Paddi MacDonnell

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

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…

How I learned to stop worrying and love the bounce (rate)

If you are trying to understand why a site is not producing the results you want, the bounce rate can be a very useful…

Modern web layout with flexbox

Let me say this first: flexbox is easy. Whether it’s because of early-adoption issues, or because we’ve learned to…

30+ impactful black and white websites

Color is one of the most significant elements of any design. It creates emotion, guides us through an interface, and…

The state of responsive images in 2015

The Web is a visual medium. The vast majority of that visual landscape is thanks to image files. Whilst plenty can be…

30+ websites that prove parallax isn’t dead

Parallax scrolling is defined as a site on which the background image scrolls faster than the foreground, creating the…

60+ best free fonts, Summer 2015

2015 continues to be a fantastic year for fonts. Type designers are increasingly prolific and there’s a new design for…

101 best free logo fonts

When you’re working on a branding project, the principle asset is the font you use for the logotype. The decision on…

40 best free icon sets, Spring 2015

Whether you’re building a new website, a new app, or a dashboard, you can’t do without great icons. The Web is in love…