Web Design articles

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...
Since its controversial release, the iPad has been both criticized and admired by the design community. In this post we have compiled a list of great resources, that teach you how to create your own iPad icons, as well as a collection of ready...
The field of web design is constantly changing and growing. Getting in a rut is often the result of not staying up to date with the latest trends and technologies in the industry. Even if we do stay up to date, many of us at one time or another feel...
Photoshop has been a part of every web designer's life since they picked up their first mouse. On February 10th, 2010, Photoshop turns twenty. To mark this anniversary, we've come up with an article that takes you through the evolution of Photoshop...