Category: Website Design News

What web designers can learn from social media

It’s safe to say the simple days of web design are long gone. Designing for the internet used to be text and image working together to connect with the user. But with the growth of mobile and social media, as well as a younger generation of consumers, sites now have to suit new behaviours and expectations. The biggest drivers of this shift have undoubtedly been…

SVG Filters 101

The first article in a series on SVG filters. This guide will help you understand what they are and show you how to use them to create your own visual effects. CSS currently provides us with a way to apply color effects to images such as saturation, lightness, and contrast, among other effects, via the filter property and the filter functions that come with it….

Ikea to release a hackable bed that could last a lifetime

In 2016, Ikea teamed up with the British designer Tom Dixon and design students at Parsons to develop the Delaktig “hackable” sofa–an aluminum daybed with swappable modular components like side tables. The big idea was to rethink the sofa as a full-out “seating platform,” just like apps ever-modify a smartphone to do something new. [Photo: Ikea] Now, Ikea is doubling down on the idea. With…

Web Design Trend: Big and Bold Typography

Have you been paying attention to the latest web design trends? Typography is getting bigger and bolder! Good typography is essential to a great website. And, what makes a more prominent statement than huge text that gets right in your face and tells you what you need to know? If you’re considering a redesign for 2019, you’ll want to keep track of the latest trends…

60+ Beautiful, Premium PowerPoint Presentation Templates

Price: Envato Elements Subscription Fediora is an elegant and minimal PowerPoint presentation template that features a creative design filled with stylish shapes and colors. The template includes 30 unique slides that are available in 5 different color schemes, making a total of 150 slides. Price: Envato Elements Subscription Lille is a minimalist PowerPoint presentation template featuring 30 unique slide designs. It’s ideal for making presentations…

How to Manage Your Product Backlog with Quire

This article was created in partnership with Quire. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. The product backlog is probably one of the most controversial and misunderstood artifacts of an agile organization. Everybody seems to have an opinion about what should be on it, how it should be organized, and who should manage it. As a result, creating and managing product backlogs…

Get flexible, reliable server hosting with Fasthosts

Without servers, the internet as we know it couldn’t exist. But these machines have a lot to live up to, with expectations of maximum availability, minimum downtime and near-flawless performance. Thankfully, the latest generation of server hardware is now being combined with innovations in cloud infrastructure to provide exceptional reliability, while also enabling highly flexible approaches to server hosting in a wide variety of scenarios….

Collective #483

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The smartwatch Tony Fadell helped design will cost $48,800

Well, almost exactly a year later, we’ve learned that the watch will cost $48,800 when it debuts next April. That’s 32 times the price of the most expensive Apple Watch, the $1,500 Hermes Series 4. The luxury smartwatch is loaded with technological feats–two of them–that are aimed at improving mechanical timepieces. One is a series of high-performance photovoltaic cells, like the ones used in satellites,…

Desk exercises infographic: 10 essential routines for designers

Whether you’re working from home or in a studio, as designers and artists, we often spend long hours sat at a desk and staring intently at a monitor screen. We’ll assume you know about taking regular screen breaks, but workplace wellness involves more than having a rest. With that in mind, we’ve put together an infographic containing 10 simple desk exercises so that you can…