Why Wireframing and Prototyping Matter To You

Take a second and think about your internet usage. How much time do you spend online a day? How many emails do you receive a day? How many websites do you visit? If you’re anything like the typical media consumer who spends most of their time online the numbers might astound you. For me I...

Online Branding: Creative Strategy in Web Design

Rub elbows with the greatest names in web design and get all of the latest tools and tips for online branding and creative strategy in web design at the HOW Interactive Design Conference. The following piece on online branding is an excerpt from the first lesson of Dave Holston’s HOW Design University course, Managing a...

Tips for Designing a Beautiful Single-Page Portfolio Website

Advertise here with BSAMany trends in general web design can also be applied to single page layouts. But there are some unique features to the lone webpage which can add more flavor into a design. Like most of the web design field, common sense and user experience always trumps inessential creative ideas. But that doesn’t...

Using Data Visualization to Show The Happiest Places in the World

If you have ever wondered where is the happiest place on Earth? You might want to take a look at Moritz Stefaner’s latest data visualization. Renowned information designer Mortiz Stefaner who is behind the infamous data viz Selfiecity which is an interactive website analyzing various selfies from New York to Bangkok has designed a new...

10 Tips to Keep in Mind When Designing Websites for Startups

This article has been contributed by Ezequiel Ortuno. There are times in the lives of designers when they have to craft websites for startups as opposed to creating sites for established names in the business. Websites for startups are a real challenge because very often a startup’s online identity is their sole branding tool, a...

The National Poster Retrospecticus Showcases The Best Handcrafted Posters

No longer promoting movies and events, these amazing posters are now taking center stage in a traveling show. During its conception, posters have become one of the mainstays in terms of promoting and embodying an event. With the National Poster Retrospecticus, various posters as well as their makers are taking the spotlight. The National Poster...

Webdesign Wednesday – How To Get Started on Web Design Projects

This Infographic, made by the cool kids over at DesignModo teaches us the general flow and structure when it comes to dealing with web design projects. This is particularly useful, I think – because in the evolving world of Web Design – where everyone has a new workflow, a new program, a new script or...

Jonathan Harris on Digital Storytelling

Storytelling has long been an essential component of design work. This oft-used tool is just as likely to incite a warm and fuzzy feeling in consumers who pick up your packaging design as it is to turn a simple illustration into a clever conversation piece. In fact, many great designs begin as stories just waiting...

What should be prioritized in an online start-up? Quality, speed or…

This article has been contributed by Hernán Amiune. This is a question that every entrepreneur must answer with accuracy and efficiency when taking the first steps with an online startup. Launching our project too fast may result in some fears like: “What if new users enter and the system has errors?” or “What concept about our...

Understanding the Creative Process behind Website Design

This article has been contributed by Lori Wagoner. The designing stage is arguably one of the most important stages of a web project. It typically involves giving shape to all the information defined in the planning stage. The main deliverables upon completion of the design phase are documented site structure and visual representation of the...

Evil is the New Black: The Seamless Tumblr site Dedicated to Disney’s Maleficent Movie

With the movie coming out in a few days, Disney have launched a unique EPK site for “Maleficent“. Created by Los Angeles-based independent web design group, Watson, the site is powered by Tumblr that serves as a virtual lookbook for the much anticipated movie. Evil is the New Black showcases the film’s fashion, environments, characters,...

Three client-types that are guaranteed to bring tons of business

Last time I checked, 74% of our new business came from word of mouth referrals. That’s just downright staggering isn’t it? Pretty much three quarters of our clients came from people jibbering on about how awesome we are (or something to that effect, we’ll just go with that to stroke my ego okay?)You do good...

Web Design Courses to Prep for the Tech Revolution

If your day is anything like mine, you’re pretty much glued to a screen from before sun up until after lights out. If someone were to track my day, it would likely translate into an absurd amount of time spent conducting random Google searches, reading Slate.com and clicking refresh on Facebook every 15 minutes. And...

Ambient Video Backgrounds: Tantalizing New Trend, or Obnoxious UX-Detractor?

An emergent design trend that’s capturing imaginations and driving conversations, ambient video backgrounds, can be described in many ways. Vast, complex, and attention grabbing, without being intrusive. It’s a design feature that many a developer is anxious to look into, and implement on their own sites. Yet the trend isn’t especially popular with certain usability-focused...