Recently we told you there are some customer opinions you shouldn’t listen to. But after you’ve weeded out the aspirational, the hypothetical and the third party statements, what customer feedback should you listen to? And how do you...Show More Summary
One of the most renowned magazines in the world, The New York Times Magazine, has undergone a redesign with two key aims: to carve out a distinct identity, and to embrace the current digital climate. When a publication with this lengthy a history — it’s been in print for 119 years, its print version is inserted into […]
Advertise here with BSA Anyone who's been keeping up with design news should know about Sketch. It's a tightly-focused piece of software with an emphasis on UI design. The program is developed for OS X by Bohemian Coding with a palette of tools that mirror Photoshop and Illustrator. Show More Summary
Advertise here with BSA The word “accordion” typically conjures a mental image of your favorite polka band. Although polka music can offer a rip-snorting good time, the term is associated with something different in the realm of web design. User interface accordions might refer to menus, widgets, or content areas which expand like the musical instrument. These interfaces have...
Featured image source Beautiful icons are the rainbow sprinkles on top of a delicious website sundae. The ability to craft icons that blend together is almost compulsory. Any UI designer should be more than willing to jump onto the path of icon design. Show More Summary
Designers love UI Kits. They’re a great way to explore ideas, and they’re a great palette cleanser after a difficult project. Another reason to love them is that they give us incredible insights into the minds of other designers, without a client complicating things. As such they’re a great way to spot trends as they develop. […]
I often get emails from other designers regarding various legal documents and recently came across a tweet from @jessicahische that I’m certain all will find helpful on their next legal document prep: Docracy.
Every week we tweet a lot of interesting stuff highlighting great content that we find on the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of our tweets is simply to follow us on Twitter, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of […]
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 […]
Parallax scrolling is nothing new to web design. If anything, this effect must be used more often to create stunning and attractive pages on your website. Once a hot web design trend, parallax scrolling lost its steam with the growth of mobile use to view websites. Show More Summary
Two of the biggest trends right now are hero headers, and overhead views; this awesome freebie features both of them. You’ll be able to create as many hero images as you like with these fantastic flat-style illustrations designed by Creatticon. Each individual illustration is of something that’s probably on your desk right now — a DSLR […]
As a blogger, your main concern is to share your ideas top your target audience. To get to that point, you will need to learn how to build a blog, something that this resource can help you do. Once you have built your blog, you will need gain blog visitors for your message to be heard. Show More Summary
Advertise here with BSA Hey, how’s it going with your web design projects? Why don’t you take a little break? Snack on some stirring imagery to get your creative engines all fired up and ready to go. Today, we hauled a bunch of layouts and websites from Muffin Group’s own back yard. Sorry, what’s that? Oh, you’re wondering what...
You cannot design without content. It’s a mantra repeated by designers worldwide, it’s a plea in countless emails to clients, it’s a cornerstone of responsible design. One of the most respected names on the Web, Jeffrey Zeldman, summarises it neatly in a pinned tweet: Content precedes design. Design in the absence of content is not […]
The way technology is sold to businesses has changed fundamentally in the last decade and as a result so has the role of customer support/success teams in helping to close sales. In the old world, potential customers rang a vendor to...Show More Summary
Usability isn’t something you just can cook up in any one phase of design, but must be developed and refined throughout the entire process. If you want the best end product, you have to anticipate real user scenarios from the prototyping phase. Usability testing should be the last place to start thinking about usability. Why […]
Advertise here with BSA We know you’re busy. Yet, before you get on with your projects of the day, help yourself to a visual espresso for the creative minds. Take a couple of minutes to see some inspiring examples of websites made with the Be Theme. Show More Summary
Featured image source The proverbial idea that “practice makes perfect” seems quite sensible. If you continue to practice a certain skillset you’ll eventually master the process and improve much quicker. But practice doesn’t just mean doing the same stuff over and over. Show More Summary
Advertise here with BSA What sets awesome photography apart? What do the most popular photographers to make their work stand out? Well-designed fabulous portfolio can be a good prove how skilled a photographer is. These days everything is online and you could not be a successful photographer without a beautiful online portfolio. Most clients believe only what they see....