Web Design articles

Learning new information quickly is very important to both designers and developers. That being said, regardless of your profession and whether it's for school, work, or personal improvement, being able to retain the information without...
Ugly designs abound on the web, and behind each and every one of them is a "designer". In many of these cases the designers behind the sites are simply incompetent. They're often amateur designers or those who have little or no design training...
Content sliders are extremely versatile forms of navigation that can be used to display all sorts of information, such as images, popular posts, social information and product features. Some have automatic slideshow capabilities or buttons...
We all know that as web designers, we should market ourselves both online and offline. For online purposes, a great portfolio website or blog is a perfect way to spread the word, but for offline purposes, nothing beats the traditional business...
As the first thing visitors see, home pages and headers often steal the design spotlight. But above-the-fold thinking neglects the natural flow of vertical page layout. What happens when people reach the end of a page? You can bet that a simple...
The visual language of a website impresses a visitor far beyond their first glimpse. In fact, in observing the best websites, you notice that the small details speak to you subconsciously and that consistency improves your experience of the...
Web Apps are popping up everywhere. Five years or so ago, we could live without them, but as the internet has evolved we use them more and more in our daily lives. We have put together a great compilation of beautiful web application interfaces....
In January, Jason Santa Maria sent out a tweet announcing that visitphilly.com had been redesigned by world-renowned design studio Happy Cog. My interest was piqued, and I couldn't help but take a look. I can honestly say that I've never been...
"Coming soon" pages are a great way for websites to engage and connect with visitors, even before the actual site is published. A well designed "coming soon" page is a great teaser to grab the attention of potential visitors and make them look...
The size of an image in a website layout is important. From proper alignment to getting just the right amount of white space, sizing photos and graphics properly beforehand is essential to creating a balanced look. Images on the web are measured...
Accounting for every aspect of a new website isn’t easy, especially at the last minute. The problems aren’t the details themselves, but rather the process of making sure that seemingly minor details don’t add up to sloppy work. The best...
The information bloggers choose to put out there often has a huge impact on how they're perceived and what others online think about them. And what many bloggers don't realize is that information they put on their blogs can have a direct legal...