Style Guides

What Is Atomic Web Design and Do I Need It?

Web designers may use a number of techniques, approaches and philosophies while creating compelling and engaging digital interfaces. Each designer …

Web Design

8 Writing Tips I Wish I Knew Before I Started Blogging

I wrote my first blog post two summers ago. And I wish I could erase it from the internet. Reading it is like looking at my middle school Facebook …

Writing

FAMILY CAMPING: GETTING STARTED

<b>Camping is cool. Sleeping in a tent provides you with freedom, adventure and the chance to get closer to nature – and it's great value for money.</b><p>It …

Backpacking

A Street Style Guide to Wearing Denim With Denim

Denim on denim might not be a new phenomenon, but it’s certainly one with staying power. Sure, Britney and Justin kind of gave it a bad rap for a while (and by bad, we obvi mean <i>iconic</i>), but if street-style stars have anything to say about it, the power pairing ain’t going anywhere anytime soon. …

Clothing

Rethinking hotels.ng

A Case for Design in African Start-ups<p>This work first appeared on brand new, sparkling website.<p><i>Disclaimer: I don’t work at hotels.ng, and the views</i> …

UX Design

Things you could be doing instead of designing & building that card component for the umpteenth time

• Making that card pattern more accessible<br>• Making that card pattern more responsive<br>• Making that card pattern more performant<br>• Making that card pattern more …

How-To's

The Nine Principles Of Design Implementation

Recently, I was leading a training session for one of our clients on best practices for implementing designs using HTML and CSS. Part of our time …

Web Development

To Be a Design-Led Company

In 2016, Automattic CEO, Matt Mullenweg announced that the company was to be design-led for the first time. Automattic’s new era would be recognized …

Design Thinking

Creating a Collaborative Style Guide for Designers and Engineers

<i>This post was co-authored by Ying Wang, Associate Product Designer with iOS Engineers Daniel Vancura and Phill Farrugia.</i><p>Creating and using a …

Digital Design

Summer Vacation Looks Your Wardrobe Needs

<b>The summer is officially here and has landed with a bang,</b> with the UK seeing the highest temperatures of the year recently. It’s now time to think …

Summer Vacation

Jan Quammie Leaves InStyle Germany

Her replacement has not been announced.<p><b>LEAVING IN STYLE:</b> Jan Quammie, fashion director of InStyle Germany, is leaving the magazine to focus on …

Germany

★Introducing Inspired Guides

Back in January I wrote about why I believe that style guides and component/pattern libraries should be beautiful as well as functional. That to be …

Digital Design

15 Must-Ask Questions When Taking on a Website Project

The beginning of any new website design project can be a little nerve-wracking. Trying to determine if your style will match the client’s demands is …

Web Design

VO5 Festival Style Guide: Citadel and Lovebox

In partnership with VO5<p>Last month, London’s best-dressed descended on two of the capital’s coolest festivals, Lovebox and Citadel. These guys got it …

Clothing

BMD redefines ASICS’ identity by applying contemporary design to a heritage brand

the design studio has also helped to position ASICS as a lifestyle athletic brand, staying true to its core performance heritage.The post BMD …

Identity

More one-off Bentley coachbuilds on the way

Bentley Director of Design Stefan Sielaff has been tasked with the additional role of heading the Mulliner personalization department.<p>The move is in …

Luxury

HYPEBAE Style Guide: Tracksuit 101 with TheLineUp

Maya Nilsen and Julia Dang suit up in Nike, Vetements, adidas Originals and more.<p>If there’s one clothing style that can be worn during any season, …

Fashion

The Street Style Guide to Wearing Loafers in 2017

Trend alert! The classic loafer got an edgy makeover this summer. Prepare to re-meet the “modern loafer” — AKA the trendiest street shoe that will take you from work to your vacay in a flash. Its sophisticated aesthetic is perfect for almost every occasion, whether you’re rocking an elevated-casual …

Clothing

I made a style guide for my personal web site and you should too.

As my own little corner of the web uncermoniously turned <i>ten years old</i> this year, it’s really starting to feel more like a garden than a piece of …

Web Design

How To Create a Style Guide From Scratch Tips and Tricks

When it all started, a few years back, I was quite unorganized and the lack of consistency throughout the web site’s elements made me look …

Digital Design

Pattern Variations

At the heart of a good design system is a set of solid, flexible components that can be arranged to create cohesive, delightful user interfaces.</b> …

Web Development

Why Your Nonprofit Branding Matters Now More Than Ever

We live in a world super-saturated with brands, logos, slogans and sponsors. It’s impossible to walk down the street or surf the web without …

Nonprofits

Big hair don’t care – Qantas cabin crew 80s style

<b>She’s got the look:</b> This was the manual for the 80s, telling crew how to keep one’s perm in top condition as well as to avoid garlic or other pungent …

Hair

5 Ways to Make Your Website Stand Out

Everyone involved in building a website wants it to stand out from other websites. Clients want to stand out from the competition and leave a …

Web Design

Let’s all cringe together at the 1986 Qantas flight crew style guide

Behind the scenes at Qantas cabin crew training2:51<p>Behind the scenes at Qantas cabin crew training<p>a month ago<p>/display/escape.com.au/Web/Escape.com.au …

Australian News

A Rather Comprehensive Collection of Design Podcasts

Continuous learning is a key part of growing as a designer. Podcasts are an easy way to expand your horizons, keep up with trends, and learn from a …

Podcasting

How to Quickly Create Attention-Grabbing Social Media Images in 3 Simple Steps

Social media – it’s not just a B2C marketer thing. It should come as no surprise that 83 percent of B2B marketers today use social media content. …

Social Media Marketing

Designing for Different Screens and Devices: 5 Steps to Creating A Great UX

We live in a world where instant gratification is the norm. We depend more on experience than brand, and nothing puts us off quite like an …

UX Design

China’s official news style guide really wants you to know that Taiwan and Hong Kong are part of China

China’s state news agency Xinhua has published a major update to its style guide, with a huge emphasis on Beijing’s sovereignty over Taiwan and Hong Kong.<p>The new guide was published on July 19 (link in Chinese). Xinhua added 57 new rules to its previous style guide, which was first released in May …

China