Design

  • How to Customize Keyboard Shortcuts in Photoshop

    How to Customize Keyboard Shortcuts in Photoshop

    Eugeniu Zaitev  •  December 21, 2012

    Each of us who work in Adobe Photoshop use different tools from drop down menus, which can be costly in terms of time. Why click through menus when you can create keyboard...

  • 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...

  • 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?...

  • Responsive Typography in Web Design: Understanding and Using

    Responsive Typography in Web Design: Understanding and Using

    Christian Vasile  •  November 30, 2012

    Responsive web design, also abbreviated as RWD, is a well-known concept on the internet nowadays. It is very popular and was introduced about 4-5 years ago to the masses. Since...

  • The Elegance & Authority of Black in Web Design

    The Elegance & Authority of Black in Web Design

    Alex Bulat  •  November 26, 2012

    “It is difficult to look for a black cat in a dark room, especially when it’s not there” Confucius. Actually, perfect black – it’s not even the...

  • Tools for Identifying Fonts and Creating a Palette

    Tools for Identifying Fonts and Creating a Palette

    Carrie Cousins  •  November 22, 2012

    Typography is a big part of web (or any) design project. It can be a fun, but also challenging process for those who are uncomfortable with the basics of typography. But it is...

  • Design Stereotypes: Masculine and Feminine Design Techniques

    Design Stereotypes: Masculine and Feminine Design Techniques

    Carrie Cousins  •  November 9, 2012

    A user’s first impression of your site can be a lasting one. In the first few seconds, a person decides to stick with your content or move on. They will also make decisions...

  • Modern UI Style Design by Microsoft

    Modern UI Style Design by Microsoft

    Christian Vasile  •  November 8, 2012

    What’s Modern UI? Modern UI is a new design language created and made popular by Microsoft with the introduction of Windows 8, however the interface was used for the first time...

  • What your Web Design says about You

    What your Web Design says about You

    Ella-Raye Dickens  •  November 4, 2012

    When people ask me to describe the importance of web design – I often compare it to the front cover of a book. As with a book – you often judge the content inside on the front...

  • Using the Rule of Thirds as a Grid Outline

    Using the Rule of Thirds as a Grid Outline

    Carrie Cousins  •  October 31, 2012

    Designers talk about grid structures all the time. It’s not surprising. Grids are the backbone of just about any design project. But what about the rule of thirds – a...