Web Design articles

Recently while perusing some of the discussions that are currently happening throughout the web design community, I happened across an active dialog going on in the comments of a Tuts+ article, All About Trends in Web Design. The write-up...
We love responsive web design and rightfully so. As a matter of fact, it's almost mind boggling when a website isn't responsive these days. It's been a trend on the up and up for a while now. It's also been a trend that seems to change and create new...
When someone lands on your website for the very first time, what happens? That’s the most critical point of conversion for any website: That moment when a new visitor takes their first glance at your page and decides whether or not they’ll...
Web Designers are typically thought to only solve design problems and create trendy sites. Little credit is given to the subtler role we play in commercial sites. Viewers’ focus and time are an increasingly rare commodity that pays for the...
The goal of responsive web design is to seamlessly adapt the look and UX of a website to different platforms. The technique is still very young and in many areas outstrips the available technology. Trilibis has announced the launch of SNOW —...
The blogging platform Ghost has been getting a lot of attention recently due to its recent move from beta to public release (if you somehow haven't heard of it yet, head over here and read up). Like other platforms, Ghost supports third party...
Ask the average person who’s ever heard about these new fangled “computer” things which kind of computer is best for design, and you’ll probably get an answer like this: “Well, my cousin does Photoshop, and he says that Macs are the...
Summer is just past, and sadly this means that I’ll no longer be able to look up from my keyboard and out the window, only to come face to face with one of the season’s prettiest offerings — the butterfly. While I might be tempted to argue that...
As designers, we each develop distinct styles, and usually gravitate towards different kinds of projects when we have a choice in the matter. For me, it’s content-driven websites and nothing is more content-driven than the good old-fashioned...
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works...and sounds. The web is home to thousands of sites dedicated to showcasing great design, but the majority of these are focused purely on the visual, meaning that the...
As designers, we can be extremely critical to different designs and details. If a designer told me they could never suggest a change to a design, I probably wouldn't believe them. Whether it be on a poster or on a t-shirt, I can always find something...
Recently, a friend suggested that I write an analysis of news websites: what they're doing right, and what they're doing wrong. He suggested that the online news experience was too backward, and maybe a bit boring, and figured that they could...