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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.

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 […]

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.