The Return of Shadows to Web Design

By on June 26, 2017

After the shift away from skeuomorphism to flat design a few years ago, elements such as drop shadows were all-of-a-sudden deemed obsolete. As flat design slowly evolved back into something less severe, it has begun to implement aspects from formerly...

Dark Patterns: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

By on June 26, 2017

Dark patterns describe web design features that trick users into taking actions. They are the gimmicks that trick users into opting into services, annoy them with pop-ups, and shame users into taking action. Dark patterns are completely unethical, but some...

10 WordPress Themes for Your Web Design Business

By on June 22, 2017

One of the sad ironies of being a busy web designer is that you make time for everyone’s website – except your own. So it stands to reason that many of us could use a little head start when developing...

Better, Faster, Stronger WordPress Hosting with Kinsta

By on June 21, 2017

Web developers and designers unfortunately don’t have the kind of job where they can remain effective or efficient in the face of continual disruptions. These jobs are also so highly specialized that, while it’s great to have a basic understanding...

10 Beautifully Designed Examples of Split Screen Layouts in Web Design

By on June 21, 2017

Split screen layouts break the oldest and most critical UI design rule of all by giving equal importance to two primary areas of a site. It’s common practice to give each element of a site a priority level in relation...

10 Free Wireframe Kits To Speed Up Your Design Workflow

By on June 19, 2017

The wireframing process is crucial to every new UI project. Before you get into the colors and typography you have to consider the user experience first. And this all starts with great wireframing. Many designers prefer working on paper, but...

10 Tips for Creating & Promoting Your Brand with Video Content

By on June 19, 2017

Whether you’re just getting started with website videos or you think you’re a veteran, there is always something you can learn. Web design and content marketing trends shift on a dime – and your business must be aware of the...

Seriously Bright & Colorful Website Designs

By on June 16, 2017

With tens of thousands of websites launching online every day, the need to stand out has never been more important. From a visual standpoint, web designers have most recently been enhancing their website designs through the use of bright colors...