Design & UX
James George, Aug 11

7 Tips to Taking the Guess Work Out of Choosing Stock Imagery

Considering contrast, orientation, text and more — James George outlines 7 tips to choosing the best stock imagery.
21 COMMENTs
Design & UX
Jessica Enders, Aug 11

Masking Passwords: Help or Hindrance?

Conventional wisdom says that the frustration of masked passwords is worth it to keep us safe from hoods and hustlers. But does it actually help?
WordPress
Sally Wood, Aug 06

Aesop Story Engine: Write Stories Instead of Code

Aesop Story Engine is a free WordPress plugin comprised of 13 components which provides the ability to build themes specifically for long-form storytelling.
8 COMMENTs
Design & UX
Alex Walker, Aug 05

Is There a Perfect Paragraph Length for the Web?

Like hand-holds on a climbing wall, paragraphs give us an obvious path to traverse a wall of text - except when we they get lost on a small screen.
3 COMMENTs
Design & UX
Laura Elizabeth, Aug 04

Taking the Guesswork out of Typography on the Web

Today Laura Elizabeth delivers a 'typographic tour du force' that will lift you from middling to master in 12 minutes. Read and see.
3 COMMENTs
Design & UX
Simone Sala, Aug 03

6 Free Online Tools to Make Your Life Easier

Make things easier. Make things faster. That's what Simone is offering with these six online tools. And they're all free!
14 COMMENTs
Mobile
Jay Raj, Jul 31

3 Options for Creating Mobile Apps Without Coding

Jay Raj investigates 3 options for creating mobile apps without writing a line of code.
Design & UX
Daniel Schwarz, Jul 31

Design Secret #4: Taking Advantage of Behance Mobile Apps

We all love Dribbble, but lots of designers overlook the power of the Behance network. Dan looks at some of the neat tricks this quiet achiever can deliver.
1 COMMENT
Design & UX
Alex Walker, Jul 30

Boom! The Sound of a Perfect Idea Landing

4 COMMENTs
Design & UX
Chris Ward, Jul 29

Open Source Presentation Tools: Are We There Yet?

Powerpoint and Keynote are powerful, but also a deadend for your data. Chris shows-off the growing power and flexibility of open source presentation tools.
3 COMMENTs
Design & UX
Simone Sala, Jul 28

Card Tricks: Using Cards in Web Design Layouts

Often we talk about 'fluid' layouts. Cards give us the small units that allow us to 'pour' our page components into differently sized and shaped layouts.
8 COMMENTs
Design & UX
Gabrielle Gosha, Jul 23

Making Minimalism Work in Mobile and Web

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. In mobile design, was a truer word ever spoken?
6 COMMENTs
Design & UX
Alex Walker, Jul 22

Dots, Dashes and Dudes Behaving Badly

New technologies have a way of shaking up the status quo and there's usually someone not happy about it.
16 COMMENTs
Entrepreneur
Laura Elizabeth, Jul 21

Should You Develop a Desktop or Web App?

Should you develop a web, desktop or hybrid app for your startup? That is the question Laura dives into and answers in this post.
8 COMMENTs
Design & UX
Richa Jain, Jul 20

CoDesign Tools: Is it Time to Switch?

'Codesign tools' is the name being given to a new generation of visual web design tools. Are they a genuine option? Richa makes her call.
18 COMMENTs
Design & UX
Kerry Butters, Jul 17

UX Design for Passwords and Registration Forms

Forms are often the make-or-break point for conversions on our web applications. Kerry pulls together a checklist of good UX design for passwords & forms.
15 COMMENTs
Design & UX
Alex Walker, Jul 15

The Final Nail in the Icon Fonts Coffin?

Vectors are a great option for icons but the decision between icon fonts and SVG is a hard one. Now Seren Davies has raised some new issues with icon fonts.
Mobile
Pete Griffin, Jul 15

Future Adaptations For Smarter Watch Screens

We track the evolution of the smartwatch and explore what the future holds for the design of wearable screens. Could the smartwatch replace the smartphone?
Design & UX
Gabrielle Gosha, Jul 14

Exploring the Hero Section

Everyone loves a hero. Gabrielle brings a fresh literary point of view to the classic hero section.
4 COMMENTs
Design & UX
Ada Ivanoff, Jul 10

6 Handy, Free Icon & Favicon Editors

While vector icons have grabbed the spotlight, pixel-based icons make up most of the icons we see each day. Ada looks at the options for pixel icon editors.
1 COMMENT
Design & UX
Alex Walker, Jul 08

When Are Green Pastures Not Actually Green?

Cognitive dissonance is that feeling you get when a picture frame is 3 degrees off square. Learn to use it without getting used by it.
1 COMMENT
Design & UX
James George, Jul 06

Rapid Prototyping Compositions with Adobe Comp CC (iPad app)

Adobe Comp CC is an app focused on creating quick prototyping on your iPad. James tests the concept of fleshing out ideas without leaving your armchair.
1 COMMENT
Design & UX
Martin May, Jul 03

Darwin and the Art of Web Design

What does web design have to do with natural selection and Darwin? Andrew May has some wide ranging ideas in this interesting 'think piece'.
Design & UX
Joyce Echessa, Jul 02

Android Design Anti-Patterns and Common Pitfalls

Designing for mobile is as much about meeting user expectation as it is about screen sizes. Joyce looks at the most common Android design anti-patterns.