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A well developed and organized sign-up page has to relay a large quantity of data in a  small area and must be quick and easy to read and understand. Overly creative plan names are more likely to hurt your sign-up process instead of help, as they’ll take longer to understand. It’s better to save your creativity for the other pages which will be redirecting the user to the
The use of typography in video allows us to reclaim the lost art of arranging typefaces in a way that would make an 18th century typesetter’s head spin. This type of art is also known as Kinetic typography. The text is presented in a manner intended to convey or evoke a particular idea or emotion. In this compilation we showcase 18 creative uses of kinetic typography which include
Cheat sheets and reference guides are useful for both beginners and advanced web professionals. They can be used to help you remember syntax or as a tool to aid in memorization. In this post, we aim to cover the reference guides for all of the most commonly used platforms, software and coding languages. Below you’ll find a compilation of the 30 most useful and well-organized cheat
The other day my daughter, Sophia, announced that she wanted to set up a lemonade stand. Seeing as how I didn’t really want to spend the better part of my weekend selling lemonade, I tried to talk her out of it by showing her how much she’d need to spend to buy the lemonade mix, get the cups, that sort of thing. Regardless of my best efforts, there was no changing her mind. She wanted to go
We published the Ultimate Guide for Everything Twitter at just at the right time when everyone wanted to know about this Twitter thing, how to start using it, and how to sleeve it into their websites and blogs. The guide is still being tweeted at the rate of a few tweets per day, which is remarkable considering that it was published a few months ago. We’d like to thank everyone for
Every week we tweet a lot of interesting stuff highlighting great content that we find on the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of our tweets is simply to follow us on Twitter, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the best tweets that we sent out this past week. Note that this is only a very small selection of the links
Vintage art reminds us of a time when we were dependent less on technology and more on skill and technique. But we cannot compare the typography of 100 years ago to that of today, with the arrival of so many new typefaces, new ways to create fonts as well as new ways to get our artwork out into the world. Even though the application of typography has evolved so much from a century ago until now,
Cats and dogs. Cain and Abel. Designers and developers. These are just a few of the great historical face-offs. Designers and developers often seem to come from different planets and have completely different brains. Developers want a website to work right, designers want it to look right. A few weeks ago, we explored the main pet peeves that web designers have with web developers, and suggested
Whenever a user is trying to reach a website’s page that is non-existent or missing, they are usually directed to a page where they’re informed that that specific page cannot be recalled by the HTTP server; this is what is called a 404 error page. As designers, when we create a web site, normally we’d also include a 404 page. Depending on the site design, overall focus,
Adobe AIR is one of the most under-appreciated application platforms, but the number of applications available for AIR make it incredibly useful. There are apps for everything from business to shopping to image management to video editing. And plenty of applications are useful to designers and developers, including HTML text editors, Flickr search apps, color palette management
Every week we tweet a lot of interesting stuff highlighting great content that we find on the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of our tweets is simply to follow us on Twitter, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the best tweets that we sent out this past week. Note that this is only a very small selection of the links
Jennifer Maestre creates stunning sculptures out of pencils. Yes, you read right: pencils! Her work is hard to describe and difficult to compare with anything else that I’ve seen before. She was originally inspired by the form and function of sea urchins: “The spines of the urchin, so dangerous yet beautiful, serve as an explicit warning against contact. The alluring texture of the spines draws the touch in spite of the possible consequences.” I interviewed Jennifer and asked her about her stunning art, her sources of inspiration and her beginnings. I’ve