Category: Web Design

Is your website retina-ready?

Did you know that your images need to be twice as big to display properly on a Retina Display? If not, now you do. And the time to make sure your images look great is now! Retina Display is an Apple-term that refers to screens that have a high pixel … Read On ›

HOW Design Live Recap: My top takeaways

I kicked off summer with a trip to HOW Design Live in Atlanta. My absolute favorite thing was hanging out with my peeps from the Creatives Roundtable (the accountability group I’m a member of). Like me, most of my Designers Roundtable peeps are freelancers who love their … Read On ›

Awesome stuff from WordCamp Atlanta 2016

For the past four years, WordCamp Atlanta has rocked my world. In 2014, I vowed to attend WordCamp every year, and in 2015, I spoke at the event. (I turned my presentation into this series of blog posts: Applying the 7 Principles of Design to WordPress.) This year, as I headed down … Read On ›

Prevent website disasters: Do these 3 things.

Wow. I just watched the WordPress Disaster Week webinars—all about how to prevent website disasters—hosted by iThemes and my eyes have been opened! I learned that I'm up to snuff in preventing website disasters by encouraging my clients to frequently backup their sites—and maintain a backup somewhere other … Read On ›

2015, by the numbers

If you saw my 2013 and 2014 recaps, you’ll notice that something is missing from my 2015 by the numbers. Candy Crush. I quit…proving you can, in fact, have too much of a good thing. However, after returning from maternity leave, I did re-introduce something I had also … Read On ›

Oh baby! I’m back in action.

I’m back in action! In my pre-baby post, 9 Tips for Freelancing and Maternity Leave, I outlined my plans for time off with my new daughter, Julia. I’m happy to say that everything went swimmingly! It made me wonder how the heck I ever survived my haphazard … Read On ›

Space: Design Principle No. 7

Aside from when they’re sitting on Santa’s lap, people usually give each other a certain amount of personal space. But personal space doesn’t just exist for people. It’s necessary in design too. In web design, space refers to the area surrounding the elements that allows a design to … Read On ›

Rhythm: Design Principle No. 6

Can you hear the sleigh bells jingling? The holiday songs you hear on the radio have rhythm—and so should your website. In web design, rhythm suggests implied motion and moves the eye of the viewer throughout the design. In my series, Applying the 7 Principles of Design to … Read On ›