Paddi MacDonnell

Paddi MacDonnell is a designer and entrepreneur from Northern Ireland, follow her on Twitter.

20 Freshest Web Designs, March 2019

Welcome to our roundup of the best websites launched (or relaunched with major updates) in the last four weeks. This…

20 Freshest Web Designs, January 2019

Welcome to 2019! It’s a brand new year and there are plenty of sites taking advantage of the optimism to start…

Unofficial Pantone Color for 2020 Revealed

Every December the color categorizing company Pantone nominates one of its colors as a hue for the next 12 months. The…

20 Freshest Web Designs, December 2018

Welcome to our roundup of the best websites launched (or relaunched with interesting new updates) in the last…

Foundation 6.5 Released

After an extended wait, Zurb have finally released the much anticipated version 6.5 of its popular Foundation…

20 Freshest Web Designs, October 2018

Welcome to our roundup of the best websites launched (or relaunched with major updates) in the last four weeks. This…

10 Free Font Alternatives to Gotham

The typeface Gotham is one of the most popular sans-serifs in circulation. Designed at the turn of the millennium by…

20 Freshest Web Designs, September 2018

Welcome to our roundup of the best websites launched (or relaunched with major updates) in the last four weeks.…

20 Freshest Web Designs, August 2018

Welcome to our roundup of the best websites launched (or relaunched with significant updates) this August. The Summer’s…

20 Freshest Web Designs, July 2018

Welcome to our roundup of the best websites launched (or significantly updated) this month. July is a strange time to…

Typekit Announces Bauhaus-Inspired Fonts

Bauhaus (meaning School of Building) is a legendary design school, based in Germany in the early part of the 20th…

How to Survive GDPR: The Essential Guide to the Web’s New Privacy Regulations

With less than 2 months before the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force on the 25th May, tens of…

Breaking the Grid Without Breaking Design

Symmetry is safe. It’s comfortable, non-threatening, and aesthetically pleasing. It can also be very dull. Using…

30 Creative Gifts for Designers, Christmas 2017

It’s that time of year again: The season of peace, goodwill and ‘what can I possibly get…

Is Firefox Quantum Really Any Good?

This week, Mozilla launched Firefox 57—aka Quantum—the biggest update to the browser in its 13 year history. 75% of…

14 Best eCommerce Options for Designers

With Black Friday/Cyber Monday just a few weeks away, it’s time to get clients set up and ready to sell. The list of…

A Quick Guide to Everything You Missed at the Adobe MAX Keynote

With the usual pomp and ceremony of their MAX conference keynote, Adobe have unveiled a whole host of updates to their…

Adobe Reveals the Secrets of Email

Adobe shared the results of its 3rd annual consumer email survey today, and while some of the findings are extremely…