Author Archive :

  • What is an Interaction Designer?

    What is an Interaction Designer?

    Carrie Cousins  •  January 28, 2015

    These two little words are being used a lot in the design sphere these days. But what truly is interaction design? And what makes you an interaction designer? Here, we’ll answer...

  • Designing a Truly Delectable Restaurant Website

    Designing a Truly Delectable Restaurant Website

    Carrie Cousins  •  January 5, 2015

    Designing around food can be tricky. Think about it: Taking a photo of food is difficult. How can you explain the aroma of a great meal digitally? But there are plenty of things...

  • 20 Gift Ideas for Web Designers

    20 Gift Ideas for Web Designers

    Carrie Cousins  •  December 15, 2014

    On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me … a MacBook Pro with Creative Suite. Well, that’s not exactly how the holiday jingle goes, but if you are a web designer...

  • Best Website Designs of 2014

    Best Website Designs of 2014

    Carrie Cousins  •  December 1, 2014

    As we begin wave goodbye to 2014, it’s a good time to look back on some of the great design this year has had to offer. Many of the trends of 2014 showed up in the best websites...

  • How to Use Pastel Colors in Web Design Projects

    How to Use Pastel Colors in Web Design Projects

    Carrie Cousins  •  November 24, 2014

    The use of pastel colors in web design is more than a recent trend, it is a technique designers have used for years to create impactful visuals. When you hear “pastel”, pale...

  • Online Courses and Resources where Anyone can Learn to Code

    Online Courses and Resources where Anyone can Learn to Code

    Carrie Cousins  •  November 10, 2014

    We are in the midst of a digital era of design. From websites to apps to wearables, understanding how digital design is written and comes together is increasingly important....

  • Make the Most of Your Design with a Hero Header

    Make the Most of Your Design with a Hero Header

    Carrie Cousins  •  October 21, 2014

    One of the biggest trends in web design right now is the use of big images. And not just large, but completely oversized images that seem to come to life on screen. When used at...

  • 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.” –...