Web design

Graphical user interface: what makes a good user interface?

User interface is one of the most important keywords in modern web design and software development. Graphical user interfaces are currently relevant for both disciplines. Besides these, there are also numerous other interfaces — ranging from voice user interfaces to brain-computer interfaces. These interfaces enable interactions to take place between man and machine. Here, we provide an overview of the types of user interfaces that exist and show examples of how good graphical user interfaces can look. [...]  

Mobile web: the common errors

The mobile web can conjure up a whole host of challenges for web designers but at the same time also offers many opportunities for creating a positive user experience. If a mobile site isn’t configured correctly, then this can quickly lead to a bad user experience. To ensure your mobile-optimized website keeps up with the requirements of an ever-increasing mobile web, you should make yourself familiar with the potential sources of error and avoid common mistakes. We explain the typical mistakes you should pay particular attention to. [...]  

One page design: anything but one-dimensional

The one pager is a new trend in web design: more and more companies are choosing to present their products, campaigns, or project websites in a single page design. This means users navigate their way through a single HTML page by scrolling and exploring content. These minimalistic websites focus on storytelling, aiming to create an intuitive user experience – but they’re not suitable for every type of content. Find out if one page design will work for your project here. [...]  

Create your own logo: tips for logo design

A logo serves as a figurehead for a company or a brand: it symbolizes the corporate identity and leads the target group to create a positive association between image and brand. As a result, every brand and every company should have a suitable logo. When creating your own logo, previous experience in image editing is not necessary – although it is very helpful when turning your concept into your logo design. So what are some good logo ideas to consider? And how do you design your own logo? [...]  

The best screenshot tools for Windows and Mac

What exactly is a screenshot? How do you create one? And how do the different screenshot shortcuts work when trying to create screenshots on Mac and Windows? Besides the built-in features on operating systems, what are the other, third-party options when it comes to screenshot tools? We’ll take you through our introductory guide to making screenshots and the best keyboard shortcuts and screenshot programs to help you. [...]  

Premiere Pro alternatives: free video editing software

Adobe Premiere Pro is seen as the professional standard bearer when it comes to digital video editing. That being said, there is a surprising amount of excellent alternatives to Premiere Pro out there, both for semi-professional and private use. Whether you need it for work, social networks, or simply to have a bit of fun, you can read about the best free video editors on offer here. [...]  

Typography in responsive web design - part 3: technical implementation with CSS

Responsive typography is a much-neglected aspect of responsive web design, but it’s actually surprisingly easy to create a responsive design for both headlines and main text. So what’s the secret? Find out in part three of our series, as we give you a run-down of the implementation of a responsive font and share tips on how to embed CSS commands into your web presence. [...]  

Responsive typography: finding the perfect font

Since the introduction of web fonts, designers have enjoyed a massive increase in options for responsive typography. Their scalability means these fonts are displayed perfectly on every device, making these a perfect solution for responsive design. With thousands of free web fonts available from multiple online platforms, it’s now easier than ever before to find the perfect font for your website. In part three of our series on responsive design and fonts, we’ll show you how to embed responsive typography with just a few simple CSS instructions. [...]  

Alternatives to Adobe Lightroom: editing images for free

Digital photography and image editing software allow both amateurs and professionals to create, edit, and archive stunning images with little effort. But you don’t always have to shell out for expensive packages in order to curate professional albums and optimize images. In this article, you’ll find a list of some of the best free alternatives to Adobe Lightroom that allow users to manage and optimize their images efficiently. [...]  

Photoshop alternatives: Adobe’s competitors reviewed

Adobe Photoshop is considered the industry standard for image editing software, and it’s been that way for many years. But hobby photographers and amateur designers often complain that the program is simply too complex (thanks to its enormous range of functions), or too expensive to warrant purchasing. For this reason, there are numerous Photoshop alternatives, many of which are considerably cheaper, or in some cases, even free to use. Here are our top five. [...]