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.

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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 Custom Github Demo Pages

The open source coding haven Github has grown tremendously in just a few short years. The founders have commented on setting up pages for new projects and this feature launched a little while ago. Github Demo Pages allows any developer to setup their own static HTML/CSS/JS pages on the Github server and provide demo content for their code repos. In…

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Beginner’s Guide to Animated Website Tours

To make a compatible tour page for your website requires a lot of insight towards what your visitors need to know. Generally you can find a lot of examples using static informational pages as a guided user tour. Admittedly this is a great method for gaining traction from your userbase but it is not easy to accomplish. In this article…

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Steampunk in Web Design

Even if you are not familiar with the term steampunk, you have doubtless been introduced to this design phenomenon through popular culture. Steampunk refers to a whimsical style that is based on imaginings of possible nineteenth-century dystopian worlds. It may sound a little complicated, but this eclectic category mixes ideas from H.G. Wells with Victorian design, themes of industrialism, post-apocalyptic…

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Sublime Text WordPress Extensions

In this short post we have highlighted 10 Sublime Text WordPress extensions that will help when developing with everybodies favorite CMS. When it comes to code text editors, in the past year or so Sublime Text 2 has well and truly established itself as the most popular and most loved editor available. It’s lightweight, super-easy-to-use, supports a multitude of programming…

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Does the Web Design Work?

The ultimate goal of web design is to change a certain behavior. An important thing before we get started: What I’m talking about here is web design for commercial purposes, not for personal projects or pleasure. Otherwise the above quote won’t hold true. What I argue, however, is that when designing for the web for commercial purposes, like a project…

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Building Animated User Interfaces with a Purpose

Direct animations and motion are a big part of the user experience. Not every website will include dynamic animations, but these tend to draw in a crowd of interested users. Stunning visuals can also cross a line and turn into annoying distractions from your content. Building purposeful websites is all about finding a balance between the dynamic elements and static…

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How HD Ready Am I?

Recently I received a request at work for our logo in HD, I work at a company which provides funding to a range of organisations and producing HD videos wouldn’t be covered under the grant, so I pointed them in the direction of our eps files and queried how the logos would be used. The response? They want to use…

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Creative Depth in Web Design

Breathing life into digital design can be a tough call. A flat surface will always command less attention compared to the one that creates a 3D-feel. Adding depth to a flat page is a way to combat this. It creates a sense of realism and immediately adds interest. It’s also a helpful technique to emphasize particular elements within the page,…

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The Remote Designer – Jumping into the Cloud

Freelance work can be one of the most liberating work, especially when moving from agency or in-house, you will ever undertake in your career. And while it has plenty of benefits, especially when developing a career, it has no shortage of it’s own challenges. The ability to set your own schedule and work when/where you want is liberating, but it…