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One of the biggest problems designers have on the Web is combatting the sterility of the screen; as human beings we love organic, natural, even slightly random elements, but our computers give us precision. If you can tap into that starved need...
/ / Mar 28, 2014
Time is money in this business, but cutting corners can be costly if the quality of your code dips. What all designers and developers need is a solid framework to fast-track development and ensure that standards aren't compromised. One of the...
Everyone loves an infographic. Designers love putting them together. Marketers love promoting them. Clients love commisioning them. Customers like to read them. It's a wonder the Web hasn't been turned into one big infographic! But designing...
We all use stock images everyday. Whether it's a business man in a suit, or a girl riding her bike, images enhance the way our designs are perceived. But have you noticed how often, when the figure in the foreground of an image is perfect, the background...
Whoever you are, and however you choose to work, there's one skill that's imperative for any web designer and that's knowing how to build a responsive website. Even designers who outsource their code need to understand exactly how the process...
WordPress is a Web phenomenon. It powers a gazillion blogs and almost as many websites. As a technology, it's unique in that the learning curve isn't too steep, but there is a vast amount to learn and understand. What that means is that web designers...
/ / Feb 20, 2014
Every designer's toolbox needs a few new goodies every now and then, to keep it up to date. Selecting the right tools, be they brushes, vector art or Photoshop actions is a key design skill that can mean the difference between delivering quality...
/ / Feb 13, 2014
Stock imagery is one of the toughest things to get right on a website. Hunting for the right image can be time-consuming, frustrating, and all too often fruitless. The key to getting it right is having access to the widest pool of stock images...
As a designer, you want to provide a superb service to your clients, and one of the best ways to do that is to base your designs around an existing template; it speeds up the process, keeps costs to a minimum and covers all bases. Everybody wins!...
It’s often difficult to settle on a strong sans-serif. So many carry a lot of baggage with them; Helvetica is everywhere, Arial is Helvetica, Verdana really only works on screen, and everything else is hugely expensive. So we were really...
One of the most appealing kinds of sites, for all types of businesses is the one-page parallax scroll. There's a spacial delight in simply scrolling through content, and of course, on a mobile device, swiping through content is more appealing...
/ / Jan 17, 2014
One of our very favourite deals of 2013 was for the lovingly crafted Lunchbox font, from Kimmy Design. So we were delighted when we found out that our sister-site, MightyDeals.com, had managed to arrange an equally awesome deal on the companion...
/ / Jan 10, 2014
The new year brings new opportunities, and if you’re looking to improve your site in 2014 then the first thing you need to ensure is that it’s responsive. Unfortunately responsive sites can be hard to build from scratch, which is why we’re...
It doesn't matter how great your photos are, if they aren't presented well, odds are that no one will ever see them. The best photographers rely on sophistacted image galleries to present their work. And now you can too, because our sister-site,...