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Design Focus: Pins & Trails

These websites use maps to illuminate information or as a strong motif in their designs.

4 Web Design Principles That Will Make or Break Your Design Today

Web design, like everything else, doesn’t stay the same for centuries. It is constantly evolving to match the needs of today’s online browsers. As more technology emerges, we learn new things about web design and how to keep it functioning smoothly. Today, the fundamentals of web design are largely about understanding your user and catering […]

5 of the Most Effective WordPress Security Tips on the Internet

In an age where hackers prey on small businesses and their websites, it’s more important than ever to ensure your WordPress site is as protected as possible. Thankfully, by addressing a handful of common issues, you can effortlessly increase your overall level of security and diminish your chances of being targeted by these nosy criminals.

Design Focus: Websites are Made of These

Metaphors are a cornerstone of design, but what if the design itself shows the tools and components used to build a website? The result is an interesting “x-ray” into the web design process, as seen in this week’s featured sites.

Design Focus: Circular Navigation

Circular motifs are very much alive these days, and your site will stand out even more when used as a navigational interface.

Design Focus: Non-Linear Scroll

Like the previous websites that encourage you to tilt your head, these ones featured below encourage you to rethink browsing interactions and wonder: does scrolling through a page have to happen from top to bottom only?

Design Focus: By The Letter

This week’s websites feature beautiful, iconic letterforms that serve as design anchors to the content.

Design Focus: Sites & Sounds

Come for the sounds, stay for beautifully crafted websites you’ll enjoy them in.

Design Focus: Scroll Activated

Have a nice joyride with these energetic sites that are triggered by the page scroll.

Having WordPress Sickness? Typed.com is the Cure

WordPress is such a great CMS platform by allowing people to build fully functional websites right off the bat. By choosing the right theme and plugins, they can create a blog, an ecommerce site, or business site. It doesn’t hurt that WordPress is easy to use and manage compared to other platforms. As of February of 2014, over […]

Top 6 Online Resources for Designers and Creative Freelancers

Becoming a creative freelancer is an exciting, yet challenging career decision. It allows you to do the work you want for who you want, but also comes with the risk of not knowing who your next client is and when you’ll find new work. Once you have a list of clients and money is pouring […]

Design Focus: In Depth

The sites featured this week also play with perspective & depth, prominently distinguishing between foreground & background, particularly when one moves the mouse.

Design Focus: Tilt Your Head

Gone are the days where websites have to be vertical…or even upright. These websites have changed the design game by challenging you to look at them from a different perspective, literally. Get ready to tilt your head!

Design Focus: What Words Wear

It’s always nice to welcome back this familiar graphic treatment, executed in fresh new ways. Check out how these websites use masked text in their designs.

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