Carrie Cousins

Carrie Cousins

Designer. Writer. Editor.

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

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Flat Design is In: Should You Get in on the Trend? - Queness

It’s all we’ve heard about for weeks now – flat design. It went mainstream in a major way thanks to Microsoft and the new Windows 8 and Surface platforms. Flat design is popping up all over the place, from websites to apps. The simple-looking scheme has designers talking and considering changes to their sites. But what is flat design? And should you try to jump on this trend now?

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Getting Started with Responsive Typography

Introduction
Responsive design is the “in” thing when it comes to website design. Responsiveness allows for one design scheme to work on websites, tablets and mobile devices and look great in a variet...

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Skeuomorphism: Perfect if You Aren't Digging the Flat Design Trend

It seems like "flat design" is popping up everywhere and dominating the topic of web design conversation these days. Designers seem to love it or hate it. If you are in the hate it category, skeuomorphism may be a better option to consider for your projects.

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Web Design Trend: Color Blocking | Queness

Color blocking could be called the bricks and mortar trend of web design. Using square (or rectangular or even curved) colored boxes as a design tool are beginning to show up almost everywhere.

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Web Design Trend: Single-Page Websites that Work | Queness

Single-page websites are often designed around super-striking visuals and have a cool, modern feel. More recently, sites are expanding that single page trend from a single page to single “pages” with each scroll. This design style even employs multiple design schemes as the user scrolls through each new page.

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Which is Better: Dedicated or Responsive Mobile Design? - Queness

So you are thinking about building a new website (or revising an old one). Have you considered mobile? It should be at the top of your list. But what type of mobile scheme is best? Do you opt for a dedicated mobile site or a responsive design that works for mobile?

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Which is Better: Dedicated or Responsive Mobile Design? - Queness

So you are thinking about building a new website (or revising an old one). Have you considered mobile? It should be at the top of your list. But what type of mobile scheme is best? Do you opt for a dedicated mobile site or a responsive design that works for mobile?

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Understanding Type Families - Everything You Need to Know ...

Bold, italic, condensed, black, Roman? What does it all mean? Getting started with typography can be a little confusing. But understanding the different styles within each type family can make it a little easier.