Tag Archives: web design
Where do you turn for inspiration for your next website design? If you’re like many, you probably head straight for a design gallery. Read these tips and techniques on the right way to browse a design gallery and I’m sure you’ll find your browsing experience to be more valuable and pleasant.
Last week we started on a series geared towards new designers getting connected to the design community. This week we continue the series with a look at great design blog RSS feeds to follow as well as some tips to consuming large amounts of content.
Here are 24 beautiful examples of web designs that feature a specific color across the color spectrum. If you’re in a color rut, take this opportunity to expand your horizon and be inspired by a color that may be out of your comfort zone.
Watercolor art is no longer exclusively for the canvas. More and more sites are taking the brush to the screen and incorporating some beautiful hand-painted creations. Intersecting mediums provides a fresh approach to a web design and the look achieved with water color for the web is fantastic. As you browse this selection, notice the effect that brush strokes have and allow these 25 watercolor web designs to inspire you.
Globalization is one of the biggest business buzzwords of the 21st century. Companies of all sizes can operate internationally, thanks to the advent of the Internet era and affordable methods of online marketing, communications and networking. With this in mind, there are several points worth observing when building a website for an international audience.
There’s been quite the uproar from the design community in the last few years over the phenomenon known as crowdsourcing. Hailed to be the answer for cheap, easy design projects for businesses, crowdsourcing is the process of sending out design requests to a large number of designers with the expectation to pick from finished work rather than pitches or proposals. Dozens, if not hundreds, of designers “compete” to win a bid based solely on their best guess at what the client requires from their brief. This article looks at one instance where a designer can benefit from the crowdsourcing model.
Credibility on the web is not easily earned. To be a successful designer, you need people to recognize you as skilled, competent and professional. When someone needs something designed they turn to you because you’ve proven yourself to them as capable and reliable. That’s web cred! Here are some tips to put your name out there and earn some legitimate Web Cred.
Not so long ago most footers were not more than a single line with a simple copyright notice and a link to the site designer. That time has passed and the footer has evolved. The current trend is creating a big, fat footer for your website. This article explores the pros and cons of an extensive footer.