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  • 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...

  • Create a Mobile User Experience

    Create a Mobile User Experience

    Carrie Cousins  •  February 15, 2013

    The mobile user experience is one of the hottest design topics to date. What do mobile users want and expect? How can designers and developers better create great sites for users...

  • Year of the Snake Begins Feb. 10: How You Can Use it in Projects

    Year of the Snake Begins Feb. 10: How You Can Use it in Projects

    Carrie Cousins  •  February 8, 2013

    Are we about so see more snakes and s-curves trending in design? According to the Chinese calendar, the year of the snake begins on Feb. 10, and in many years the animal...

  • Flat Design: Can You Benefit from the Trend?

    Flat Design: Can You Benefit from the Trend?

    Carrie Cousins  •  January 31, 2013

    Flat design – a concept popular many years ago in design – is making a comeback. With many redesigns and new websites employing a flat design scheme, the trend is appearing...

  • Successful Web Design Comes Down to the Details

    Successful Web Design Comes Down to the Details

    Carrie Cousins  •  January 29, 2013

    The start of a great site design begins as a sketch but what it really comes down to is the details. It’s the little things that can take a site design from average to...