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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when you’ve become ingrained with older design techniques it can be difficult to extricate yourself from the outdated workflow.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.

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30 Hotel Website Layouts for Design Inspiration

30 Hotel Website Layouts for Design Inspiration

By / Mar 18, 2015 / Inspiration

Moving into niche-focused web design tends to accelerate the learning curve. You have to put together compositional ideas which relate to more obscure company obligations. Although each website is different, there will always be overlapping concepts which tend to permeate through all of the best layouts.

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10 Free Vintage Retro Badges(PSD)

10 Free Vintage Retro Badges(PSD)

By / Mar 12, 2015 / Freebies

If you’re in the mood for some vintage design then take a look at this freebie pack. This PSD file is an exclusive freebie released on Web Design Ledger featuring ten different vintage badges. All of the text and colors are editable with any version of Photoshop. Plus the shapes are vector-based so you can…

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Tips for Designing Vertical Website Navigation Menus

Tips for Designing Vertical Website Navigation Menus

By / Mar 5, 2015 / Tips

Whether you’re a curious new designer or an experienced professional the subject of vertical navigation is an exquisite talking point. It seems like the very idea of vertical page elements would break a cardinal rule in the field of web design. Yet searching through Google I often find plenty of clean, usable layouts that incorporate…

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How To Design a Mesmerizing Studio or Agency Website

How To Design a Mesmerizing Studio or Agency Website

By / Mar 3, 2015 / Web Design

Creative studios are becoming much more popular with such an interconnected world of digital design. Large-to-medium sized companies are found all over the world, coupled with freelancers and small teams who launch their own personal studio. Thus competition is fierce and understanding how to design a captivating website is pivotal to success.