Unfortunately for us, we’ll no longer be able to publish exhaustive lists of the ugliest US government websites. But fortunately for the American people, any url ending in .gov is going to look and function better than it ever has before, thanks to new government-wide standards.
Have you heard of Ello? It's a new social network site which is getting a ton of buzz for its anti-Facebook Inc. stance. It promises a "Simple, beautiful & ad-free" experience. While it remains ad-free for now, whether it's simple or beautiful is highly debatable. After all, when it comes to user experience and…
The New Yorker debuted a breezy redesign of its website today, part of a larger overhaul of print and digital offerings that the publication has been rolling out over the last six months. But perhaps even more exciting is the fact that the magazine's archives dating back to 2007 will be free for the rest of the summer.
IMDb is one of the most useful sites on the web. But it's also one of the most outmoded. Now, two web designers have taken it upon themselves what an IMDb for 2014 would look like—and the results are pretty great. Here's how they explain their design.
Would you know Reddit or Twitter if you were only looking at their layouts? You might not think so—but you'd be surprised how well you know the structure of your most-used sites. Now, you can take a test to find out.
Chances are you've looked at the work of Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones at least one time today. The type designers are behind many of the world's most-loved fonts, like Gotham, made famous by Obama's 2008 campaign. But according to a nasty legal document making the rounds today, the duo has parted ways.
You might be building a website because you want to. You have a vision. You're in the zone. But you might be making a website because you need to, even though you have no idea what you're doing. Services like WordPress and Weebly offer prefab options for this basic user, but even then it's easy to get lost in the…
When was the last time you tried to find a government form on the Internet? For me, it was a few months back, trying to track down an absentee ballot. And while I love American flag GIFs as much as the next patriot, I was amazed at the labyrinth of independent sites I had to visit before I found what I was looking…
Making your resume stand out from a pile of papers or a bunch of pixels on a screen is hard as hell. How can people who went to similar schools and worked similar jobs and have similar skills differentiate themselves? By being clever. Like Philippe Dubost. He turned his resume into an Amazon product page. It's…
In PBS' latest Off Book video, they examine the art of web design. We spend so much of our time on websites these days that when they're good, we don't even think about them anymore. But, of course, it wasn't always like that. People had to build them bare before they could add some pizazz to it.
Just yesterday we learned that North Korea paid only fifteen bucks for its website. Now we get the reaction of Robert Westmore, the unwitting man behind the design.
Adobe has a new Muse—graphic designers. While "Muse" is just a working title, the beta of the graphic design software has gone live which lets users work around the fact they don't know a scrap of code.
Slate's Farhad Manjoo did a piece recently taking restaurant websites to task for being so awful most of the time. Flash-heavy and obsessed with entertaining instead of informing, they're often murder on the eyes. But why? Probably because designers get paid so well to do it.
A well-designed website should be clear, above all. No flashing GIFs (we miss you, 90s!), no obnoxious flash menus, no overwhelming lists of links. And heads up, WaPo website: it shouldn't be blanketed in insanely redundant Facebook sharing buttons.
Web designers and web developers: seemingly so similar, in fact worlds apart. Here's just a few of the differences between the two, visualized for your pleasure and, once you see the salary gap, potential crushing disappointment.
On the side of the road, somewhere deep in the heart of California, this love poem has been scrawled on a partition. I hope whoever it's meant for has a fondness for web design and memes.
Tag clouds provide a quick visual summary of the most popular subjects on a particular website. Newegg's "Shopping EggXperience" forum gives customers a place to talk about their problems with the site. They make an excellent couple. UPDATE
On the surface, scroll clock looks like a simple visual trick: Look, it's a clock made out of moving scroll bars! This is a marginally clever animation! Then you realize that every one of them actually works.