The internet can be a big place if you are looking for a specific piece of information, and if what you are looking for is about building a web site it gets even scarier. We found ten websites that will help every web designer on their way to become the best they can. Make sure to bookmark these as they are your secret helpers when working on your next project.
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By Dara Harper Years ago, people accessed web sites from dial-up modems and online video consisted of short Quicktime movies. Most people only went online to check their emails and the connection was so slow that it took a long time to even do that. Now, the web is an interactive place where everything is within reach... from full-length movies to social media to eCommerce!
By Cally McIntyre Dropbox is my lifesaver. My whole world opened up considerably when I found Dropbox. I cant actually remember how I found it or if a friend recommended it to me, but it is a lifesaver. Have you ever forgotten your flash drive at home, when you need a certain file on it for a web design project due that day? How annoying is that? You would have to drive home to get it and be late for your meeting.
By Dylan Mierzwinski The term skeuomorphic is enough to make anyone conjure up images of mad scientists and experiments gone wrong, but really its just a term for the main trend that was going on in web and user interface design in 2012. Although web design doesnt wait for December 31st of each year to evolve, we do notice major trends and changes from year to year. This post will be all about the major shift designers have seen: From skeuomorphic to flat design.
By Dylan Mierzwinski These days we have loads of different devices: laptops, computers, iPhones, iPads, Nexus tablets, Smart TVs, Android phones, Kindles, Nooks, Netbooks, (Google glasses?) and so on and so forth. What do all of these devices have in common? They connect to the internet. With the myriad of screen sizes, resolutions, browsers, and need for information comes the need for responsive web design.
Last year saw a great deal of new web design trends, most altered the way we looked and interacted with some of our favorite sites. Now, with almost 4 months of 2013 under our belt we can take a look at what to expect for the year. We sat down with some of our Graphic Design Instructors, and it looks like the changes won't be slowing down anytime soon.