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  • Tips on Using White Backgrounds in Website Design

    Tips on Using White Backgrounds in Website Design

    Carrie Cousins  •  January 7, 2014

    It seems like everyone is using a white background these days. Gone are the dark and patterns that have been a big part of the design process for a while. And while using a white...

  • Using Space to Create a Simple and Effective Design

    Using Space to Create a Simple and Effective Design

    Carrie Cousins  •  December 23, 2013

    Sometimes the most effective design technique involves nothing at all. And it is quite intentional. Space can be one of the greatest tools in your design kit. It can make text...

  • Holiday Themed Websites: How to Avoid Cliche Design

    Holiday Themed Websites: How to Avoid Cliche Design

    Carrie Cousins  •  December 9, 2013

    You may be feeling the pressure to turn you website into a sea of Santas and red and green. But don’t do it. There are plenty of ways to create subtle changes on your site...

  • Design Inspiration: Designers to Follow on Pinterest

    Design Inspiration: Designers to Follow on Pinterest

    Carrie Cousins  •  November 4, 2013

    I can be inspired by almost any type of visual, and Pinterest is one of my favorite places to find visual inspiration. From design projects to websites to DIY projects, there is a...

  • Everyday Design: 10 Sources of Web Design Inspiration

    Everyday Design: 10 Sources of Web Design Inspiration

    Carrie Cousins  •  October 28, 2013

    It’s not just web design that should inspire us to create great websites. You can also be inspired by almost anything in the world around you. You never know when something...

  • What’s the Difference Between a Web Designer and Web Developer?

    What’s the Difference Between a Web Designer and Web Developer?

    Carrie Cousins  •  October 15, 2013

    Almost everywhere you look someone is talking about or calling themselves either a web designer or web developer. But what does it all really mean? Who really is a designer or...

  • Designing for iOS 7: Guide to Getting Started

    Designing for iOS 7: Guide to Getting Started

    Carrie Cousins  •  October 9, 2013

    Now that we are a couple of weeks into the new Apple iOS, are you ready to design for it? And if you already have an app running on the platform, chances are that you designed...

  • Design Inspiration: 25 Designers to Follow on Twitter

    Design Inspiration: 25 Designers to Follow on Twitter

    Carrie Cousins  •  September 26, 2013

    The inspiration for your next design project can be anywhere around you – in nature, conversations with friends, as the label of a new product or online. Twitter is a great...

  • Designing Big: Tips for Using Oversized Layouts

    Designing Big: Tips for Using Oversized Layouts

    Carrie Cousins  •  September 17, 2013

    For some projects any old design just won’t do. You need something big, bigger than big even, over the top. That’s where using an oversized layout comes in. From big photos or...

  • How 3D Printing Will Impact the Web

    How 3D Printing Will Impact the Web

    Carrie Cousins  •  September 9, 2013

    Is 3D printing really the next big thing? And will it impact you as a web designer? It might be too early to really know. But this new technology is pretty cool to look at. And...