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Swiss Style: The Principles, the Typefaces & the Designers

If you’re a designer in the 21st century, chances are you’ve studied the International Typographic Style (more commonly known as ‘Swiss Style’). …

How to design award-winning websites

A list of things to keep in mind when designing great, engaging digital experiences<p>As a FWA (Favourite Website Awards) jury member, I get to see a …

Explore Old NYC (In Photos!) With The New York Public Library's Interactive Map

The New York Public Library has put together an interactive map compiling archival shots of locations all around New York City. The website, Old NYC, …

Why White Space Is Crucial To UX Design

White space isn’t just about aesthetics, it’s the key to successful user interfaces. Here’s how it really works.<p>All good visual artists understand the importance of negative space, the empty area that draws attention to, and accentuates, the actual subject. Negative space (the artistic equivalent …

35 Clean and Thin Line Designs for Logos

As with fashion and technology, the trend in the design world is always changing. Inspiration and innovation keeps on breeding new and fresh designs …

I'm moving out of New York City, and these are the things I'm checking off my bucket list before I go

I've lived in Brooklyn for more than two years, and I never thought I would leave. But alas — love, year-round room-temperature weather, and something called the "Sushirrito" enticed me to pursue greener (though drier) pastures on the West Coast.<p>Before I move to San Francisco at the end of the …

4 Tips For Cultivating Design Leadership At Big Companies

When design teams are dropped into corporate environments, success hinges on creating great leaders, writes EffectiveUI’s Peyton Lindley.<p>Recognizing the impact of design on the bottom line, big companies have gotten in the habit of simply swallowing up smaller design studios. Last year, for …

Digital Archive

Top shopping destinations in London

London has several distinct shopping areas and shopping streets, many of which have their own themes or specialities. Shopping in London is exciting …

Photos of Abandoned Places Found in New York City

For the past few years, photographer Will Ellis has been locating, exploring, and documenting obscure abandoned places in New York City. His images …

Abandoned Buildings

10 Detailed Infographic Templates for Every Type of Business

Infographics, by their very definition, allow you to present useful information by means of a graphic. Naturally, when presenting a lot of data, such …

Infographics

5 tools to analyze a website’s design

In design school, a teacher once told us about a great way to progress as a designer. He explained us that we should always try to understand other …

Infographics

Overlay JavaScript CSS Signup Form

CSS Login Forms (15 submissions)<p>Collections<p>CSS & JS Animated SVG Avatar<p>An amazing login form with an animated SVG avatar that responds to the input …

The typographic secrets behind visual hierarchy

Typography is a second language communicating on a subtler level beyond your actual words. The actual content is what you say, but typography is the …

More about Unicorns and Why More Designers Don’t Code | B E L V E A L | Art & Design

The conversation continues in all the UX forums about unicorns and why don’t more designers write code. I’ve posted on this topic a couple of times …

'Net Features Daily Weblog at Website Magazine

Explore over 51k logo templates for use in corporate branding, e-commerce, and entrepreneurship. These logo template sets include badges, icons, and other elements for creating unique, feminine, and modern logos.

If you have a proposal for a new business idea, you wan…<p>The Nike Swoosh: It is one of the most recognizable log…<p>For online entrepreneurs, an …

Learn to Create Forms That Improve User Experience

Most applications, either for mobile and tablet or beyond, rely on input from the user at least once. Actually, most of them rely on input from the …

UX Design

7 Things Every Designer Needs to Know about Accessibility

Accessibility enables people with disabilities to perceive, understand, navigate, interact with, and contribute to the web. Imagine a world where …

Why Designers Should Never Use Fake Text In Web Design

Once you’re ready to go beyond low-fidelity, it’s time to ditch the lorem ipsum.<p>As we discussed in the Guide to Usability Testing, a webpage with a simple structure but quality content performs much better than a nice layout with subpar text. That at least proves its worth — but the importance of …

Subpar

The ultimate guide to getting started in web design

Do you want to learn how to design your very first website? Perhaps you’ve designed a few and now you’d like to turn your skills into a career? This …

5 metrics that affect the success of your website redesign

When you're undertaking a website redesign it can be tempting to rush in with the excitement of new possibilities, but it's important to consider the …

50 Most Amazingly Talented Graphic Designers To Follow On Instagram – Learn

<i>In its early days, Instagram used to be all about filtered pictures of your lunch and your pets, but since then it has grown into an immeasurably</i> …

Dear web designer, let's stop breaking the affordance of scrolling

Big picture + arrow down = lazy design<p>We’ve all seen it. You get on a website and there it is: a massive edge-to-edge picture, and it's beautiful… …

The next-gen tech magazine

Make your inner child squeal with this robotic racing set...<p>By Jack Parsons in News | |<p>Voice-controlled tech is hot right now, so it’s fitting that …

Nextgen

These Posters Make Learning About Typography Fun

Curious about ligatures, justified columns, and other typography principles? We didn’t think so. To upend your lack of interest, Oklahoma City-based designer Tom Davie of StudioTwentySix2 illustrates the principles of typography in posters while also providing a history of the objects he features. …

James Victore: Burning Questions

The lives of designers, freelancers and creatives are fraught with ups and downs. Projects come, contracts go, clients run the gamut from perfect to impossible, and sometimes the creative juices just don't flow when they're most needed. No one knows this better than beacon of good vibes and sound …

Digital Age

The Pattern Library: A Great New Resource For Designers (And Wannabes)

Repeating patterns are useful things. Whether you need a cool wallpaper for your desktop or smartphone, a texture to incorporate into your own design, or even just something you can print out on the inkjet when wrapping paper is getting low, everyone needs a good one every once and a while. From …

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