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Drafting Tips for Creative Wireframe Sketches

Drafting Tips for Creative Wireframe Sketches

By / Oct 28, 2014 / Tips

Much like other professional designers I’m a big fan of the wireframing process. Although it’s mostly associated with the field of web design, the concept of project planning is ubiquitous across all creative mediums. Logo designers sketch prototypes, animators sketch storyboards, and UI designers sketch wireframes.

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How To Balance Composition for Website Layouts

How To Balance Composition for Website Layouts

By / Oct 23, 2014 / Tips

Balance seems like a word directed at print designers and tightrope walkers. But the world of balanced web design is influenced just as much by print and circus folk! A sense of balance is achieved through repetition much like a pendulum swing – you add a little bit then take some away. You push content…

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Constructing a Scientific Approach to Web Design

Constructing a Scientific Approach to Web Design

By / Oct 9, 2014 / Tips

A polarity found in most work is the balance between logic and intuition. Web design along with most artistic endeavors favor creativity. Yet the process of actually coding and structuring a website is primarily logic-driven. Does this mean the design process can only be viewed as a creative touchy-feely kinda process? Not exactly, because most…

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How To Design Interfaces from a User Experience Perspective

How To Design Interfaces from a User Experience Perspective

By / Oct 3, 2014 / Trends

Both web design and mobile app design share many similar features. One of the most important features is that they’re both created for an audience, whether young kids or teens or adults or some kind of mix. The end user should be your most important priority when it comes to brainstorming new ideas.

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Clean UI Trends for Large Recognizable Website Headers

Clean UI Trends for Large Recognizable Website Headers

By / Sep 30, 2014 / Trends

Once a visitor lands on your website the first thing they notice is your header. Whether it’s only a small navigation bar or a large fullscreen photo slideshow, the header section is an important part to any layout. Larger headers tend to be more memorable and help to promote a website’s branding. When built correctly…

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Patent Diagrams Converted into Decorative Posters

Patent Diagrams Converted into Decorative Posters

By / Sep 29, 2014 / Resources

If you’ve never looked at some fascinating avant garde work then here’s a way to get your feet wet. Artists have been known for creating great ideas that seem to balance right on the fringe of mainstream concepts. This post is no different which introduces an obscure method of hanging conceptual patent diagrams in the…

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Open Source Tools and Scripts for WordPress Developers

By / Apr 16, 2013 / Tools

There have been a number of cool inventions and tools released over the past few years. Frontend web developers are enjoying the control granted with open source plugins, scripts, libraries, and other similar release packs. WordPress is a great CMS because it provides a large collection of free themes and plugins to build around. And…

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The Benefits of Working on Freelance Projects

By / Mar 20, 2013 / Tips

I often read about designers who cannot stand freelancing yet continue to use this path for solid income. I suppose there is nothing wrong with hating your job, but some designers actually enjoy freelancing. It is not a career choice that many people would keep for decades. But it does offer a unique lifestyle of…

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Web Design Trends in 2013

By / Jan 30, 2013 / Tips

The past few years have seen a tremendous shift in the way developers are building websites. More users have switched onto mobile platforms, along with newer browsers which support HTML5/CSS3 web standards. There are so many unique ideas flowing out of the design community – it seems like new thresholds are being replaced every few…

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Creative Techniques for Single-Page Websites

By / Jan 24, 2013 / Tips

Over the past few years there has been an emergence of new custom trends in website design. A very popular idea is placing all your major content onto a single page and using dynamic scrolling animations to locate bits of content. These single-page layouts are popular among landing pages and mobile apps which only need…