Web Design

Articles from the blog about latest trends, techniques, and what inspires us.

Visual Tools for Effective Web Design

June 4, 2021

The kind of web design addressed in this article is the most typical: one that describes what you offer and culminates in a call to action. What you say about yourself is not what we’re interested in here. We are interested in visual tools that keep the visitor engaged until they hit the “call to…

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Web design trends for 2021

June 4, 2021

While we stand by the consistent, sensible web design advice given in our post Visual tools for effective web design, this still leaves a lot of wiggle room for ways to make your site stand out in a very competitive field. This can mean following trends which, like fashion or art trends, keep changing, making…

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Website Mockup Size Guide

June 1, 2021

This website mockup size guide is aimed primarily at designers building mockups and prototypes for developers. Most modern websites are wider than their predecessors, and often have background elements which stretch to the full width of the device. This begs the question: when designing mockups and prototypes, what width should I use for my design?…

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Articles of a more technical nature

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  • Adding Custom CSS – Advanced
    How, when, where and why to use custom CSS
  • Things behaving strangely?
    Until one knows something, at first anything and everything might fall under the category of "behaving strangely", so this topic does not cover that (otherwise it would need to cover anything and everything). Here's the Cache In fact it will start out covering only one thing, which is a small caching issue which occasionally occurs.…
  • A List of Resources
    A list of external links to resources. In some cases they cover topics which will be covered here. In other cases the quality of the article is worthy of the crown of me not having to write it.
  • Making Notes, Guides and Manuals
    Being able to communicate visually is vital to the process of building a website.
  • Modules and Terminology
    What is a module, and what are some examples of modules?
  • How to use this manual
    The Manual is very simple to use. This won't take long to explain..
  • Add and Edit the Footer
    Your website may have two footers: a fat footer.. ..and the standard footer at the bottom of the page, The methods for editing them are different. + To edit the fat footer The fat footer is actually a Beaver Builder template that has been injected into the bottom of every page. Editing it is simply a matter…
  • The WordPress Customizer
    The WordPress Customizer is a control panel for the theme's global and structural elements.
  • Logging in
    Just add /wp-admin/ to your URL. To clarify..
  • Page Builders
    What is a Page Builder? Also what is WordPress, a theme, or a plugin?