Category Archives: Web Design

Apple revamps web design for App Store

Apple has updated the look of its web-based App Store, 9to5Mac first reported. It definitely has the feel of the iOS 11 App Store, which Apple completely redesigned and launched last September. But, unlike iOS 11, there’s no focus on app discovery. The functionality is about the same as before, but what it comes down to is the clean design… Read More »

This WordPress theme library will make web design easier

The web is a big place, but competition is still fierce when it comes to getting your site to stand out among the clutter. While measures like boosting your SEO have their place, sometimes a simple tweak to your site’s appearance can promote user engagement and translate to better leads. Therein lies the value of Dessign Premium’s WordPress Themes and lifetime… Read More »

Google Analytics Desktop Version Gets Material Design UI Refresh and New Features

HIGHLIGHTS Google Analytics is the most used web analytics service It received a visual overhaul in accordance to Google’s Material Design Along with UX improvements, some legacy features were replaced as well Google Analytics, the ubiquitous usage analytics service for the Web and apps, is getting a much-needed user interface overhaul for its desktop version. Launched in the… Read More »

Microsoft OneNote Design Overhaul Simplifies Navigation, Brings Consistency Across Devices

HIGHLIGHTS The update redesign is already rolling out to all platforms Navigation layout simplified for easier use Update meant to help people who use assistive technologies Microsoft’s OneNote is already one of the better productivity apps that you can find on all major platforms but now the company has further updated the app’s design to provide users with more… Read More »

Google Calendar for Web Gets a Facelift: Here’s How to Get It Now

HIGHLIGHTS Calendar gets Material design makeover New changes now live for web app Calendar for web also gets new enterprise options Google announced Material Design language for its apps back in 2014 though the company is still busy rolling out app refreshes that bring the uniformity across mobile app and the Web. The latest in the series is… Read More »

How Nostalgia in Web Design Captivates Users (with examples)

Nostalgia makes users feel warm inside. Suzanne Scacca explains the user psychology behind this, and how we can utilize the effects of nostalgia in web design on users for higher conversions and engagement (with examples). ——— Right now, more than ever before, we’re seeing all sorts of nostalgic throwbacks causing us to reminisce about the good ol’ days! We’re seeing… Read More »

The latest in web design: retro sites inspired by the ’90s

To navigate the website for Arcade Fire’s coming album, “Everything Now,” users need to click through a cluttered cascade of Windows 98-style pop-ups. Balenciaga’s new website looks as stripped down as a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, with plain black boxes and no-frills Arial font. And the DIY-looking home page for Solange resembles the desktop of a candy-coloured iMac, complete… Read More »

Office 365 Gets Analytics Add-on, PayPal Announces Immediate Transfers

Office 365 is a staple in many small business offices. And now, the tool includes a new feature aimed at helping businesses track employee productivity. Another staple for a lot of small businesses is PayPal, which just announced the ability for users to instantly transfer money to bank accounts. Read more about these updates and other headlines in… Read More »

10 tools and platforms changing the web design landscape

It’s that time again! Voting is now open in the 16th annual net awards and the leading lights of the web world are waiting to see whether they win one of the most sought-after prizes in the web design world. There are 20 categories this year, including Game Changer of the Year. Below is the shortlist based on nominations from the… Read More »

6 Essential Open Source Tools for Web Designers

The web runs on open source software. Most of it is in the back end, with most of the world’s servers running on some form of Unix or Linux. Those servers run hundreds, if not thousands, of open source utilities, script interpreters, and so on. Once in a while, though, the open source stuff gets all the way… Read More »