Design articles

Responsive design has some definite buzz of late, and with good reason. It promises to simplify the increasingly complex task of adapting websites for the countless new devices multiplying by the minute. By considering a few common variables...
One of the recent developments on the web has been the rise in the use of one page websites by everyone from web designers to large companies to promote their product, app or portfolio. One page websites look great with many having very simple...
You spend hours creating the perfect design in Photoshop. It's exactly what you wanted (and what your client wanted). And now it's time to spend hours coding it. Not exactly your favorite part of the job if you'rec like a lot of designers. Even...
When I started working for a big greeting card company, I wanted to keep in touch with my freelance clients and contacts in the design industry. As the usual workday was 10 hours, after work I had little energy to do mailings, make calls, or send...
Impact is the key in design. Make the viewer take notice. Persuade them to stay. Make them see the message and then sell it. Design is the balance of elements to create a visual message and nothing does it better than the propaganda poster. Simple,...
Stock leaf textures could be very useful to have on hand if your design is nature-related. Green is perfect for creating calming and relaxing effects, and it can bring a comfortable experience to visitors of your website. Proper use of these...
Choosing fonts for design projects can be a daunting task because there's thousands of fonts out there all over the web that you could use. Whether you're looking to create a big, bold logo for your business or work on a poster for an event here's...
The February edition of what's new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, frameworks, jQuery plugins, icons, productivity tools, responsive design resources, and some really great new fonts. Many of the resources below...
In the wonderful world of web design, it has become normal practice to create designs that utilize background patterns that don't draw a ton of attention, but have a bit of variation within them. Even if you are not creating website designs,...
When it comes to designing a new web site, most beginning and unaware designers only care about how amazing the site will be. Often times as designers, we can take off with a crazy idea for a site design and it ends up jam packed with design on top...
For America, creating a government website from the states, all the way down to the federal government can be an interesting but controversial task.  It's important to follow a user-centered design process and make it easy for citizens to...
We're thrilled to see bring you another great giveaway of business cards from our friends at Uprinting. This time around we'll be giving away 5 prizes of 250 die cut business cards each! What makes these cards different is their unique and attractive...