Apr
17
Design is emotion. Picking a cool blue color palette will bring out certain calmer emotions than the ones brought out by fiery oranges and reds. Fonts can encourage sympathy or discourage seriousness. Key phrases can also boil blood or send people away. The best designers select everything to...
Apr
2
Designing large projects can quickly get complicated for developers, clients and designers alike. While the designer isn't the only role that must stay organized, everyone on the project must also stay organized, but everything starts with the designer. Losing control of the site at the design level means the...
Mar
27
You've got your web design down pat. You know how users interact using their mouse and their track pad. You know that those devices are precise. You also know that they’ll spend quite a few minutes at a time. What do you know about your mobile users?

Understanding the...

Mar
20
Designers like me like to draw layouts. We love structure. We love plotting navigation and UX. However, when designing a website, we rarely pay attention to the copy that goes in the design until the very end of the process. This causes fonts to be awkward and verbiage...
Mar
15
One of the most frustrating duties for designers is communicating with the developers and convincing them to follow their design. This is one of the tasks that you didn’t sign for, but come with the job anyway. There are plenty of tips for us to share with you...
Mar
9
As a designer, you want to make a work of art. I know I do. Our personal goal is to make the best looking site we've ever made, with that one (or more) nifty feature that nobody else has. If you had your way, the only usability test performed...
Mar
4
Every client that wants a website designed wants an amazing website that shines. Every client wants the next great site, but not every client needs a unique website that people visit and say “Wow, this was the best experience I've ever had!” Now don’t get me wrong, the site has to...
Mar
4
If there is one thing that every web developer could use - it's a solid list of resources that they can turn to in a time of need. The list of resources that a web developer might need (coding language notwithstanding) is long and varied. From snippets of existing example...
Feb
27
There are two schools of thought when it comes to sketching layouts and a website draft before you begin to design a site on your PC or Mac. Those who think it's useful and, obviously, those who don't! Those who don't find it useful have numerous excuses why: They don't get...
Feb
22
In a world where interactivity is a key component for the success of many businesses online, you have to make sure that you are doing everything that you possibly can to give your users additional reasons to return to your website. Interactivity not only provides you as the website owner...
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