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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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…

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15 Even More Responsive Frameworks Worth Considering

This is part 3 in in our ongoing series of posts highlighting the latest responsive frameworks. And yes, today we have 15 even more frameworks for you to consider. Just like all of the other frameworks we have previously featured, the frameworks below have been built for one specific reason: to allow you to rapidly and painlessly build a responsive…

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Lessons Learned From an Experienced Freelancer

As freelancers navigate their way into the world of contracted work, there are a variety of good times and bad times. The good times in particular involve a steady list of clients as well as consistent income throughout the year. Whether you’re freelancing full-time or part-time there are a lot of things to keep in mind when approaching any new…

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What Marketing Can Teach Us about UX

The key to successful marketing is advertising a solution, and selling the tool that provides it. Put another way, by looking at the jobs people are trying to accomplish, marketers can better interact with their prospects. Now imagine we think about UX in the same way: the key to a successful product is creating a solution (a better way to…

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Protecting Your Content from Theft

If there is a war that is as hard to win as the wars on drugs and terrorism, it must be the war against content theft. Content theft is so widespread that calling it an epidemic isn’t an exaggeration. Unfortunately, there aren’t many ways to protect your content against theft in one form or another, but if you just sit…