Stealing like an artist — design heuristics in creative ideation

Stealing like an artist — design heuristics in creative ideation Mental shortcuts and cognitive frameworks aren’t only useful in everyday judgments and problem-solving. When faced with creative challenges, we can also tap into our “design brain” to channel previously encountered ideas into our own work. At their core, design heuristics are the combination, exploration, or transformation of often already… Continue reading Stealing like an artist — design heuristics in creative ideation

Building Effective Navigation Menus

Designing effective navigation menus should be a core competency of any decent web designer. A good navigation menu will be short, well-organized, sufficiently descriptive and effective at corralling user intent. There no secret recipe involved: it comes down to empathy for the user and understanding of their intentions. Address The User’s Need Before you build… Continue reading Building Effective Navigation Menus

Small Guide For Designing A Website That Sells

Image source: industrywest.com[2] The development of sales makes one thing obvious – consumers are becoming picky and negative towards uncreative companies. The ones to make the best deals are the always evolving ones, which seem to really understand what their customers want. First of all, a company needs to develop an excellent product which can… Continue reading Small Guide For Designing A Website That Sells

Responsive Images Now Landed In WordPress Core

While the growing adoption of responsive images cannot be ignored, it can be very difficult to employ the functionality under the constraints of a large CMS like WordPress. Although it is entirely possible to write the feature into your theme on your own, doing so is a challenging and time-consuming endeavour.Thankfully, with the launch of… Continue reading Responsive Images Now Landed In WordPress Core

Creating Community: If You Build It They Will Come

The web design community does a lot of things well, and they are praised for those instances. Just as when they do things badly, there is an amount of chiding that comes along with it. Today we are going to look at one of the things the online web design community does the best, and… Continue reading Creating Community: If You Build It They Will Come