Desktop-First Design Tips for Responsive Websites

Jake Rocheleau  •  Responsive Design  •  May 22, 2017
Desktop-First Design Tips for Responsive Websites

Most web designers know about mobile-first design and how it has dramatically affected responsive design. But there is another technique that may be less popular but can solve problems in a clearer fashion. With a desktop-first approach you can build all the features you want and create them to the highest specs. Then as you test on smaller devices you’ll focus on keeping...

The Ultimate UX Design of: the Sign-Up Form

Marcin Treder  •  Design, UX Design  •  May 18, 2017
The Ultimate UX Design of: the Sign-Up Form

A typical sign-up form contains a couple of form fields (it seems like the most popular number nowadays is 3: e-mail, password and a peculiar “repeat password”) and a button. Is there anything to design in this minimalistic structure? Isn’t it too simple to focus on? Unfortunately, many non-designers and some designers think exactly this way. If it’s visually simple...

Meet Fluent, Microsoft’s New Design System

Doru Ciobanu  •  News  •  May 14, 2017
Meet Fluent, Microsoft’s New Design System

At the 2017 Microsoft Build Conference, the company announced the Fluent Design System, Microsoft’s new design language. Fluent was no secret. Developed under the “Neon” codename, Fluent adds translucency and animation to Microsoft Design Language 2, the design system used for Windows 10. MDL2 was not a name of choice for Microsoft. After getting burned with Metro,...

Google Promotes Material Components Out of Preview Phase

Doru Ciobanu  •  News  •  May 12, 2017
Google Promotes Material Components Out of Preview Phase

For the past month, there’s been quite a lot of activity on Google’s Material Components GitHub page. In addition, Google updated the material.io section on Material Components with demos and documentation. Finally, Material Components are out of the preview phase. Material Components are Google’s take on promoting a unified approach to Material Design. Also, known as...

Best Free JS Libraries for Custom Radios & Checkboxes

Jake Rocheleau  •  Scripts  •  May 5, 2017
Best Free JS Libraries for Custom Radios & Checkboxes

Default HTML form elements work well but they sure aren’t pretty. And web design has come far enough that we don’t have to settle for just functionality. Why not build working inputs that also look gorgeous? With these JS libraries you can restyle any radio buttons or checkboxes with many different styles. There are dozens of libraries to pick from and these are my...

The New Rules for Scrolling in Web Design

Jerry Cao  •  Website Design  •  May 3, 2017
The New Rules for Scrolling in Web Design

What was once taboo in website design has made a complete resurgence as one of the most popular techniques in recent years as users are finding a new love and appreciation for sites where scrolling is a necessity. Shedding its old stigmas, scrolling is reinventing itself as a core interaction design element – that also means designers need to learn the new rules. Photo...

The Right Web Tools & Services That Generate The Right Results

Andrian  •  Tools  •  May 1, 2017
The Right Web Tools & Services That Generate The Right Results

Web developers, graphic designers and finally any company or freelancer, have at their disposal a great list of web tools and services that help them in their projects. How can they find the right web tools and services that generate the right results? Easy. They need to read this article in which we are reviewing the best tools available on the market. We’ve reviewed and...

Capture Contract Signatures Online with Eversign

Jake Rocheleau  •  Tools  •  April 26, 2017
Capture Contract Signatures Online with Eversign

Working online comes with the responsibility of collecting documents, signatures, and briefs from clients. This can be tedious when you take on multiple jobs from different people. But with eversign the task of gathering signatures becomes a lot easier. You can quickly upload contracts and collect digital signatures from anyone at the click of a button. All signatures are...

Drawing Attention Through Color in Web Design

Paula Borowska  •  Design  •  April 25, 2017
Drawing Attention Through Color in Web Design

Working with color can be so much fun. Color can set the mood and tone of a design. Color can make a design appear clean or messy. Another thing we can use color for is to draw attention to a desired piece of content or element. In this post, we’ll go over the various way in which color can be manipulated to draw attention to something. Some of the examples will talk about...

Be’s 250+ Pre-Built Websites Come with an Awesome New Installer

Andrian  •  Tools  •  April 24, 2017
Be’s 250+ Pre-Built Websites Come with an Awesome New Installer

Be’s New and Improved Pre-Built Installer Remember back when it only took one click to install a pre-built website when using Be’s old installer? That hasn’t changed, nor would you want it to. You may also remember the hassle involved in selecting a pre-built website in the first place. You had to conduct a manual search through dozens, or even a couple of hundred...