Rick de Courtney
Born and raised in England with this weird mix of English and Canadian accents that means his mistaken for an Australian, Rick is the Creative Director for DesignerWhere.com. Call him a digital tinkerer, a code monkey, a designer or whatever you like. Watching a product develop from start to finish or seeing his work out there, being enjoyed by thousands of people, drives his excitement for the industry. Well that, and the industry's communal love of coffee!
Rick de Courtney's Pages
Web DesignWebsite Logo Placement for Maximum Brand Recall
Showing a logo in the top left corner of a web page is probably the most common design pattern of all time. The logo serves as a landmark that orients users when they first land on a page and helps them identify the website they are visiting. ... Read More
Search EnginesJump-Start Your SEO With These 6 Surefire Tactics
I’m often asked the question, “Where do I start with SEO?” Though there is no one-size-fits-all approach, my answer is generally to find the biggest need for your site and start chipping away at it. ... Read More
Search EnginesWebsite Relaunch SEO Plan
Relaunching your website can have serious consequences for your search engine optimization if not planned carefully. Luckily, we have a comprehensive guide to ensure a smooth transition. ... Read More
Web Design100 Great Colour Combinations
Colour makes a design come alive. It can attract attention, set a mood, and even influence our emotions and perceptions.
But sometimes it can be hard to know where to start when choosing a colour palette for your design project — so if you’re in need of some inspiration, you’ve come to the right place. Browse through the 100 colour combinations below, which are inspired by photography from four categories: nature, food & drink, travel, and everyday items. ... Read More
Web DesignBlurred Images in Web Design
Blurred images in web design, is a distinct technique that takes practice to perfect and attention to detail to get it right. So before you jump on the trend, think about the options for using blurred images to decide if it is right for you and how you can make the best use of this technique in your projects. ... Read More
Web DesignFlat And Thin Are In
In the last several years, we’ve seen a rapid shift in software and app interface design, from 3-D and skeuomorphic to flat and minimal. Although this trend has become nearly ubiquitous, let’s take a moment to consider how we got here and what influence it’s having on interface design as a whole. ... Read More
Graphic Design12 colours and the emotions they evoke
Poetry can make people swoon, and a shocking image can enrage people to action. But one of the lesser-known, but no less powerful, ways to invoke emotion is simple, everyday colours. ... Read More
Web DesignHow to write compelling copy for your website
We've listed 25 of the best practices of 2015 below. All of them adhere to SEO and content creation guidelines. Apply these to improve your chances of ranking and reaping ... Read More
Graphic DesignLogos before they were famous
A company logo is often considered the most critical element of a corporate brand.
Check out how these famous brands have altered their logos â€” for better or for worse â€” since they originally opened their doors. ... Read More
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