Inspiration

  • 9 telltale signs your website needs a redesign

    February 14, 2017 by Joanne Amos

    If your website were on a seven-second speed date, how appealing would it be? Seven seconds may not sound long to make a decision, but as human beings we’re used to making snap judgments based on appearance. And when it comes to the online world, most people judge your website – and therefore your business…

  • 30 JavaScript frameworks and libraries to check out in 2017

    February 2, 2017 by Morgan Ryan

    JavaScript frameworks and libraries are incredibly useful tools for any designer or developer to be familiar with. They can add some super powerful functionality to your site or spruce up the design, resulting in a better experience for your users. While there’s an endless number of resources out there, we think these 30 JavaScript libraries…

  • The best YouTube channels for designers

    January 25, 2017 by Igor Ovsyannykov

    YouTube is the largest online video hub in the world. Search whatever video you need on YouTube, and you’ll get a variety of results. So, it’s no surprise that hundreds of designers are using the platform to share their expertise with everyone. Not only are they sharing their knowledge, in a way, they’re also creating…

  • Inspiration for creating delightful microinteractions on your site

    January 18, 2017 by Sophia Dagnon

    Landing on a great WordPress site feels like finding money you forgot about when you reach inside your pocket. It’s unexpected, but familiar. It loads fast, looks amazing, and can completely make your day. The whole experience is incredibly well thought out. You don’t even start scribbling down ideas of how you can implement this…

  • The best 2016 Year in Review sites

    January 13, 2017 by Morgan Ryan

    Year in Review sites never fail to push the boundaries of design, making them wonderful sources of inspiration. From fabulous layouts with effective hierarchy to inspiring graphics and photography, these microsites always seem to find a way to do it all (and make it work well). To kick off the new year, check out some of our…

  • 17 inspiring web design conferences to attend in 2017

    January 12, 2017 by Morgan Ryan

    Web design conferences are the perfect venue for learning new tricks, making real connections, and finding inspiration to achieve all of your wildest design dreams this year. From small local events to some of the largest conferences in the world, there are lots and lots to choose from. Whether you’re ready to try talking at…

  • 7 tips to help you create an amazing logo design

    January 6, 2017 by Joanne Amos

    Many people mistakenly believe designing a logo is one of the easier design jobs out there. Slap a couple of different fonts together, add a shape or two, and there you go! How wrong they are. Although a logo is a fairly small part of your website, it represents your entire company or brand, and…

  • 4 common UX mistakes (plus tips to avoid them)

    January 3, 2017 by Amy Hayes

    UX design might seem like an easy task for many designers, but that’s not always true. There’s a lot you need to think about, and there are certainly many mistakes that we often make without realizing that we are on the wrong path. In this article, I’ll cover four common blunders that designers often make…

  • 5 things every designer should think about in 2017

    December 30, 2016 by Sam Burke

    Reflections and wishes are common this time of year. At the turn of every 365 days, we celebrate what has passed and look forward to what lies ahead. Hopes and dreams. Successes and regrets. I’ve never been a fan of those New Year’s resolutions though, to be honest. I’m a fan of improvement and creating…

  • 2017 New Year’s resolutions for designers

    December 28, 2016 by Morgan Ryan

    The new year is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start reflecting on the highs and lows of the past 12 months and planning any changes for 2017! Even if resolutions aren’t really your thing, the end of the year is still a great time to do a little housekeeping and prep…

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