The two largest and fastest growing markets for graphic designers during the past 20 years have been website design and logo design. Things have changed, and these once highly lucrative markets are no longer the free-flowing fountains of cash they once were. How did this happen? Where does it leave you now? And what can... Show More Summary
It has to be simple but memorable, modern but a bit classic, minimalistic but timeless; we expect so much from a simple design, don’t we? People usually underestimate the untiring effort invested in creating a simple logo that lives up to all these expectations. Show More Summary
In times past, design was an afterthought. The last stage of the product creation process. The final visual... The post It’s time for designers to get comfortable with being uncomfortable appeared first on Inside Intercom.
Every month, we scour the Internet far and wide to bring web designers the latest and most relevant news stories about browsers. Here’s another edition of Browser Watch, running down everything from the interesting to the surprising in the world of browsers and everything related to it. Google Chrome Is The Most Hacker-Proof Browser Available […]
One of the great things about designing digital products is that our products are never finished. We can... The post A design lesson 3.5 billion years in the making appeared first on Inside Intercom.
Once upon a time, the most Siri had to deal with was a few offensive remarks or sexually explicit requests. We probably all did it at least once. But in just a few short years, voice search has exploded to become a serious contender against traditional, text-based search. Microsoft’s Cortana has over 100 million monthly […]
Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however, […]
Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist who’s one of the most published, prolific and versatile cartoonists in the world […]
When it comes to web design, and especially UI design, icons play a crucial role. When used properly, icons can enhance almost any website design by adding visual interest and appeal. However, creating icons from scratch every time you start a new project is both time-consuming and impractical. Luckily, the web is full of great […]
Step up your game on the directory and listing web design scene with these stunning WordPress theme tailored to meet the specific needs of the users, both employers, employees, sellers, and regular browsers. This collection contains few of the best WordPress themes for directories, listings, and classified ads. Show More Summary
The work of a web designer goes beyond just aesthetics. Usability and user experience is an equally, if not more, important part of a good web design. While your business could probably survive with an ugly design that gets all of the...Show More Summary
A core part of Intercom’s DNA has been sharing the lessons of our own startup journey. It’s why... The post Intercom co-founder Des Traynor on starting up appeared first on Inside Intercom.
Ok, so you’ve built an awesome digital product—it might be a customer-facing app, an enterprise software, a web app or whatever. You’ve launched and, oh happy day, people are downloading your application. Looks like you’re a hit! But then you realize users aren’t coming back after the first visit, or that your general engagement rates […]
My name is Mason Ellwood, and I’m currently working on Flatiron School’s Online Full Stack Web Development Program. Each week, I’ll be writing about my experience, what I’m learning, and tips on learning to code. Within this post, I will cover something that I tend to dread. Show More Summary
We’ve just released a new book, Intercom on Starting Up. With the insane volume of startup literature already... The post New book: Intercom on Starting Up appeared first on Inside Intercom.
If you’ve ever at least casually used Google Earth in the last few years, then you know how the service allowed you to get an in-depth perspective on many places on the planet. If you’ve been a fan of Google Earth in the last few years, then you now have a bigger reason than ever […]
I have been looking at a ton of portfolio sites. The good news is, I get paid to do this. I look at a bunch of portfolios, pick the ones I like best, and then I magically turn those portfolios into a monthly article. Coffee counts as magic. I pick the portfolios on mostly aesthetic […]
When it comes to communicating with customers, we often focus on the right words and the right medium,... The post Timing is everything: what our data says about the best time to send a message appeared first on Inside Intercom.
Be’s New Pre-Built Installer The old Be pre-installer had a lot going for it. For one thing, you could install a pre-built website with a single click, and immediately begin editing. That’s still the case of course. Up to that point, however, the installer has some shortcomings. Show More Summary
Art direction plays a role in all facets of life. It’s especially important in advertising and magazines. The visuals in ads and magazines often are presented in a way that evokes an emotional reaction and leaves us with a lasting impression. Have you ever seen an ad in a subway and you pause to look […]