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  • Dash Helps You Collect Information in One Place

    Dash Helps You Collect Information in One Place

    Carrie Cousins  •  October 13, 2014

    Do you ever think you just have too much information to keep up with it all? From Twitter to news feeds to weather to your personal or business site, it can take all day just to...

  • Primer on Web-Based Grid Systems

    Primer on Web-Based Grid Systems

    Carrie Cousins  •  September 23, 2014

    What’s in a grid? A grid-style framework is the backbone to almost any web design project, providing the structure for your site as well as a way to organize content, elements...

  • Designing Website Text for Readability

    Designing Website Text for Readability

    Carrie Cousins  •  September 9, 2014

    Readability: “the state or quality of being readable; the property of type that affects the ease with which printed matter can be read for a sustained period.” –...

  • 16 Places to Find the Best Free Stock Photos

    16 Places to Find the Best Free Stock Photos

    Carrie Cousins  •  July 30, 2014

    Good images are a key part of putting together a great website. But finding images to use can sometimes be difficult. Your options are to take the photos yourself, buy images from...

  • Design Trend: Ghost Buttons in Website Design

    Design Trend: Ghost Buttons in Website Design

    Carrie Cousins  •  June 30, 2014

    The biggest trend of 2014 is something I’m not sure we saw coming. And it’s all based on one of the smallest design components of almost any website – the button. Ghost...

  • How to Predict Web Design Trends

    How to Predict Web Design Trends

    Carrie Cousins  •  May 29, 2014

    So how will you know the next big thing when you see it? Flat design took designers by storm — evolving from a few simple projects to becoming a significant part of web, and...

  • 10 Ways to Promote Your Design Project

    10 Ways to Promote Your Design Project

    Carrie Cousins  •  May 19, 2014

    The life of a designer is not always an easy one. There are projects that you do for clients and sometimes projects that you do just because you want to create something new....

  • How to Improve Your Website and Increase Conversions with Crazy Egg

    How to Improve Your Website and Increase Conversions with Crazy Egg

    Carrie Cousins  •  February 25, 2014

    We are all looking for ways to get more users to visit our sites and click around, right? Of course we are. But how can you make it happen? Tools like Google Analytics are a great...

  • 10 Tips for Designing with Type on a Photo

    10 Tips for Designing with Type on a Photo

    Carrie Cousins  •  February 19, 2014

    One of the best techniques to have in your toolkit is designing with type on and around images. But it can also be one of the toughest concepts to pull off successfully. You have...

  • Showcase of Annual Report Design Trends

    Showcase of Annual Report Design Trends

    Carrie Cousins  •  January 27, 2014

    Now that 2013 is in the books, many companies are releasing annual data reports. From annual reports to year in review documentation, company reports are likely an important...