Web Design articles

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....
Purists will say that great design is timeless. Yes, in an ideal world, we should ignore trends. Pragmatically speaking, though, there is a lot of value in monitoring and incorporating design trends, especially with regard to websites. Let's...
Sometimes, choosing just the right image for a website that does not yet have a defined visual theme can be daunting. Should you use a drawing or a photo? Should you create it yourself or find stock art? How do you know whether it will set the right...
As designers, it's common to wonder what the differences are between our chosen discipline and others. After all, there are a lot of similar rules and guidelines that permeate design, no matter what the field. And sometimes that leaves us wondering...
WordPress 3.0 is, without doubt, one of the most exciting updates to the platform in a very long time. As well as things that all users will notice such as custom menus, custom backgrounds and a new default theme, there are also massive additions...
For the past week, we've been running a great contest to win sets of awesome playing cards from Typefaces. These super cool cards feature world renowned designers such as Veerle Pieters, Jeffrey Zeldman and Jason Santa Maria, among many...