Web Design articles

With the recent release of WordPress 3.0 we're entering a very exciting time. For the first time in the history of the platform, nobody is working on the next version. All development outside of essential bug fixing has been stopped... and 3.1...
Recently, Mashable published an article entitled "IE6 Finally Nearing Extinction", announcing that IE6 usage in the United States and Europe has finally dropped below 5%. That news probably warmed the cockles of the hearts of web designers...
Icons are a great and quick way to enhance your projects. They add a certain personality to your designs and make things pop when they need to. Today we release a new set of icons which we call "Reflection". It's simple yet elegant and stylish at...
The Internet holds a wealth of information on virtually any topic one could think of. With a simple search, you can gain access to knowledge about almost any subject out there. In fact, you can often get so much information returned that it's...
Just a short while ago, Flash was one of the primary technologies used by web designers to add interactivity to a website. Since the introduction of the iPad, with its lack of the Flash Player, there's an acceleration in the web development world...
For the past week, we've been running IconDock's Giveaway for 10 Icon sets. Thanks to all who participated and a special thanks to Nick La for these wonderful icons. IconDock features professionally designed pixel and vector stock icons suitable...
A/B testing (also called split testing) is a testing method generally used in marketing to compare results between two samples with the goal to improve conversion or response rates. In web design, A/B tests are generally used to test design...
By setting images in type, you are able to express more than words or pictures can alone. The effect packs a lot of information into a tight space. But it can get ugly if the text and imagery are at odds with each other. Designers can steer clear of...
IconDock is the brain child of renowned designer Nick La, more known for his popular blog, Web Designer Wall, and his portfolio site, N Design Studio. IconDock features professionally designed pixel and vector stock icons suitable for print...
The content of any website is paramount to a site's success. High quality content, regardless of whether the site aims to inform, entertain, or sell a product, will increase the site's likelihood of converting visitors. But beyond providing...
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...