Web Design
May 12, 2016 /

Print Design to Web Design: How to Transition and What Skills Translate Directly

Undoubtedly, as web designers, we can still learn a lot from print design and adopt many of its principles to our projects. After all, when first websites came along, our print experience was the only thing we had. From there, it kept evolving and evolving, into the standards that we have today.

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Web Design
May 10, 2016 /

Part 1: How to Conduct a Basic Accessibility Audit on Your Site

It can seem overwhelming, but there are a few simple things you can do to evaluate your site’s accessibility. Many different types of people need to use the web. Not everyone is using technology in the same way. It is crucial to design for a range of abilities and assistive technologies, to make sure that people do not experience barriers to using your site.

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Web Design
May 5, 2016 /

HTML Email? Dreamweaver CC Delivers!

A recent industry study named Dreamweaver CC the overwhelming favorite HTML editor for designing and developing HTML emails. And not by a little: Dreamweaver was preferred by greater than twice as the nearest competitor.

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Web Design
April 28, 2016 /

Experts Weigh In: Is Flat Design Making The Web Boring?

Flat design is everywhere: from your neighbor’s blog to your grocery store’s website. The trend rejects real life textures and flashy animations; instead, we get simple shapes, colors, and a distinctly ‘digital’ look.

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Inspiration
April 26, 2016 /

Aesthetic Realism: Are We Entering A New Era in Design?

The idea that less is more has spread deeply into contemporary design, with popular products and interfaces favoring clean, minimal designs with specific user end goals. But at his talk at FITC Toronto last week, designer Mark Rigley wondered if beauty has been lost in the process. Is it time to return to focusing on the beauty of the things we create? And how can beauty be used to enhance a user’s experience?

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Web Design
April 21, 2016 /

The Importance of Whitespace in Web Design

Whitespace can be exceptionally beneficial when used right. Let’s talk about whitespace both in terms of the methodology of working with it, and some basic technical how-to (but not in a too hands-on-tools kind of way).

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