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Responsive Web Design Workflow Considerations

By / Mar 13, 2013 / Tips

Birthed in May 2010 in an article by Ethan Marcotte published on A List Apart called “Responsive Web Design“, this device-independent design philosophy has spread like wild fire amongst the design and development community. Evidence of the larger business community embracing responsive web design began in 2011 with notable redesigns of Starbucks, Time Magazine and…

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The Flexible Web

By / Mar 5, 2013 / Tips

Web design isn’t what it used to be. Web design used to be a fixed process. Except for some browser quirks here and there, and for the regular lockdown of creativity of course, it was a fairly straightforward operation. It used to be the defining of a canvas and as long as we kept the…

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16 Tips for a Better Website

By / Feb 20, 2013 / Tips

Want a better website and don’t know where to start? Or, do you think your website changes are out of your control? Many website owners think a better website means a complete overhaul – a brand new website. In some cases that may be true, but in my experience a couple tweaks can make the…

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Tools and Tips on how to Optimize Images for the Web

By / Feb 7, 2013 / Tips

The time a page takes to load is something every designer worries about, or at least is something that every designer should worry about. It doesn’t matter if the layout is nice and beautiful if it doesn’t function properly. Since images can be pretty heavy, this is certainly an issue to keep an eye on….

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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…

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Creating an Effective Coming Soon Page

By / Jan 3, 2013 / Tips

Coming soon pages are a rather young concept on the internet. Back in the day, when a new business was planning to launch a website, one day there was no website, and the next day the thing was live … just like that with no warning.

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Supporting the Design Community

By / Dec 28, 2012 / Tips

It has been a while since I entered the design community and I’m very glad I did that. As a lot of you may know I’m not a designer, but I do write about web design and design related subjects. As a writer I really like to research/browse several different websites to deliver you nice…

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8 Books Every Designer Should Read

By / Nov 29, 2012 / Tips

It is pretty interesting to realize that at the same time that design tools and techniques are always evolving, some principles remain the same. And usually these principles are the most important ones. Today we gathered a list with eight books we believe every designer should read. Some of them are old, others new, but…

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Setting Up Readable Online Web Copy using CSS

By / Nov 21, 2012 / Tips

Working as a web designer requires knowledge in a slew of different areas. You need to consider user experience design, color schemes, and especially typography. This is one subject which is discussed often yet can still become an issue in website layouts.