Design

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

How to Create Identity Guidelines that Empower your Clients

To stop the all too familiar scenario of seeing a beautifully designed identity go out into the world only to be…

5 Common Design Mistakes that Disappoint Users

Designing an interactive interface or a website is not an easy feat. You have to analyze everything about your…

Why Don’t We Just Use Material Design?

I work out of a small office in a co-working environment. Next to my dedicated space is a hot-desking area used…

6 Actionable Tips for Accessible Emails

WHO suggests that 1.3 billion people all around the world have some kind of visual impairment – which includes 217…

Should You be Building Progressive Web Apps?

Take a close look at Monetate’s Ecommerce Quarterly Report for Q2 2018 and you might not be happy about the state of…

8 Dead Web Trends We’re Better Off Without

A lot of very smart people have said that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Other people say…

The Hidden Costs of Minimalism in Design

Minimalism is a trend that has largely defined the best part of the last decade. Its rise to prominence came as a…

How to Make Gamification Work on the Web

The somewhat controversial topic of the usefulness of gamification in business has been sparking debates recently. One…

Dogma Kills Design

It’s all in the title, really. I am no stranger to dogmatic thinking. I was once a very religious missionary, and…

15 Critical Website Fixes to Make Before Launching a Mobile App

Your target market has gone mobile. Mobile users spend up to 12% of their time browsing on their device, which works…

19 Contemporary Font Pairings for 2019

Typography is a fundamental part of design, it enables the designer to create a variety of moods and effects by using…

How to Increase Mobile Engagement with Simpler Contact Forms

Contact forms are a necessity for websites. Without them, your clients would be relegated to handling website- or…

8 Ways to Shipwreck Your Next 
Website Design

Ahoy Mateys! You’ve probably noticed lately that your website is looking a little worse for wear. What she needs is a…

Designing Mobile Websites for Voice Search

In January 2018 alone, consumers conducted over 1 billion voice searches. By 2020, it’s estimated that 30% of all…

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…

Slack Adopts Generic New Identity

There were few logos more recognizable than Slack’s. In the five years since the messaging service gained traction it…

The Right & Wrong Way to Use Templates

I’m a big fan of templates. They’re an essential part of any productive designer’s workflow and they can also be really…

5 Ways to Design for Large Viewports

Web designers have typically always been big-picture people, in that they like having really big screens in front of…