Cascading style sheets (CSS) and the shaping of dynamic design

Many of us can remember a time when the typical web page resembled a poster publicizing a high school dance. No banners, no sidebars and certainly no flash. When a designer wanted to grab your attention they used red type on a blue background, which resulted in more migraines than anything else. Thankfully, web design... Read More

October 21st By

Our Top 9 winner demonstrates consistent branding at its finest

The votes are in, and this month’s top 9 winner is designer nnorth, with her all-encompassing brand identity design for fashion store Affaire. It’s clear that both designer and client understand the importance unifying a brand. Whether taking home an Affaire shopping bag home or snagging a business card from an Affaire employee, Affaire customers are bound... Read More

October 17th By

Vote for your favorite design in this month’s Top 9!

Our global community of designers never fails to wow us with their talent – and this month was no exception! From sandwich superheroes to cartoonish book covers for bestselling authors, this month’s Top 9 has it all. Feast your eyes on our favorite winning designs over the past month and vote for your personal favorite.... Read More

October 10th By

Why so many logos get the blues

If you look at some of the most successful logo designs and branding campaigns in the world today, you may get the blues. No, not the deep abiding sadness that makes you want to play the harmonica. But the many shades of blue that seem to find their way into so many logos in the... Read More

October 10th By

3 effective Facebook cover design tips for your business

It seems that nearly everyone is on Facebook these days. Well, over 651 million of us are, and once you let that number sink in, you can see how the social media site is a wellspring of potential consumers for your business. But before you dive in, there are a few things you should understand... Read More

October 6th By

Infographic: Increase engagement with a Facebook cover redesign

At 99designs we understand the importance of good design, but businesses often can’t justify it in their budget. We set out to put some numbers behind the importance of good design for social media pages, specifically Facebook covers. The Facebook cover design infographic below presents the findings of our survey to businesses who use social... Read More

October 3rd By

Speaking design: How to communicate with your designer

How many times have we all tried to speak specifically and intelligently but lacked the proper lingo? For example, telling your mechanic that the “thingy” in the engine is broken probably isn’t too helpful. It’s very similar when communicating with designers. The more specific you can be about your requests, the better the chances they... Read More

September 30th By

We’re proud to announce 99designs’ latest milestone!

We’ve got some big news! As of this month, we’ve paid out a whopping $80 million to our designers, and we couldn’t have done it without you! Today, we span 196 countries, are localized in nine languages, and have more than 850,000 designers on our platform. 1-to-1 projects have seen a tremendous surge as well,... Read More

September 25th By

Lost in translation – what we can learn from 4 epic cultural design fails

Keeping your brand’s message on target can get tricky when entering the international marketplace. Cultural idioms and images that may exist in one culture may not translate well to another, and worse, may even carry an unintended negative connotation. Here we’ll take a look at four cases where the brand’s message got lost (or even... Read More

September 19th By

Meet the finalists for this month’s Top 9 at 99!

Every month, Top 9 at 99 showcases the best of the best from 99designs’ winning entries. Whether they were creating a full tech website or fashion tights, all of these designers demonstrated their impressive talent and ability to help achieve the goals of each client’s creative brief. Be it cute creatures on a greeting card or a... Read More

September 17th By