Mobile or desktop first
Responsive web design has two main but very different approaches: Mobile first or Destop first. Both have their pros and cons, so which should you choose, and does it matter?
Should a web designer be able to code?
Any UI designer who can code a funktional prototype is honoring the Bauhaus school principles of design and craft. But design is not just function, it is also emotion.
Web design and the deco pitfall
One of the most common mistakes web designers make is to trust their artistic instincts. Design is not art, but has everything to do with it.
Remediation and communication
"Who says what to whom with what effect" is the doctrine in classic communication models. But what is the role of the medium itself, and how can the different media influence the communication process
Historical style reference for web designers
Learn how modern and postmodern movements have influenced todays UI - and web design.
How to optimize images for webbrowsers
The essential guide to image optimization for web pages. Learn the pros and cons of different image formats and get tips on how to reduce your images filesizes.
Improve your HTML mark-up
Well formatted HTML is definitely among the best supported digital media in the world but marking up your content takes a bit of consideration. Here is 10 tips that will improve accessibility, SEO and presentation of your content.
Amazing free graphic design applications
PhotoShop and Illustrator are more or less industry standard in modern graphic design, but these programs are also expensive. Fortunately there are plenty of free alternatives. Here is a list of some of the best.