Design

  • The Keys to Organic Designs

    In the world of design we all tend to have our processes and approaches that rule how we craft our work. This is essential for most of us in the field to have in place. Our own systems that we have spent years honing and developing down to less of an art, and more of a routine. We do this so that we have an order by which we can methodically craft our designs without letting any little things slip through those proverbial cracks…



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  • What Do You Think is the Ultimate Browser Feature?

    The web plays such a large role in our modern lives, even for those of us not working in one of the many industries which are based there. Be we users, web workers or both, internet browsers are a major part of how that experience all goes down. For designers and developers, browsers help steer the directions that our industries tend to make strides in.



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  • Web Design & Development Podcasts

    Not long ago we had a post that discussed the role that podcasts have been playing in the design field. After which we were asked for a post that focused on more web design and development related podcasts for our readers. Something of a proverbial playlist of shows that are currently helping to shape the fields from the virtual airwaves. So here we are!



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  • MediaWiki: The Definitive Wiki Engine

    By now most everyone online has heard of Wikipedia; the online encyclopedia that boasts millions of articles in dozens of languages. It revolutionised the way content was delivered online and popularised the word ‘Wiki‘. According to Google, it is the 6th most popular website in the world.



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  • 20 High Quality, Extraordinary & Free Web PSD Templates

    No matter who you are or what your business may be, you will always want your website design to stand out. Having an extraordinary website allows you to stay on the mind of most of your visitors and can help translate how unique your product or service is to someone.



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  • Josef Müller-Brockmann: Principal Of The Swiss School

    Most people think of a yogurt brand when they hear, “Swiss style.” As designers, we may be a bit more familiar with the Swiss school of design. Some call it the evolution of modern design. Others may think of it as just a step to where design style is now. Both may be correct.



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  • 45+ Free Lessons In Graphic Design Theory

    Considering how many designers are self-taught, either in whole or in part, the importance of a solid foundation in graphic design theory is often overlooked. New designers often want to jump right into creating websites, rather than learning the basics of why some designs work and some don’t. But they’re putting themselves at a disadvantage to designers who do have formal training or have taken the time to learn the principles behind good design.



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  • Compilation of Well Designed Donation Pages

    As web designers and developers we tend to view the web somewhat differently than most. Our work keeps our focus tuned to the finer points of the field as we browse, even in our time off. We tend to get inspiration from this way of seeing the web. Hints of techniques or approaches to attempt for our next projects emerge from all corners of the web. And given that our next client could emerge from any arena, we need to be prepared for any and everything…



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  • What Popular Movies Can Teach Us About Design

    It’s a pretty safe bet to say that the vast majority of people like movies. They’re usually entertaining and sometimes even informative or thought-provoking. But most designers probably don’t pay too much attention to how they might be able to offer inspiration for website or other designs.



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  • Traits of Successful Website Welcome Pages

    Many websites these days have some form of welcome area on their homepage. Welcome pages generally act as an introduction for new visitors, explain the website and often prompt an action on the part of the user.



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