Web Design Basics
More materials by author Alice Lagno
You probably know that creating a website from scratch is not a matter of a few hours or even a few days. It is a lot of work and learning, and it takes a lot of time to build one website from scratch. Or is it? Learn how to create your own unique website in just 30 minutes!
Most designers stopped implementing buttons as a design element around 2003/2004, using dynamic menu systems and CSS to dress things up instead. Strangely, buttons have made a comeback in web dev circles, now they're known as "ghost buttons" instead. This is literally the most anticipated trend for 2015. So you better get prepared if you want to stay up to date in the new year.
Basic menu design has come a long way since they were nothing more than a list of plain text links posted to the left of every single web page. JQuery navigation menus however can truly transform the look and feel of any navigation system. Here are 10 of the great JQuery menu plugins we found recently. Enjoy!
There are times when you just need a quick "how to" on tackling the particular web coding task sitting in front of you. So we thought you'd enjoy a list of the 13 best CSS tutorials we could find online right now - there's something here for everyone.
The spookiest holiday of all is in just two weeks! Have you already decorated your website for the occasion? If you are yet to find the right design elements for that purpose - here they are. More than 30 completely FREE Halloween-themed design elements.
Websites are obviously an extremely visual way of communicating with people, and color plays a very large part in that communication process. The guide we've put together here will lead you on a journey of discovery through color, and what it means for your web design efforts. Enjoy!
Let's face facts - there are new tools and solutions coming online every single day, and if you want to stay current it's a good idea that you're aware these tools and apps exist, even if you don't wind up using them very often. Here's a selection of my favourite UX tools for you to read through, think about and hopefully benefit from.