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  • Trends: Going Bigger with Typography

    Trends: Going Bigger with Typography

    Carrie Cousins  •  May 17, 2013

    I like big type and I cannot lie … OK, that’s not exactly how 1990s rap anthem by Sir Mix-a-Lot goes, but you get the idea. Big typography is trending in a major way. And...

  • Making it Work: Flat Design and Color Trends

    Making it Work: Flat Design and Color Trends

    Carrie Cousins  •  April 26, 2013

    We’ve talked a lot here about the flat design trend here at Designmodo. We’ve raved about it, showed you plenty of cool examples and even developed a free user interface kit...

  • Trending Now: Designing With Video Backgrounds

    Trending Now: Designing With Video Backgrounds

    Carrie Cousins  •  April 23, 2013

    Looking for a new approach to website design? Why not try video? Done right, using a video background can create a jaw-dropping design that will stop users and encourage them to...

  • Cool Tools are a Must-Have for Web Designers

    Cool Tools are a Must-Have for Web Designers

    Carrie Cousins  •  April 16, 2013

    Admit it, as a designer you are always looking for cool new tips, tools and tricks to enhance your projects and make your life a little easier. Thankfully, new tools, products,...

  • Using the Parallax Trend to Create Visual Interest and Surprise

    Using the Parallax Trend to Create Visual Interest and Surprise

    Carrie Cousins  •  April 9, 2013

    Cool scroll effects are begging to pop up on more and more site designs. The most popular and trendy of these effects is parallax scrolling. The technique – in which website...

  • Negative Space is an Important Design Tool: Here’s Why

    Negative Space is an Important Design Tool: Here’s Why

    Carrie Cousins  •  March 27, 2013

    Seeing more white space in websites these days? You’re not alone. While white and negative spaces have always been a popular design tool (and topic among designers), the...

  • Overcome Designer’s Block: Tips and Tricks

    Overcome Designer’s Block: Tips and Tricks

    Carrie Cousins  •  March 7, 2013

    During the last few weeks I seem to keep having those days where nothing creative seems to happen. I try – really hard – but the creative juices just aren’t flowing. And...

  • Thinking Mobile-First with Zurb – Foundation 4

    Thinking Mobile-First with Zurb – Foundation 4

    Carrie Cousins  •  March 1, 2013

    Just a couple of weeks ago, I wrote about creating a great mobile experience here at Designmodo. And this week, Zurb released a new open-source download that makes creating for...

  • Retro is Reborn: A Look at the Color Trend

    Retro is Reborn: A Look at the Color Trend

    Carrie Cousins  •  February 24, 2013

    What’s old is new again. That’s the way most trends seem to work anyway. Retro color palettes are a great example of how an old look is being reborn in web design. Retro color...

  • Design Your Website for How People Read

    Design Your Website for How People Read

    Carrie Cousins  •  February 18, 2013

    How scientific is your approach to design? Could the look of your site benefit from a little research? By learning more about how people read and look at websites, designers can...