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Essential Design Trends, May 2017

Keeping your eye out for emerging trends is essential in any industry. Here are some of the trends emerging in the world of web design for May 2017

From a purely aesthetic trend in shallow hero headers and diagonal corner layouts to a user interaction trend in this or that calls to action, there are plenty of interesting ways to draw the attention of users. Here’s what’s trending in design this month:

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Sketch vs. Photoshop: 5 Expert Designers Share Their Thoughts

Ensuring you're using the right tool for the job is essential when working in any profession - As many designers flock to new software built specifically for User Interface such as sketch, is it time for designers to break out of their comfort zones? Or could a combination of tools be used to achieve the best outcomes? Check out this article for some insight on what other experts are thinking.

The debate about Sketch vs Photoshop keeps on raging. There is no denying that, to this day, Photoshop is still the most commonly used tool for making mockups both for mobile and web designs. While it is true that Adobe Photoshop was primarily meant as a tool for photographers to edit their captured images, its compelling features empower web designers to come up with striking and useful websites, too.

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Essential Cheat Sheets for Photoshop, Illustrator, GIMP and Sketch

Cheat sheets are awesome, quick & easy and boosts productivity. Find your copies here!

In this short article, we’ve collected all of the keyboard shortcut cheatsheets for Photoshop, Illustrator, GIMP and Sketch.app.

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How the Foundation Framework Pushed the Web Forward over the Last Five Years

The mobile-first thinking of foundation framework has progressed the web in leaps and bounds! Check out this article for more.

One of the most divisive issues in the web design community has been the use of frameworks. Front-end frameworks are collections of HTML, CSS and JavaScript that make up common patterns and components designers and developers can use to greatly speed up the development of websites. Some view frameworks as a godsend; necessary tools that allow them to crank out great work faster and more consistently. Others are vehemently against them, alleging they contribute to code bloat, cookie cutter website designs, and overall performance lag. But whether you are for them or against them, their influence on the modern web is undeniable. Frameworks have, and continue, to push the web forward and improve the experience for everyone.

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10 Top Principles of Effective Web Design

Web Design tips 101 - it's always good to go back to basics from time to time.

Like the phrase ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’, effective web design is judged by the users of the website and not the website owners. There are many factors that affect the usability of a website, and it is not just about form (how good it looks), but also function (how easy is it to use).

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5 Actual Web Designs Trends for 2016

Trend comes and goes, here are the web designs trends of 2016 and all with a helpful descriptive name.

It’s always, without fail, trends from last year, or non-trends like: illustrations. Like, did you know that animations apparently is a big trend? Seriously, if you write a trend list and include full screen background video as a trend for 2016 you should really try to go online and look at websites before jotting down your list.

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The Ultimate Guide to Getting Started in Web Design

Looking for some information for getting started in Web Design? Here is an extensive guide that details some of the important steps that will help you begin your journey towards the world of web design.

Do you want to learn how to design your very first website? Perhaps you’ve designed a few and now you’d like to turn your skills into a career? This article is here to point you in the right direction.

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