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I browse the internet everyday, on multiple devices. I use my Macbook Pro, iMac, PC, iPad, iPhone and yes even my television. So it really bothers me when I see websites that aren’t optimized for larger screen resolutions, or that take two...
Coloradore is the side project of graphic designer Anna Kövecses in which her aim is to create a collection of interesting color palettes that take the form of simple, quirky poster designs. Alongside each poster that Anna creates is a key...
Most sites have too much information; users are overwhelmed as CEOs wax lyrical on everything from their favorite charity to the dimensions of their first office. In today’s increasingly information-saturated world, what studies find...
Trends start everyday: an idea is adopted, passed on and before you know it it’s being discussed on design blogs. However, most trends vanish as quickly as they appeared. To paraphrase Andy Warhol, everything will be trendy for 15 minutes. Once...
While fine art is a subjective field, graphic design is more formulaic in its fundamentals. An effective design should make people feel a certain way and take a certain action. In this article I’d like to share Gravity Switch’s web design...
As so much of the content available on the web is text it's essential for web designers to understand the basic principles of good typography. Having such knowledge allows designers to communicate more effectively, enabling them to create...
I’m a lucky person. Every day I get to do what I love, which is helping clients work out what their web project is going to look like. As any good account handler or project manager will tell you, their primary role is to make sure that a project...
The Phraseology Project was originally setup by Drew Melton as a way for him to hone his typography skills. The idea is that people submit words or phrases and Drew, or a guest contributor, creates a typographic treatment of the submissions....
Recently, Condé Nast Digital undertook a complete redesign of the articles published on wired.co.uk. The aim was to provide a more content-first and immersive experience. These aims were established after research by our Information...
Hidden away in the depths of the CSS specification you'll find CSS counters. As the name suggests they allows you to count a thing on your page with CSS incrementing the value every time it appears on the document. This is principally useful if...
In part one, we touched on how to harness the power of display: flex in your website layouts, and how versatile this new layout concept has proven to be. With those thoughts from the previous video kept in mind, we can now adapt the process and use...
The side project series is a series of posts in which we'll be taking a look at the best of designers' side projects. To get things started, this week we're going to be looking at Type Fight, a side project by designers Drew Roper, Ryan Paule and...
The May edition of what's new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, jQuery plugins and JavaScript resources, educational resources, wireframing kits, image tools, Photoshop extensions, web development tools, coding...
It's all about presentation. Ideas and concepts are great, but mean nothing if they cannot be properly communicated. To help others understand them, we may create prototypes or sketch out an idea to get to a meeting of the minds. Fortunately,...