Articles by Kendra Gaines

It's all about presentation. Ideas and concepts are great, but mean nothing if they cannot be properly communicated. To help others understand them, we may create prototypes or sketch out an idea to get to a meeting of the minds. Fortunately,...
I first took notice of flat color web design when Google started to redesign their sites. This was during a time when gradients and drop shadows were all the rage. In using what was then Google Docs and my Google Calendar, I always realized there...
We've talked about 'Contact' pages. We've talked about the 'About' page. You know what to put on these pages because, hopefully, you've thought long and hard about it. And you know exactly what to put on the inside pages, because you have your...
Oh, look! It's a brand spanking new, shiny technological feature. And it probably helps that it's being implemented by Apple products. A couple of great sites (like this one) have already started using it. What does it do? Will it be around forever?...
Here's one thing that never made sense to me: people make websites so others can find out more about them, but most "About Us" pages absolutely suck. They're either really long and boring or really short and mysterious. Not many people understand...
It's like biting your nails. It's like sucking your thumb. It's like cursing too much. We all have some bad habits, some we just cannot seem to shake. I'm not sure why that is. I mean, no matter how wrong you know it is or how bad it is for you, it's just...
If you're asking me to share with you some of the best web designs in the world, chances are I'm going to point you in the direction of something that's pretty minimal. In fact, if you ask most designers, they'll point you to sites that are equally...
It's no secret that many believe responsive web is the future. Creating a responsive site means that it's able to adapt to the many different browsers and sizes that are available. If I want to make sure my website I've created on my desktop can...
How do we live without food? It's our sustenance. It's the reason why we live and can be the reason for the opposite. Many events, conferences and groups surround themselves around the idea of being a 'foodie' and submerge themselves in the culture...
A design founder is a founder of a company who happens to be a designer or makes sure to create a large role for design in their business. Design is extremely powerful — it influences what we see, what we feel and even what we do. As old, salesy techniques...
If you have a smartphone, a tablet or a regular computer, chances are you have used an app at some point. We can't get enough of them. They make life easier and quicker. Apps help you remember things, help you find and see things and just all around...
The purpose of any website is to get people from your target audience interested in what you're offering. Whether it be a product or service, 9 times out of 10, someone is going to want to communicate with you further. Because of this, in almost...