Media queries are one of the best things ever to happen in Web development, but even though they’re now being widely used (largely due to their implementation in templates and frameworks), they’re still not very well understood by the majority of developers.  The power and features available to developers to create better websites is definitely…Continue Reading “An in-depth guide to CSS3 Media Queries”


Designers use wireframes, mockups, and prototypes to speed up the design process as a whole. These three design aids can be a source of confusion. They are not one and the same thing, yet their names are often used interchangeably. To set the record straight: A wireframe is a low-fidelity representation of a design. It is…Continue Reading “Valuable Prototyping Tools That will Speed up Your Work”


There is one good piece of news for anyone launching a new business – you do not need to spend a small fortune making a great-looking logo. When you see the montage of logo’s above, some of the most iconic names in the digital world plus some of the oldest blue-chip brands have logos that…Continue Reading “How to get a Professional Looking Logo on a Shoestring Budget”


Instagram, Flickr, Pinterest, Tumblr… the advent of photo-heavy apps and social networking sites reinvigorated an interest in great photography at a time when advances in digital photography have significantly reduced the cost to access high-quality photography tools. Smartphones come standard with cameras, and enterprising amateur photographers can even invest in lenses for these devices, and…Continue Reading “Showcasing High-Res Photography: Design Tips & Tricks”


The majority of work for most design and development companies comes from small business clients, and while these may be our bread and butter assignments, there’s always going to be times when you’ll hunger for something more substantial.  If you’re lucky enough, big business will find you, and when it does, you need to be…Continue Reading “Designing for Big Business (How it’s Different)”


You’ve probably noticed that all across the Internet—at least the parts that matter—websites are getting more and more similar to one another, so much so that it sometimes can be difficult to keep track of which site you’re looking at. In some ways, this homogenization of the web has been a good thing for users…Continue Reading “From Print to Web: A Step-By-Step Tutorial”