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We all know that there are a few differences between small businesses and larger corporations, especially when they begin considering the web design aspect of their marketing plan and branding. And while for the most part, the nuts and bolts...
Oh, look! It's a brand spanking new, shiny technological feature. And it probably helps that it's being implemented by Apple products. A couple of great sites (like this one) have already started using it. What does it do? Will it be around forever?...
Here's one thing that never made sense to me: people make websites so others can find out more about them, but most "About Us" pages absolutely suck. They're either really long and boring or really short and mysterious. Not many people understand...
The introduction of the HTML5 spec introduced new tags for presenting media on a webpage; the <audio> and <video> tags, rendering the <object> tag no longer fit for video and audio streaming. These new tags have made it...
The Mobile First philosophy has radically changed how professionals approach Web design and become the way companies as diverse as Facebook and IBM build their products. The Mobile First approach is to start designing for mobile devices...
When it comes to designing a truly intuitive, responsive, and coherent website that’s also unique and interesting, it often feels like it’s difficult to reconcile the two sets of priorities. But in fact, nothing is further from the truth:...
At first thought, animated GIFs might conjure up images of dancing “under construction” signs and cheesy banner ads circa the year 2000. Luckily, the creative minds of present-day animators, designers, illustrators, and digital artists...
For many web design professionals, there was no option but to be self taught. Years ago, the academic qualifications simply didn’t exist. Sure, you could study design, but you’d be left to learn the technology by yourself. You could take...
A few years ago, it was tough to create a professional-looking website without designing and coding something from scratch. There were free templates and website builders, sure, but the results from most were less than professional. Not...
It's like biting your nails. It's like sucking your thumb. It's like cursing too much. We all have some bad habits, some we just cannot seem to shake. I'm not sure why that is. I mean, no matter how wrong you know it is or how bad it is for you, it's just...
I was having a chat with a friend of mine recently and somehow we got onto the subject of hidden messages in Apple icons. Admittedly it's not something I'd thought too much about prior to this conversation and the only example I could recall...
If you're asking me to share with you some of the best web designs in the world, chances are I'm going to point you in the direction of something that's pretty minimal. In fact, if you ask most designers, they'll point you to sites that are equally...
Recently, there's been a lot of talk about markdown as an alternate way to format text. I decided to do a little research and see what all the talk was about and I was actually quite glad of what I found; markdown is simple markup language that makes...
The April edition of what's new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, jQuery plugins and JavaScript resources, mobile apps, educational resources, mockup kits, frameworks, web development tools, coding resources, and...