Social media colors in HEX and RGB for 48 top brands, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram, Snapchat, Reddit, Twitch, and more social platforms.
Design is one of the three legs of the table that makes your marketing platform stand. The other two are quality content and UX/development. In this article, I’d like to offer evidence that design has an effect on your SEO.
You may have seen examples of stylized Google Maps before. These Google Maps look different than the default styles that come with Google Maps. There is an example of one of these stylized maps at the bottom of my Contact page. You may be wondering “How do I get my own Google Map to look […]
There’s a malady that’s common in many web design portfolios. They are filled with images of the finished design artifacts, but they don’t elaborate on whether or not they actually solved their client’s problem. In many cases, they don’t even address the reasons why each client was prompted to seek out professional web design in […]
Call to action buttons are exactly what they sound like — buttons on forms that entice your customers to take action. CTAs are usually succinct messages like Subscribe on an email newsletter sign-up, or Buy Now on an online shopping cart. Here are some very simple best practices for these calls-to-action that allow you get […]
The last 5 to 10 % of a project is always to finish but it’s important to make that final push. This is what separates the “just OK” projects from the truly exceptional ones. While small details are not always perceived by casual visitors, but when they are out of alignment, it sends a subconscious […]
Working with web technologies means keeping up with the blistering pace of change. In the past few years, the web has transformed from primarily desktop to mobile. The next few years will continue that evolution as more devices and screen types become part of the web. For many organizations, this creates both a problem and […]
Update, May 2015: Adobe changed the name of this product from Adobe Kuler to Adobe Color CC. Adobe Color is a visual tool that lets you create and save color palettes, with up to five colors in each. I like using Adobe Color for web design, especially in the planning stages, because it allows me […]
Embedding Google Maps into a page is fairly easy, but there are little things you can do to improve the appearance and usability. There are also several things you can do if you dig into the API, but the fixes this article covers are fairly painless to carry out. The default Google Maps iframe embed […]
Shopping for a new website can be a very confusing and intimidating experience. Sometimes it is hard to judge if you are getting your money’s worth or not. For small businesses or non-profit organizations, there isn’t a lot of room for error, so selecting a web designer should be a thoughtful decision process. Hiring the […]