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In this section you will find all of our popular articles covering all categories of design.

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20 Examples of Fullscreen Responsive Menus

We’ve covered responsive navigation a number of times over the last couple of years, from off-canvas reveals and nested accordians, to the simpler <select> drop-down menu system. There really are a multitude of responsive navigation solution out there. Recently though, there has been a new trend emerging, namely the fullscreen responsive menu. Typically activated by a hamburger button, the fullscreen…

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Google Analytics Tips for UX Research

Google Analytics can be an incredibly powerful tool for optimising your site’s user experience. Here are my top tips for harnessing its full potential. 1. Always have a goal Google Analytics has continually evolved since it was originally released, and now offers a mind-boggling amount of information about your site visitors. This is a double-edged sword though, as one of…

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50 Visually Appealing CSS Tutorials & Techniques

If you are looking for in-depth articles on the inner workings of flexbox, or a comprehensive explanation for using CSS regions, then this is definitely not the post for you. Instead, we have squarely put our focus on those CSS tutorials that not only make the smaller details of the web visually appealing, but are also really useful. You know…

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Creating a Full Width Responsive Tiled Menu with CSS

Full width tiled menus are a crisp way for displaying your site’s navigation and for giving end to end coverage, creating a very full-bodied effect for the user. In this tutorial, we’re going to make it fully responsive, and throw in some quick JavaScript at the end to show/hide the navigation on smaller screen widths, via a navigation toggle button….

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30 Free Responsive Email Templates

With almost 50% of all emails being opened on a mobile device, and with that percentage expected to rise rapidly over the next couple of years, the importance of using a responsive template for your email marketing campaigns has never been higher. As you will probably already know, designing basic cross-client HTML emails is difficult (looking at you Outlook!) in…

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50 Flat Web Designs from 2014

Last month Usabilia asked 100 web professionals for their opinion on the future of flat web design, and a huge 68% said that it is here to stay and not just another passing design trend. So despite our discussion in 2012 about the then new flat design aesthetic, it appears that the future of web design is more than certainly…

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The Origins and Evolution of Flat Design

Ever since Windows 7 Mobile was released in a distinctly anti-skeuomorphic format, the explosion of flat aesthetics has been obvious, evident, and pervasive. Anything with an edge is eschewed, gradients are grinding to a halt, and shadows are even more insubstantial of late than usual. Flat design is considered modern, corporate, and cucumber cool. Its influence can be witnessed from…

30 Free Web and Mobile Icon Sets from 2014

From time to time we like to take a look at and share with you what new and free web and mobile icon sets are currently available. So, looking back from our last icon round-up to this month, we have managed to find 30 fantastic web, mobile and application sets that we feel are well worth your attention. We have…