Creating Your First Interactive JavaScript Chart

Data is all around us, and its visualization has already become an essential part of our lives. Charts, infographics, maps, and dashboards are in great demand today because they present information to us in a way that can be easily interpreted. The good thing is that charting does not require great skills or special knowledge from… Read More

How to Design Banners That Clients Will Love

Before you start working on creating your client’s banners, you’ll need to understand who they are targeting and what they wish to achieve with their banners. Objectives can include the following: generating brand awareness; product awareness; increasing website traffic; generating leads; making a sale; signing up to an event. The audience the client wants to… Read More

Foundation 6.4 Released

Foundation 6.4 has been released by the team over at Zurb, and while it’s packed with tweaks and improvements that you’d expect from any release, the big news is that the Flexbox-based grid is now the default layout tool. XY Grid The new grid is called the XY Grid, and it’s truly powerful thanks to… Read More

9 Exciting Open Source Sass Frameworks

Every CSS developer should know about Sass to see what it offers. This superset of CSS has revolutionized stylesheets much like jQuery revolutionized JavaScript. And alongside many CSS UI frameworks we also have SCSS/Sass frontend frameworks. Most of these are pretty new but gaining traction quickly. We’ve curated 9 of the best free SCSS frameworks… Read More

10 Ways to Design Menus That Don’t Suck

There are definite right and wrong ways to design navigation menus. This basic part of a website is often overlooked in the design process and it shows in terms of usability. Clunky, overcrowded or missing navigation are the most common issues and quite frankly they can make your website simply suck. Don’t be that guy… Read More

Popular Design News of the Week: June 19, 2017 – June 25, 2017

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers.  The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however,… Read More

6 Essential Open Source Tools for Web Designers

The web runs on open source software. Most of it is in the back end, with most of the world’s servers running on some form of Unix or Linux. Those servers run hundreds, if not thousands, of open source utilities, script interpreters, and so on. Once in a while, though, the open source stuff gets… Read More

Is UX Really That Important?

One of the most oft-repeated criticisms of any design is that it’s “poor user experience”. UX is set up as the ultimate achievement for any design project. But is this an over-simplification of the designer’s role? Should everything be about user experience? To paraphrase Leonard Hofstadter: “UX is a ‘smart decision’; it is like a… Read More