Themes

Free alternatives to Adobe InDesign
Free Adobe InDesign alternatives
  • Web design

For creatives and those who are aspiring designers, many programs from Adobe make up a key part of their standard equipment. InDesign is a very popular tool with large publishing houses as well as smaller publishers thanks to its huge range of functions. But quality (and name) come at a price: monthly fees put a hole in the cash register, especially for small companies and self-employed designers....

Free Adobe InDesign alternatives
Web design: tips for planning a website
The basics of web design - part 1: planning
  • Web design

Those looking to create a website should always have both the purpose and range of function of the site in mind before getting started. Only by paying close attention to these two criteria can one guarantee clarity and uniformity throughout the entire design process. Planning should always remain in the foreground for any web design project. Important tips on what to look out for when designing...

The basics of web design - part 1: planning
Icon fonts—vector-based character sets
Icon fonts - web design with vector-based pictograms
  • Web design

Use icon fonts for integrating vector-based pictograms into your website. In contrast to pixel images, vector graphics have the advantage that they can be scaled up or down without sacrificing quality. With the help of CSS (cascading style sheets) web designers can also integrate other code-based design features. There are many different open source projects available that boast large icon...

Icon fonts - web design with vector-based pictograms
Pixel graphics vs. vector graphics - a comparison
Pixel graphics or vector graphics? Comparing the pros and cons
  • Web design

When should you use a pixel graphic and when is better to employ vector graphics instead? We show you the pros and cons of both of these computer graphics and detail their different applications. Read on here how and make sure your website is always correctly using each graphic form.

Pixel graphics or vector graphics? Comparing the pros and cons
Creative web design: inspiration for your web project
Web design inspiration: how to revamp your website
  • Web design

Want to create a cool website design, but suffering from a lack of inspiration? We’ve got you covered. The internet plays host to a number of online platforms, communities, and blogs dedicated to sharing web design ideas and generating inspiration for digital artists. We’ve picked some of the best sources of inspiration for creative web design. Whether you’re into flat design, one page websites,...

Web design inspiration: how to revamp your website
Free Drupal themes for a cool website design
10 free Drupal themes you should know about
  • CMS

Acting as a template for web presences, themes can change your website’s appearance in the blink of an eye. If Drupal is your chosen CMS, you’ll never be short of layout options. When it comes to free Drupal themes, users are spoilt for choice. The hard part is knowing where to start! There are a lot of deciding factors here, including your knowledge of web design and what type of website you’re...

10 free Drupal themes you should know about
SVG format: how to embed SVG vector graphics
SVG format: how to embed graphic files into your website
  • Website creation

Increasing the size of a raster graphic beyond its actual resolution comes with a loss of quality, which can lead to serious problems in your responsive web design, including increased loading times and a lower ranking in search engine results pages. Optimizing GIF, PNG, and JPG images to display properly across different devices can rapidly turn into a mammoth task. Because of this, vector...

SVG format: how to embed graphic files into your website
Everything you need to know about design patents
Design patents: protecting your design idea
  • Digital law

Ever wondered why no products ever have the same shape and ornamentation, even when it comes to everyday items like toilet paper or bottles of beer? The answer lies in design patents. They may be less common than traditional utility patents, copyrights, or trademarks, but design patent applications have led to many high-profile court cases in recent years. But what exactly are design patents, how...

Design patents: protecting your design idea
Web app of the week: Paletton
Web app of the week: Paletton
  • Web design

Are you on the lookout for a harmonious color scheme for your website, presentation, or infographic? The color scheme designer Paletton offers exactly that. With our web app of the week you can create complementary color palettes and export them as style sheets or Swatch file for Photoshop in next to no time.

Web app of the week: Paletton