HOW takes key design principles from Donald Norman's watershed book and applies them to modern web design. It's the first of three, so keep reading.
Patrick McNeil provides three essential tips from the world of editorial design that interactive designers can use to improve the quality of their own work
Editor’s Note: When designing for mobile, the first question that usually comes to mind is whether a mobile-specific version should be built based on the desktop version or if the original site can be created so that it can adapt to use on various mobile devices. In this excerpt from his new book Mobile Web Designer’s...
Web trend expert Patrick McNeil dives into the July 2013 Squarespace website redesign. Find out what sets Squarespace apart in a world full of website design options.
Web trend expert Patrick McNeil digs into more stand-out portfolio designs in this site of the day.
Catch Patrick McNeil's latest trendspotting revelation in digital portfolio design.
Patrick McNeil shows us how designing for the big screen has its own set of trends and patterns.
Patrick calls out yet another effective design trend: when photographs can make a design.
Given the solid color craze the world of web design is experiencing, it’s interesting that this site’s style isn’t more common. The site fits perfectly into the flat design model, and yet it feels rather distinct in the space. The refinement of the page is admirable and easy to love. But I think it’s the...
Patrick McNeil digs into the design trends and patterns, from subtle nuances to overarching design concepts, that distinguish the stand-out websites he's hand-chosen.