This is a great post over at the KISSmetrics blog outlines some common website navigation mistakes. Though a lot of them make sense when you think about it, it still makes for an interesting read. As of writing, Glyvolution uses a small drop-down to highlight the more important marketing services we offer, but this is
No, I haven’t gone mad. A Purple Cow is a term used to define something that stands out from the crowd, because let’s face it, a purple cow really would. This is the subject of an interesting post by Oleg at Six Revisions about ways the you – as a designer – can push yourself
Dona Collins at Six Revisions has posted a great infographic about typeface and colour use in web design and what they represent (tailored specifically to the western hemisphere). Really, this needs to be a poster for our walls!
This great little guide from Seybold Seminars gives you a run-down of why using tables for layout is bad, what the benefits of switching to CSS are and how you can go about it. If you’re new to web development, this is a one-stop-shop on how to avoid tabular pitfalls. The guide may be old
Thinking of putting some web banners on your website to generate a bit of extra cash? Maybe you have more lofty ideas of making your sites pay for themselves purely from advertising revenue… You’ll need to know the standard banner dimensions then. Thankfully, the peeps over at SimplyGraphix have provided a handy demonstration of all
To many it will seem like an obvious resource. But obvious or not, its a useful tool that deserves to be listed here on ApperBase. If you’re unaware of this little text generator, you’ll find that you can generate almost any length of easily readable dummy script to insert into your design works. This is
Matthew Smith over at Digital Web Magazine runs through some excellent points on how forming your own repository of other people’s designs can – if analysed correctly – positively influence your own designs and teach you some valuable lessons. This is not about theft of ideas. In fact, he reinforces the idea of intellectual property
A really useful web application by Petr Stanicek that allows you to visually pick out color schemes for your web designs. It lacks the community features of Adobe’s Kuler app, but makes up for it with more options for downloading/exporting the themes, and no need to sign up to access a lot of the features.