Web Design articles

There is endless content available in the world of web design blogging telling us how to do things right, and how to succeed at our chosen profession. That's obviously a good thing, and it will certainly continue that way. But once in a while we...
Most people know that good feedback is essential to designing and developing quality websites. But what constitutes "feedback" can be ambiguous: for some, it is little more than a hasty spell-check; for others, it is akin to submitting and...
Watercolor is such an old school element. Artists have been using watercolor for hundreds of years, and web designers have adopted the style for good reason. Watercolor is a great way to add depth, interesting subtle textures and colors. It...
Since March 9 of this year Microsoft has been rolling out their new design of MSN.com. Backed by countless hours of testing and roughly 70,000 pieces of feedback from their users, the design has been tweaked over the last four months to its current...
Google Buzz made a loud and controversial entrance when it launched in February shrouded with privacy issues and various other concerns. Like it or not, it seems that Google Buzz is here to stay with many blogs adding 'buzz' icons to their posts....
An image’s dimensions on screen are measured in pixels: width and height. An image's quality is determined by less tangible factors: composition, mood, style, contents. But none of that matters if people get impatient waiting for the file...
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...