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.
Luxury brands are all about projecting the right image. It’s a combination of taste and style that makes the brand appealing to people. Designing a website that successful captures the luxurious sense of a brand is a fine art, and one that must be practiced. Here are some tips on how to design a luxury […]
Google Material Design is a major part of the modern web’s design language. This is especially true for mobile websites and apps. It’s a clean, legible design with visually distinct elements to draw the eye and make user interaction simple. Material design apps, by and large, use flat, paper-based designs that rely on graphic color […]
Buying gifts for the technologically inclined can be challenging. Here’s fifteen great ideas for gifts for web designers. Responsive Sketch Pad This unique sketch pad is created to help developers design websites for both desktop and mobile platforms. If you don’t like this pad, UI Stencils has an awesome collection of similar gifts for web […]