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Moving from print to web design — helping someone start from scratch.

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]
posted by Lescha on Aug 8, 2014 - 11 answers

Information-Dense Web Design Example - Parts Site

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?
posted by 23 on May 22, 2014 - 4 answers

What are some beautiful responsive web apps and dashboards?

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]
posted by deern the headlice on Apr 14, 2014 - 7 answers

What's the division of labour in web development?

I want to start doing freelance web work, but I'm not sure what I'd like to specialise in. I'm competent with python, PHP, html, css, javascript and angular as well as doing designy things like UX and photoshop. Previously I've always built whole websites from start to finish and now I'd like to pick a particular element and develop my skills to professional level in that role, but I'm not sure how it breaks down and how the size of the company/project increases the numbers of roles.
posted by awesomathon on Jan 3, 2014 - 5 answers

How to sell classes online (but not online classes)?

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]
posted by atlantica on Nov 24, 2013 - 3 answers

Examples of websites that display pairs of items side-by-side?

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]
posted by heatherann on Aug 31, 2013 - 11 answers

Best practices or tools for defining specifications for a new website?

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]
posted by inatizzy on May 31, 2013 - 13 answers

How to find a Web designer to improve a current design?

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]
posted by mark7570 on May 17, 2013 - 7 answers

Free (or cheap), clean, minimal, mostly text Wordpress theme

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.
posted by codacorolla on May 16, 2013 - 7 answers

How do I build a component library?

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]
posted by eleyna on Mar 6, 2013 - 3 answers

Which job boards are worth my job-posting dollar?

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]
posted by Shepherd on Jan 31, 2013 - 16 answers

How do I elegantly present tabular, statistical data online?

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]
posted by tkbarbarian on Aug 30, 2012 - 9 answers

This gradient effect is harder than it looks

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]
posted by tempythethird on Aug 9, 2012 - 12 answers

On Demand Work From Home; suggestions?

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]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Aug 7, 2012 - 8 answers

Need a responsive webpage template

Where can I buy a responsive web template off the shelf? [more inside]
posted by special-k on Jun 29, 2012 - 6 answers

What's your general outline of designing/building a website?

What's the general outline of designing/building a website? [more inside]
posted by coldblackice on May 28, 2012 - 3 answers

How to organize a text-heavy site?

Looking for examples of well-designed text-heavy websites. [more inside]
posted by joyeuxamelie on May 21, 2012 - 4 answers

Beautiful, upbeat websites?

Know any ungendered, artful, well designed, and relentlessly positive/upbeat websites? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Apr 11, 2012 - 4 answers

Wordpress getting hacked, need more security

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]
posted by hellodonna on Mar 2, 2012 - 14 answers

Need help differentiating between image and text links in CSS/HTML

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? Thanks.
posted by kmccormi on Feb 9, 2012 - 5 answers

Help me learn the name of this web thing I like!

Is there a name for this sort of website design/template? [more inside]
posted by gakiko on Jan 6, 2012 - 13 answers

To pop up, or not to pop up?

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]
posted by nosila on Nov 21, 2011 - 2 answers

£50 a month to host two small (Plone) websites?

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]
posted by bollockovnikov on Sep 23, 2011 - 14 answers

How can I learn the design side of web design?

Are there any good books/free online courses/tutorials for learning the basics of graphic design for web sites in particular? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Jul 31, 2011 - 8 answers

Help inspire me to design great website UI's!

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 or SmashingMagazine that curate cool designs. Bonus points for sites that look at e-commerce websites. Fellow web designers: Where do you get inspiration?
posted by cuando on Jul 20, 2011 - 6 answers

How do I build a flowchart-based website?

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]
posted by brackish.line on Jun 24, 2011 - 6 answers

WANTED: A helpful and friendly graphic design forum.

Can anyone recommend a good graphic design forum? Somewhere I can submit works-in-progress and get constructive feedback? [more inside]
posted by hamandcheese on Jun 20, 2011 - 4 answers

How to jazz up recipe search engine pages with graphics?

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]
posted by Foci for Analysis on Jun 4, 2011 - 14 answers

Examples of well-designed wikis?

What are some examples of well-designed wikis (that break the mold of the traditional wiki look and feel)? [more inside]
posted by avoision on Apr 4, 2011 - 2 answers

What are good war stories about HCI / web design / UX design?

Google testing 41 shades of blue. AA firing one of their web designers for responding to a designer. Don Norman failing to get Apple to standardize their power switch on the Mac product line. What are other great war stories about HCI / web design / UX design? [more inside]
posted by jasonhong on Mar 29, 2011 - 8 answers

Including a Business Directory in a Wordpress Site... any ideas

I am trying to find an easy way to incorporate a business directory into a Wordpress site. [more inside]
posted by hellodonna on Mar 8, 2011 - 11 answers

How to get from media student to web professional

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]
posted by miraimatt on Mar 6, 2011 - 8 answers

I need a book on web design aesthetics not programming.

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]
posted by GilloD on Mar 4, 2011 - 12 answers

Snazzy versions of the RSS icon in the wild

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]
posted by ErWenn on Jan 20, 2011 - 3 answers

Why is Amazon crazy

Why is Amazon's web design so chaotic? [more inside]
posted by scose on Dec 6, 2010 - 18 answers

How to deal with an unpaid stock image licensing fee?

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]
posted by yiftach on Nov 14, 2010 - 16 answers

Looking for career website benchmark reports

Where can I find benchmark reports and general best practices about company career websites? [more inside]
posted by lord_yo on Nov 8, 2010 - 1 answer

Help me help my website.

How can I improve my small business's website? [more inside]
posted by Aizkolari on Nov 1, 2010 - 12 answers

Design of a Design

What makes a design good? And how do I create it? [more inside]
posted by aloysius on the mixing boards on Oct 16, 2010 - 11 answers

Website design for presenting an artist's work

Your favorite visual artist's website & why? [more inside]
posted by jammy on Aug 14, 2010 - 2 answers

How do I add custom branding to a YouTube Partner channel?

My client's YouTube account has been upgraded to Partner status and we'd like to add custom branding. [more inside]
posted by ao4047 on Jul 1, 2010 - 3 answers

Help me organize boat-loads of data in a well-designed, user-friendly way!

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]
posted by suedehead on Jun 23, 2010 - 5 answers

Web design workflows in 2010?

What does a web designer / web UX designer workflow look like in 2010? [more inside]
posted by pbh on Apr 21, 2010 - 12 answers

Searching for a specific designer's list of design fundamentals

Looking for a specific list of design fundamentals / best-practices. [more inside]
posted by nímwunnan on Mar 22, 2010 - 6 answers

Well-designed industrial web sites?

Any examples of well-designed web sites in the industrial/engineering/manufacturing industry? [more inside]
posted by relucent on Mar 22, 2010 - 4 answers

Tumblr Redesign: Like

Where do I find web designers that can work with Tumblr? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Mar 18, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me choose my first blog/CMS solution?

Please tell me about the current state of the art for blog and/or content management systems? [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Mar 18, 2010 - 11 answers

Educate a print designer about web design.

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]
posted by Wink Ricketts on Mar 15, 2010 - 7 answers

Two blogs, one domain - how to guide visitors?

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]
posted by lord_yo on Feb 17, 2010 - 12 answers

Seeking examples of scientists' websites

I would like to see examples of simple, well-designed websites run by individual scientists. [more inside]
posted by embrangled on Feb 16, 2010 - 11 answers

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