I’ve noticed recently that many of the techniques used by top designers are actually quite simple. It’s how these simple elements are pieced together that makes a design brilliant. Today we’ll be looking at the first one of these highly effective, yet strikingly simple design methods with the use of CSS borders.
Since starting this blog just under two months ago, I’ve met a lot of truly interesting people in the web design niche. Still being a student myself, I particularly love finding others in my age group doing big things on the internet.
Matthew Kammerer of UX Booth is an excellent example of how age doesn’t matter when it comes to success on the web. I had an opportunity this past week to ask him some questions about his background, projects, and future plans. The results are below in Build Internet’s inaugural interview.
For the couple months I’ve been working with artistic type Chris Collins to build an artistic centered community blog.
Jacob Cass of Just Creative Design recently wrote an article entitled “How NOT to Design a Logo” on Web Designer’s Depot. It received a lot of attention and eventually ended up on the front page of Digg.
The article acted as a catalyst for many design related frustrations. The comments strayed from the definitions of quality, to the apparent nerve of designers who don’t do work worthy of their “thousand of dollars” price tags. Most of this debate fell around the ethics of design contests in particular.
Ever built a great website mock up in Photoshop only to slice it up and discover that the all the colors are off in the saved images? Even though the hex values are the same, the appearance is totally different.
Green is a great color. This showcase focuses on websites that decided to go with a more natural shade of design. Take some inspiration from the shades of green used fantastically in the following twelve sites.
Many of these pages use green to illustrate a nature theme. There are also a couple of great examples like Emotions by Mike which use green simply because it works with the design. Take a look: