Web Design articles

The trouble with the word "template" is that its meaning depends on one's point of view. To some, a template is a ticket to an instant website. Many content management systems allow owners to change plug-and-play themes as easily as they change...
Social media integration has become an important part of modern web design. And icons are one of the most useful methods of adding social media links to your site, whether you want to add only a service or two or dozens. In this post we've collected...
In a world filled with CSS galleries and showcase websites, everything starts to look the same. Gradients, rounded corners, drop shadows, it's extremely hard to get away from the strongest of trends in our industry. Each year however, some...
In the past few years, the popularity of WordPress has skyrocketed, which has led to a growing demand for themes. With this growing demand, we've seen new premium or commercial WordPress theme shops popping up everywhere. Some may say that...
Do you want a simpler design for your blog? One that’s lean, elegant and attractive? Well, there are five easy steps to making your blog look better and to attracting more subscribers, customers and members. And you don’t have to be a 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...
Being a designer has never been easy. Working with clients, creative directors, marketing managers and other designers can take a toll on your patience and passion. It’s important, as a professional designer, to avoid practices that could...
New apps and websites seem to appear on an almost-daily basis. Trying to find the best ones each week or month can be tough, especially considering how many come out that aren’t that great. In this post we’ve compiled some of the best apps...
As websites like Carbonmade and Dribbble (where designers share and promote their portfolios) make their way into the mainstream, there is an ever growing demand for branding work. In this environment, professionals can dive into the web...
Last year we published a post on 7 Great Podcasts for Web Designers which went down well with our readers. Since then, several of the podcasts have dropped off the radar including arguably the most famous one of all time: BoagWorld. At the same...
Sometimes, web stores get too artsy with their designs. Some use flash animations that can slow down the shopper’s browser, while others use color schemes that send the wrong signals to shoppers. There are many cases where experienced web...
The most obvious job for a web designer is working for a web design agency, but if you've never done that before... then how do you know what to expect? Is it even the right path for you? Setting foot in an agency for the first time can be daunting....