Frontend to Backend: Tips & Tools for Learning Web Development

Frontend to Backend: Tips & Tools for Learning Web Development

Jul 20, 2015 / Tips

UI design is a relatively straightforward skillset compared to development. If you know how to make textures and style typography then you can do it for websites, mobile apps, even software. But development is a different subject broken down into many unique areas of study. Web development in particular is quite large but also rewarding…

How To Locate & Fix Usability Problems

How To Locate & Fix Usability Problems

Jul 19, 2015 / Tips

Website performance is measured via user-related metrics. Load times, access to information, page behavior, all these things affect the user experience. When it comes time to improve these features you’ll get the most benefit from drafting a strategic plan.

11 JavaScript Code Snippets for Dynamic Web Projects

Jul 18, 2015 / Tips

The practice of frontend web development has grown into an enormous topic of discussion. User interface designers have been working up to this point for years, and our modern era of web design has finally adopted a set of tools which are accepted universally. You can build very impressive websites using just plain HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript.

Design Patterns for Mega-Navigation Dropdown Menus

Design Patterns for Mega-Navigation Dropdown Menus

Jul 16, 2015 / Trends

The seemingly endless amount of navigation styles can be overwhelming. Some websites only require 3-6 links and have much more flexibility than sites with 30+ links. How do you plan large detailed navigation menus without losing your hair?

24 Free Node.js Tutorials & Online Guides

24 Free Node.js Tutorials & Online Guides

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.

Hotjar: A Unified Analytics Platform to Truly Understand your Visitors

Hotjar: A Unified Analytics Platform to Truly Understand your Visitors

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.

Tips for Captivating Photography in Web Design

Tips for Captivating Photography in Web Design

Jun 1, 2015 / Uncategorized

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…

Designing Icons for Detailed Product Features

Designing Icons for Detailed Product Features

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.

Accessibility for Modern Responsive Website Layouts

Accessibility for Modern Responsive Website Layouts

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.

The Importance of Case Studies in a Design Portfolio

The Importance of Case Studies in a Design Portfolio

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.