Does Typography Really Matter?

If success is in the details, typography is arguably the most important component of web design. Read More >>

5 Reasons Responsive Design is Right for Your Site

From smartphones to tablets, laptops to gaming consoles, there’s an ever-increasing number of platforms from which consumers visit a company’s website. With mobile usage expected to overtake desktop usage before 2015, responsive web design has never been more important. Read More >>

Hottest Web Design Trends in 2014

Every minute, an estimated 571 new websites are created. With so many brands vying for consumer attention, it can be difficult to make your site stand out. To make your website more appealing for consumers, it’s important to consider the top web design trends in 2014. Read More >>

Is Minimalist Web Design Really More Effective?

You've probably heard the phrase “less is more,” but this is an adage that’s difficult for most business owners to follow, especially when it comes to web design. Read More >>

What is a Logo?

I believe in a strong design, but I don’t get hung up on it. I’m a content girl. Read More >>

Are You the Minority

You remember that first brand spanking new computer you purchased for $5,995 with it’s text based user interface and it’s 640 pixel resolution?!? Yeah baby — you dig it the most! You guessed it — times are a-changing my friends. What do you think today’s resolutions are running on, with the advent of all these flat screen HD monitors you see, draping everyones desks from the classroom to the coffee shops? 800 rez? That’s so early 1990’s. 1024 rez? Getting closer but still several Read More >>

Web Templates vs Web Designers

A website is definitely a huge asset to those who want to promote themselves, their company, or their wares. People from all over the world use the Internet (1.8 billion to be exact) to find all kinds of things — every day; providing a highly manicured website is a great way to capture their attention. As with all things of importance, there are a few difficult choices that must be made during the process of getting a website up and running. The first decision that should be made about your Read More >>

Every designer should C.U.S.

I’m not talking about the O’Reilly f-bomb or anything like that; believe it or not I’m talking about information architecture and design. Learn how to C.U.S. properly by following these three steps: Cut to the core, Unify the pieces, & Stick to the plan. Cut to the Core. Stripping your site to the bones may not sound appealing, but it’s always necessary. Easier said than done, right? The key here is to analyze and thin your content in order to reduce redundant clutter and pave a clean Read More >>

Flavor of the Season

Please enjoy a unique OnWired twist on an old holiday favorite.   Twas the night before the site launch when all through the web Not a line of code was stirring, not even a <head> The tabs were all hung by the nav bar with care In hopes that OnWired soon would be there. The developers were nestled all snug in their caves, While visions of breadcrumbs danced in their brains. And Tony in his kerchief, and Jon in his cap,
 Had just closed their MacBooks for a short Read More >>

The Calling Card Cocktail: Our New Business Cards

I started working at OnWired on July 24th, a few weeks after I’d moved to the Triangle from Siberia, USA (you may know it as Ohio). I spent my first week working on a project for an existing client, getting warmed up to the way things operated around here, but it didn’t take long for in-house branding talk to kick in. Sometime at the end of the summer — once everybody new to the team got settled in to the digs — discussions started on self-marketing. We knew we had to find ways to promote Read More >>