Design Tips: Typography

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Sure, graphics, colours and images are important when it comes to designing, but choosing the right font to go with it can really make a statement. A few years ago, web designers were restricted to a couple of ‘web safe’ fonts, but these days there are loads of web fonts to choose from, creating endless possibilities. It should be noted that not all fonts work well on websites, though. Tips on choosing fonts: It is important to take your time when choosing a font, otherwise your design will look rushed…read more

Web Design Trend: Flat Design

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Flat design has been around for a while, but with more and more websites showcasing this type of design, flat design has become a very popular and trendy user-interface design style over the last couple of years. Microsoft was one of the first companies to introduce this style with their mobile interfaces. And now they use it with Windows 8 as well. Google also showcases flat design on all their sites. What exactly is flat design? With its minimalistic approach and clean, open structure, this style is very user-centric and…read more

Responsive Website Design: What You Need To Know

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Responsive website design… what does that mean? And why is everyone going on about it?  For an example of a responsive website, visit my web portfolio and drag your browser window to a smaller size. You will see that the website ‘responds’ to the size of the browser window. I found this really cool infographic that explains the whole concept in detail. Infographic Courtesy of Hall Internet Marketing

Tips for Mobile Design

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Images via Pinterest Optimizing your website for mobile devices is big news (and basically a ‘must-do’) these days. Think about it – people want information now, any time anywhere. So they grab their mobiles or tablets to find what they need on the internet. There are a few things to keep in mind when creating a website for mobile devices: 1.    Built a responsive website rather than a separate mobi-site. This is probably up for discussion, but in my opinion a responsive site should work on all devices, including tablets,…read more