“I’d say the greatest improvement I’ve made over the last year is becoming more comfortable designing for the web. I try to consider the user as much as possible throughout the design process.” - Hannah Volz, Designer
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There comes a time for every developer when the idea of another jQuery plug-in becomes momentarily unbearable. Searching and scouring the edges of the Internet for a plug-in that will fit your needs rots. Using a jQuery plug-in seems like a good idea, until you realize it can’t do everything you need it to. So I wrote my own jQuery plug-in.
There are a ton of browser options out there, and for the amount of time we all spend on the Internet, you don’t want to waste any more time waiting for pages to load. To help shed a little light on the benefits and drawbacks of what’s available, I’ve created an infographic detailing the features of various browsers.
Previously, I wrote about how modern web design has become much more visual, with large imagery becoming the central focus. The emphasis on visuals and grid layouts is especially prevalent on social networks, like Facebook and Pinterest. Now another social media platform is joining the ranks: Google+.
Increasingly over the past few years, we’ve seen a shift on the web from largely text-based layouts to a focus on imagery. While a desire for engaging visuals definitely plays a role in this shift in design style, another factor plays into this as well─ our decreasing attention spans.
Designers need to master a wide variety of skills and possess a large quantity of knowledge to excel in any industry. Here are 10 tips that I’ve found invaluable.
With some experience under our belts and some time to reflect on the technique, we’ve learned that responsive design isn’t without challenges, but it’s worth every hardship.
The web is finally starting to take shape as its own medium. As designers, coders and users, we all need to embrace it as such, and we need stop placing print design constraints on web design and stop judging web design in print design terms.