Inspiration

  • 30 awesome agency websites

    August 9, 2018 by Britt Pollock

    When you’re searching for a little inspiration for your next site design, there’s nothing quite like looking at some of the best agency websites around. From marketing firms to advertising agencies to full-service design studios, these creative websites are in a class all their own. Not only must they showcase all the wonderful work an…

  • Agency Spotlight: Herman-Scheer talks beginnings, business, and branding

    July 25, 2018 by Carleen Glenn

    Herman-Scheer is a branding agency in Santa Monica, California comprised of a galvanized group of strategists, designers, developers, and writers. They build amazing brands and shape experiences that allow people to fall madly in love with them. I got a chance to talk to one of the agency’s fearless leaders, Chapin Herman, about the Herman-Scheer…

  • Behind the scenes of the marketing campaign for Flywheel’s Fly July sale

    July 18, 2018 by Morgan Smith

    For the past four years, Flywheel has launched a summer sale called Fly July featuring 3 months free on any new annual hosting plan. While the main goal is to drive revenue and sales, it’s also a fantastic exercise in creativity for our marketing team. It always goes a little something like this… We decide…

  • Growing a YouTube following: an interview with Rob Hope from Yo!

    July 9, 2018 by Britt Pollock

    While the name Rob Hope might sound a little familiar, perhaps you’ve heard of him from his project One Page Love, a collection of inspiring single page websites (and a blog) that started in 2008. “I started OPL back in 2008, frustrated by clients asking me for full multi-page websites while handing over a half-doc…

  • 12 of the best podcasts for web developers

    June 29, 2018 by Joanne Amos

    In the web design and development industry, technology moves at a rapid pace. Keeping up to speed can be daunting. Podcasts are the perfect solution. Small bite-sized chunks of information are broken down into entertaining and educational chatter that you can consume while commuting, working out, or simply enjoying a little downtime. They’re the perfect…

  • 8 web design trends for 2018

    June 11, 2018 by Britt Pollock

    With each new year come new web design trends we see across platforms and designers alike. There are some types of design that hit home with audiences, bring a sense of nostalgia, and simply look striking on all kinds of sites. These 8 design trends for 2018 do all of that (and more)! To kickstart…

  • A guide to effective use of white space in web design

    May 22, 2018 by Joanne Amos

    Designers love it, yet website owners want to fill it. White space is often regarded as a waste of valuable screen space. Yet it isn’t a waste of space; it’s an essential design element and a powerful tool for effective web design. In fact, it’s equally important as website content. It helps to create a…

  • Agency spotlight: How Anderson Creative continuously finds inspiration

    May 16, 2018 by Carleen Glenn

    Anderson Creative is a boutique, independent design and branding firm bridging the gap between art and business just outside of Indianapolis, Indiana. They love brand development, creating identity systems, and bringing brands to life online. Their go-to work is design and branding, including front-end web/WordPress design and UI/UX. Each year, the team chooses a new…

  • 7 simple (and successful) tips to design the perfect website navigation

    May 8, 2018 by Joanne Amos

    Website navigation can make or break your site. It’s one of the key factors determining your site’s usability. Get it right, and visitors will be able to explore and interact with your site intuitively, and find what they’re looking for easily. But, regardless of how creative your website header design is, if your navigation is…

  • 7 ways to entice your users to scroll through your entire site design

    May 1, 2018 by Joanne Amos

    Once, long-scrolling sites were deeply unpopular. Websites were all about the concept of “above the fold,” a term named after the important content that appears above the physical fold of a newspaper. Today, the opposite is true. There’s little sense of a “fold” anymore – with such a huge variety of screens, ranging from the…

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