A visual guide to the web design process Style tiles are a design tool to display fonts, colours and web elements that communicate the essence of a visual brand for a website to a client. A style tile allows one to deconstruct a website into its main visual elements similar to the paint chips and … Continue reading Style Tile for the BBC Website
Project: Website for Akora Group. Example of production workflow for Bailey Street Design
Ultimately the art of web typography goes back to the handwritten word. Although the traditional typesetter and printing trade is slowly disappearing the importance of web typography to a design project is perhaps one of the cornerstone aspects.
Got a story to tell? No one will tell it? Tell it yourself with a newsletter I always get a little nervous before I send a newsletter out. I have just completed the most recent newsletter for Tony Park. I built and designed his official website. Tony's website was built using Adobe Muse and it … Continue reading Newsletter for Tony Park
My wife and I are redesigning our backyard, and we are getting to the stage where we are required to draw up plans. I came across an application for my iPhone the other day called magicplan. I used it to create a plan of our backyard so that I could draw up a reasonable looking … Continue reading Augmented Reality and smart phones
A tooltip is an on screen function that displays information automatically on mouse over, and click tips that display information for the user when they click on a specific area of the screen. A tooltip is often referred to as embedded user assistance. Context Sensitive Tooltip 1 Hover over the sentence below! There are various … Continue reading Tooltips – Embedded Assistance
A small business website should always have a call-to-action to convert visitors into customers. It is important to lead the visitor into to taking the next step with you. Make sure you add a call-to-action button to each of your most important pages, whether that means the About Us page, services page, FAQ's, or … Continue reading A Call to Action: How to Make it Work
A conceptual dimension in web design, development and thinking is called "Kansei engineering" a deeply held philosophy that every web site should be designed and developed to provide strong emotional as well as functional satisfaction to its user.
While everyone is born with an inexhaustible well of creativity, many of us lose the ability to use this gift because we no longer practice it. Exceptionally creative individuals are not necessarily smarter in fact research suggests that they do not score higher on intelligence tests. Creative adults are curious, energetic, spontaneous, independent, individualistic and uninhibited. … Continue reading 5 Tips for Creativity
A monogram is a single symbol made up of one or more letters. Every aspect of an individual's taste and fancy can be accommodated with a monogram. Monograms differ significantly, and there are of a great variety of design. There are so many different types and combinations of the same letters that no two persons with the same initials need to have the same monogram.