Paddi MacDonnell

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

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…

25+ Kickstarter projects you’ll actually want to back

We all have great ideas, but some people are a little better at making them real than others. And kudos to them, the…

65 best free fonts, Spring 2015

So far, 2015 has been a bumper year for fonts, with dozens of new designs going live. There are a couple of dominant…

The best free UI kits, February 2015

Designers love UI Kits. They’re a great way to explore ideas, and they’re a great palette cleanser after a difficult…

101 inspirational quotes for designers

All designers need a little inspiration from time to time. So it’s lucky for us that there are thousands of designers,…

100 greatest free fonts of 2014

It’s been a great year for fonts. New, more affordable, options in font design software, and more and more designers…

Amazing animated history of the iPhone in pure CSS

By now, most Apple fans have their hands on an iPhone 6, and they do look pretty incredible — even if Apple have…

Everything you need to know about WordPress 4.0

WordPress 4.0 is now available, and millions of sites worldwide are in the process of upgrading. Despite the fact that…

How to solve the hamburger icon problem

The hamburger icon—three little bars used to indicate a link to a menu—is one if the most controversial techniques on…

How to get started with layer fonts in CSS

We might be inclined to think of highly decorative and multi-colored fonts as belonging to the digital type age. Not…

The worst portfolio ever?

A few weeks ago Alex Cornell, posted what he describes as "The Worst Portfolio Ever" a page of clichés, overused trends…

50+ inspiring animated gifs

One of the biggest trends right now is animation. It's smaller than video, more engaging than still images, and the…

The nuts and bolts of photography: things come apart

I dare say that many of us are interested in the nuts and bolts of how things work. I know I was fascinated by the…