Themes

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. [...]  

User experience design: what developers should know

User experience design is becoming more and more important among web designers and software developers: a good user experience (UX) is now the goal as well as the standard for serious websites and software. But what exactly is UX design? It is often difficult to define due to the many related terms, such as user interface (UI). Read everything you need to know about user experience design and get inspired by our best practice examples. [...]  

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. [...]  

SVG format: how to embed SVG vector graphics

Increasing the size of a raster graphic beyond its actual resolution comes with a loss of quality, which can lead to serious problems in your responsive web design, including increased loading times and a lower ranking in search engine results pages. Optimizing GIF, PNG, and JPG images to display properly across different devices can rapidly turn into a mammoth task. Because of this, vector graphics in the SVG format are becoming increasingly popular. But what is behind the technology that was issued as a standard in 2001? And how do you integrate flexible image files into your web project? [...]  

Genesis Framework: The road to performance themes

Maybe you have already heard of the WordPress framework Genesis, since the basic theme offered by the American web service StudioPress is one of the most sought-after solutions in terms of template design. The Genesis child themes are also impressive. You can refer to this guide to examine the popularity of this product and the costs associated with its use. [...]  

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. [...]  

Web design trends: one page design

The one pager is a new trend in web design: more and more companies are choosing to present their products, campaigns, or project websites in a single page design. This means users navigate their way through a single HTML page by scrolling and exploring content. These minimalistic websites focus on storytelling, aiming to create an intuitive user experience – but they’re not suitable for every type of content. Find out if one page design will work for your project here. [...]  

WordPress frameworks at a glance

Themes are a great way to give your WordPress project a unique look and add special features quickly and easily. Intuitive and beginner-friendly, no programming knowledge is needed to implement your perfect look. The basis for many purchasable layout templates are special themes, which contain layout editors and basic functions and resemble a homepage kit. These special WordPress frameworks can also be used to develop your own theme. [...]  

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. [...]