When it comes down to it, you need to find out if your design works for the end user. That’s what usability testing is all about. As a designer, you live in a small bubble, intimately familiar with the design, fluent enough to navigate complex menus with ease. But will the user attain the same […]
You know it, we know it, and everybody knows it: looks matter, even when it comes to a website. Change a color, move a button or add a picture and it might be exactly the move you needed to start making sales.
Client meetings don’t just go one way. While your clients might come prepared with a list of questions for you, you’ll want to have some questions of your own. Here are the top ten questions you need to be asking your clients if you aren’t already. Why do you want a website? This question can […]
When designing modern websites, it is important to bear in mind the criticality of creating a well-balanced, user-friendly form as visitors make their first impression about a business by looking at their online portal. In several cases, the design of the form can make or break the future of the website. User experience plays a […]
As a web designer, it’s easy to jump right in to the visual part of web design. We start messing with templates and wireframing pages right away, excited to start a new project. But that’s really the last step of the process. First, we need to think about how our users will progress through the […]
Graphic design can be a rewarding career for talented creatives who know how to market themselves – and rather lucrative for designers who create passive income streams. Getting paid while you sleep might seem too good to be true, but many designers have leveraged their skills to do just that.
Web design trends aside, some things stay constant for a corporate or business website to stand out from among the hundreds and thousands in its industry. It must be contemporary, with a cutting-edge design that is appropriate for its business. It must provide a great user experience, a responsive design or a separate mobile site, […]
When it comes to web design, creativity and productivity are central to your work. If you lack in either of these areas, it will be a struggle to come up with quality results. The challenge, especially with the productivity half, is that everyone is unique. What works for one designer might not work for you, […]
You’ve probably had a few web design clients who didn’t see the value in some of your work. Maybe you created a stunning minimal design and they wanted you to increase the size of their logo. Or, perhaps you created a simple web form to capture leads and they wanted to add five questions to […]
According to the Interactive Advertising Bureau, 26 percent of desktop users employ ad blocking extensions while using the Internet. 15 percent of mobile users employ similar content blockers, with the largest segment of both groups being men between the ages of 18 to 24. While this might be higher among your own peer group of […]