I use lettering. (6 votes, 8%)
Yes - I use hand made artwork. (7 votes, 9%)
No - all of my work is digital. (58 votes, 78%)

Poll id : #137 - May 4th, 2015 to May 12th, 2015  (Closed)
Do you use animation on your websites?
Total votes: 224
Yes — little subtle CSS effects mostly. (106 votes, 47%)
Sometimes — if the project calls for it. (44 votes, 20%)
Of course — the Web is so boring without animation. (23 votes, 10%)
No — all animation is as bad as Flash. (13 votes, 6%)
Potentially — I never have, but I wouldn’t be against it. (38 votes, 17%)

Poll id : #136 - April 27th, 2015 to May 5th, 2015  (Closed)
What part of web design do you hate the most?
Total votes: 281
Design, I struggle to make something unique. (56 votes, 20%)
CSS, I get frustrated at how limited we are. (19 votes, 7%)
Legacy browsers, I hate having to compromise. (100 votes, 36%)
Clients, I only have two hands. Oh, and pay me already. (66 votes, 23%)
Are you mad? Literally everything about this job is awesome! (40 votes, 14%)

Poll id : #135 - April 20th, 2015 to April 28th, 2015  (Closed)
Do you use stock photography in your website designs?
Total votes: 214
No, never, stock always looks like stock. (26 votes, 12%)
Yes, all the time, there’re some great stock options out there. (72 votes, 34%)
No, but I would, it’s just a tool. (19 votes, 9%)
Sometimes, I prefer not to but you’ve gotta fill the gaps. (63 votes, 29%)
Ask my clients, it’s their job to provide the images. (34 votes, 16%)

Poll id : #134 - April 13th, 2015 to April 21st, 2015  (Closed)
Would you speak at a conference?
Total votes: 283
No, I’m far too busy, I don’t have the time to teach (11 votes, 4%)
Sure, love to. They’re paying, right? (36 votes, 13%)
Yes, I enjoy passing on the lessons I’ve learnt (80 votes, 28%)
Me? Speak? In front of actual people? Nope (76 votes, 27%)
Maybe, if I can think up something worth saying (80 votes, 28%)

Poll id : #133 - March 30th, 2015 to April 7th, 2015  (Closed)
Could you ever design on a tablet?
Total votes: 260
Don’t be ridiculous, they’re far too small! (50 votes, 19%)
I can design on anything, and look good doing it! (33 votes, 13%)
If I have to, I’d rather not to be honest. (70 votes, 27%)
I’d like to try it, but I’m sceptical. (76 votes, 29%)
If your users use tablets, it makes sense. (31 votes, 12%)

Poll id : #132 - March 23rd, 2015 to March 31st, 2015  (Closed)
What skill have you always meant to learn…eventually?
Total votes: 243
Sass, I know I should, but who has the time? (65 votes, 27%)
Typography, I already know enough to get by… (45 votes, 19%)
Accounting, it would probably help, but life’s too short. (35 votes, 14%)
Vanilla JavaScript, jQuery will have to do for now. (98 votes, 40%)

Poll id : #131 - March 16th, 2015 to March 24th, 2015  (Closed)
Do you host clients’ sites?
Total votes: 199
No, hosting’s the client’s problem. (39 votes, 20%)
Yes, I have a reseller account with a hosting provider. (46 votes, 23%)
No, but I arrange hosting on behalf of clients. (72 votes, 36%)
Yes, I have a server I host all client sites on. (33 votes, 17%)
No, I use a website builder that includes hosting. (9 votes, 4%)

Poll id : #130 - March 9th, 2015 to March 17th, 2015  (Closed)
What would you like on your wrist?
Total votes: 384
An Apple Watch, they’re going to be incredible (61 votes, 16%)
An Android watch, they’re already incredible (52 votes, 14%)
A sports watch, their GPS actually works (28 votes, 7%)
A Casio calculator watch, they used to be incredible (21 votes, 5%)
Nothing, my phone is in my pocket (222 votes, 58%)

Poll id : #129 - March 2nd, 2015 to March 10th, 2015  (Closed)
Where do you do your best work?
Total votes: 228
Standing at my desk, in my office (43 votes, 19%)
On a laptop, in a coffeeshop (29 votes, 13%)
In a sketchbook, whilst commuting (10 votes, 4%)
In my head, late at night (87 votes, 38%)
It’s always a spur of the moment thing (59 votes, 26%)

Poll id : #128 - February 23rd, 2015 to March 3rd, 2015  (Closed)
If the Oscars celebrated web design, the winner would be…
Total votes: 136
American Hustle (2013), it’s tough out there (19 votes, 14%)
The Social Network (2010), obviously (38 votes, 28%)
Slumdog Millionaire (2008), I hope (25 votes, 18%)
The Imitation Game (2014), I blame Dribbble (37 votes, 27%)
Crash (2005), I need a new machine (17 votes, 13%)

Poll id : #127 - February 16th, 2015 to February 24th, 2015  (Closed)
Animation on websites is…
Total votes: 316
Awesome, I can’t get enough of it! (67 votes, 21%)
Helpful, when used with restraint (184 votes, 58%)
Meh, it tends to distract from content (33 votes, 10%)
Terrible, I thought we killed Flash already? (32 votes, 11%)

Poll id : #126 - February 9th, 2015 to February 17th, 2015  (Closed)
When’s the worst time to launch a startup?
Total votes: 270
December, people are preoccupied with holidays (34 votes, 13%)
August, people are on vacation (11 votes, 4%)
January, there’s too much competition (8 votes, 3%)
Tomorrow, I’m not ready yet (37 votes, 14%)
Stop procrastinating, there’s no bad time (180 votes, 66%)

Poll id : #125 - February 2nd, 2015 to February 10th, 2015  (Closed)
What makes the perfect client?
Total votes: 235
Paying their invoice on time (64 votes, 27%)
Giving me an interesting brief (24 votes, 10%)
Being appreciative of my work (52 votes, 22%)
Collaborating on the project (51 votes, 22%)
Delivering content on time (44 votes, 19%)

Poll id : #124 - January 26th, 2015 to February 3rd, 2015  (Closed)
On average, how long do your projects last?
Total votes: 174
A few hours — I’m highly specialized (7 votes, 4%)
A few days — I work fast and take on relatively small projects (31 votes, 18%)
A few weeks — It takes at least that long for clients to make a decision (58 votes, 33%)
A few months — I work on complex projects that require a lot of iteration (46 votes, 26%)
Ongoing — Almost all of my work is an ongoing project for the client (32 votes, 19%)

Poll id : #123 - January 19th, 2015 to January 27th, 2015  (Closed)
How many devices do you keep by your bed?
Total votes: 567
0 - my bedroom is a sanctuary (46 votes, 8%)
1 - my phone, it doubles as my alarm clock (274 votes, 48%)
2 - my phone, plus my tablet for reading (128 votes, 23%)
3 - my phone, my tablet, and my spare laptop in case I get inspired (67 votes, 12%)
4+ - bed? I sleep under my desk (52 votes, 9%)

Poll id : #122 - January 12th, 2015 to January 20th, 2015  (Closed)
Will 2015 be better than 2014 for web designers?
Total votes: 247
Yes, the economy’s turned and the good times are back! (57 votes, 23%)
Yes, clients are starting to see the value of interesting work (88 votes, 36%)
No, I still can’t pay off my student loans (39 votes, 16%)
No, clients just want the same old boring work (63 votes, 25%)

Poll id : #121 - January 6th, 2015 to January 13th, 2015  (Closed)
Do you have a personal brand?
Total votes: 214
No, I’m an individual, not a company (73 votes, 34%)
Well, I have an avatar, does that count? (16 votes, 7%)
I’m still working on it (62 votes, 29%)
Yes — logo, brand color, even a preferred font (63 votes, 30%)

Poll id : #120 - December 29th, 2014 to January 6th, 2015  (Closed)
What’s your New Year’s resolution?
Total votes: 178
Finally get to work on that app (19 votes, 11%)
Learn a new language (39 votes, 22%)
Start speaking at conferences (4 votes, 2%)
Get to grips with my startup (33 votes, 19%)
Spend more time on creative work (83 votes, 46%)

Poll id : #119 - December 22nd, 2014 to December 30th, 2014  (Closed)
What would you like Santa to bring you this year?
Total votes: 180
Improved CSS3 support (28 votes, 16%)
An alternative to Photoshop (28 votes, 16%)
More adventurous clients (28 votes, 16%)
A solution for responsive tables (22 votes, 12%)
An extra hour in the day (74 votes, 40%)

Poll id : #118 - December 15th, 2014 to December 23rd, 2014  (Closed)
How do you prefer your sites to scroll?
Total votes: 254
Vertically, it’s what users understand (168 votes, 66%)
Horizontally, it’s an interesting new dimension (5 votes, 2%)
Parallax, it’s still cool (58 votes, 23%)
Not at all, I prefer an app-style experience (23 votes, 9%)

Poll id : #117 - December 8th, 2014 to December 16th, 2014  (Closed)
What’s the state of your side project?
Total votes: 183
It’s in profit, I may quit my job (14 votes, 8%)
I’m launching in early 2015 (49 votes, 27%)
Which one? I have so many (41 votes, 22%)
I don’t work on side projects, they don’t pay off (23 votes, 13%)
I have the domain, still working on the rest (56 votes, 30%)

Poll id : #116 - December 1st, 2014 to December 9th, 2014  (Closed)
What do you draw with?
Total votes: 276
Mouse, it came with my computer (85 votes, 31%)
Trackpad, I like the multiple gestures (13 votes, 5%)
Touchscreen, it’s like finger-painting (6 votes, 2%)
Smart pen, it’s the best of both worlds (37 votes, 13%)
Pen & paper, I’m old school (135 votes, 49%)

Poll id : #115 - November 24th, 2014 to December 2nd, 2014  (Closed)
What’s the most overused hipster typeface on the Web?
Total votes: 241
Proxima Nova, ironically, looking like a sci-fi poster is pretty dated. (22 votes, 9%)
Helvetica, if Apple jumped off a bridge would you copy that too? (84 votes, 35%)
Open Sans, yes I know it’s clean and clear. But it’s clean and clear everywhere. (59 votes, 24%)
Lobster, if you love lettering that much maybe you should learn calligraphy. (76 votes, 32%)

Poll id : #114 - November 17th, 2014 to November 25th, 2014  (Closed)
Do you outsource your projects?
Total votes: 241
Yes, but don’t tell my clients! (38 votes, 16%)
Occasionally, it’s a good way of making money (13 votes, 5%)
Sometimes, if I’m too busy to handle everything myself (47 votes, 20%)
I’d like to, but I’m not sure how (29 votes, 12%)
No, When clients hire me, they hire ME (114 votes, 47%)

Poll id : #113 - November 10th, 2014 to November 18th, 2014  (Closed)
When should you drop support for a browser?
Total votes: 327
I design for standards, it’s up to browsers to keep up. (86 votes, 26%)
If it has less than 1% usage, I ignore it. (81 votes, 25%)
If it’s IE. (101 votes, 31%)
I design for graceful degradation, so nothing is ever truly dropped. (48 votes, 15%)
Never, I still support Netscape Navigator. (11 votes, 3%)

Poll id : #112 - November 3rd, 2014 to November 11th, 2014  (Closed)
What’s your priority when you code a website?
Total votes: 159
Speed, it makes a real difference to users. (45 votes, 28%)
Scalability, all sites have to be free to evolve. (36 votes, 23%)
Flexibility, who knows what the client’s going to ask for next. (48 votes, 30%)
Best practices, whatever the W3C says, goes. (23 votes, 14%)
Whatever the framework I’m using prioritizes. (7 votes, 5%)

Poll id : #111 - October 27th, 2014 to November 4th, 2014  (Closed)
Should companies blog?
Total votes: 207
Yes, it’s the best way to generate search engine success (33 votes, 16%)
Sometimes, if done well it’s great content (114 votes, 55%)
Probably not, they always let it lapse, and an empty blog is worse than no blog (42 votes, 20%)
No, corporate blogs are always contrived (18 votes, 9%)

Poll id : #110 - October 20th, 2014 to October 28th, 2014  (Closed)
Do you push the envelope when designing?
Total votes: 168
Of course, I’m a designer it’s my job to be creative (60 votes, 36%)
Rarely, 90% of companies need a conservative solution (23 votes, 14%)
Sometimes, so long as the brief permits it (69 votes, 41%)
No, creativity is for the weekends, design is marketing (16 votes, 9%)

Poll id : #109 - October 13th, 2014 to October 21st, 2014  (Closed)
Is your first website still online?
Total votes: 369
Yes, incredibly it’s still there (92 votes, 25%)
Yes, but you’ll need the Flash player to see it (6 votes, 2%)
No, sadly it went the way of the dodo (93 votes, 25%)
Yes, but then I only finished it last week (19 votes, 5%)
I sincerely hope not (159 votes, 43%)

Poll id : #108 - October 6th, 2014 to October 14th, 2014  (Closed)
Should WordPress continue to support blogging?
Total votes: 306
No, WordPress is a CMS now, blogging holds it back (44 votes, 14%)
Why not? WordPress may be a CMS, but the blog features don’t hurt (137 votes, 45%)
Yes, WordPress’ blog features are used for far more than blogging (59 votes, 19%)
I wish you’d stop pretending WordPress is for anything but blogs (66 votes, 22%)

Poll id : #107 - September 29th, 2014 to October 7th, 2014  (Closed)
When are you at your most creative?
Total votes: 288
I’m always first into the office, I like to get a head-start on the day (89 votes, 31%)
I do my best work over lunch, I like to get out of the office (18 votes, 6%)
I do my best work at 4:59pm, deadlines focus my mind (27 votes, 9%)
I like to work evenings, I prefer a quiet work environment (154 votes, 54%)

Poll id : #106 - September 22nd, 2014 to September 30th, 2014  (Closed)
How important is responsive design?
Total votes: 232
Vital, everything you do should be responsive (113 votes, 49%)
Important, it solves a lot of problems for mobile (70 votes, 30%)
It’s great, but there are other options too (39 votes, 17%)
Not very, it’s a passing trend (6 votes, 3%)
Not at all, designers just want to be paid more (4 votes, 1%)

Poll id : #105 - September 17th, 2014 to September 23rd, 2014  (Closed)
Do you work, free of charge, on non-profits?
Total votes: 227
Yes, working pro bono is a great way to give back (40 votes, 18%)
Sometimes, if I believe in the cause (65 votes, 29%)
I might, depending on who asks me (64 votes, 28%)
Not directly, but I contribute to open-source (12 votes, 5%)
No, this is a job, my time costs money (46 votes, 20%)

Poll id : #104 - September 8th, 2014 to September 16th, 2014  (Closed)
What’s the best way to display notifications?
Total votes: 171
I use JavaScript alerts, they work everywhere (35 votes, 20%)
I use custom modals, they’re the most flexible option (57 votes, 33%)
I use pop-up windows, they’re easier to develop (9 votes, 5%)
I use inline notifications, the context helps users understand (70 votes, 42%)

Poll id : #103 - September 1st, 2014 to September 9th, 2014  (Closed)
Which social media platform do you use for your work?
Total votes: 197
All of them, the Web isn’t big enough for all my work (37 votes, 19%)
I keep it on Behance, the feedback is great (30 votes, 15%)
I keep it on Instagram, it’s built for visual work (13 votes, 7%)
I keep it on Twitter, frequent mini-updates are best (24 votes, 12%)
None of them, social media is for personal rants (93 votes, 47%)

Poll id : #102 - August 25th, 2014 to September 2nd, 2014  (Closed)
When will you start designing for smart watches?
Total votes: 242
When there's a smart watch on the market (15 votes, 6%)
When Apple release a smart watch (29 votes, 12%)
When my clients ask me to (30 votes, 12%)
When web stats show people are using them (73 votes, 30%)
I already am, it's called Responsive Design (95 votes, 40%)

Poll id : #101 - August 18th, 2014 to August 26th, 2014  (Closed)
Is CSS fit for purpose?
Total votes: 337
No, it’s outdated, time for something new (31 votes, 9%)
No, but preprocessors patch it up well (48 votes, 14%)
No, but like all Web-tech we're getting constant updates (58 votes, 17%)
Yes, it styles the entire Web, end of argument (200 votes, 60%)

Poll id : #100 - August 11th, 2014 to August 19th, 2014  (Closed)
How do you manage projects?
Total votes: 118
Basecamp, it's money well spent once you reach the pointy end of a project (23 votes, 19%)
GitHub, the developers are all using it anyway, we may as well join them (30 votes, 25%)
Subversion, there are some great apps that integrate nicely (8 votes, 7%)
Email, it's fine, I totally know where that mockup is (40 votes, 34%)
Post-its, take a look at big agency 'About Us' pages, they all use them (17 votes, 15%)

Poll id : #99 - August 4th, 2014 to August 12th, 2014  (Closed)
What's your go-to default typeface?
Total votes: 268
Open Sans. Why would anyone ever use anything else? (146 votes, 54%)
Gotham. I like to pretend I'm Batman while I'm working. (38 votes, 14%)
Museo. And sometimes for variety, Museo Sans. (20 votes, 7%)
Are we allowed to use anything other than Proxima Nova with Flat Design? (36 votes, 13%)
Default? Well, the browser default obviously, I think that might be Times. (28 votes, 12%)

Poll id : #98 - July 28th, 2014 to August 5th, 2014  (Closed)
How often do you use flexbox?
Total votes: 144
All the time, for everything. Give me tabular data to layout and I'll use flexbox (11 votes, 8%)
Sometimes, for progressive enhancement. It's great, but I don't rely on it (38 votes, 26%)
I know I should, I've got a tutorial bookmarked, but I haven't learnt it yet (56 votes, 39%)
Who cares? I just point and click in Dreamweaver. My developer can worry about that (4 votes, 3%)
Never, it's a buzzword that brings nothing new to the toolbox (35 votes, 24%)

Poll id : #97 - July 21st, 2014 to July 29th, 2014  (Closed)
How useful is math in your design process?
Total votes: 198
Vital: golden ratio, end of argument (43 votes, 22%)
Important: math makes most of my decisions for me (61 votes, 31%)
Very little: math is good for describing a design, but only after it's been created (68 votes, 34%)
Not at all: math produces sterile and lifeless designs (26 votes, 13%)

Poll id : #96 - July 14th, 2014 to July 22nd, 2014  (Closed)
Do you prioritize your designs for mobile?
Total votes: 275
Yes, I take a mobile-first approach for everything (92 votes, 33%)
Often, but it's not my highest priority (74 votes, 27%)
Usually, but it depends on the job (72 votes, 26%)
Rarely, very few clients are prepared to pay for it (19 votes, 7%)
No, I hate those tiny little screens (18 votes, 7%)

Poll id : #95 - July 7th, 2014 to July 15th, 2014  (Closed)
Are you an award winning designer?
Total votes: 262
Yes, my award is displayed in my office (22 votes, 8%)
Yeah, my award props open my office door (13 votes, 5%)
I got an award in school, does that count? (49 votes, 19%)
Not yet, but I will be one of these days (88 votes, 34%)
No, awards are for people who follow trends (90 votes, 34%)

Poll id : #94 - June 30th, 2014 to July 8th, 2014  (Closed)
What are you most looking forward to in CSS4?
Total votes: 289
Scripting in CSS, it works great in SASS (46 votes, 16%)
Email-specific CSS, finally! (21 votes, 7%)
Presponsive layout, I don't know what it is, but it sounds cool (26 votes, 9%)
Enhanced media queries, they're the revolution! (18 votes, 6%)
Wait, there's a CSS4? Already? (178 votes, 62%)

Poll id : #93 - June 23rd, 2014 to July 1st, 2014  (Closed)
Which framework do you normally rely upon?
Total votes: 422
Bootstrap, it is, and always will be, the daddy. (193 votes, 46%)
Foundation, who can say ‘no’ to infinitely nested grids? (56 votes, 13%)
Gumby, why would anyone ever use anything but SASS? (15 votes, 4%)
Compass, it's the fastest, and time is money. (21 votes, 5%)
Why would I use a framework when I can code my own? (137 votes, 32%)

Poll id : #92 - June 16th, 2014 to June 24th, 2014  (Closed)
If Game of Thrones was about web design, what would be your motto?
Total votes: 233
Stark: Bad clients are coming (88 votes, 38%)
Tully: Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP (42 votes, 18%)
Targaryen: Fireworks and PNGs (27 votes, 12%)
Martell: Unprefixed, unhacked, unbroken (38 votes, 16%)
Lannister: Watch me WYSIWYG (38 votes, 16%)

Poll id : #91 - June 9th, 2014 to June 17th, 2014  (Closed)
Do you like to deploy parallax designs?
Total votes: 361
Parallax scrolling is the hottest thing right now, there's nothing I don't use it for (45 votes, 12%)
Parallax scrolling is soooo 2013, its time has passed (35 votes, 10%)
Parallax scrolling is a great design pattern, used in moderation (221 votes, 61%)
Parallax scrolling is annoying and users hate it, I've never deployed it (60 votes, 17%)

Poll id : #90 - June 2nd, 2014 to June 10th, 2014  (Closed)
How do you design for email?
Total votes: 191
Designing for email is difficult, but the conversion rates make it worthwhile. (31 votes, 16%)
I always encourage my clients to send out plain text email, it's the safest option. (23 votes, 12%)
MailChimp. Why would anyone do it any other way? (78 votes, 41%)
It's fun, don't tell anyone but I always kinda liked doing my layouts with tables. (42 votes, 22%)
Why would I bother with email when I have Twitter? (17 votes, 9%)

Poll id : #89 - May 26th, 2014 to June 3rd, 2014  (Closed)
How do you work with WordPress?
Total votes: 352
I build bespoke themes for every client, it's the best way to ensure quality (76 votes, 22%)
I modify commercial themes, high-quality and fast (86 votes, 24%)
I have a bare-bones theme that I create child themes from (37 votes, 11%)
I usually use free themes, my clients are happy with them, so why pay more? (28 votes, 8%)
I don't use WordPress, it's a glorified blogging site. (125 votes, 35%)

Poll id : #88 - May 19th, 2014 to May 27th, 2014  (Closed)
Do you design sites with splash pages?
Total votes: 316
What? No of course not, this isn’t 2005. (152 votes, 48%)
Yes all the time, it’s a great way to focus users’ attention. (10 votes, 3%)
Once or twice, especially for sites that need onboarding. (41 votes, 13%)
Yes, so long as you don’t call them “splash pages” it’s fine. (29 votes, 9%)
Skip intro. (84 votes, 27%)

Poll id : #87 - May 12th, 2014 to May 20th, 2014  (Closed)
What does the 4K display revolution mean for designers?
Total votes: 376
It’s an incredible opportunity to produce awe-inspiring artwork. (31 votes, 8%)
It’s a promising development, but way too early to get excited. (67 votes, 18%)
It’s just another marketing gimmick. (48 votes, 13%)
It could be amazing, if I could only afford a display… (83 votes, 22%)
Ask me in five years. (147 votes, 39%)

Poll id : #86 - May 6th, 2014 to May 13th, 2014  (Closed)
How important is typography in web design?
Total votes: 447
Type is 99% of the Web, typography is therefore 99% of web design (121 votes, 27%)
Typography is one part of design, but there are other equally important parts (298 votes, 67%)
It’s a nice addition, but typography rarely affects my bottomline either way (15 votes, 3%)
Typography is for try-hard design hipsters, we'd be better off without it (13 votes, 3%)

Poll id : #85 - April 28th, 2014 to May 6th, 2014  (Closed)
Are ghost buttons the future of UI design?
Total votes: 345
Yes, they're the perfect embodiment of minimalist design (42 votes, 12%)
Not by themselves, but they have a place (94 votes, 27%)
No, they're stupid. You're a designer, pick a color (16 votes, 5%)
Ghost what? Hold on, let me google it… (160 votes, 46%)
Another trend? Seriously? (33 votes, 10%)

Poll id : #84 - April 21st, 2014 to April 29th, 2014  (Closed)
How do you present your work?
Total votes: 401
I photograph all my projects on a 27" iMac I purchased for the purpose (22 votes, 5%)
I Photoshop my designs into a flat-style iPad mockup (100 votes, 25%)
I always carry an A1 portfolio with beautiful reproductions (26 votes, 6%)
I’ve got some screen shots somewhere, hold on I’ll find them… (67 votes, 17%)
Just visit the sites, I’ve given you the URLs, what more do you want? (186 votes, 47%)

Poll id : #83 - April 14th, 2014 to April 22nd, 2014  (Closed)
Mark Zuckerberg's on the phone, he wants to buy your business…
Total votes: 525
Thanks but no thanks, what would I do all day? (82 votes, 16%)
It would have to be a huge offer, my business is my baby. (138 votes, 26%)
I'm open to offers, of the 7 digit kind. (158 votes, 30%)
Dude, if you can afford the electricity bill it's all yours. (30 votes, 6%)
Yes! How would he like to transfer the money? (117 votes, 22%)

Poll id : #82 - April 7th, 2014 to April 15th, 2014  (Closed)
Do you design for IE8?
Total votes: 721
IE8 is a terrible browser, I'm not going to compromise a site for it. (277 votes, 38%)
IE8 is a terrible browser, but people do use it so it has to be part of my plans. (177 votes, 25%)
IE8 is a terrible browser, I'll be dropping it as soon as usage dips below 1% (100 votes, 14%)
IE8 is a terrible browser, but I design for web standards and try to be browser agnostic. (109 votes, 15%)
IE8 is a terrible browser, but I'm still trying to drop IE7! (58 votes, 8%)

Poll id : #81 - March 31st, 2014 to April 8th, 2014  (Closed)
I normally start a new project by…
Total votes: 176
Opening up Photoshop and playing with filters. (23 votes, 13%)
Selecting a type scheme based on the client's existing branding. (34 votes, 19%)
Rewriting the brief so that it makes sense. (42 votes, 24%)
Heading to my local coffee shop to spend a few hours researching the client. (49 votes, 28%)
Browsing the Web for something to spend my fee on. (28 votes, 16%)

Poll id : #80 - March 24th, 2014 to April 1st, 2014  (Closed)
Do you do spec work?
Total votes: 378
No. No no no no no. Stop asking. No. (154 votes, 41%)
I don't like it, but sometimes it's the only way to win a job. (51 votes, 13%)
If I've no real work on, then reluctantly, yes I do. (48 votes, 13%)
Yes, I'm a great designer and spec work demonstrates that. (25 votes, 7%)
Actually, I don't think I've ever been asked… (100 votes, 26%)

Poll id : #79 - March 17th, 2014 to March 25th, 2014  (Closed)
How to you budget for web design assets?
Total votes: 218
I break down anticipated costs prior to submitting my bid (64 votes, 29%)
I add however much I think I can get away with on top of my basic rates (18 votes, 8%)
Not my problem, all costs are passed on to the client (36 votes, 17%)
I cover any costs, clients appreciate simplicity (27 votes, 12%)
To be honest, I'm just relieved to get paid (73 votes, 34%)

Poll id : #78 - March 10th, 2014 to March 18th, 2014  (Closed)
Is your website code open source?
Total votes: 248
Yes! I even provide full documentation, feel free to dig in. (31 votes, 13%)
Yes, just hit 'view source', I hope it helps. (118 votes, 48%)
Yes, but only because I don't know how to hide it. (35 votes, 14%)
No, I worked hard on this, build your own! (38 votes, 15%)
No, I'm building the new Facebook here, steal it and I'll sue. (26 votes, 10%)

Poll id : #77 - March 3rd, 2014 to March 11th, 2014  (Closed)
What piece of tech would you like to see web-enabled?
Total votes: 306
My fridge, they've been promising the Web would end grocery shopping for years. (73 votes, 24%)
My car, my commute is long and tedious and lacking in kittens. (74 votes, 24%)
My eyes, like Google Glass only more cyberpunk. (79 votes, 26%)
My watch, Apple sure are taking their time on this one. (36 votes, 12%)
My phone, I'm so 1999. (44 votes, 14%)

Poll id : #76 - February 24th, 2014 to March 4th, 2014  (Closed)
How important is accessibility?
Total votes: 237
Vital, the Web is all-encompassing and should be 100% inclusive (105 votes, 44%)
Accessibility is a legal requirement. Period. (26 votes, 11%)
I’m using HTML5 and CSS3; that makes it totally accessible, right? (29 votes, 12%)
As long as I don’t have to alter my design I’m good with it (20 votes, 8%)
I hate to be the one to say it, but the Web is essentially a visual medium (57 votes, 25%)

Poll id : #75 - February 17th, 2014 to February 25th, 2014  (Closed)
Should web professionals design logos?
Total votes: 489
Yes, why not? Visual communication is visual communication. (156 votes, 32%)
They have to, most client budgets are too low for a dedicated branding designer. (74 votes, 15%)
Logos are over-rated, all you really need is the client's name in Helvetica bold. (20 votes, 4%)
No, web design and logo design are two different disciplines with different skillsets. (151 votes, 31%)
Probably not, but if you're willing to pay me I'll give it a go. (88 votes, 18%)

Poll id : #74 - February 10th, 2014 to February 18th, 2014  (Closed)
How do you utilize Photoshop?
Total votes: 540
I do everything in Photoshop, from mockups to final designs, it's my go-to tool. (236 votes, 44%)
I use Photoshop sometimes, it depends if I have a better tool to hand. (104 votes, 19%)
It's an image editor. I use it for image editing. Nothing else. Ever. (107 votes, 20%)
I used to use Photoshop a lot, but there are better options these days. (32 votes, 6%)
I never have been, nor will I ever be, a slave to the Adobe corporation. (61 votes, 11%)

Poll id : #73 - February 3rd, 2014 to February 11th, 2014  (Closed)
How do you write CSS?
Total votes: 512
I use Sass or Less, the benefits are obvious (147 votes, 29%)
I write vanilla CSS, if you can't write styles properly don't bother (264 votes, 52%)
I'm not sure; one minute, I'll check my WYSIWYG settings (36 votes, 7%)
No idea; I'm a designer, ask my developer (65 votes, 12%)

Poll id : #72 - January 27th, 2014 to February 4th, 2014  (Closed)
How often do you say ‘no’ to a client?
Total votes: 409
Never, the client’s always right (26 votes, 6%)
I try not to, but there are some jobs I just can’t do (159 votes, 39%)
Sometimes, it’s good to set boundaries early (166 votes, 41%)
Regularly, clients don’t know what’s good for them (33 votes, 8%)
All the time, they need to learn who’s boss (25 votes, 6%)

Poll id : #71 - January 20th, 2014 to January 28th, 2014  (Closed)
Do you use templates in your design work?
Total votes: 663
No, I'm a designer, why would I use someone else's designs? (170 votes, 26%)
Occasionally, no designer has time to do everything themselves. (160 votes, 24%)
Sometimes, but don't tell anybody, I'd rather my clients didn't know. (47 votes, 7%)
Part of being a good designer is being able to select design elements to use. (188 votes, 28%)
All the time, I'm mainly a developer so it makes sense. (98 votes, 15%)

Poll id : #70 - January 13th, 2014 to January 21st, 2014  (Closed)
What's the most coding a designer should do?
Total votes: 521
Designers should code everything themselves (58 votes, 11%)
Front-end coding is fine, please don't break my back-end (182 votes, 35%)
HTML & CSS, leave the rest to developers (181 votes, 35%)
Designers don't need to code, they have WYSIWYGs (33 votes, 6%)
Designers can't code and shouldn't try (67 votes, 13%)

Poll id : #69 - January 6th, 2014 to January 14th, 2014  (Closed)
Where do you source your icons?
Total votes: 256
I don't use icons, they're too subjective for effective communication (15 votes, 6%)
I design my own icons, bespoke is always best (59 votes, 23%)
I have a go-to set, it works for most designs (56 votes, 22%)
I download freebies from the web, why pay when you don't have to? (126 votes, 49%)

Poll id : #68 - December 22nd, 2013 to December 31st, 2013  (Closed)
How valuable are trends?
Total votes: 130
It's always worthwhile staying on trend (29 votes, 22%)
Trends ruin creative thinking, you're better off without them (23 votes, 18%)
The latest trend is a good starting point for a design (61 votes, 47%)
Trends are creative ideas reduced to their most basic form, avoid them at all costs (17 votes, 13%)

Poll id : #67 - December 30th, 2013 to January 7th, 2014  (Closed)
What's your New Year's resolution?
Total votes: 299
To design better sites, it's all you can ask (66 votes, 22%)
To win bigger contracts, I want to move upwards (30 votes, 10%)
To make more money, it's what I'm here for (66 votes, 22%)
To explore the limits of my creativity (74 votes, 25%)
I try not to make resolutions (63 votes, 21%)

Poll id : #66 - December 16th, 2013 to December 24th, 2013  (Closed)
2013 has been the year of…
Total votes: 255
Flat design, it has dominated everything (163 votes, 64%)
The death of skeuomorphism, as important as the start of something new (24 votes, 9%)
Layered design, you just haven't noticed the trend yet (14 votes, 5%)
Same old hype, nothing new of any substance (30 votes, 12%)
We need some distance to be objective, ask me next year (24 votes, 10%)

Poll id : #65 - December 9th, 2013 to December 17th, 2013  (Closed)
How do you adapt navigation for mobile?
Total votes: 218
I don't. Devices scale and scroll so consistency with the desktop is more important. (30 votes, 14%)
I switch to a drop down menu, it's flexible plus users 'get it'. (90 votes, 41%)
I slide the menu in from the side, it has a nice app feel to it. (50 votes, 23%)
I design mobile-first, so I don't need to adapt anything. (48 votes, 22%)

Poll id : #64 - December 2nd, 2013 to December 10th, 2013  (Closed)
If you branch out from web design, what will you do?
Total votes: 362
App design, it's a natural progression (119 votes, 33%)
Print design, I like retro things (57 votes, 16%)
Motion graphics, I love the possibilities of motion (39 votes, 11%)
Programming, I'm good up front, why not try the backend? (102 votes, 28%)
Nothing, web design is what I'm passionate about (45 votes, 12%)

Poll id : #63 - November 25th, 2013 to December 3rd, 2013  (Closed)
If marketing were a Thanksgiving dinner, web design would be...
Total votes: 313
Turkey, it's the main deal (108 votes, 35%)
Cranberry sauce, the essential finishing touch (66 votes, 21%)
Tofu, a recent alternative (16 votes, 5%)
Pumpkin pie, cut it to any size (44 votes, 14%)
Leftovers, we always make too much (79 votes, 25%)

Poll id : #62 - November 18th, 2013 to November 26th, 2013  (Closed)
Do you use PDFs in your web projects?
Total votes: 314
Yes, they’re great for documents that need print quality formatting (148 votes, 47%)
Sometimes, but only for huge documents (56 votes, 18%)
I use them to email mockups to clients, but not much else (46 votes, 15%)
No, PDFs are as bad as Flash! (64 votes, 20%)

Poll id : #61 - November 11th, 2013 to November 19th, 2013  (Closed)
What color text do you prefer on screen?
Total votes: 520
Black on white, it's simple and classic (270 votes, 52%)
White on black, it gives better contrast (64 votes, 12%)
Gray on gray, I like text to be a little softer (129 votes, 25%)
Green on black, I've the strangest feeling you've asked this before… (57 votes, 11%)

Poll id : #60 - November 4th, 2013 to November 12th, 2013  (Closed)
How seriously do you take briefs?
Total votes: 239
Deadly seriously, doesn't everyone? (34 votes, 14%)
Not at all, the client's only going to change it (24 votes, 10%)
It varies depending on the client (47 votes, 20%)
They're important, but you've got to be flexible (134 votes, 56%)

Poll id : #59 - October 28th, 2013 to November 5th, 2013  (Closed)
How do you build menus?
Total votes: 365
With HTML, I don't need anything fancy (55 votes, 15%)
With JavaScript, it's the only way to get real interaction (52 votes, 14%)
With CSS, as good as JavaScript and more accessible (229 votes, 63%)
With a WordPress plugin, it's easy (29 votes, 8%)

Poll id : #58 - October 21st, 2013 to October 29th, 2013  (Closed)
What's the next big style in web design?
Total votes: 437
Next? I'm still getting to grips with Flat design. (93 votes, 21%)
Flat 2.0, Flat design taken to the extreme. (100 votes, 23%)
Layers, Flat design taken to the next level. (151 votes, 35%)
I don't believe in styles. (93 votes, 21%)

Poll id : #57 - October 14th, 2013 to October 22nd, 2013  (Closed)
How do you deploy video on the web?
Total votes: 522
I still use Flash, quality is everything (31 votes, 6%)
I use HTML5, open source is the way forward (193 votes, 37%)
I'll stick with embedding YouTube, it's easy (263 votes, 50%)
I hate video, the web doesn't need it (35 votes, 7%)

Poll id : #56 - October 7th, 2013 to October 29th, 2013  (Closed)
What's your job title?
Total votes: 512
Interactive designer, because I can't do print design (82 votes, 16%)
CEO & Founder, because I'm the only one who works here (103 votes, 20%)
Web Guru, because if I don't say it no one else will (51 votes, 10%)
Creative director, because I outsource all my projects (15 votes, 3%)
It changes. Every. Single. Day. (261 votes, 51%)

Poll id : #55 - September 30th, 2013 to October 16th, 2013  (Closed)
How do you charge for your services?
Total votes: 325
I have a menu, pick what you want, the price is listed alongside (64 votes, 20%)
I have an hourly rate, the longer it takes the more you pay (118 votes, 36%)
I'll charge want I think you're willing to pay (99 votes, 30%)
I have a complex formula based on how short I am of making my rent (44 votes, 14%)

Poll id : #54 - September 23rd, 2013 to September 30th, 2013  (Closed)
Google glass, are you interested?
Total votes: 276
It's amazing, I have to have one (94 votes, 34%)
It's horrible, I get eye-strain looking at my laptop for too long (38 votes, 14%)
It's not ready, I'll wait for the 3rd or 4th generation (144 votes, 52%)

Poll id : #53 - September 16th, 2013 to September 28th, 2013  (Closed)
How do you work with touch screens?
Total votes: 361
I avoid it, the fingerprints all over my work annoy me (44 votes, 12%)
Like Tom Cruise in Minority Report! (115 votes, 32%)
Nice in theory, horrible in practice, I'll stick to my mouse thanks (111 votes, 31%)
I use my nose, it keeps my hands free for eating chips (91 votes, 25%)

Poll id : #52 - September 9th, 2013 to September 24th, 2013  (Closed)
Do work and social life mix on social media?
Total votes: 281
Sure, why not? Some of my best personal friends are also colleagues (57 votes, 20%)
How can I bitch about colleagues if they're following me? (36 votes, 13%)
Social media is like life, you have to strike the right balance (108 votes, 38%)
No, separate accounts every time. (80 votes, 29%)

Poll id : #51 - September 2nd, 2013 to September 16th, 2013  (Closed)
What do you focus on when optimizing a site for Google?
Total votes: 232
Please people first and Google will follow (92 votes, 40%)
I carry out extensive A/B testing on an ongoing basis (16 votes, 7%)
I follow best-practices and cross my fingers (60 votes, 26%)
I spent 12–14 hours per day promoting my site on Twitter (4 votes, 2%)
See this hat I'm wearing? It's black. (60 votes, 25%)

Poll id : #50 - August 26th, 2013 to September 18th, 2013  (Closed)
Is flat design dead?
Total votes: 1220
No, it's the best solution for designing the web (346 votes, 28%)
Yes, it's a fad that's well past its sell-by-date (87 votes, 7%)
No, it may be overused, but it has its place (634 votes, 52%)
Yes, it could have been great, but the hipsters killed it (153 votes, 13%)

Poll id : #49 - August 18th, 2013 to August 31st, 2013  (Closed)
Should CSS be replaced?
Total votes: 679
No, CSS is perfect for the web (326 votes, 48%)
Yes, it doesn't even support variables! (52 votes, 8%)
Everything has a sell-by date, but we're not there yet (183 votes, 27%)
Pre-processors are effectively replacing it by stealth (118 votes, 17%)

Poll id : #48 - August 12th, 2013 to August 30th, 2013  (Closed)
How have you responded to iOS7?
Total votes: 569
I'm counting the days 'til launch (214 votes, 38%)
I've posted my corrections to Dribbble/Behance (27 votes, 5%)
I'm switching to Android (150 votes, 26%)
Please stop asking me (178 votes, 31%)

Poll id : #47 - August 3rd, 2013 to August 31st, 2013  (Closed)
Are web 'pages' dead?
Total votes: 727
Yes, it's all about single page sites (114 votes, 16%)
No, they'll be back when the parallax scrolling fad dies (385 votes, 53%)
There's no such thing as a 'page' on the web (228 votes, 31%)

Poll id : #46 - July 29th, 2013 to August 28th, 2013  (Closed)
Have you started work on an app?
Total votes: 259
I've got a sweet idea (114 votes, 44%)
I've drawn some designs, it's a work in progress (61 votes, 24%)
I'm submitting a Kickstarter project tonight! (4 votes, 2%)
I'm already a multi-billionaire (80 votes, 30%)

Poll id : #45 - July 21st, 2013 to August 22nd, 2013  (Closed)
Animated GIFs: good, bad or ugly?
Total votes: 812
Awful, what is this 1998? (241 votes, 30%)
Super cool, how are these not more popular? (290 votes, 36%)
Good for kittens, bad for everything else (281 votes, 34%)

Poll id : #44 - July 14th, 2013 to July 31st, 2013  (Closed)
How flat are your designs?
Total votes: 442
Tokyo post-Godzilla (123 votes, 28%)
The Netherlands (146 votes, 33%)
A fresh can of soda (87 votes, 20%)
Marilyn Monroe (86 votes, 19%)

Poll id : #43 - July 8th, 2013 to July 31st, 2013  (Closed)
Where do you source your webfonts?
Total votes: 662
Google (448 votes, 68%)
Typekit (89 votes, 13%)
An individual foundry (51 votes, 8%)
I don't use webfonts (74 votes, 11%)

Poll id : #42 - July 1st, 2013 to July 24th, 2013  (Closed)
Where do you start designing a type scheme?
Total votes: 204
With the display text. (43 votes, 21%)
With the body text. (17 votes, 8%)
Wherever inspiration grabs me. (75 votes, 37%)
It depends on the project. (69 votes, 34%)

Poll id : #41 - June 24th, 2013 to July 17th, 2013  (Closed)
When was the last time you updated your Flash plugin?
Total votes: 528
At the last update, it's free so why not? (221 votes, 42%)
Not sure, I can't remember the last Flash content I saw. (141 votes, 27%)
No! Flash is evil. (126 votes, 24%)
What's Flash? (40 votes, 7%)

Poll id : #40 - June 17th, 2013 to July 10th, 2013  (Closed)
What do you think of the colors in iOS7?
Total votes: 682
Young, modern, I like them. (199 votes, 29%)
Not sure, I hope they'll grow on me. (195 votes, 29%)
Ugly, looks like a tie-dye T-shirt. (288 votes, 42%)

Poll id : #39 - June 10th, 2013 to June 28th, 2013  (Closed)
What do you think of iOS7's new font?
Total votes: 669
Love it, Helvetica always looks good. (361 votes, 54%)
Hate it, Helvetica is too common. (72 votes, 11%)
I preferred Myriad. (84 votes, 13%)
I wish I could specify my own font. (152 votes, 22%)

Poll id : #38 - June 3rd, 2013 to June 19th, 2013  (Closed)
When learning I prefer...
Total votes: 557
Video tutorials (163 votes, 29%)
Online tutorials (128 votes, 23%)
Books (25 votes, 4%)
A mixture of them all (241 votes, 44%)

Poll id : #37 - May 27th, 2013 to June 19th, 2013  (Closed)
Do you build sites with #! URLs?
Total votes: 531
No! They're terrible for SEO. (87 votes, 16%)
Yes! They're great for cool transitions. (97 votes, 18%)
No, but only because I don't know what they are. (254 votes, 48%)
I have done, but I try to avoid it. (93 votes, 18%)

Poll id : #36 - May 20th, 2013 to May 29th, 2013  (Closed)
Do you like fixed headers on sites?
Total votes: 781
Yes, they're great for usability. (564 votes, 72%)
No, they remind me of frames. (143 votes, 18%)
Fixed what? (74 votes, 10%)

Poll id : #35 - May 13th, 2013 to May 29th, 2013  (Closed)
The Internet's effect on the economy has been...
Total votes: 354
Positive. Without the web many businesses would have gone under. (204 votes, 58%)
Negative. Without the web many business would still be open. (12 votes, 3%)
Inevitable. It was coming, like it or not. (117 votes, 33%)
Negligible. If it hadn't filled the gap something else would. (21 votes, 6%)

Poll id : #34 - May 6th, 2013 to May 23rd, 2013  (Closed)
The purpose of the web is to...
Total votes: 372
Increase dialogue across the world (150 votes, 40%)
Level the economic playing field (21 votes, 6%)
Be a creative outlet for millions (120 votes, 32%)
Make me money (81 votes, 22%)

Poll id : #33 - April 29th, 2013 to May 22nd, 2013  (Closed)
To become a web designer I...
Total votes: 1021
Went to college (218 votes, 21%)
Went to night school (29 votes, 3%)
Taught myself (681 votes, 67%)
Lied on my résumé (93 votes, 9%)

Poll id : #32 - April 22nd, 2013 to May 9th, 2013  (Closed)
Who is the first person to see your designs?
Total votes: 698
My partner (243 votes, 35%)
A colleague (278 votes, 40%)
A parent (79 votes, 11%)
The client (98 votes, 14%)

Poll id : #31 - April 15th, 2013 to April 30th, 2013  (Closed)
What's the ideal width of a column of text?
Total votes: 571
40 characters (52 votes, 9%)
80 characters (115 votes, 20%)
120 characters (58 votes, 10%)
It depends on the content (120 votes, 21%)
It depends on the rest of the design (226 votes, 40%)

Poll id : #30 - April 10th, 2013 to April 30th, 2013  (Closed)
Do you regularly take legal advice?
Total votes: 177
Yes, I have a lawyer I consult whenever I need to (31 votes, 18%)
No, but I probably should… (66 votes, 37%)
I'm covered by contracts I downloaded (15 votes, 8%)
My fingers are crossed (65 votes, 37%)

Poll id : #29 - April 8th, 2013 to April 30th, 2013  (Closed)
Do you take part in online surveys?
Total votes: 147
Yes, the world should know my views (38 votes, 26%)
I'm too busy (12 votes, 8%)
No, my opinions aren't free! (30 votes, 20%)
Evidently… (67 votes, 46%)

Poll id : #28 - April 1st, 2013 to April 25th, 2013  (Closed)
How long will you wait for a site before closing the browser window?
Total votes: 906
1 second or less (46 votes, 5%)
2 - 5 seconds (381 votes, 42%)
6 - 10 seconds (342 votes, 38%)
11+ seconds (137 votes, 15%)

Poll id : #27 - March 25th, 2013 to April 10th, 2013  (Closed)
Do you stay in touch with clients?
Total votes: 236
I call them a couple of months later and check everything's good with their project (48 votes, 20%)
Once I get paid I'm outta there (59 votes, 25%)
Most of my clients come back for more work, so we discuss things then (88 votes, 37%)
It's my mom, so you know, over Sunday dinner (41 votes, 18%)

Poll id : #26 - March 18th, 2013 to April 18th, 2013  (Closed)
How frequently do you save your work?
Total votes: 448
After every single change (261 votes, 58%)
I have auto-save enabled (67 votes, 15%)
Every time I stop for coffee (80 votes, 18%)
It usually prompts me before I shut down (40 votes, 9%)

Poll id : #25 - March 12th, 2013 to April 10th, 2013  (Closed)
What's your preferred number of columns in a grid?
Total votes: 468
9 (55 votes, 12%)
12 (231 votes, 49%)
16 (63 votes, 13%)
I don't use grids. (119 votes, 26%)

Poll id : #24 - March 6th, 2013 to March 27th, 2013  (Closed)
If web design was a sport it would be...
Total votes: 328
Nascar: fast and furious (62 votes, 19%)
Soccer: team-based (63 votes, 19%)
Baseball: it's all facts and figures (36 votes, 11%)
Chess: obviously (167 votes, 51%)

Poll id : #23 - February 25th, 2013 to April 10th, 2013  (Closed)
Will you ever own your own business?
Total votes: 780
One day, probably. (409 votes, 52%)
I already do. (189 votes, 24%)
I freelance, that's enough. (107 votes, 14%)
No thanks, I like job security (75 votes, 10%)

Poll id : #22 - February 18th, 2013 to March 13th, 2013  (Closed)
What do you listen to when you work?
Total votes: 434
Talk radio (27 votes, 6%)
Music radio (83 votes, 19%)
My music collection (236 votes, 54%)
Silence is golden (88 votes, 21%)

Poll id : #21 - February 11th, 2013 to February 27th, 2013  (Closed)
Where do you most like to gather design inspiration?
Total votes: 333
The internet (243 votes, 73%)
Books or magazines (16 votes, 5%)
The real world (58 votes, 17%)
I try not to reference others in my work (16 votes, 5%)

Poll id : #20 - February 4th, 2013 to February 19th, 2013  (Closed)
How do you record ideas?
Total votes: 304
I have an evernote account linked to my smart phone (79 votes, 26%)
I use a notebook (118 votes, 39%)
I have sticky yellow notes all over my monitor (44 votes, 14%)
The back of an envelope, it's here somewhere... (63 votes, 21%)

Poll id : #19 - January 29th, 2013 to February 13th, 2013  (Closed)
What would you normally charge for a 5-page brochure site?
Total votes: 842
$0–$499 (268 votes, 32%)
$500–$999 (291 votes, 35%)
$1000–$1499 (145 votes, 17%)
$1500-$3000 (88 votes, 10%)
$3000+ (50 votes, 6%)

Poll id : #18 - January 22nd, 2013 to February 13th, 2013  (Closed)
Do you imbue your designs with your personality?
Total votes: 270
Absolutely, my designs are like my children. (71 votes, 26%)
Clients pay for my design, so yes, they want to see me in the design. (49 votes, 18%)
I try not to, but a personal style is bound to creep in. (122 votes, 45%)
Never! It's all about the client. (28 votes, 11%)

Poll id : #17 - January 15th, 2013 to January 31st, 2013  (Closed)
Do you meet every client face to face?
Total votes: 288
Of course, the personal touch helps build the relationship. (95 votes, 33%)
I'd love to, but the realities of geography make it impossible. (113 votes, 39%)
It's the 21st century, if I wanted to meet people I'd work in a bank. (80 votes, 28%)

Poll id : #16 - January 10th, 2013 to January 31st, 2013  (Closed)
Which *TWO* would you pick if you were in your client's shoes?
Total voters: 403
Total votes: 721
Fast (173 votes, 24%)
Cheap (184 votes, 26%)
Good (364 votes, 50%)

Poll id : #15 - January 7th, 2013 to January 23rd, 2013  (Closed)
If you could only access the web with one device, which would it be?
Total votes: 453
Computer (331 votes, 73%)
Smartphone (55 votes, 12%)
Tablet (61 votes, 13%)
Games console (6 votes, 2%)

Poll id : #14 - January 2nd, 2013 to January 23rd, 2013  (Closed)
When are you most productive?
Total votes: 362
Early morning, before the office fills up. (111 votes, 31%)
Regular office hours, I have a sensible routine. (30 votes, 8%)
Evening, when I can focus. (81 votes, 22%)
Night, I love burning the midnight oil. (140 votes, 39%)

Poll id : #13 - December 27th, 2012 to January 10th, 2013  (Closed)
What's the most money you've ever paid for a font?
Total votes: 427
Over $500 (19 votes, 4%)
Between $250 - $500 (15 votes, 4%)
Between $100 - $250 (14 votes, 3%)
Under $100 (67 votes, 16%)
$0 (312 votes, 73%)

Poll id : #12 - December 18th, 2012 to December 31st, 2012  (Closed)
You're on a plane that's crashing, you need to build an app to land it safely, which would you use?
Total votes: 515
C++; my life's on the line, I'm pulling out the big guns. (66 votes, 13%)
Ruby; every second counts, complexity is the enemy. (56 votes, 11%)
jQuery; up, down, left, right, stop. How hard can it be? (161 votes, 31%)
We're dead. (232 votes, 45%)

Poll id : #11 - December 13th, 2012 to December 27th, 2012  (Closed)
Do you own a printer?
Total votes: 251
Yes, I print everything. It's important to have a paper record. (62 votes, 25%)
Yeah, but it doesn't sync to my smartphone so I don't use it. (34 votes, 14%)
Probably, somewhere. (78 votes, 31%)
No way! Trees dude! (77 votes, 30%)

Poll id : #10 - December 10th, 2012 to December 26th, 2012  (Closed)
An ex-client's new designer contacts you for their FTP details, do you hand them over?
Total votes: 232
Yes, for a fee. (36 votes, 16%)
No, I'm not running a charity. (27 votes, 12%)
Of course, there's such a thing as karma you know. (86 votes, 37%)
It depends on how the client treated me. (83 votes, 35%)

Poll id : #9 - December 6th, 2012 to December 20th, 2012  (Closed)
If you won the lottery would you still be a web designer?
Total votes: 148
Money means nothing, web design is my passion, nothing would make me stop! (40 votes, 27%)
I'd have the resources to take a back seat, but I'd stay involved. (73 votes, 49%)
Are you kidding? I'd be fishing. (35 votes, 24%)

Poll id : #8 - November 30th, 2012 to December 12th, 2012  (Closed)
How good are you with deadlines?
Total votes: 412
I always deliver on time, it's a question of professionalism (146 votes, 35%)
I try to hit deadlines, but it's a flexible process (142 votes, 34%)
I miss them all the time, quality work takes time (65 votes, 16%)
I love deadlines, especially the whooshing sound they make as they fly by (59 votes, 15%)

Poll id : #7 - November 21st, 2012 to December 12th, 2012  (Closed)
Are web standards cast-iron rules, or guidelines that can be bent?
Total votes: 261
I'll bend or break rules if the project demands it (195 votes, 75%)
Web standards are there for the benefit of the community, I'd never break them (66 votes, 25%)

Poll id : #6 - November 19th, 2012 to November 28th, 2012  (Closed)
What's the new black?
Total votes: 253
Red (61 votes, 24%)
Yellow (33 votes, 13%)
Blue (68 votes, 27%)
Green (33 votes, 13%)
Purple (35 votes, 14%)
Pink (23 votes, 9%)

Poll id : #5 - November 10th, 2012 to November 20th, 2012  (Closed)
What's the key technology for the next 5 years?
Total votes: 1660
WordPress (191 votes, 12%)
jQuery (217 votes, 13%)
SVG (59 votes, 4%)
PHP (169 votes, 10%)
HTML5 (801 votes, 48%)
CSS3 (223 votes, 13%)

Poll id : #4 - November 5th, 2012 to November 13th, 2012  (Closed)
Should designers code?
Total votes: 736
Yes (522 votes, 71%)
No (214 votes, 29%)

Poll id : #3 - October 29th, 2012 to November 6th, 2012  (Closed)
Assuming that your CSS will fail in at least one browser, which would you sacrifice for perfection in the others:
Total votes: 962
Chrome (82 votes, 9%)
Internet Explorer (591 votes, 61%)
Safari (207 votes, 22%)
Firefox (82 votes, 8%)

Poll id : #2 - October 25th, 2012 to November 7th, 2012  (Closed)
Do web designers benefit from a college education?
Total votes: 389
Yes, it helped me (156 votes, 40%)
Yes, I didn't go to college but wish I had (54 votes, 14%)
No, it didn't help me (88 votes, 23%)
No, I didn't miss anything (91 votes, 23%)

Poll id : #1 - October 16th, 2012 to October 31st, 2018  (Open)
What size of projects do you prefer?
Total votes: 766
The bigger the better, I thrive on complexity (137 votes, 18%)
Mid-sized businesses suit me, I like a manageable challenge (263 votes, 34%)
I prefer small projects, startups have an excitement I enjoy (366 votes, 48%)