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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Examples of Flat Web Design

A couple of weeks back, we talked about the flat design aesthetic. Just in case you missed it, here is how we described flat design, “Flat design means designing without the usual gradients, pixel perfect shadows, and skeuomorphism that’s been rampant in recent years to achieve what appears to be a ‘flat’ interface.” And yes, just in case you haven’t…


The Next Step in the Evolution of Responsive Web Design: Responsivity Analysis

Beyond any question, responsive web design (RWD) has become the standard for anybody who wants to make a strong presence on the internet. With the passage of time, rules, best practices, layout standards and guidelines have been commonly created, implemented and accepted by most web designers and developers. However, let us not forget that even though RWD is being widely…


Pros and Cons of Hiring Subcontractors

When work volumes surge, or when you simply have a project you don’t have the skillset for, hiring subcontractors is one path you may consider. However, before you do so, it is best if you know not only the advantages of hiring subcontractors but also some potential issues to watch for. To help you with this decision, here are some…


Interface Concepts for Modern eCommerce Web Design

We have seen an ever-increasing list of trends in website layouts. eCommerce websites are especially unique in that designers must focus on product showcases within the layout. User interfaces are not much more complex, but they do require lots of additional metadata such as prices, quantity, and item types. In this article I’d like to go over some relatively universal…


Techniques for Responsive Website Advertisements

Advertising is big money on the Internet. This is very clearly demonstrated by some of the most popular blogs such as Mashable, TechCrunch, Engadget, TorrentFreak, and others. But so many developers have not considered the possibilities of mobile advertising. More users are getting onto smartphones and accessing websites on a daily basis. There are methods for rendering these websites the…


Useful .htaccess Snippets and Hacks

.htaccess is one file that every web admin should know and understand. At its basic level it controls access to your sites directories. But there is much more that you can do, as the snippets in this post will show you. If you you would like to learn the basics of .htaccess, you should check our our Introduction to .htaccess…


Write less, do more: CSS Style

I recently had the good fortune of being put on an exciting project involving a large not-for-profit agency with operations spanning right around the globe. My role was frontend development and the client was well versed with !YSlow analytics so the name of the game here was speed with a capital ‘S’. Trouble in Paradise Midway thru the project, I…


Side-Out Social Media Buttons in WordPress

There are several great methods for integrating social media buttons in WordPress. These buttons are typically paired alongside every single post, allowing for piece-by-piece sharing of a site’s best work. While some websites have taken to turning these buttons into central design elements, other websites prefer a more subtle approach. Indeed, the key to the survival of any blog is…


Review of Popular Web Design Trends from 2012

The year 2012 has seen an immense burst of creative energy. Many web designers & developers will notice this energy is still carrying us over into the new year. But what have we seen come to fruition over these past 12 months? I want to use this article as a flashback over the year 2012 and review some exciting design…