Close up of the definition of design on a smartphone.
Design may be something that you brush off as an expendable expense when it comes to budgeting and allocations, but it’s just as important as other facets of a business when it comes to both the long and short term health of a company.
Desktop computer, laptop computer, smart phone, and tablet on a desk
As the field of user experience continues to expand, it’s important to be cognizant of the main principles that build the foundation for human-computer interaction.
Person working on blue and white paper on board
Creating a design system from scratch can be tedious and time-consuming. But, this blog breaks down the process into a few manageable steps. 
Laptop screen with colorful logos.
Design systems are a valuable asset to your company. They standardize visual elements and maintain brand continuity across platforms. They also allow teams to move faster and communicate better.
Hands throwing graduation caps in the air.
We've worked with a variety of clients over the years, and each client success story is unique. When looking specifically at our higher education projects, we noticed a common theme among them all. Each of the institutions we've collaborated with focused on improving site usability and design.
Color swatches
Color plays an important role in the user experience. The color scheme selected for your brand and website should effectively deliver a message to your user about your brand, product, and services.
Design wireframes
I was tasked with designing key elements for the brand: a logo, website, and various illustrations to use as imagery. Here's how I tackled the project.
To-Do List in Notebook
If you want to know if your site’s core functionalities are user-friendly, a heuristic evaluation is a great place to start. 
Yujean Park
Yujean Park
Diamond pattern
In a nutshell, a component is a design element used on more than one page.
James Cole
James Cole
Web development

You don't need to go fully 'headless' to use React for parts of your Drupal site.

While you may have a seemingly well-organized navigation that just needs finessing, your site architecture is the foundation of the entire website experience. Do you really want to build on something that could be cracking at the base?
Jen Rovner
Piggy bank

Your website is outdated and you need a new digital coat of paint. You’re not alone. Many companies created great sites five or ten years ago that are now showing their age. Find out how to save money on your website redesign.

Sue Spolan
Sue Spolan
User with keyboard, mouse, and coffee mug

You have 15 seconds to make an impact when people visit your site. If your website is not user friendly, you will lose more than 20 sales in the time it takes you to read this post. Is that a gamble you’re willing to take?

Sue Spolan
Sue Spolan
Old computer station

We asked our team of experts at Zivtech to look into the near future and consider what's possible for 2016. Here are their predictions, and a few other random thoughts.

Zivtech Staff
Web Design
Our front-end development team make it their mission to always be on top of the latest news in the Design world, so that we can provide cutting-edge design work for our clients. It isn't surprising, then, that we also want to share exciting info with you!
Devon Walder
Here at Zivtech, we are obsessed with creating immersive experiences for mobile and the web using cutting-edge design and Open Source Software like Drupal and Angular.js. One of the web design techniques that we've had on our radar is Parallax Scrolling, which gives depth to a page by scrolling two dimensions of the site at different rates.
Devon Walder
It’s not surprising that the web design and development communities struggle with nomenclature. We are creating new ways of working, new systems, and new things, all of which need names. We rely on what we know, borrowing and altering what we can with varied success.
Meghan Palagyi

Join us in Portland, Oregon for the Pacific Northwest Drupal Summit October 14 -16, 2011.

Tony Capponi
Web Development

We’re looking for a web designer to help build our interactive design division at Zivtech.

Mason Wendell
Sass and Compass
So you write a lot of CSS, right? I used to be like you. I'll bet you probably write enough CSS to see tons of possibilities in the code, but also maybe you pull your hair out over some of the limitations?
Mason Wendell
We're pleased to announce Mason Wendell has joined our team as Zivtech's new Creative Director.
Web Design
Is Drupal a bad platform for designers? If you were paying attention to the Drupal Planet or the twitter feeds of various Drupal community members and designers in the Drupal world, you might think the answer is a resounding 'Yes'.