I need to advise a graphic designer whose skills are in print design only about expanding their skillset to include front-end web design work. At this time, the designer has a very, very basic understanding of web design. [more inside]
I'm trying to remember a site I once saw offered up as an example of good high information density web design. I think I originally saw it on AskMe but can't find it now - it was a parts catalog (lots of screws and other stuff), white background, green trim, I think the name of the company was a surname starting with M. The primary method of using the site was searching for parts by category, and it had lots of small black and white photos. Any idea what I'm thinking of?
What are some examples of beautiful web apps that feature a really slick dashboard with maybe some basic data visualizations? Something very accessible with a light design touch? [more inside]
Can you show me examples of websites you love that make it easy for you to sign up for/purchase classes? Alternatively, can you point me towards resources for best design practices for this kind of site (online signup for real-life classes)? [more inside]
I am designing a website for a set of museum exhibits. The curator designed the museum panels so two items are displayed on each panel and the viewer experiences them in each other's context. If we were making a book instead of a website, we would place these items on facing pages. What is the equivalent of facing pages in web layout? Can you think of websites that pair items so they are experienced together (i.e. without scrolling down)? [more inside]
My small team is hiring a developer and a designer to build a website. What is the best way for us to communicate the features that the website needs to have? It is a medium-complexity website - more than a blog, less than Facebook. [more inside]
I have mostly completed a website design for a small company - logo, colors, info architecture - but the visual effect of all the elements together isn't.. quite.. "there" yet. How would I go about finding a Web designer who could improve the design "the rest of the way"? [more inside]
I'd like a place to put up a CV and occasionally some writing. I'm looking for a minimal, clean, and if possible free Wordpress theme. In terms of references, I really like the look of Grantland articles (for example, the first thing I clicked on their frontpage
). I love the running header, the minimal navigation, the centered space for an article, the white space, the blocking, and the running foot-notes on the side.
How can I build a component library so our designers and developers keep things synchronized and don't end up doing a lot of double and triple work? [more inside]
I need to find a Web designer -- but one that can design for a Django environment. MeFi Jobs hasn't turned up anything, and free sites just get me spam from India. What pay-to-play posting sites are worth paying for? [more inside]
How do I elegantly present tabular, statistical data online and automatically?
I'd love some examples of beautifully presented tabular data online - something that works natively in a browser, ideally also on a tablet and mobile as well. Some interactivity (sorting, filtering) also OK but priority is usability and elegance like you'd find in printed statistical abstracts. Bonus points for open source web tools / frameworks that could help automate this from a database! [more inside]
I'm a coder and a total neophyte regarding graphics and design. I see this kind of single-color gradient everywhere, but simply cannot manage to make one myself. [more inside]
Digital Widgets: What kind of work can I do online that I can do as I'm available? Is there something I could just log in, pick up work, do that work for a couple hours, and get paid on a regular basis (weekly, monthly)? My skills are web design, front end dev, and graphic design. [more inside]
Where can I buy a responsive web template off the shelf? [more inside]
What's the general outline of designing/building a website? [more inside]
Looking for examples of well-designed text-heavy websites. [more inside]
Know any ungendered, artful, well designed, and relentlessly positive/upbeat websites? [more inside]
I love wordpress but I am finding that it seems to be very unsecure when it comes to viruses and hacking. What do other Wordpress users do to keep their sites secure and safe? [more inside]
I'm trying to make my image links in a div start at 0.8 opacity, and on hover, bump up to 1 opacity. This works fine - until I also introduce text links to the same div. Then, the 0.8 starting opacity applies to the text as well, making it look weird. Any way to make it apply to the image links only?
Is there a name for this sort of website design/template? [more inside]
I'm building a blog-like site that will have lots of old stories about a particular rural area. I'll be adding lots of supplemental information about some of the places, people and things the author talks about, and I'm trying to decide how to display it. [more inside]
I think my friend's small company might be getting ripped off. I need advice as to what is acceptable pricing for building and running a couple of websites. [more inside]
Are there any good books/free online courses/tutorials for learning the basics of graphic design for web sites in particular? [more inside]
I'm a solo UI designer for an ad agency & I'm looking for good website or blogs that'll inspire me to make cool & effective user interfaces. Individual websites are cool & all ,but what I'm really looking for are sites like TheFWA
that curate cool designs.
Bonus points for sites that look at e-commerce websites.
Fellow web designers: Where do you get inspiration?
I (think I) am capable with HTML and CSS, but I've been asked to create an interactive, flowchart-based website and I'm not sure where to turn. (Similar to the specs described here
- No one answered this question.) --- What do I need to learn to make this happen? Any tips or suggestions would be welcome. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good graphic design forum? Somewhere I can submit works-in-progress and get constructive feedback? [more inside]
I am looking for design inspiration for the recipe search engine that I'm working on. Specifically, how do I jazz up the recipe pages with graphics when I cannot use the original recipe text or dish photos? It has to be something generic to food/cooking. [more inside]
What are some examples of well-designed wikis (that break the mold of the traditional wiki look and feel)? [more inside]
I am trying to find an easy way to incorporate a business directory into a Wordpress site. [more inside]
Getting into web design (or maybe graphic design?) professionally a couple years after completing a good but in some ways lacking college education. I'm looking to fill in the blanks in my knowledge. Am I on the right track? [more inside]
I need a book on web design. Or maybe just design. I can program just fine, what I'm looking for is aesthetics. Why some things work and why others don't. Color choices, proper spacing etc. [more inside]
I was looking at the webpage
for a sci-fi webcomic called Drive, and I noticed that the web designer had included a modified version of the RSS icon that meshed very nicely with the feel of the webpage. I was wondering if anyone else had noticed any other websites that had similarly jazzed up (or down, I guess) the RSS icon to better fit their page. To be clear, I'm not just looking for fancy versions of the icon (Google image search turns up hundreds of those), but instances of altered icons being used
well in actual webpages. [more inside]
Why is Amazon's web design so chaotic? [more inside]
Getty Images wants $1200+ for use of a licensed image on a website I created nearly seven years ago and have done virtually no work on since. The design (a template including graphics) was handled by my brother in law, a professional web/UI designer. [more inside]
Where can I find benchmark reports and general best practices about company career websites? [more inside]
How can I improve my small business's website? [more inside]
What makes a design good? And how do I create it? [more inside]
Your favorite visual artist's website & why? [more inside]
My client's YouTube account has been upgraded to Partner status and we'd like to add custom branding. [more inside]
Help me organize boat-loads of data in a well-designed, user-friendly way! I'm making a website for an organization with a very comprehensive and interesting audio archive (say, 1500 items). I'm trying to find a way to represent the archive (about 24 items at a time, per page) in a visually easy, comprehensible way. [more inside]
What does a web designer / web UX designer workflow look like in 2010? [more inside]
Looking for a specific list of design fundamentals / best-practices. [more inside]
Any examples of well-designed web sites in the industrial/engineering/manufacturing industry? [more inside]
Where do I find web designers that can work with Tumblr? [more inside]
Please tell me about the current state of the art for blog and/or content management systems? [more inside]
Recommend a crash self-education course in becoming a web designer for a graphic designer with 15 years of print experience. Books, websites, etc. Emphasis on correct/efficient process for development + industry standards (i know I should know CSS backwards and forwards...what else?) and general tips all appreciated! [more inside]
I have two radically different blogs on the same domain. How can I design my root page to let visitors decide which one to go to? [more inside]
I would like to see examples of simple, well-designed
websites run by individual scientists. [more inside]