General Web Design

Designing a Usable Table of Contents for Your Website: Trends & Examples

Designing a Usable Table of Contents for Your Website: Trends & Examples

With super large pages or complex websites it helps to add a table of contents. But a ToC on the web operates differently than in a book or magazine. The goal is to link the table sections internally to pages in your website or inside a single post. This way visitors can jump around quickly…

How To Learn Web Design As Quickly As Possible

How To Learn Web Design As Quickly As Possible

How Can I Learn Web Design Quickly? Study the best Learn from mistakes Practice as much as you can Taking the leap into web design can feel daunting. There’s so much to learn, and you might not know where to start. Design isn’t like programming or frontend coding. There isn’t really a linear learning path…

The Do’s and Don’ts of Designing a New Website

The Do’s and Don’ts of Designing a New Website

It can be hard to tell if your company website is a success. There are two important metrics to measure: one, the amount of web traffic the site receives and two, if those visitors are spending time making purchases and inquiries. If they’re simply stopping by for a single visit, this could indicate that they’re…

Designing Websites With User Behaviors In Mind

Designing Websites With User Behaviors In Mind

Every website is really an interface created for certain goals. Whether those goals are connecting with friends(Facebook) or searching the Internet(Google) the site is designed with those behaviors in mind. Designers who understand this concept create much better experiences. The focus turns to usability first with “pretty” things like icons, colors, and aesthetics second. In…

The Importance of Unique Icons in Web Design

The Importance of Unique Icons in Web Design

Crafting your layout around iconic symbolism offers a method of communication beyond just text. Symbols quickly explain the function of a button or link. Symbols become recognizable logos for companies. And symbols let us know when we’ve meandered our way into the wrong bathroom. Well, symbols and the lamenting screams of horrified women(or men?). Keep…

Wireframe UI Tips For Complete Beginners

Wireframe UI Tips For Complete Beginners

Interface design usually starts with a quality wireframe. This lays a blueprint for the layout and makes it easier for designers to craft pixel-perfect mockups. But if you’ve never designed wireframes before you might not know where to start. In this guide I’ll share my top wireframing tips for newbies. You’ll learn how to create…

How to Keep Users Happy When Designing a Website With Video

How to Keep Users Happy When Designing a Website With Video

What are some tips when designing a website with video in the background? Consider video length Keep the volume low or muted Don’t autoplay with audio Remember your mobile users Produce a video or use quality footage Take notes from the pros Why are designers choosing to build a website with video? Web design has certainly benefited from…

Web Design Workflow in the Era of the Browser
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Web Design Workflow in the Era of the Browser

Our plan was to interview Matteo for another episode of Webydo’s “Design Talks” but we ended up with something completely different – a hybrid between a serious discussion on the intimacy of in-browser website design and a satire of designers’ obsession with perfectionism. Sometimes described as the reincarnation of Salvador Dali, Matteo Bologna is the…