Monthly Archives: January 2014

3 golden rules for your font-faces

Choosing the font face that represents your business, whether we are talking about web design or print design, is an important part of the branding process.

1. Find your personality.

Subconsciously we associate certain font faces with different businesses, events etc. Your business has (or, at least, should have) a strong personality, but so do the fonts. Make this personality be reflects in your use of fonts.

Here’s an example: Let’s assume you manage an company in the tech-industry and you are organising an annual expo. What will your invitation look like? Continue reading

Google launches the Publisher Plugin for WordPress

The WordPress platform is becoming more and more popular amongst both bloggers and businesses. The WP dashboard is constantly being improved and developers are launching plugin after plugin. Basically, users are now accustomed to having everything in their dashboard, at just one click away. There is a plugin for almost anything, from traffic indicators to fancy email marketing solutions or e-commerce modules.

It’s safe to assume that a large number of the WordPress users are also using Google products and we have been expecting an official plugin from Google for quite a while now.

Google announced recently the new Google Publisher Plugin. This allows WP users that have their own domain to access a few G services within their dashboard.  Continue reading

2014: Trends in design

When it comes to web design, there is nothing very new in this year’s trends. 2014 will be all about taking the 2013 techniques and make them better, cleaner and friendlier.

1. Flat design

Apple has been a trendsetter for a long time now. Since the iOS7 was released, the “flat design” was taken to a whole new level. Flat will be the buzzword this year, but this is more than just a visual trend. By removing all unnecessary elements, the main focus falls on the content and this will lead to the best UX. Continue reading

Chrome DevTools for Mobile

Chrome’s DevTools are a set of debugging tools built into Google Chrome. By using them, developers gain deep access into their browser and web apps. The most popular features include inspecting the DOM and styles, working with the console, debugging JavaScript, improving overall performance etc.

This month, Google launched Chrome DevTools for mobile.

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