A weekly series for web designers who want to enhance their design, software, and general freelance business skills and streamline their workflow. Get a new tip every Thursday.
Collaborate more effectively and efficiently with clients and colleagues with these tips from veteran designer Lauren Bacon.
The most successful projects involve deep collaboration with clients. Learn how attentive listening, thoughtful questions, and a clear process can lead to a unified vision and strategy for your designs.
Make your design team run smoothly, by learning how to define roles and responsibilities, set expectations, and solicit feedback.
Learn how to use Dreamweaver's Fluid Grid Layout framework and media queries to create a responsive website design.
The influential web designer and founder of A List Apart talks about developing the web standards that shaped the Internet we know today, fostering community, and educating the next generation of designers.
Business coach Lauren Bacon tells us what it takes to be successful in the web design world.
Reveals how designers can create vibrant web graphics, wireframes, and complete web site mockups in Photoshop with navigation bars and buttons.
Walks you through the process of analyzing, planning, and managing different types of content—from blog posts to videos—so you can develop a content strategy for any website.
Create vibrant web graphics, wireframes, and complete web site mockups with the strong layout and color management tools in Adobe Illustrator.
Focuses on the theories behind web fonts: showing what makes a good font, why different fonts look the way they do, and how they affect the look of your web page.
Create web forms that encourage visitors to enter information and discover ways to capture input without the use of forms.
Choose fonts for a web site and create beautiful, readable type, incorporating web fonts, CSS styles, and simple typographic rules.
Tools for keeping up with today's changing web landscape using an iterative approach.