Carrie Cousins

Carrie Cousins

Designer. Writer. Editor.

Freelance designer, writer and editor. Stickler for details. My day job is in communications and content marketing.

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Tips on Using White Backgrounds in Website Design - Designmodo

While using a white background has always been a popular choice – arguably because it is the default setting when working in HTML and CSS – the color has seen a resurgence in use in recent months....

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Using Space to Create a Simple and Effective Design - Designmodo

Space can be one of the greatest tools in your design kit. It can make text easier to read, bring focus to certain parts of the design and help create an overall mood or feel....

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Showcase of Annual Report Design Trends - Designmodo

Now that 2013 is in the books, many companies are releasing annual data reports. From annual reports to year in review documentation, company reports....

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Everyday Design: 10 Sources of Web Design Inspiration - Designmodo

It's not just web design that should inspire us to create great websites. You can also be inspired by almost...

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Holiday Themed Websites: How to Avoid Cliche Design - Designmodo

We are going to look at a few ways to add a little holiday spirit to your website without going...

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What’s the Difference Between a Web Designer and Web Developer? - Designmodo

Almost everywhere you look someone is talking about or calling themselves either a web designer or web developer. But what...

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How 3D Printing Will Impact the Web

Is 3D printing really the next big thing? And will it impact you as a web designer? It might be...

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Designing for iOS 7: Guide to Getting Started

Now that we are a couple of weeks into the new Apple iOS, are you ready to design for it?...

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A (Background) Picture is Worth 1,000 Words: Using Photo ...

Using a photo as the background image for a website is becoming more and more popular. Great images are hard to beat. They sell your site, draw in visitors and can be a great way to showcase a product if you are in the business of sales. But you can’t just use any old image. [...]

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Cool Tools are a Must-Have for Web Designers - Designmodo

Admit it, as a designer you are always looking for cool new tips, tools and tricks to enhance your projects and make your life a little easier. Thankfully, new tools, products, apps and even great user interface kits hit the market almost daily. There are also a host of old favorites out there a well [...]

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Create a Mobile User Experience - Designmodo

The mobile user experience is one of the hottest design topics to date. What do mobile users want and expect? How can designers and developers better create great sites for users on smaller screens? Creating the best mobile experience requires thought and planning. Just taking your website and expecting it to work on mobile is [...]

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Create an Awesome Single-Page Website - Designmodo

Not every website needs to be complex or include multiple pages of content and information. Sometimes one page is enough. But just because you are creating a website with only one page, does not mean that it will be easy. Developing a single-page layout can require just as much thought and planning as some more [...]

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Designing Big: Tips for Using Oversized Layouts

For some projects any old design just won’t do. You need something big, bigger than big even, over the top....

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Design Tools: Website Review UICloud - DesignModo

Ever wish you could search one place for user interface design tools? There are so many icons, buttons, navigation elements and forms out there. And it is tough to find them all in one place. But UICloud changes that. The site, which is in Beta, collects, categorizes and allows users to search a whole host [...]

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Design Trend: Long Shadows - Designmodo

A new trend is making its way through cyberspace – long shadow design. The concept, which borrows themes from flat design, is popping up in a big way in recent weeks. The trend is impacting user interface elements and icons the strongest, but is starting to creep into other parts of website design. What is [...]