I just moved from Bluehost to Digital Ocean (for reasons outlined below), and also started on a redesign for Symmetrycode.
Recently, I'd say I've been 'plagued' with creating designs that are in my 'comfort zone' and are simple and easy for me to make. I haven't been innovating, in my opinion.
“Kill Photoshop!” the people say. There are many reasons to stop using Photoshop and start working the browser instead—a few great ones listed in this webdesign tuts+ article, tips for designing in the browser (Especially the 'Work Gets Repeated' and 'Can be time consuming' part).
The reason for me starting JS was out of plain curiosity to play with the DOM. You might all know how learning goes these days—I started and completed the CodeAcademy course, read a few blog posts—and thought that I was great at JS.
To stay at the top of our fields, us web designers have to be up-to-date to everything that's going on in the design and development world. One easy way to keep informed about everything is to subscribe to newsletters, whether weekly or daily, and get articles straight to your email.
As most of you must know, I offer web design and development services, and as a package, logo design. In this post, I'll be outlining how I manage clients, how I communicate, at what milestones I charge, and what tools I use.
Note: This post is simply about the design of the new website, more accurately, is an analysis. Here, you won't find who did what, statements from people responsible and CEOs, thoughts of their staff on this, etc — you'll find an honest and detailed analysis of their design.
Chrome, the web browser we all love.
All of us who:
Grid systems are seen on every website (one of my personal favorite is the grid on Apple's site). An effective grid system with a good CSS layout not only looks good and professional, it gives a sense of uniformity.