Carrie Cousins has more than 10 years experience in the communications industry, including writing for print and online publications, and design and editing. You can connect with her on Twitter @carriecousins and Google+.

  • Best Website Designs of 2014

    Best Website Designs of 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...