Themes

Web app of the week: Paletton

Are you on the lookout for a harmonious color scheme for your website, presentation, or infographic? The color scheme designer Paletton offers exactly that. With our web app of the week you can create complementary color palettes and export them as style sheets or Swatch file for Photoshop in next to no time. [...]  

Free alternatives to Adobe InDesign

For creatives and those who are aspiring designers, many programmes from Adobe make up a key part of their standard equipment. InDesign is a very popular tool with large publishing houses as well as smaller publishers thanks to its huge range of functions. But quality (and name) come at a price: monthly fees put a hole in the cash register, especially for small companies and self-employed designers. Luckily, there are some good, free InDesign alternatives. [...]  

Webdesign Trends 2016: Mobile & Content

What are the web design trends of 2017? A glance into the crystal ball shows us that for web designers key features, such as excellent user friendliness, are at the top of the list this year. Good usability and valuable content build the basic framework for successful website design. We have laid out the most important trends for you here. [...]  

Free Drupal themes for a cool website design

Acting as a template for web presences, themes can change your website’s appearance in the blink of an eye. If Drupal is your chosen CMS, you’ll never be short of layout options. When it comes to free Drupal themes, users are spoilt for choice. The hard part is knowing where to start! There are a lot of deciding factors here, including your knowledge of web design and what type of website you’re making. Need a little help with figuring out which theme is right for your project? Check out this feature on our top ten responsive Drupal themes. [...]  

Everything you need to know about design rights

Ever wondered why products never have the same shape and ornamentation, even when it comes to everyday items like toilet paper or bottles of beer? The answer lies in design right and registration. Though the UK’s independent body for copyright and design, the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), offers their design right policy free of charge, design registration is a more legally binding way to ensure the protection of the uniqueness of your design. So how do you register a design and how much does it cost? We’ll take you through the key steps to registering a design. [...]  

Creative web design: inspiration for your web project

Want to create a cool website design, but suffering from a lack of inspiration? We’ve got you covered. The internet plays host to a number of online platforms, communities, and blogs dedicated to sharing web design ideas and generating inspiration for digital artists. We’ve picked some of the best sources of inspiration for creative web design. Whether you’re into flat design, one page websites, or WordPress themes, you can find everything you need for your web project in this handy guide. [...]  

Web design: tips for planning a website

Those looking to create a website should always have both the purpose and range of function of the site in mind before getting started. Only by paying close attention to these two criteria can one guarantee clarity and uniformity throughout the entire design process. Planning should always remain in the foreground for any web design project. Important tips on what to look out for when designing your site is the topic for part one of our extended series on the basics of web design. [...]  

Icon fonts—vector-based character sets

Use icon fonts for integrating vector-based pictograms into your website. In contrast to pixel images, vector graphics have the advantage that they can be scaled up or down without sacrificing quality. With the help of CSS (cascading style sheets) web designers can also integrate other code-based design features. There are many different open source projects available that boast large icon libraries. [...]  

Pixel graphics vs. vector graphics - a comparison

When should you use a pixel graphic and when is better to employ vector graphics instead? We show you the pros and cons of both of these computer graphics and detail their different applications. Read on here how and make sure your website is always correctly using each graphic form. [...]