Monday, September 19, 2016

Brutal is the new beautiful in latest web design trend

The Preston Bus Station, built in 1969 in Lancashire, England, is known for its Brutalist architecture. Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
Designers are choosing to stand out from purely crafted, highly stylized aesthetics by adopting brutalism, a style loosely defined by a wide range of plain sites, visually unappealing elements and giant clusters of color, text and links. "Brutalism reminds us that more isn't always better -- especially on the web," Aja Romano writes.

Friday, September 16, 2016

8 web design mistakes and easy ways to fix them

Sloppy hierarchies and chaotic color schemes are two design mistakes that can ruin your content. Nate Butler outlines eight design missteps and easy fixes that will improve your visual appeal.

Why Hashtags Matter for Today’s Brands

The hashtag frenzy continues with no sign of abatement, from the mom posting those adorable pictures of the kids, to the millennial sharing every second and aspect of his or her daily life, to the small or large business trying to connect with new or existing audiences.

Gmail finally gets responsive to fit to any screen

Have a tough time making out the tiny text, scrolling around the massive image, or tapping on the obscured link in messages within your phone’s mail app? You’re not the only one. Smartphones, unsurprisingly, aren’t especially conducive to reading messages meant to be consumed on larger screens. But that doesn’t mean they can’t be shoehorned into forms more readable on mobile, though, and Google’s leading the charge. Enter the new Gmail, an update due out by the end of September that Google promises will noticeably improve the formatting of messages.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Congress on the cusp of national review protection law

Bill seeks to prevent use of non-disparagement clauses to silence consumer reviews.

Two years ago, California signed into law what was popularly called the “Yelp bill.” It prohibited use of “non-disparagement” clauses in consumer contracts. Now, Congress appears on the cusp doing something similar.