A lot of people have been raving about Los Angeles based design college student Andrew Kim's Microsoft identity redesign that he did in 3 days just for fun. Although it's an interesting proposal and I like the new Microsoft logo a lot, I believe it's fundamentally flawed. Let me tell you why.
In a highly competitive marketplace landing pages are among your website's most important assets. This is where you must convince potential customers with a short and effective sales pitch to spend their hard earned money on your products, therefore it is crucial to get things right.
Although designing a landing page is not an exact science, this set of best practices outlined in Formstack's useful Infographic by will definitely help you achieve more conversions. Highly recommended read for everyone, especially beginners.
Finally something useful! Put your neighbor to shame with these Yo Momma's a Shitty Designer printable notepads via 55 Hi's. The file is 8.5x11 without bleed so print away on any standard printer and then just tear the sheet in half.
I think I've just encountered the dumbest article ever written about web design, and it's a bit surprising since I thought the Guardian was a proper publication.
Parallax scrolling is a special scrolling technique in computer graphics where background images move by the camera slower than foreground images, creating an illusion of depth. The technique grew out of the multiplane camera technique used in traditional animation since the 1940s and it is frequently used in video games. Recently it has become a quite popular trend in web design as well. Check out my favourite parallax scrolling websites after the jump!