The Fundamentals of Effective Web Design

Posted on Tue, December 08, 2015 in Web Design, User Experience, Digital Design by Can Agaoglu

In this post we’ll explore the most important web design principles to remember so you can make a website visually engaging, effective, easy to use, and memorable.

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Creative Process in Designing Websites

Posted on Tue, August 25, 2015 in Web Design, Digital Design by Can Agaoglu

People that aren’t in the web design world are often curious about the creativity designers encompass. How do new ideas come to fruition? How do trends develop? Below are a few tips to keep designers’ creativity honed.

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An Introduction to Visual Thinking

Posted on Tue, August 18, 2015 in Web Development, Business Operations, Digital Design by Can Agaoglu

At GRAYBOX, we work with clients, coders, designers, and thinkers of all shapes and sizes. Each of them has a unique method of thinking and communicating. The information locked in each team member's brain is extremely valuable, and it's our job to somehow extract that information and gather it into a clear, actionable project plan. So, how do we communicate complex information in a clear, coherent and efficient manner? We use a tool called 'Visual Thinking' to help facilitate the process.

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Web Design Trends for 2016

Posted on Wed, July 22, 2015 in Greatest Hits, Web Design, Web Development, User Experience, Digital Design by Can Agaoglu

2015 is halfway done, and we are already looking toward the future of web design. What new trends will pop up? Which ones will finally be laid to rest? One can only predict, but we have some strong tell-tale signs of what we will be seeing in the year 2016.

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4 Tips To Faster Loading Google Fonts

Posted on Fri, December 20, 2013 in Web Design, User Experience, Digital Design by Can Agaoglu

Load Google Fonts First Before CSS Place the Google import code such that it loads first directly after the html HEAD tag, EVEN before loading the CSS file. This ensures the fonts load before the CSS so there isn't any unexpected "jumping" of when the font finally loads. This is actually becoming very common in sites that I have seen recently. Use Link Format There are 3 ways in which you can load Google Fonts – @import, link rel and javascript. The link rel tag will allow you to place the code on the html and load it the fastest before the CSS file. Here is an example:

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Logo Trends of 2010

Posted on Wed, June 09, 2010 in Digital Design by Paul Weinert

I was going to write a long article about new logo trends for 2010 compared to 2009, but as I was doing some research, these guys at LogoLounge did a better job then I could have. One important thing to recognize is how much visual clutter/noise in included in these logos. Long gone are the simple logos we see everyday, McDonald's, FedEx, CitiBank, etc etc. These logos don't tell a story or sell the brand, they are decorations. http://www.logolounge.com/articles/default.asp?ArticleID=782

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