Why You Need To Make Canva Your #1 Image Tool

Why You Need To Make Canva Your #1 Image Tool
Canva has been around for some years now but I only discovered it a few months ago and since then it has quickly become my go-to image and graphics tool and has saved me a lot of time asking our in-house designer to knock me up custom images for blog […] Read more…

5 Free Photo Editors For Viral Image Creation

5 free photo editors
Thanks to the exploding popularity of sites like Pinterest and Wanelo have shown that creating visual interpretations of content (like infographic creation), as well as substituting images for the written word itself, can have a big impact. As the web gets larger and larger, it seems like its users are […] Read more…

Cheap and Easy Ways to Give Your Restaurant a Facelift

Cheap and Easy Ways to Give Your Restaurant a Facelift
Out with the old and in with the new is a common phrase people use when re-decorating. But what can you do with few materials and a small budget? Turns out, quite a lot. Give your restaurant a quick and cheap makeover can freshen the look of the area and […] Read more…

Responsive Web, One Web, it’s the Web

Responsive Web Design, like the word “HTML5”, has entered buzzword territory even beyond the web development scene. The advantage, of course, is awareness and appreciation: more people want to know what works best in getting their message out there, not only for the desktop web browser, but also in mobile […] Read more…

Would you win in the Dark Patterns Awards? Avoid these sneaky, black hat techniques in user experience

User Experience Designer Harry Brignull recently opened submissions for an event called the Dark Patterns Awards, with the goal of shining the spotlight of shame on companies and organizations that resort to shady techniques in doing business with customers. The steps are simple enough: take screenshots and photos of the […] Read more…

Getting a sense of good typography with these web and iPhone games

Type Connection website
Typography is quite the intimidating universe to get into, but even if you’re not a designer it’s worth understanding even just a fraction of its principles. Your end game, after all, is to create a genuine connection with your audience, and at the heart of your campaign, be it a […] Read more…

A rationale for current design trends: an eye for detail, quality, and good taste

Current design trends
In the recent Smashing Magazine feature,┬áSymptoms Of An Epidemic: Web Design Trends, Mr. Brunborg lists the popular design techniques and elements that has hit the community these past few years as the replacement the glossy, glassy gradients of the “Web 2.0 look”. It’s realism and skeumorphism meets textured and traditional. […] Read more…

Design matters.

Design matters.
Last Sunday, John Naughton published an article on The Guardian proclaiming “Graphic designers are ruining the web”, blaming highly aesthetic websites as the sole cause of slow and bloated webpages. If you’re like me and have at least an elementary working knowledge of SEO and linkbuilding, you know this tactic […] Read more…