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Staying in Touch with What Users Want

Staying in Touch with What Users Want

As web designers, we build sites for our clients based on our own expertise. And while there are tried-and-true techniques for placing items such as navigation and calls to action,…

Balancing Client Needs vs. Your Portfolio

Balancing Client Needs vs. Your Portfolio

The questions almost sound a bit silly. But, when you book a new project, who exactly are you designing for? Are you looking to satisfy your client or add another…

20 Beautifully Designed Free Hand-Drawn Fonts

20 Beautifully Designed Free Hand-Drawn Fonts

A collection of beautifully designed free hand-drawn fonts. All free fonts are perfect for adding a little bit of charm to your work.

At What Point Does Obsessing Over Design Become a Liability?

At What Point Does Obsessing Over Design Become a Liability?

Focussing too much on the design of a project can be done to death – or at least to the detriment of a project. We outline a few situations where the process can get in the way.

Why You Should Explain Design Decisions to Your Clients

Why You Should Explain Design Decisions to Your Clients

Have you ever found yourself totally in love with a design mockup you created, only to see your client pick it apart? Even worse is when they advocate for changes…

A Quick Guide to Website Photography

A Quick Guide to Website Photography

The inclusion of a great photo can turn a plain webpage into a visually-appealing one. But not just any old photograph will do. Deciding on the right image is something…

Why Gutenberg Has Changed My Opinion of Page Builders

Why Gutenberg Has Changed My Opinion of Page Builders

Ever since page building tools hit the market (particularly the WordPress market), I’ve been rather dismissive of them. A big reason why is that they made a bad first impression….

The Web Design Process Periodic Table [Infographic]

The Web Design Process Periodic Table [Infographic]

How many times have you had to placate your clients because they want to see their website live, and they want it NOW? Unfortunately too many of us have had…

Does the Computer Negatively Impact the Creative Process?

Does the Computer Negatively Impact the Creative Process?

During the 1980s, April Greinman was one of the first designers to use a Macintosh computer. She saw the computer as an ideal tool that would contribute to experimentation. Ironically…

How to Involve Decision Makers in the Design Process

How to Involve Decision Makers in the Design Process

At some point in your design career, you’ve probably been in a meeting with a client discussing design for their website or product, and the conversation starts to turn toward…

When Illustrations Matter to the Design Process

When Illustrations Matter to the Design Process

Lately I have found myself focusing more and more on an illustrative approach when I think about how to develop the true identity of a product. I’ve found it a…

The Guide To UX Design Process & Documentation

The Guide To UX Design Process & Documentation