Your Complete Guide to Effective Web Design
My passion is discovering what makes web pages work better - and to share that knowledge with the world.
I have been a pro web designer since 1994. I started Web Design from Scratch in 2004 to share free articles and tutorials on effective web design, covering a range of topics from graphic design to SEO, HTML and CSS to copywriting.
Here’s the most important thing I’ve discovered… Most of what we think makes a difference (i.e. generates action, signups, sales etc.) really doesn’t!
Truthfully, to be among the very best web designers today, you need to master a range of marketing skills, but most of all you need insights to know what matters, what to change, and when.
That’s what I teach with my comprehensive Pro Web Design Course: Now over 100 hours!! of the best advice and the best examples that show you how to design websites the right way.
The course includes absolutely every product, book, or video that I create. I add new content every single month, to make the Pro Web Design Course the most valuable resource you could ever find if you’re serious about making money online.
Latest Web Design Tutorials
Check out the latest from the 'Web Design from Scratch' team. Read web design news and articles designed to help you make the most of your website.
Feb282014As of March 2014, '1 per click' and 'many per click' conversions have gone forever. Hurray! Instead, we have flexible conversion tracking. Find out more here.
Feb132014WordPress powers one fifth of the web. If your site isn't already running on WordPress, our expert gives you three compelling reasons to start using it now.
Feb132014After one outage too many on my HostGator dedicated server, I've moved over to WPEngine, with immediately noticeable improvements.
Jan282014I show how link building can sometimes be the most effective way to increase a site's conversions.
Most Popular Web Design Articles
Here are some of our more popular articles. We're sure you'll be able to find something useful here.
May82012My list of the 100 best designed websites of 2012. See websites that work, you may be surprised that they are not all necessarily pretty.
Mar202013This blogger's horror story of how 123-reg, a UK domain name registration company, lost control of my business-critical domain name for 21 days.
Dec202006Your complete guide to Web 2.0 design style. I talk you through the elements of web2.0 design, and show you how to do web design 2.0
Nov292008My selection of the ten best designed websites of 2008.