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  • 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...

  • What’s Hot Now: Infographics for Your Site

    What’s Hot Now: Infographics for Your Site

    Carrie Cousins  •  January 10, 2013

    Nothing seems to be hotter right now than the infographic. You can thank Pinterest for allowing us to share them all and startups like Visual.ly for helping designers everywhere...

  • Working with Color: Create a Monotone Design Scheme

    Working with Color: Create a Monotone Design Scheme

    Carrie Cousins  •  December 18, 2012

    Creating a dark color scheme can result in a beautiful, elegant design. There are a variety of ways to do it, from creating pop with sharp contrast or working with a more monotone...

  • Design Tools: Website Review UICloud

    Design Tools: Website Review UICloud

    Carrie Cousins  •  December 10, 2012

    Ever wish you could search one place for user interface design tools? There are so many icons, buttons, navigation elements and forms out there. And it is tough to find them all...

  • Get in on Gamification: Tips for Building Easy Site Badges

    Get in on Gamification: Tips for Building Easy Site Badges

    Carrie Cousins  •  December 4, 2012

    It seems like almost every website is adding a game to its interface these days. Are these play-along gimmicks just a fad? Or is the game add-on something that your site needs?...