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In 2008 Lee Munroe found at least 25 female webdesigners he found worth to be mentioned http://www.leemunroe.com/25-hot-female-web-designers.

Already in 2010, smashing magazine published a small list of female webdesigners:  http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/05/11/women-in-web-design-group-interview/.

Is it important if webdesign is female or male?
Later, in 2012 another article in Templatemonster takes a look at the design: http://blog.templatemonster.com/2012/07/26/web-design-by-gender-women/ and the different styles preferred by gender separation.

Responsive Webdesign

July 3rd, 2012 | Posted by pixelhorse in Coding | Design | Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Responsive webdesign is the most important trend in 2012 in webdesign technologies. But why. Let’s start just basic:

Responsive means a flexible design self modifiing dependant on the final device. It is designed in HTML/CSS/Javascript and shows only useful layouts depending on the selected design.

So finally the pages should look better in all kinds of design.

A book apart already made a book out of this technology: http://www.abookapart.com/products/responsive-web-design/

Choose the right colors in webdesign

October 25th, 2011 | Posted by pixelhorse in Design - (0 Comments)

The way to choose the right color especially in webdesign depends on many things. Personal favourites and the focus on the appliance of the site are important. Color theory and the meanings and psycological aspects of colors are often discussed. Here is a nice article about all these aspects:

http://sixrevisions.com/web_design/a-look-into-color-theory-in-web-design/

But what about how to find the right color? Who is faster and sure what to choose? In my daily work I often stumble upon different types of customers. Some give examples and know what they want. Others ask for propositions what to choose. Others compare printed colors with the monitors color, printed on whatever a printer.

I often wonder why the most difficult decisions are caused by people who ask many others what to do! With different monitors and different ideas and points of view. And see one thing – often it is more difficult with women.

 

I just found a nice page with a list of female webdesingers: http://www.leemunroe.com/25-hot-female-web-designers. So I was curious and looked at some of the listed pages and further the suggested pages in the comments.

My personal selection is here – and I hope there will be more suggestions, too. Maybe we will reach the 100s? Sure. Give them to me! Use this as your showcase.

 

http://yaili.com/ – London

http://www.dream-design.net/

http://www.evalotta.net/

http://girlatplay.com

http://www.kaiusdesign.com/index.html

http://www.pixelhorse.de/

http://peejeej.com/

http://www.pixelgraphix.de/

http://www.lealea.net/

http://www.sarahenid.net/

http://juliakhusainova.com/

Newsletters Part 2 – coding – tests

September 27th, 2010 | Posted by pixelhorse in Coding | Design - (0 Comments)

Newsletters are a fast and cheap way for marketing. In our first issue we collected articles about contents and concepts. Now we look at the design, coding and testing.

There are many clients you can use free for receiving eMails. Freemail clients as yahoo, hotmail or solutions as lotus notes, outlook … We decided to send designed newsletters in html and hope the user agreed to receive html. To have a good result in all clients here are the best links:

General tipps for your code

Testing the newsletter

Testing can be solved if you have many addresses at all common freemailers and clients installed. Not very efficient and not in all cases a good practice because it depends on the mailer, too, how the code is presented in the client. If you send a html mail using copy and paste with outlook, outlook will modify the code itself. A service for testing your code is previewmyemail.com, it offers some clients views’ free and nearly all for a fee.

  • http://www.previewmyemail.com/

In our first issue, we look at the general ideas of design a newsletter and the most efficient way to present contents.

Keep it small, short and interesting

  1. The newsletter should be not wider than 600px, and give a first impression in the preview panel.
  2. Use the main theme in the header and the subject.
  3. Don’t write the whole article about … use headlines and short blocks and give links to read more. The more contents can be on your homepage. If you use a professional solution you can use tracking tools – to check the response.
  4. If you can send attachments use common formats as pdf. Often clients have a limit for receiving attachments. Keep it under 1 MB.

What others say

Thank you foru your suggestions and links!

The best free templates

March 15th, 2010 | Posted by pixelhorse in Design - (0 Comments)

Sometimes you need a quick layout or nobody wants to pay for the design.  This is when your looking for free templates – we did it and found some amazing ones.

In all cases you have to take care if free is really free. Sometimes adapting is possible, sometimes there are a free and a licensed version as well.

I think, individual is the best way even for developers, because adapting an exsisting code is often more complicated than coding in your style.

Another point is inspiration. Creative people have ideas but looking at examples will give us new ideas, too. This doesn’t mean copy but modify and take parts. In the best case it’s just an idea and it doesn’t look as a copy afterwards.

Here are some resources for free templates and inspiration

TEMPLATES

http://chocotemplates.com/

http://cssmayo.com/

http://www.freewebtemplates.com/

http://www.styleshout.com/

http://www.freewebsitetemplates.com/

http://www.cssplay.co.uk/ – more a coding resource, but endless

http://www.templateworld.com/free_templates.html

PSD

http://freepsdfiles.net/

http://photoshopcandy.com/category/free-psds/

EMAIL

http://freemailtemplates.com/

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