Posts Categorized: Design

How 5 Simple UX Tweaks Can Increase Sales

In terms of sexiness, forms might rank at the bottom of the list when it comes to the various elements that make up the web. For many designers, they’re the black sheep of a web site. However, forms play a critical role in how people interact and exchange information on the web. A poorly designed… Read more »

When Not to Use the Viewport Meta Tag

The viewport meta tag remains a mystery to most. However, it’s really quite simple. Back before smartphones were the norm, sites were built around 1000px. The 1000px width was a safe bet for designers and offered a consistent presentation for most screen sizes. Enter the mobile boom, and the 1000px standard gets thrown out the… Read more »

Flint Digital’s Real Estate Engine 2.0

Flint Digital is proud to announce the 2.0 round of our comprehensive Real Estate Engine digital marketing tool for realtors. The Flint Digital Real Estate Engine 2.0  is a comprehensive tool for pulling Real Estate MLS Data from one or several MLS database sources, and displaying it to real estate consumers in a fashion that… Read more »

Moving Forward in 2013

As a web design agency, we’re big on process. The more efficient we can make our front-end workflow, the more valuable we become to our clients. At Flint, we’re constantly analyzing our systems looking for ways to automate tasks, as well as work to identify common inefficiencies. By adhering to the DRY principle (Don’t Repeat… Read more »

The Web Font Dilemma

As anyone in the office will attest to, I am a stickler when it comes to typography. Poor typography can single handedly ruin a design, and is a tell-tell sign whether or not a designer is worth their weight. Ever since the advent of “web design” bringing good typography to the web has been a… Read more »

The Seven Deadly Words

Perhaps one of the most surefire ways to simultaneously elicit emotions of rage and despair in your designer is to remark “I’ll know it when I see it.” To a designer, that roughly translates into, “I have no idea what I want, but I’ll expect you to produce revision after revision until we run out… Read more »

Design Fundamentals : Gestalt Principles

Perhaps one of potent tools a designer can possess, in addition to good typography of course, is a thorough understanding of the Gestalt Principles. Around 1900 German & Austrian scientists began to formulate concepts based on humans tendencies to seek patterns, and specifically how we organize and process graphic data through these patterns. The theory… Read more »