One of the interesting recent developments in web design trends is actually the trend away from trends… or in other word what is happening is a kind of regression to simpler ways, at least from those in the know. On the other side of the coin, there’s a big shift happening in certain types of…Continue Reading “The Changing Face of Web Design in 2018”

Video is one of those really contentious points about web design. There are some people who feel like web pages should not have embedded video at all. These people are wrong. Like any technology, however, we should respect it and not abuse it. The two worst things you can do are: AutoPlay videos, without express…Continue Reading “Getting Ready for Web Video”

Are you fed up with your current host and now you’re looking for a different provider? Maybe you found a cheaper host or a faster one or a host that offers some sort of benefit like a website builder. These are all valid reasons to switch hosting companies, but it’s essential to consider a few…Continue Reading “3 Things to Consider Before Switching Hosting”

Designers understand the importance of utility Sometimes it can be difficult to explain to non-designers, such as marketing managers, why utility is more important than aesthetics. That’s one of the biggest challenges every designer faces when designing user interfaces for software and websites, where the work is subject to approval from higher level marketing executives….Continue Reading “Usability as a Design Consideration”

If you have a slow site, probably on shared server that receives a lot of traffic, you may be able to speed things up a bit by hosting some of your content on a Content Delivery Network (CDN). Unfortunately traditional CDN is often priced out of reach for a small business website, but the good…Continue Reading “Cloud Storage as a CDN Option”

If you’re looking for a featured photo to match that perfect blog post, the process often takes much longer than you would expect. Most bloggers have no interest, or money, to pay for stock photos, and most of the time you can find royalty-free images that don’t require attribution. Unfortunately, there are a few main…Continue Reading “Stockio Review: Stock Photos and More Without the Attribution and Costs”