• Global Influences
    Big in Japan: Web Design in the Land of the Rising SunJapan
    Slice the sashimi, pour some sake and get comfy under the heated coffee table. I’d like to tell you about this wonderful country I call home. Read More…
  • Industry
    What to Expect in Web Design in 2015Prev
    Twelve months ago we posted some predictions about what we would see (and not see) in 2014. It struck a cord with all of you, so we’ve decided to do the same thing this year!Read More…
  • Business
    New Course From Paul Boag: Promoting Your Services and Winning WorkPromoting
    Just because you're a great coder or designer, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be a successful web design business owner. In an increasingly tough marketplace, being able to sell yourself and your work is crucial for success. In our new course, web designer Paul Boag will teach you the skills you need to survive and thrive.Read More…
  • Interviews
    A Talky-Talk with JS Chen (陈佳生) From G’DayJs chen
    I recently sat down for an interview with the Creative Lead at one of China’s new-wave design firms. Read More…
  • Global Influences
    Notes From Behind the Firewall: The State of Web Design in ChinaChina
    As more Western-based companies turn one eye towards the Chinese market, I get asked a lot of questions about the complications of designing a website for the Chinese market, and the technicalities of doing online business in China. In this article I’ll address those most commonly asked.Read More…
  • Industry
    A Look Back on the Future of Web Design, London 2014Fowd preview
    Wow, my brain's full. I recently spent two days at Future of Web Design in London and, over a week later, I'm still having trouble wiping this massive smile off my face.Read More…
  • Industry
    My Thoughts on Unicorns in the Mystical World of UXUnicorn new thumb
    This article is about a phenomenon within the UX community. Recently I've seen several companies looking to hire what they refer to as a "unicorn"; an employee so named due to the rarity of individuals with such talents. A unicorn is someone who can take on and perform the tasks of a UX Designer/Architect, Visual Designer and Developer (typically front-end). I do believe individuals exist that carry all of these talents at an expert level, but I also believe they are incredibly rare.Read More…
  • Industry
    Web Design 2014: What to Watch Out For014 retina
    This year has been a brilliant year in web design. More than any other year perhaps, huge strides have been made towards the maturing of the field. Let's have a look at some of what we can expect for the future of web design as an industry.Read More…
  • Industry
    Ghost — A New Blogging PlatformGhost intro retina
    About a year ago, I was trying to build a blog with WordPress. As someone who worked for WordPress for several years, this wasn't something particularly new to me, but it was something which elicited regular frustration.Read More…
  • Industry
    Flat Design, iOS 7, Skeuomorphism and All ThatFlat retina
    The notion of flat, "digitally authentic" design has been a popular topic of conversation and controversy recently, especially with the software design efforts of Apple, Microsoft, Google and their respective flagship operating systems. Subtle colours, light typography and the other commonalities of modern flat design have all found a working role in the construction of the neoteric design trends we're all coming to love (or hate). We're going to take a look at these trends in this article to see what all the fuss is about.Read More…
  • Industry
    The Rise and Rise of Meetup EventsBadges retina
    Smaller meetups are filling the gaps in between conferences, turning the spotlight on local talent and creating a positive eco-system for creativity in your area. Let's examine why this is and how you can get involved with meetups in your area.Read More…
  • Design Theory
    The Future of User InterfacesInterface retina
    We are web designers and developers. As obvious as our work is (we build interactive media applications) there's a deeper meaning to what we do. We analyze design problems and explore different concepts to solve them. This also means that we think of the communication between a device and the user. We develop that communication. We design what the user sees and does.Read More…
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