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Responsive design possibilities: Part 2

Sunday, June 16, 2013

In our last blog post, we looked at some of the ways designers are using responsive web design to deal effectively and imaginatively with images, layouts and navigation, but of course these are not the only elements of a webpage. So this week, we’re going to extend the topic to include some more advanced design features, focusing on some of the latest approaches to handling forms, tables and iframes.  Read more

Responsive design possibilities: Part 1

Monday, June 10, 2013

In this blog post, we’re going to have a brief look at some of the up-and-coming stars of the responsive web design world, and how images, layout and navigation issues are being addressed. Here’s a roundup of some of the potential solutions.  Read more

How to use HTML5’s responsive element

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Creating adaptive images for the web is frequently a source of frustration and compromise. Web designers often struggle with the choice of using large, high-resolution images scaled down for small devices, or compromising on quality by using lower-resolution images, which look terrible when scaled up for larger monitors.

To solve this problem, the W3C has been exploring the HTML Responsive Images Extension, which makes use of a new <picture> element.   Read more

Typography terminology: Part 4 displays

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

For the final part in our typography series, we’ll be looking at the most varied group of all – display typefaces. With huge differences in mood, style and design technique, there are still some common features, as well as some distinct categories. We’ll take a look at these and explore what display typefaces are all about.  Read more

Typography terminology: Part 3 scripts

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Intended to mimic cursive handwriting, script typefaces can bring freshness and personality to both creative branding design and more unusual web design projects.

Ranging from the graceful, sophisticated elegance of the most formal to the hurried-looking scribbles and characterful doodles of the very casual, they are an incredibly varied group, but a few rules need to be followed in order to use them to best effect.  Read more

Typography terminology: Part 2 sans serifs

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Otherwise known as Grotesques, Egyptians, Antiques, Dorics or Gothics, sans-serif typefaces are those where the letters do not feature the small finishing lines (serifs) at the end of each stroke. This article gives an overview of how sans-serifs have developed and how they can be successfully used.  Read more

Typography terminology: Part 1 serifs

Sunday, May 05, 2013

If you want to avoid typographic clichés, it's important to have a basic understanding of type history and context. Over the next four weeks, we’ll look at the main classifications of typefaces and their key features, starting with serif.  Read more

Multi-level site navigations

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Clear and intuitive navigation is essential for the effectiveness and overall success of any website, enabling users to interact with the site easily and quickly find what they are looking for. But for very large database driven sites such as a Joomla web development or Magento web development, navigation can be anything but straightforward.  Read more

Get your marketing emails opened

Sunday, April 21, 2013

You may be forgiven for thinking that with social media and blogging so prevalent and popular, and with huge company spending budgets for TV, print and internet advertising, simple email marketing campaigns might be becoming a little ‘old hat’.

But with mobile device usage rapidly increasing and still 85% of people using the internet primarily for checking their email, you’d do best not to overlook the power of the marketing email.  Read more

Mobile assumptions

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Things have come a long way from car phones and personal pagers, but not everyone has the same definition of ‘mobile’. So let’s try and dispell a few myths about mobile web design Read more

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Web design trends in 2020

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Web design trends in 2020Web design has changed an awful lot over the years. Most people would assume that web design is as changeable as fashion design - a constant flux of styles and trends which are hot one second and not the next. But, one of the biggest overarching movements within web design has been the growing dominance of focusing on user feedback to guide design decisions.  Read more

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