Design

  • The 10 Golden Rules of Simple, Clean Design

    The 10 Golden Rules of Simple, Clean Design

    There’s a lot more to simple design than you think. A product such as the iPhone may appear clean and unobtrusive to the naked eye, but there’s a lot going on beneath the surface that most people don’t know about. Nor do they need to. They only need to know […]

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  • How to Effectively Use Whitespace in Web Design

    How to Effectively Use Whitespace in Web Design

    Have you ever found yourself gazing at a finished design thinking, ‘something’s missing’? More specifically, have you ever come to the conclusion that a design is ‘too empty’ or ‘too busy’? For us designers, it’s difficult to spend any appreciable time in our craft without running into this scenario. This […]

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  • Finding and Using Your Own Design Voice

    Finding and Using Your Own Design Voice

    Your design voice – or design style, if you will – is how you choose to relay information to your audience. That sounds simple, but for the uninitiated, it can be incredibly confusing. I have a confession to make today: when I started writing this article, I was stumped at […]

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  • Teach and Become the Best Designer You Can Be

    Teach and Become the Best Designer You Can Be

    It’s been said many times that, if you want to learn more, you should teach. Taking on proteges, apprentices, students – whatever you want to call them – who will appreciate and absorb your knowledge not only boosts your ego, it can also help you learn and grow as a […]

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  • Simple Tips For Avoiding Working For Lower-Quality Clients

    Simple Tips For Avoiding Working For Lower-Quality Clients

    Lower-quality clients suck. All they focus on is how little they can pay. They make unreasonable demands for the amount of work they want you to do and how fast they want it done. And they’ll inevitably ask you for the type design that you just don’t enjoy creating. Does […]

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  • 20 Examples of Beautifully Designed Admin Dashboards

    20 Examples of Beautifully Designed Admin Dashboards

    Once upon a time, admin dashboard design was not really a thing. Often neglected and never given the same level of importance as the front-end. Yes, they would function very well, but typically they would like the design was stuck in the late 90s. The only thing missing was animated […]

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  • Leveraging the Power of Sushi to Improve Your Designs

    Leveraging the Power of Sushi to Improve Your Designs

    Sushi has been popular in the Western world since the 1970s, when it was introduced to diners in the U.S. You probably have a strong opinion about it – either you love it and are always looking for ‘the best’ sushi in your neighborhood, or you absolutely hate it and […]

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  • The Beauty of Ultra-Minimal Web Design

    The Beauty of Ultra-Minimal Web Design

    Over the years web designers have seen many trends come and go. While very few design trends will ever be thought of as evergreen, those that do move on generally leave a small impression on the next generation of trends. One timeless web design trend that has been around for […]

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  • Making the Most of Breadcrumbs in Web Design

    Making the Most of Breadcrumbs in Web Design

    If you are at all familiar with the story of Hansel and Gretel, then you know that they used breadcrumbs to mark their way so they could find their way home again. It didn’t work out too well for the kids because the birds ate them up, but it works […]

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