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Design Focus: Reading List

These featured designs are all in keeping with a publication theme in terms of content and presentation. Although they don’t necessarily have to look like a shelf of books, it’s interesting to look at how they came up with such websites to accomplish their goals.

Design Focus: Get Some Perspective

As this year ends and a new one begins, it’s good to think different and look at things from a different angle. Here’s some inspiration to get you started.

5 Ways to Finance Your Small Web Design Firm’s Content Marketing

Building a successful Web design business takes a veritable Swiss Army knife of different skills. There’s the work of designing and building sites. There’s the work of marketing so you can ensure you have someone to design and build sites for. There’s the work of making sure you keep good enough books to pay taxes […]

Design Focus: Fall In Line

These sites feature prominent lines that steer your way of reading and browsing the page.

21 Fabulous Print Designs To Inspire You This Week

Print design is a specific niche which manages to intertwine both visual and tactile elements in the creation of an appealing product. What differentiates print design from other graphic design fields is the product’s ability to affect the viewer through physical sensation. Different types of paper and printing techniques can improve the appearance of the print […]

Tools for Designing and Publishing an Infographic on a Budget

As a designer on a budget, creating and publishing an infographic might seem daunting. It can be hard to figure out where to get started – but it’s not impossible. With virtually endless choices for design tools, templates, and programs, as well as a wide variety of potential venues for publication, you don’t have to […]

Design Focus: Drag-‘n’-Drop

These sites invite you to interact with them by more than points and clicks, and mouse around with drag and drop features.

Design Focus: Dots & Circles

Emulating the circular form is always an intriguing exercise because of its technical and aesthetic challenges, especially on the Web. So every year it’s a delight to see designs that explore the “perfect shape” and take it to the next level.

Design Focus: Glitchy

There’s several decades worth of story behind glitch art, but it’s experiencing an interactive surge in web design now that the tools and technology have finally caught up. All about the anti-slick, anti-perfectionist, these sites are the very essence of disruption.

8 Analog Tools to Help You Design

Design doesn’t just happen in software, editors, or the browser—it often starts offline with the simplest of tools: pen and paper. With that in mind, let’s do a round up of helpful analog tools that can aid you in the process of brainstorming, doodling, sketching, wireframing, or prototyping by hand.

Design Focus: Embrace the Chaos

Understanding and navigating through sites requires a certain amount of order, so when designers get busy with dazzling visualizations and arrangements, there remains a method to their madness.

Design Focus: Stacking Order

There are many different ways to provide the illusion of depth, and for these set of featured sites it’s all about stacking different layers of content one on top of the other, resulting in very interesting interaction and interface design.