Category Archives Web Design

Web Design Archives

In this category you will find articles, tutorials and resources covering all areas of web design. Topics include CSS, HTML, Javascript & jQuery, responsive techniques & resources, GUI resources, templates, web frameworks, and much more.

Sub-Categories:
CMS / CSS & HTML / Drupal / Fireworks / Flash / JavaScript / jQuery / Joomla / Templates / Web Frameworks / Web Apps / Web Inspiration / Wireframe Resources / Wordpress / Wordpress Plugins

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Sketchsheets for Responsive Web Design

With the constant evolution and popularity of mobile devices, designing web sites responsively is essential. Unlike designing for a static or fixed web site, the fluidity and flexibility of a responsive site can make the design process tricky and at times almost impossible to successfully convey visually your design ideas. We are here to help you out by highlighting some…

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Team Collaboration for Building with Open Source Code

Working together with other developers is the quickest and most efficient way to master backend programming. The art of developing websites in PHP, Ruby on Rails, Python, or any other language will take time and lots of practice. But studying with open source code provides the benefits of understanding common structures for setting templates, frameworks, databases, and other features. In…

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Streamlining The Front End Development Process With The Gumby Framework

Last month Digital Surgeons launched the latest version of their responsive front-end system, the Gumby Framework. Gumby 2 is a complete re-imagination of its version 1 counterpart. It adds a ton of new features and has been rewritten in Sass to allow for easier customization and maintainability. Many of it’s new features are incredibly helpful in streamlining the front-end development…

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Websites That Inspired a Generation

The period at the end of the last millenium was a heady mix of political change, economic optimism and for those working in the digital industries the phonemenon that was the dot.com boom and subsequent bust. I was very lucky to land my first job as a web designer during this time – armed with a working if basic knowledge…

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A Freelancers Journey – Building a Sustainable Web Development Business [Interactive Discussion]

Over the last 6 months I’ve chatted to some world renowned experts about building a sustainable web development business on my podcast Agency Talk. Below I’ve pulled out some of the best bits that will help you on the path from freelancer to strong, sustainable web development business owner. Click on each step for 1 minute of audio from each…

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20 Free ‘Flat’ GUI Templates

All of the GUI templates we have for you today have been designed in a Flat style. Meaning they have been created ‘without the usual gradients, pixel perfect shadows, and skeuomorphism…’. All of the kits are free, editable,, in .psd format, and all are perfect for quickly creating web and mobile mockups.

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Designing for Drupal

In a perfect world, it wouldn’t matter to a designer what content management system a site uses. But for most of us, projects are actually a combination of design and site building. It’s with this last bit that things get tricky. Each content management system that we work with requires a significant investment of time to gain the expertise required…

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30 Clean Web Design Agency Homepages

Over the years (as you can see from 2008 and 2010) design agencies have consistently produced clean and spacious homepages using a simple tried and tested formula: Large logo, a simple medium-sized tagline, main section used for showcasing some of their best work and finally listing some basic contact information in the footer. It is a very simple formula, but…

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The Popular Rise of Magazine-Style Homepage News Layouts

Designers who have been paying attention to online blogs and news sources will have noticed the increasing trend of magazine-style website layouts. Specifically news listings where you may find a dozen stories all related to different topics which are grouped together in one section. It is a popular style because readers will peruse through these individual news feeds looking for…

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Exploration of Single Page Navigation Systems

The navigation of most books is linear. You start at the beginning and flip pages until you reach the end. Perhaps reference books are slightly different, and (for those born in the 1980s) Choose Your Own Adventure books had a unique navigation that led the reader to choose their navigation based on the situation described in the book. I’m at…