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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Grunge Toolbox for Web Designers

Grunge websites are a common web design style that can add emotion and depth of character to a website. Some of the most common elements include dirty textures, torn edges, aged paper, and handwritten text. Often, the color palette of grunge includes muted colors that are mostly neutrals. And contrary to popular belief, a design does not have to be…

Building Credibility with Responsive Website Design

Website traffic is the key component to building any strong community. As web designers we often forget about the user experience and focus on pretty graphics and pixel icons. However without users our websites would turn into bits of redundant data held on servers across the world. When building a credible website you must garner each user’s trust and reliability….

CSS Form Templates, Tools & Services

CSS has hugely improved forms. Where once you had very rudimentary forms that looked plain and un-styled, CSS lets you style your form however you want and create rich and robust forms. Even a simple contact form can look slick and increase readability and user-friendliness – which means more visitors will fill it out and you’ll get more results based…

15 Questions You Should Ask When A/B Testing a Site

What is A/B testing? In short, it’s a controlled sample VS another controlled sample with a single variation, which is then shown to dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of times depending on how much traffic your website receives. A/B testing allows you to test changes in order to increase sales, decrease bounce rate, and a variety of other options depending…

User Interface Case Study of Flash Video Players

Flash technology has overtaken the web by storm. Many designers and app developers have been utilizing Flash since it was created by Macromedia in 1996. Today modern standards have been taking over in regards to audio and video streaming, however none can compare to the quality and customizations allowed with Flash apps. YouTube has spurred more than thousands of viral…

A Different Thought Can Make All The Difference For Web Designers

Designing is an art and design intelligence that must be visible to the onlooker. Evidently, designing trends undergo relentless metamorphosis, evolve over time and will eventually vanish from the landscape. This idea applies to web design, in particular. In contrast to other creative fields, website design is far more prone to excessive use of trends. The exorbitant use of similar…

Showcase of HTML5-Powered Sites

HTML5 brings clear improvements to the web today, the World Wide Web Consortium, W3C, specifically stresses that HTML5 is still in testing stages, and is scheduled to reach “Recommendation” stage (i.e. “release”), in 2014. Despite this, many developers have taken advantage of HTML5, as we’re about to see. HTML5 brings a slew of new features any web designer should be…

Promoting Your Freelance Design Business with Social Media

With the many privatized design agencies it’s common to see freelancers growing in numbers. Illustrators and digital artists are among the most prominent with freelance graphics and design work. It requires a skilled artisan to juggle project works with freelance time management and business ethics. Marketing is possibly one of the biggest considerations when first launching your own business. Whether…