Web Design and Style
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Articles in Web Design and Style
eBook Giveaway: Win a Copy of The Best 365 Websites Around the World - Article 7 May 2012
Enter for your chance to win a digital copy of "The Best 365 Websites Around the World" from Awwwards!
Responsive Web Design: 5 Handy Tips - Intermediate Tutorial 17 February 2012
Learn how to improve your responsive website layouts with 5 useful techniques: Hiding content, collapsing content, scaling images, responsive images, and type resizing.
Responsive Web Design Demystified - Intermediate Tutorial 30 September 2011
What exactly is responsive design, and how do you create a responsive website? This tutorial explains the concepts, and walks you through the basic steps for creating a responsive website layout.
Redesigning a Site For Mobile: What's Involved? - Article 17 June 2011
This article shows how you might redesign an existing site for mobile, using (what else?) the Elated site for inspiration. We'll see how the process of paring down features can produce a clean and elegant mobile design.
Dear Santa... - Article 10 December 2010
Simon Meek - overworked, underpaid freelancer and web designer extraordinaire - tells Santa the 5 things he would really like for Christmas this year.
Ensuring Quality from Your Team - Article 29 October 2010
In the second of his 2-part series on quality, Simon Meek puts forward some suggestions and ideas for building a great web team that's focused on quality and great design.
In Search of Quality, and Why it Matters - Article 6 October 2010
Simon Meek argues that, when it comes to building a successful website (and design business), quality and attention to detail are king.
How We Redesigned Elated.com: The Design Process - Article 1 June 2010
Simon walks through the ideas and thought processes that led to the new look for www.elated.com. Lots of revealing screenshots included!
Choosing Dimensions for Your Web Page Layout - Intermediate Tutorial 11 December 2009
How to optimize your page layout to look great on a wide range of screen sizes. Discusses fixed and fluid widths, and "above the fold" content.
Getting the Mood Right for Your Website - Advanced Tutorial 2 May 2008
Getting a good consistent design is often about choosing the right mood to fit your design, and sticking with it. This tutorial helps you choose that mood.
Practical Font Usage - Intermediate Tutorial 4 September 2006
Legibility is key on any website, so make sure yours is as nice to read as possible with this tutorial.
Choosing the Right Colours for Your Website - Beginner Tutorial 1 January 1998
This tutorial serves as an introduction to colours on the Web. It explains the concept of Web-safe colours, and also delves into the process of choosing colours that look good on your site.
Creating Pro Websites - Intermediate Tutorial 1 January 1998
Learn some of the fundamental techniques for giving your website the professional touch.