60 years after their first ever hit single, we’re sure that the Beatles need very little introduction. However, if you are a little unfamiliar with this iconic rock band, the Beatles were known for their experimental and innovative approach to the rock genre and brought pop and psychedelic music into the rock scene.
As a freelance web designer/dev, one of the most common projects is a website redesign. Clients want their existing site (or specific pages) transformed into something superior. But this often comes with a price where SEO is concerned.
Colorblind users are more common than you might realize. It’s not hard to design your website to make it easy for colorblind visitors to use. In fact, it will often make your designs more effective for all users, not just those with atypical sight conditions. Learn how to design your website around colorblind users to […]
It should be noted that slide-out panels are indeed less accessible than fixed navigation options. They’re harder to discover and understand. Screen elements appearing and disappearing can confuse users and frustrate visitors. However, they’ve maintained their position as a consistently popular design choice, especially when screen space is limited, like on mobile devices. Their modularity […]
The correct font for your project depends on its use. Consider what your website is for, and what the user will do when they arrive. Do you have long stretches of text, or just smaller headlines and descriptive language? Chose the best font based on how the website works, not what you like the look […]
The space between letters is just as important for legibility as the text itself. If your website is hard to read, don’t just consider the typeface: consider the white space as well. With kerning, leading, tracking, and other spacing tools, you can make your text more readable without a major design overhaul using these text […]
Adding photos to your website can definitely make it more appealing and help you to draw in and engage more visitors. But regardless of whether you’re using stock photography or snapping shots of your own, the one thing you need to be able to do is edit and improve the photos that you add. If […]
Interior design covers everything from symmetrical artwork and aesthetically pleasing plants to carpet finishes and colours, and for designers, the reveal of the Pantone Color of the Year is eagerly awaited. Established in 1962, Pantone originally set its sights on the cosmetic industry. Colour swatching plays a major role in cosmetic companies, which Pantone realised […]
There’s a careful balance to be struck when adding customization options to your user interface. You need to provide a real degree of control, or dictate your design completely. Here are some things to consider when applying customization options to your user interface. Theme Options If you’re providing the option for your user interface to […]
Web tables are antiquated technology. If you don’t know this, welcome to the club that everyone else joined in 2010. Tables as a layout tool are a hack, a corruption of HTML used to create layouts that the code hadn’t thought of yet. When tables were added in HTML in 1996, this was in the […]