It’s impossible to see into the future and anticipate every possible outcome of our design decisions. As a result, every major design decision comes with risks: risk that the design will be unfamiliar or hard to use or unpopular, risk that it will cost too much money, or risk that it will be abused or… Continue reading Design Risks: How to Assess, Mitigate, and Manage Them
Welcome to a new series of articles, in which we round up the best new fonts released from some of the top designers on the Web. In this inaugural edition, the collection includes fonts released or expanded over the last few months. Many of the fonts have free weights available. If you use any of… Continue reading 20 Best New Fonts, June 2021
The end of the year tends to be busy for a variety of reasons and it can limit some of the freshness we see in designs during much of the year. Regardless, there are a few trending design elements. What we are seeing right now is rooted in deep simplicity with a focus on the… Continue reading 3 Essential Design Trends, December 2020
Over the past few years, browsers like Firefox and Chrome have provided tools to better protect their users with advanced security features. The latest release of axe-core, axe-core 4.0 enables us to test accessibility even in the most security-aware environments. Improvements in axe-core 4.0 include support of Content Security Policy and has additional options for… Continue reading Axe-core 4.0 is Here!
Your area of expertise is in web design, but does that mean the only way you can make money is through the hours of work you spend building websites? Of course not. It’s not just your skills that are valuable. Your knowledge is, too. Monetize Your Knowledge; Create New Revenue Streams Think about how many… Continue reading How Website Designers Can Create New Revenue Streams by Monetizing Their Knowledge
The colors you use in your website’s design have the potential to captivate and influence a sale. They also have the potential to distract and disrupt your visitors’ attention and make them bounce. Don’t underestimate the power of color when it comes to influencing your visitors. A beautiful color scheme isn’t necessarily an effective one.… Continue reading Are You Underestimating The Power Of Color In Design?
A website’s design is not dependent on its visual flare of the amount of things you’ve managed to fit on one page, it’s about usability and utility. These two elements are what define a successful website, not the amount of visual flare. Just like people, the beauty of a website needs to come from within.… Continue reading 8 Best Approaches to Design a Website (That Can Also Impact Your Conversions)
Remember how wearing a calculator watch back in the day made you feel like George Jetson or his boy Elroy? Technology has come a long way from spelling out naughty words (upside down) on your calculator. These days, you can make calls, record videos, check your health, and buy coffee from your smartwatch–and that’s just… Continue reading How Wearable Technology Will Impact Web Design