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Establishing an online presence is absolutely essential in this digital day and age, more so if your profession lies within a creative industry. However, we've all heard of how well-shod cobblers children are; it can be hard to focus on your...
When you think of minimalism in design, whitespace usually comes to mind. When the designer is strips a piece down to its bare essentials, and opts for less ornamentation and more core, one tends to see the amount of whitespace rise and become...
For me, working with startups has been a huge learning experience. Over the last two and a half years I've experienced working both in-house and as a consultant for two startups, as well as recently agreeing to provide my services to a third....
Over the past few days, I have taken a crash course in coding and am actually learning how to do it. Now, don't everyone applaud me — I've always been extremely transparent and forthright in my lack of knowledge and desire to code. Now, as I'm...
Every time we use CSS, we use selectors. But despite this, CSS selectors are one of the more neglected parts of the specification. We talk about the big transformations in CSS3 but all too often forget the basics. Good use of selectors makes our...
Responsive web design is popular and it’s absolutely no secret. It’s what experts are calling for and what many brands are switching to. It’s not just about creating a mobile-ready site, but about making your site visible to every browser...
It's clear that the mobile web is on the rise. Taking a look at the stats, it's hard to see how desktop browsing can survive the onslaught. People use smartphones for almost everything. 91% of US citizens own a smart phone, and with the relatively...
A few weeks ago Alex Cornell, posted what he describes as "The Worst Portfolio Ever" a page of clichés, overused trends and boring copy. His motivation was presumably to educate the masses as to how a portfolio should look. Cornell's amusing...
Creating a brand is a tough task. There's a lot of work and research that goes into it, and even more time that's required. With building a brand, you also have to be very aware of the fine line there is with creating a gimmick or joke, as those don't...
The web is full of people discussing the finer points of the design field. Many who are focused on figuring out exactly what design is, and even what design isn't. Many points have been made, and just about as many have been contested. This is a...
If done correctly, minimalist design is one of the best and most effective approaches to creating beautiful websites. Not only is the target audience subjected to less clutter and noise, but you can use colors, textures, and fonts to create...
User experience is greatly important in the development of a website these days. A great user experience makes sure someone visit your site and enjoy every portion of it. User experience also makes sure you can maneuver around a site and find...
The introduction of Windows 8 saw a massive overhaul of the Windows user interface in line with the Windows Phone interface in order to be more intuitive for people using touch screens, and Apple have subtly been adapting OSX over time, streamlining...
In order to deliver a clean, fresh, and — more importantly — effective user interface, usability tests are required. It is very unlikely any designer, regardless of his reputation and skills, will be able to design a good product without...