Web Design articles

A pseudo-Flash website is one that looks, feels and acts like a Flash website but is in fact built on good old-fashioned HTML and CSS. There is usually also a dash of JavaScript to bring things to life and round out the interface. The result is often...
Some people collect stamps, others spot trains; I have become obsessed with wireframing software. I have tried and fallen in love with countless applications, from Balsamiq to Mockingbird to FlairBuilder. Although each has felt like true...
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...
Trends can be born so silently and subtly that we seldom notice them. And when you survey hundreds of websites, you often see patterns that you would otherwise miss. One such pattern is the frequent use of tags and ribbons. These small flourishes...
“ … One of the roles of design is to bring humanity, intelligence and beauty to the world of business, and indeed to everyday life.” – Michael Beirut Is design losing its humanity? No one would suggest that computers are as adept as talented...
Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto, also known as “Vhils” is an incredible sculptor and graffiti artist who is challenging assumptions by creating artwork using destructive methods. He started out as a graffiti artist but got tired...
We've all seen or heard about the horrors of failed redesigns. Regardless of the size or scale of a site, any redesign is frought with potential perils and pitfalls. Alienating your existing users is probably one of the biggest dangers of any...
Selecting an email marketing service can be daunting. There are dozens of solutions to choose from, all with extremely varied options, features and pricing. Even more perplexing is that many reviewers rate these solutions in an effort to...
As web designers, we all seem obsessed by HTML5 and CSS3 at the moment. Endless posts, tutorials and discussion about them dominate the blogosphere. But how much are we learning that can be applied today? Don’t get me wrong. We all need to understand...
Typography is defined as the style, arrangement, or appearance of typeset matter. A look around your surroundings will reveal how much typography has influenced the world. But does it matter, particularly with the likes of YouTube, Flickr,...
We developers sometimes take design for granted. And let’s be honest: who doesn’t hate taking things for granted. Some say we will never truly appreciate the importance of design until we have been trained in the essence of design and beauty....
New apps and websites appear on an almost daily basis, but trying to find the good ones among them can be tough, especially considering how many are not that great. That’s why every month we research and showcase some of the best and latest resources...