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24 Free Node.js Tutorials & Online Guides

24 Free Node.js Tutorials & Online Guides

By / Jun 22, 2015 / Resources

JavaScript was original created as a frontend language for dynamic website effects. Although it’s still used in this way, newer libraries are pushing the boundaries of what can be accomplished through JS scripting.

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Hotjar: A Unified Analytics Platform to Truly Understand your Visitors

Hotjar: A Unified Analytics Platform to Truly Understand your Visitors

By / Jun 15, 2015 / Sponsored

Every digital interface is made with users in mind, and websites are no different. We all come up with great ideas but sometimes we don’t realize when our ideas just aren’t working.

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Tips for Captivating Photography in Web Design

Tips for Captivating Photography in Web Design

By / Jun 1, 2015 / Web Design

Web designers are considered artists just as much as photographers and painters. It takes a lot of hard work and creative ingenuity to organize websites that pop and function properly. When I approbate a certain website layouts it’s often for the little details. Although I am a big proponent of simple user experience, the little…

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Designing Icons for Detailed Product Features

Designing Icons for Detailed Product Features

By / May 29, 2015 / Resources

Homepage layouts from startups to agencies have adopted the common technique of feature descriptions. These are often little boxes or sections on the page which go into detail about a company’s services or product. But as most people know, block of text can be rather monotonous.

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Accessibility for Modern Responsive Website Layouts

Accessibility for Modern Responsive Website Layouts

By / May 21, 2015 / Trends

The older methods of web design have fallen by the wayside to make room for HTML5/CSS3 design. Unfortunately when you’ve become ingrained with older design techniques it can be difficult to extricate yourself from the outdated workflow. But modern usability centers around responsive design and requires more attention to detail.

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The Importance of Case Studies in a Design Portfolio

The Importance of Case Studies in a Design Portfolio

By / May 11, 2015 / Tips

Modern case studies are built for design projects of all types. Studios and freelancers alike can put together case studies ranging from branding, web design, mobile UI design, or even After Effects compositing.

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Best Practices for Sliding Hamburger Menus

Best Practices for Sliding Hamburger Menus

By / May 4, 2015 / Web Design

Hamburger icons are those little three-bar icons you see in the corner of many websites and mobile apps. These primarily trigger a sliding drawer navigation which contains links to pages all around the website. Sliding drawer nav menus are great for responsive design but they can also be tricky to implement. These tips will help…

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How To Utilize Negative Space in Web Design

How To Utilize Negative Space in Web Design

By / Apr 13, 2015 / Tips

There are many fundamental principles of art & design which are crucial for every web designer to understand. One such principle is negative space, also known as white space. The use of white space can be difficult to explain but it’s much more obvious via example.

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Tips for Structuring an Organized Stylesheet

Tips for Structuring an Organized Stylesheet

By / Mar 24, 2015 / Tips

Web development is certainly a growing field with more and more people getting interested in the topic every year. Frontend development is specifically an excellent place to start, especially for designers who only have knowledge of programs like Illustrator or Photoshop. Improving your skillset beyond just design into HTML/CSS is one of the best decisions…

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Top Web Design Trends for 2015

Top Web Design Trends for 2015

By / Mar 19, 2015 / Trends

There’s no clear-cut scientific formula to great design because it’s undoubtedly considered more of an art than a science. Strangely there are many recognizable patterns which seem to reappear time and again. These might be called popular design techniques but from an industry perspective many people refer to them as design trends.