Design & UX
Helen Stark, Dec 10

Which is More Important in Design: Images or Text?

Images are part of our brain's native OS, but the written word has accuracy and precision. Helen tries to find the balance point between images and text.
Design & UX
Alex Walker, Dec 03

Fighting Spiders and the London Underground Map

Sometimes design genius isn't what you add -- it's what you take away. Henry Beck's London Underground Map tells us a lot about good information design.
Design & UX
Ada Ivanoff, Nov 26

The 7 Best Search Engines for Finding Free Images

Yahoo! estimates we'll take 880 billion digital photos in 2014 -- the challenge is finding the right image. Ada looks at your best search options.
Design & UX
Alex Walker, Nov 07

'Less is More': Truth, Justice and the Design of Maps

'Less is more' is a principle often applied to pure design problems, but you can even see it at work in the design of late 1700's maps.
Design & UX
Gabrielle Gosha, Oct 29

How Do You Represent a Language on the Web?

Languages are not flags, and flags are not languages. So, what is the best to approach representing language on the web? Gabrielle ponders.
Design & UX
Joyce Echessa, Oct 21

Treasure! Free Mobile Design Resources

Mobile design requires a specialist set of tools and Joyce has delivered a killer set of resources for all your design needs.
Design & UX
Massimo Cassandro, Oct 20

Create an Icon Font Using Illustrator & IcoMoon

Icons are a central element of web design, but we need maximum flexibility with responsive design. Massimo shows us how to create an icon font from scratch.
Design & UX
Simone Sala, Oct 14

Tips For Designing With Video Backgrounds

In the past video on the web has been about telling stories, video backgrounds are more about setting an emotional tone. Are they a design win or UX fail?
Design & UX
Gabrielle Gosha, Oct 08

Review: 5 Tools for Creating Amazing Online Charts

Data can be powerful but making it appetizing is key. Gabrielle takes a close look at some tools that can help you present slick online charts.
Design & UX
Alex Bigman, Sep 30

The Challenge of Branding Across Languages

Great logos are a subtle blend of the typography and graphical, but switching the languages presents many challenges. Alex sums up your options.
Design & UX
Elio Qoshi, Sep 29

Treasure! More Awesome Creative Commons Resources

Fonts, icons and stock imagery are the raw fuel of web design, so Elio has scoured the web for some of the best Creative Commons resources out there.
Design & UX
Zack Wallace, Sep 22

Google Web Designer: Production-Ready Tool or Toy?

It's almost a year since Google launched 'Google Web Designer'. Zack takes it for a workout to see how it stacks up with a real-world project.
Design & UX
Diana MacDonald, Sep 18

The Perils and Perks of Designing with Parallax

Parallax effects are certainly 'hip' but are they helpful to your brand, your product, or your UX? Diana finds it might depend on your goals.
Design & UX
Dan Carr, Sep 16

Tutorial: Creating an Infographic in Adobe Edge Animate

Dan Carr gives a detailed guide to using Adobe Edge Animate to create a fantastic, interactive infographic
Design & UX
Massimo Cassandro, Sep 15

Prototyping Tools: Moving from Fireworks to Illustrator

When Adobe stopped developing Fireworks a lot of designers lost one of their favorite prototyping tools. Does Illustrator shape as a likely replacement?
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Gabrielle Gosha, Sep 12

Challenge: Re-Imagining the Hamburger Icon

We've all seen that three lines icon, and have learned what it means, but does that make it good? Gabrielle looks for alternatives to the hamburger icon.
Design & UX
Elio Qoshi, Sep 08

The Long Road to Google's Material Design

Mobile UIs have been around since the 90's, but big screened smartphones really changed the game. Elio follows Google's journey to Material Design.
Design & UX
Alex Bigman, Aug 29

Gestalt Principles and the Psychology of Design

Why do some shapes just resonate with us more than others? What's going on in our minds? Alex explains the 'gestalt principle'.
Design & UX
Alex Walker, Aug 07

The CHALLENGE #1: Recreate this GIF in HTML & CSS

Think you're pretty handy with CSS? Welcome to the Challenge #1: Recreate this GIF in code -- most elegant solution wins.
Design & UX
Gabrielle Gosha, Aug 04

10 Must-have iPhone Apps for Designers

Design is no longer something you do only at your desk. Following Simone's Android article, Gabrielle reels off her favorite 10 iPhone apps for designers.
Design & UX
Alex Bigman, Aug 01

Elevating Wordmarks with the Power of a Custom Font

Custom fonts, sometimes called proprietary or bespoke, are becoming a more and more coveted branding component. These examples will show you why.
Design & UX
Elio Qoshi, Jul 29

5 Sites For Fantastic Creative Commons Design Resources

Creative Commons offers some great options for designers of all types. Elio shows us some neat tricks to take best advantage of this design goldmine.
Simone Sala, Jul 28

5 Must-have Android Apps for Designers

In the past five years, our mobile devices have evolved from gadget toys to production-ready work tools. Simone walks us through his favourite Android Apps.
Design & UX
Annarita Tranfici, Jul 22

How to Create Photo-filled Text with Photoshop

Photographic lettering designs aren't new, but they can give your design a fresh edge. Annarita makes graphical text with Photoshop.