Design

Graphic design is more than just good looks. Design is the process of visually conveying ideas or messages to a specific audience.

7 Ways to Delight Users with Animation

“Delight” is a word that we’re hearing and using more often to describe pleasurable moments in our products. Delight is…

How to Succeed With Design Thinking

Design thinking is the idea that we can solve problems by practicing human-centered design—putting people at the centre…

Designing with extreme prejudice

It’s a controversial third rail topic most people acknowledge, but do their best to avoid talking about: classism…

How to Sell Games on the Web

The first step to getting famous as a video game studio is to make a great game. The second step is to sell the darned…

eBay Redesigns Its Homepage (Again)

They say that three time’s the charm. Maybe for eBay, two is all that it will take when it comes to its homepage…

Smashing Magazine Embarks on Radical Redesign

Smashing Magazine, long one of the most highly read publications on the internet about anything and everything web…

Vancouver Rebels Over Generic Rebrand

Many who don’t live in Vancouver at least know the western Canadian city for a few things: Sky-high housing prices,…

How to visualize a startup’s USP

Common web design problem: Just writing out why a company is special is usually an insufficient way to tell a story to…

How to design the perfect infographic

Thanks largely due to the fact that more information is at our fingertips now than at any point in human history, we've…

Is responsive design killing your creativity?

When we talk about web design in 2017, we’re really talking about responsive web design. In just over six years, the…

Why evolution is better than revolution in product design

Digital products will always need to be redesigned. Styles progress, hardware technologies advance, and development…

Meet the man behind Comic Sans

We’ve all seen Comic Sans; the typeface that’s both loathed and (secretly) admired—some people have even dedicated a…

Essential design trends, February 2017

An interesting visual presence above the scroll is the first impression a user gets of a website. Whether that user…

9 rules effective “coming soon” pages follow

A lot of people have the misconception that they have to have a complete website in order to start building leads and…

75+ type driven sites

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

8 reasons 80s flair will rule design in 2017

Trends come and go in waves. The latest wave when it comes to web design is totally 1980s. From bright color to flat…

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…

8 simple steps to better icon design

Icons are everywhere. From app icons on home screens to graphic representations that lead users through a design, icon…