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Designing Patterns: The Biggest Web Trend of 2015

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Incorporating some aspect of pattern design in website design seems to be the newest trend in webdesign right now. Check out a few examples of how to incorporate this trend into you next design project. Read more at WebDesignerDepot.com

“2015 has inherited a lot of trends from previous years, there’s been a steady evolution of ideas — Flat Design into Material Design for example — but nothing as revolutionary as Responsive Design. Patterns serve a variety of purposes, from communicating a brand value, to adding motion to an interface, to enlivening the simple blocks of color that flat design favors. And the use of patterns, although not scientifically categorizable, falls into one of five broad and inter-related categories.”


Best Twitter Practices for Improving Visibility

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Check out this post about improving your visibility on Twitter by Vandelay Design!

“One of the best ways for freelance graphic designers and web developers to gain exposure online is with social media. Twitter is an especially successful avenue simply because it is such a common platform. Freelancers, big and small businesses, non-profit organizations, retailers, individuals – Twitter is full of world-wide activity, across every industry.”

http://vandelaydesign.com/blog/blog-promotion/best-twitter-practices-for-improving-visibility/

13 Beautiful Examples of Colorful Websites

colors13If you’re in need of some inspiration, here is a showcase of websites that make great use of colors in their design. Check them all out here.


“Coming up with the right color palette for a web design can be one of the most important parts of the design process, and also one of the most difficult. Usually existing branding has the biggest influence on what colors are used, but other factors can come into play as well.”

-Gisele Muller

13 Examples of Illustrations and Hand Drawn Elements in Web Design

illustr05Here is a great showcase of websites that use illustrations as a major part of their design. Check them all out here!


“Illustrations and hand drawn elements can add personality to a website while grabbing the user’s attention. And as long as you don’t turn your page into an illustration frenzy, there are several ways to incorporate these elements in your project.”

-Gisele Muller

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