Good Typography in Web Design

In previous posts, we discussed the importance of good writing when it comes to building a website.  This time, we will focus on how writing appears on the web page; specifically, we will talk about the basics of good typography. Readable Fonts In terms of...

Animations in Web Design

These days, more and more web designers are using animations to improve, enhance, and to generally make their websites more entertaining. This article talks about the different kinds of animations that are often used in web design. Small-Scale vs. Large-Scale...

Now Featuring: Black and White Logos

In the previous post, we talked all about colors and the color combinations that would work best in creating a logo. This time, however, we will talk about a color choice that is usually overlooked: black and white. Apparently, there is much more to this color...

Choosing Your Logo Colors

In an earlier post, the color wheel and the different color relationships were introduced as the major concepts involved in using color in logo design. This article, on the other hand, takes these ideas one step further by discussing the following color options:...

The “Microcopy:” Why It Matters

In today’s “wired” world, going online has become a regular part of practically everyone’s daily routine. Hence, web designers are constantly thinking of ways to improve the online experience: enhancing the colors, choosing the best graphics, using multimedia, and so...

The People Behind Amazing Websites

In this day and age, websites have become a significant part of our daily routines: browsing news sites, using email platforms, connecting to the social media networks. But how exactly do these sites get put together? Who are the people involved in the creation of a...

The Color Wheel and Color Relationships

Whether you’re making a logo, website, advertisement, or anything that involves words and images, you need to understand one very important aspect of design: color. This articles talks about the basics of color design, specifically the color wheel and color...

History of the Heart-Shaped Logo

Although it is still months away from Valentine’s Day, heart-shaped logos abound everywhere — from Milton Glaser’s “I Love New York” logo (which has been widely used since the late 1970s) to the more recent “Heart Grenade” logo used by Greenday. But how exactly...

Traits of an Amazing Designer

The previous post mentioned three characteristics of creative designers, namely: attention to detail, process-orientedness, and focus on quality. This article discusses three other traits that make amazing designers… well, amazing! Read on to see if you have the...

How to Work with Creative Designers

Thinking about starting a website but do not have the time or the skills for it? Consider hiring the services of a web designer — not just any designer — a creative one. But how can you spot a truly creative designer? And how can you make the most out of...