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How To Utilize Negative Space in Web Design

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 CSS Stylesheet

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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Tips for Designing Vertical Website Navigation Menus

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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Getting Started with Low-Fidelity Wireframe Sketches

Most UI designers understand the process of wireframing, yet it still hasn’t caught on as a vital part of the creative process. When you’re new and just getting started in the field preliminary sketches may feel bloated and unnecessary. But once you adapt to wireframing it becomes a fun & adventurous process.

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Testing & Planning Typography Choices for the Web

Designing a font library for a new website is no picnic in Central Park. The process can feel like a chore when you have so much to choose from and no clear direction. But when you have the ability to test out font choices the whole process becomes much smoother and simpler. Understanding the nitty-gritty…

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Understanding & Designing Great Microcopy

We all know about the importance of great copy on the web. It’s often easy to capture attention with visuals but strenuous to capture attention with verbiage. So if the word “copy” refers to the overall page text, then what’s microcopy? Well much like finding a great parking spot in a crowded plaza, microcopy refers…

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Ideas for Pushing Beyond your Creative Comfort Zone

Working under pressure can feel like you’re caught in the cross hairs of a critic scrutinizing your every move. Unfortunately you can’t see him because this critic sniper has mastered the art of hiding in plain sight – right inside your skull. We are usually our own worst critics and over time this can build…

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