Adblockers’ impact on web design and web development

Approximately a quarter of all internet users in the UK use adblockers in order to circumvent pop-ups or ad banners. And while it may be nice to peruse through your favourite content unhampered by advertising, these extensions cut into the profits of both advertisers as well as those running ads on their brand or company. However, only few seem to be aware of the fact that it’s precisely these ads...

CSS Tutorial: An introduction to Cascading Style Sheets

Without CSS, websites would just be a collection of text elements separated by headlines and paragraphs. Only the ability to format HTML using cascading style sheets make the internet what it is today: a colourful mix of customised online presences, from the ambitious home hobby page to the award-winning design website. Our CSS tutorial walks you through the secrets of the stylesheet language with...

Six tools for creating infographics

Do you want to create high-quality infographics to enhance your content and display information that is easily understood by your readers? With the help of online tools, you can create impressive infographics by yourself – whether for your presentations, websites, blogs, or posts on social networks. With the many free tools on offer, you can even visualise data and enrich your web presence with...

The basics of web design - part 2: user-friendliness

The layout and use of a website is often quite intuitive, even upon your first visit there. Conventional design patterns ensure quick usability and are not employed without reason: these common practices and standards guarantee smooth functionality for a website. Every web designer should be familiar with what these practices exactly entail and how to optimally integrate them into their web...

WebP: the efficient format for images on the Web

Most websites display a variety of photos, graphics and animations, which often have a negative effect on performance. This problem can easily be kept in check thanks to measures such as compressing image files, which is why this technology is often used. With the WebP format Google has developed a format that aims to outperform JPEG, PNG, GIF etc. in terms of file size – even if it has only...

8 web design trends that are important for 2019

In 2019, web designers will, for the most part, continue focusing on what they did in 2018: user-friendliness. Web design trends continue to be shaped by the mobile revolution, which has forced web designers to have a rethink: screens have become smaller and now the internet has to follow suit. We reveal 8 trends that show how much web design will evolve in 2019.

Responsive typography: finding the perfect font

Since the introduction of web fonts, designers have enjoyed a massive increase in options for responsive typography. Their scalability means these fonts are displayed perfectly on every device, making these a great solution for responsive design. With thousands of free web fonts available from multiple online platforms, it’s now easier than ever before to find the right font for your website. In...

Responsive web design typography - part 3: technical implementation with CSS

Responsive typography is a much-neglected aspect of responsive web design, but it’s actually surprisingly easy to create a responsive design for both headlines and main text. So what’s the secret? Find out in part three of our series, as we give you a run-down of the implementation of a responsive font and share tips on how to embed CSS commands into your web presence.

Responsive Test: 8 free tools for responsive web design

A website should always be extensively checked before going live. Testing a website is already a demanding task, and adding a responsive design test to the mix helps you ensure that your site’s flawlessly displayed for different screen resolutions. Free responsive design tools can help with this. We’ll show you 8 free tools here.

The best Adobe Acrobat alternatives

Adobe Acrobat is the most well-known program when it comes to working with the popular PDF format. But there are reasons to prefer an alternative to Adobe Acrobat. For some users, the huge range of functions is simply unnecessary. Others want to avoid the yearly subscription costs and are looking for a more affordable solution. In our overview, find out which Adobe Acrobat alternatives there are...