Tag: web design
Beautiful Color Palettes Quickly with Colormind.io
I’m always looking for tools that can give me a leg up on design, and I find that choosing a good color palette is one of the hardest and most subjective parts of designing a site.
See What Fonts an Image is Using with Font Squirrel Matcherator
It’s a funny time to be alive. We haven’t yet reached that part of the technology singularity where rogue nanorobot clouds disassemble us all into carbon dust (bad), or where we transfer our consciousness into massive sentient spaceships and colonize the stars (good?).
How to Add Custom CSS Styles to Beaver Builder Elements
After reviewing WordPress’s page builders in depth, I’ve found that Beaver Builder is my clear favorite, because it caters to people who want to do things right. Case in point: the Beaver Builder team have made it easy to add custom CSS styles to Beaver Builder elements. As with any front-end system, you can do a lot more with Beaver Builder if you understand CSS, and the software encourages this rather than trying to overcompensate for it.
Awesome Color Inspiration with ColorHexa
Color inspiration is a big, practical part of web design, and ColorHexa is the best tool for it I’ve seen in a bit.
Some Common Mobile Device Widths
Here is some very useful information on an oddly outdated-looking page. It gives device widths for a range of iPhones, iPads, Samsung phones, and so on.
ColorPic: A Good Free Color Picker for Windows
“What color is that?” You’ll be asking this question a lot if you’re a WordPress developer, or a four-year-old. If you happen to be a developer, you won’t have an all-knowing adult to answer you.
Chris Lema on the WordPress Economy
This analysis of the WordPress economy came across the Advanced WordPress Facebook group earlier, and I really like it. Key points for me include:
Attractive Google Font and Web Font Pairings with fontpair.co
Typography is maybe the cornerstone of attractive web design, as I like to remind myself with the screenshots I took of highly reputable websites like the New England Journal of Medicine converted to Comic Sans.
“Beginning Graphic Design”: Free Video Introduction to Graphic Design
I’ve wanted to brush up my graphic design chops for quite a while—not to the point of actually becoming a graphic designer, but of more confidently standing in for one on projects that don’t need a full-time designer’s involvement.
Create Balanced Color Palettes with Paletton
Paletton is a free, simple web app for creating all kinds of color palettes based off any initial color. I’ve found it super-helpful for steering me toward tasteful color decisions—for individual elements, components, or whole sites.