In my 25 years in the design world, I’ve seen just about everything there is to see. Some good. Some bad. And definitely some ugly. Luckily for me, most has been good. In that time, I’ve come to expect the worst and hope for the best from potential and actual customers. The list below is a list of those not so good times. It’s a list of the 20 Things Never Say to Your Graphic Designer.
Static Site Generators: An Introduction to Them and How You Can Benefit from Using One in Your Next Project
Recently I started looking into static site generators and how they could be utilized for a website I’m working on. I’m learning there are all kinds of static site generators built for everything you can think of. Some for creating photo gallery websites. Others for documentation. But most for a site with a blog. Their magic, as I found out in my research, is in how they deploy code. Below is an introduction to static site generators and how you can benefit from using one in your next project.
Our beloved JPEG. Oh so many adorn the internet. And they come in every shape and size. From cat and unicorn pictures, to newsworthy photos and informational documents. In 2014, according to Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report, people uploaded an average of 1.8 billion digital images every single day. That’s 657 billion photos per year. And many of those are JPEGs. But do we really know about all things JPEG?
Ensuring a consistent website experience irrespective of the device, browser, or system, while viewing a website is vital to any company with a website. The question now becomes, how can we make sure we, the designers and developers, allow for a smooth and consistent experience across these parameters? Well, with a robust and clean coding process you should be able to execute code with minimal cross-compatibility browser issues. Below are 13 well documented and proven steps you can take to ensure a consistent cross-browser experience.
Google PageSpeed Insights allows a designer or developer to see issues firsthand that slow page speed down. Page speed is crucial to any user experience.
When you get a door wrong, that is, push when you should have pulled (or vice versa), is it your fault? Maybe, but probably not. And definitely not if other people have the same issue. That’s a clear-cut sign of a bad and ineffective design.
Brand colors are an essential element of any company. They allow you to stand apart from the crowd while standing for something. Think of any company. What comes to mind? And how does that make you feel? Those feelings don’t just come from anywhere. They are meticulously designed and refined to stand the test of time by the marketing and design teams through psychology and societal norms.
WordPress 5.0 is finally here. After the initial release date getting pushed back several times, the Gutenberg team released an early Christmas present on December 3, 2018. You can now update your instance of WordPress to the Gutenberg editor. But before you do, you should understand a little more about it. Let’s take a look at the new editor and dissect the best new features of WordPress 5.0, Gutenberg.
Websites are launched every day. Hundreds. Even thousands. Every day. Each trying to grab your attention for one reason or another. Most have been checked and double checked for accuracy and a streamlined message before launching. But some have not.
Dieter Rams is a German born industrial designer primarily associated with Braun and the functionalist school of industrial design of the late 50s and early 60s. His simplistic approach to product design allow his designs to portray a timeless quality that still hold relevant 50 years and counting. Today, with Rams securing worldwide recognition and appreciation, his influence has reached far beyond his homeland of Germany. His impact can be seen throughout the Apple family of products and beyond. Enclosed are his ten principles for good design.