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We all know intuitively what makes a website look bad: overused bevel effects, corny clip art, overcrowded layouts. These annoyances are easily corrected by developing with design fundamentals in mind—the same principles used by professional...
With the recent developments in online privacy it is just about the right time to suggest small tweaks to improve your terms & conditions and privacy policy documents on your own websites. As the examples below show, there are various ways...
Web forms are the stars of any respectable landing page though they're often taken for granted. They receive all the personal information of your leads or buyers, so that you can start to move them down the sales funnel. Depending on how you design...
Every week we tweet a lot of interesting stuff highlighting great content that we find on the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of our tweets is simply to follow us on Twitter, however, in case you missed some...
Every week we tweet a lot of interesting stuff highlighting great content that we find on the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of our tweets is simply to follow us on Twitter, however, in case you missed some...
As a website designer, I’ve always been fascinated by design (of any kind) that “works” and why. Of late, I’ve become particularly appreciative of the power of photography to anchor a visually appealing design that tells the...
If you're anything like me, you spend a lot of time studying other designers' work. I like to look at projects for the experience and the interactions created for the users. Obviously, as more techniques come about, the changes in web design...
It's the time of year when every blogger on the Web pulls out a crystal ball, dusts off the tarot cards and spends hours staring pointedly into tea cups in an effort to predict the trends for the coming year. The resulting lists usually range in...
When I was around 16, I got into freelancing for graphic design through a small non-profit. They needed some posters and book covers and I figured I could do that pretty easily. I handled things well for my age and made a couple bucks so I could buy...
If you've spent time exploring the creative industry, you've probably heard the phrase, ‘“rule of thirds’.” It's one of those expressions people like to use when they want to sound clever. Go ahead. You can make a mental note for later....
The dust hasn’t settled on the new Target.com redesign: the Web (OK, well, the web design community and a few actual Target customers) are looking for answers: Why, Target? Why? Who is responsible? The first question may be a little easier...
It's easy to get wrapped up in a trend and choose the option you think is most popular. But do you really know the drawbacks as well as the benefits of flat design? How about skeuomorphism? We've put together this fun infographic to help you work...
Once upon a time, in decades and centuries past, Lorem Ipsum served typesetters and printers well. That was back in the day when communication vehicles provided a passive, one-way experience. Today’s communication landscape is vastly...
With the release of iOS7, Apple made the most significant changes to their application design guidelines to date. iOS7’s design language emphasizes a light, almost minimalist aesthetic approach to interface controls, including all...