Tag Archives: web design

The Pros and Cons of Responsive Web Design

As you probably read on the last post, I just recently finished reading Responsive Web Design by Ethan Marcotte. And, in risk of repeating myself too much, I think it’s one of the best web design related books I’ve read so far. If you still don’t know what I’m talking about, you can read Ethan’s […]

How to Design a Website Online

Nowadays, with the existing variety of online applications, many of our daily tasks can be handled without the need of a pre-installed software on the computer. But can an entire web design process be carried out without desktop applications? It is not always easy to get access to the necessary or preferred software packages, so […]

What internet users should expect with the rise of HTML5

There has been a lot of controversy and information about what the increasing presence of HTML5 will represent for web developers and their current way of dealing with web projects. It has also been acknowledged as a very positive improvement for numerous reasons concerning said subject. From the user’s perspective, though, there is also a […]

Wireframing in Microsoft PowerPoint using PowerMockup

Hello everyone. Once again, there’s some interesting information that I must share with the web design community. I was in touch with the people of Wulfsoft and found out a very interesting software they have been working on. They were kind enough to let me try it out and I have to say I was […]

Wireframing Tool Review: Tiggr

Just recently I was asked to review a new online wireframing tool called Tiggr. I spent a few hours browsing through its features and I can honestly say it is one of the most flexible online tools I’ve encountered so far. Let me show you some of my discoveries, starting with the presentation of the […]

From Writing to Writing for the Web

Writing, as it is, requires a very specific set of skills from the person involved in said activity. This set of skills, though, needs to be adjusted if said skills are to be applied to the creation of online content. The main reasons for the need of such transition are due to the following: Reader’s […]

Book Review: Simple and Usable by Giles Colborne

What a great book! Simple and Usable by Giles Colborne is easy on the eyes, brief, straight-forward, and highly informative and relevant to your professional life. I can’t recommend it anymore than that, so I’ll get to the review. Giles Colborne explains not only why simplicity matters throughout his book, but also how it’s done […]

Stop the Negatives! Writing with a Positive Attitude

In this case, speaking about writing, it not only involves web copy, but project documentation and user manuals (for web tools and internal company applications) too. Let’s get things clear first. Saying negatives mean speaking about what your product “can’t do or doesn’t cover”. Let’s face it, this is never a good way to sell […]

To Wireframe or Not To Wireframe

Let’s start this year’s articles with a subject I am very fond of: Wireframing I personally have always found the wireframing process to be so useful for the project development that I virtually can’t live without it. But is it just me and my working habits? Lately I’ve been reading a lot of very good […]

My Notes on David River’s Webinar: Visual Design for Web Applications

Today I had the good fortune of assisting a virtual session with David Rivers, from Two Rivers Consulting, and the topic was Visual Design for Web Applications. I specially liked that he established the difference between designing for a web site (when you worry about your users leaving) and designing for a web app (when […]