Tag: design tips

10 Lessons on Design We Can Learn From Apple

While most companies follow design trends, Apple has a habit of creating them.  One of the largest electronic businesses on the market, and a pioneer in personal devices especially, it has become a powerhouse unlike any other seen around the …

Top 7 Traits of a Successful Designer

In order for a person to earn a career as a well-respected and recognized designer, there are several different factors that they must consider and several more that must be mastered. As with any career, education is of utmost importance, …

The Top 3 Exercises to Help Overcome Creative Block

Any creative type knows that creative block isn’t just for writers and small children.  Sometimes the Muse sings and sometimes she doesn’t—but for those tormented souls that are paid for their artistry (writers, designers, architects, etc.) a slump in inspiration …

Retro Trends Among Modern Designers

As the second decade of the 21st century rolls on, web designers are busy trying to adjust to the new technologies that are changing the way the World Wide Web will look and behave from now on. With the advent …

5 Ways Web Designers Can Help the Environment

Web designers and developers impact the environment significantly, as the websites they create a viewed by millions of people every year, and the efficiency of the websites can help or hurt the environment. It’s definitely easier to prevent than to …

New Year’s Resolutions Every Creative Professional Should Make

Yesterday, we talked about Why (Most) New Year’s Resolutions Are Useless, and some guidelines for making your resolutions and goals more effective by using the principles of goal setting theory.  By setting goals that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and …

Why New Years Resolutions Are Useless

Christmas and New Year’s Eve largely comprise the holiday season around the world.  Well, Christmas has come and gone, and hopefully you had a wonderful time with family and friends, as well as getting a few gifts that you’d been …

10 Reasons Your Web Design Sucks

Good web design is a difficult thing to achieve.  A good web design is not only eye appealing, it’s usable, intuitive, simple in hierarchy yet complex enough to keep the user interested.  The perfect balance of fonts, colors, whitespace and …

Web Design: Trends vs. Movements

Trends and movements are constantly working in the field of design, whether it’s a new design technique or styling practice.  From web 2.0 to the use of CSS grid systems, to the movement away from table based layouts to DIV …