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Summer is just past, and sadly this means that I’ll no longer be able to look up from my keyboard and out the window, only to come face to face with one of the season’s prettiest offerings — the butterfly. While I might be tempted to argue that...
As designers, we each develop distinct styles, and usually gravitate towards different kinds of projects when we have a choice in the matter. For me, it’s content-driven websites and nothing is more content-driven than the good old-fashioned...
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works...and sounds. The web is home to thousands of sites dedicated to showcasing great design, but the majority of these are focused purely on the visual, meaning that the...
As designers, we can be extremely critical to different designs and details. If a designer told me they could never suggest a change to a design, I probably wouldn't believe them. Whether it be on a poster or on a t-shirt, I can always find something...
Recently, a friend suggested that I write an analysis of news websites: what they're doing right, and what they're doing wrong. He suggested that the online news experience was too backward, and maybe a bit boring, and figured that they could...
Responsive web design is the buzzword of the decade already, and is ideal for the multi-screen connected world that we live in. However, the trade-off for this is in performance due to larger file sizes. This has prompted some experts to say...
Establishing an online presence is absolutely essential in this digital day and age, more so if your profession lies within a creative industry. However, we've all heard of how well-shod cobblers children are; it can be hard to focus on your...
When you think of minimalism in design, whitespace usually comes to mind. When the designer is strips a piece down to its bare essentials, and opts for less ornamentation and more core, one tends to see the amount of whitespace rise and become...
For me, working with startups has been a huge learning experience. Over the last two and a half years I've experienced working both in-house and as a consultant for two startups, as well as recently agreeing to provide my services to a third....
Over the past few days, I have taken a crash course in coding and am actually learning how to do it. Now, don't everyone applaud me — I've always been extremely transparent and forthright in my lack of knowledge and desire to code. Now, as I'm...
Every time we use CSS, we use selectors. But despite this, CSS selectors are one of the more neglected parts of the specification. We talk about the big transformations in CSS3 but all too often forget the basics. Good use of selectors makes our...
Responsive web design is popular and it’s absolutely no secret. It’s what experts are calling for and what many brands are switching to. It’s not just about creating a mobile-ready site, but about making your site visible to every browser...
It's clear that the mobile web is on the rise. Taking a look at the stats, it's hard to see how desktop browsing can survive the onslaught. People use smartphones for almost everything. 91% of US citizens own a smart phone, and with the relatively...
A few weeks ago Alex Cornell, posted what he describes as "The Worst Portfolio Ever" a page of clichés, overused trends and boring copy. His motivation was presumably to educate the masses as to how a portfolio should look. Cornell's amusing...