The home page is some of the most valuable real estate on a web site. For many web sites it is still the primary point of entry for the majority of visitors. Consequently, web site owners want to cram as much enticing content on to the home page in order to attract visitors into the site. Read More
For my latest Elements of Design gallery I thought I’d showcase pricing tables.
Tables in general seem to be a challenge for the designer (take a look at CSS Table Gallery for numerous table design crimes against humanity), which must be why so many are functional but very plain to look at. Read More
I’m working on a project to develop a video solution for a web site. As part of my research I’ve been looking around the internet to see what design conventions are becoming established and what functional elements we should think about including.
I’m a big fan of using pull-quotes (or callouts) to improve the readability of content-heavy pages. Not only do call out important content, but they can also be used to break up content on the page and provide additional visual interest. Read More
For a recent project I needed to create a month-at-a-glance date picker / calendar. Seeking some design inspiration, I took a look around the web to see how others had tackled this challenge. Read More
I’ve been thinking about how I might improve the typography in my headlines – be more creative, give them more ‘pop’, that sort of thing. So I took a look around some of the sites I frequent the most for some inspiration (and maybe even spot a trend or two). Read More