Paddi MacDonnell

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

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…

6 Ways Innovative Navigation Enhances UX

There are two aspects to designing navigation: How will the content be structured, and how will that structure be…

Foundation 6.4 Released

Foundation 6.4 has been released by the team over at Zurb, and while it’s packed with tweaks and improvements that…

90+ Best Free Fonts, Spring 2017

2017 may be off to a questionable start in the world of politics, but at least we can rely on a steady supply of free…

Quiz: Do You Really Hate Comic Sans?

You’re a designer: you use Moleskine notebooks, the stickers on the back of your MacBook Pro are artfully arranged,…

75+ type driven sites

When we talk about the visual elements of a website, we are usually referring to images: photos, illustrations, icons,…

50 creative card UI designs

When I was a kid I was desperate for a Polaroid camera: to be able to take a photo and see it—almost—right away was…

50 fresh resources for designers, September 2016

It’s that time again. Here’s this month’s collection of the best free stuff for designers. We’ve got fonts, icons,…

101 best free fonts of 2016, so far

2016 has been one of the best years for type design in decades. The lettering craze has pushed a lot of illustrators…

Zurb launches new @mention engine, Tribute.js

Zurb, makers of Foundation, have a reputation for building robust tools that web developers love. They craft effective…

101 best free fonts, fall 2015

2015 continues to be a bumper year for type design, there have been literally hundreds of quality free fonts released…