Images are an enormous part of the modern online experience. To use them effectively, you’ll need to know how to reduce image file size for your website.
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
It’s not a sudden discovery that the size of web pages are increasing. Developers minify their code, ditch expansive libraries, and shift code to the server side, all in an attempt to shave 100 kB off their code base. You may even be asked to drop valuable libraries like jQuery in an attempt to speed […]
CSS has been a central web design tool for years and years now. And yet, CSS layouts have never been quite that elegant. Positioning two elements side-by-side has often required hacks or uncomfortable compromises. It feels like the language has been lagging behind its use since its creation. But now, CSS is jumping to the […]
If you don’t know what the “hamburger menu” is, it’s a mobile app design icon used to indicate the presence of a hidden menu. The familiar icon includes three horizontal lines of equal length stacked on top of each other, representing an abstracted, flattened hamburger in its most basic elements. Its cutesy name has stuck […]
Front-end developers and designers need to constantly keep upgrading their skills to stay ahead of the game. New updates to Google’s search algorithm or the rise of a new standard like HTML5 compel the whole industry to stay on the cutting edge or risk missing out. Signing up for a professional digital design course can […]
CSS wasn’t always as flexible as it is today. By using CSS pseudo-elements and pseudo-classes, designers can target elements based on their dynamic states or positioning in relation to other elements.
Designing effective navigation menus should be a core competency of any decent web designer. A good navigation menu will be short, well-organized, sufficiently descriptive and effective at corralling user intent. There no secret recipe involved: it comes down to empathy for the user and understanding of their intentions.