Web Design articles

Lex parsimoniae is the Latin expression of what is known in English as Occam's Razor, a philosophical rule of thumb that has guided some of the world's best and brightest minds (including Isaac Newton). It is named after the 14th-century logician...
Some designers view frameworks as constricting and limiting in their creative efforts. They look at a framework as something they have to bend their work to fit. And for a lot of designers, that's just not something they want to do. But with the...
A design may have impact. It may have style. But having these isn’t enough. To work well, a design has to have elements that play off each other’s strengths. Fortunately, every piece of content has inherent guidelines. Layout, or the arrangement...
It's always so interesting when you go to a website you've been visiting for months or years to find they've been redesigned. Some redesigns are immediately evocative of the old design, and can even leave you wondering if they have, in fact,...
Photoshop's Curves is a flexible control that can brighten or darken parts of a layer based on the layer's luminosity. Editing tones in an image—not just grays and not always photos—can do more than fix highlights and shadows. Curves can...
The World Cup is currently taking place in South Africa and people all over the world are glued to television sets at home, in bars and in town squares, to watch their country play. The World Cup is actually everywhere one looks - all over TV, the...
Defined as ‘the structural design of shared information environments’, information architecture focuses on bringing the principles of architectural design to the online world. Just like the blueprints of a dream home or the outline...
Navigating unfamiliar information on the web requires aids. These aids don't have an agenda or bias the way advertising does. Instead, navigational aids help people find the right path based on their interests. Signposts are one type of navigational...
It's been nearly five years now since the redesign vs. realign debate began. Many designers are still approaching website changes as redesigns, with little thought to whether they should be redesigning or realigning the site for their clients....
Developers and programmers are meticulous individuals, and developers sometimes stand out even among themselves. We introduced you to 7 types of designers in our article 7 Personality Types of Designers Today. Developers have peculiar...
Designers often don't take the time they should to learn about how basic psychological principles can effect the experience their visitors have on the sites they build. Psychological principles are either looked upon as unnecessary, or...
Design is a universal language. It transcends all cultural and national boundaries. It is diverse and ever-changing. Despite the fact that designs can be universally appreciated, the artists behind them are all unique and talented individuals....