Designing a website to showcase all that great photography is not as simple as just dumping all your images into a package made with CSS and HTML. It needs to be planned and designed to support those images. Continue reading →
Flat design took designers by storm — evolving from a few simple projects to becoming a significant part of web, and especially application, design.Here are a few ways to predict web design trends (with a few trendy web design examples) … and maybe even start one yourself. Continue reading →
When it comes designing websites, small businesses are many times victim to the old saying that states “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” Unlike large corporations with large in-house website design and Internet marketing departments, small businesses are left to their own ill-equipped devices or left in the hands of an outsourced website design firm.
It generally takes a third party to point out a website’s physical and esthetic flaws. Sometimes it takes a few hundred of your dearest friends and colleagues to convince you that your website is ugly. An ugly website can come in many shapes and sizes. It may have a horrendous color scheme, a nasty logo, outdated architecture, inappropriate images, spelling errors, or it just might be difficult to navigate and locate information. Regardless, these ugly ducklings exist and they seem to be growing and living well past their intended lifecycle.
As a small business owner or C-level executive, listen to those around you and seek outsiders’ opinions. If someone you know and trust or even a prospective customer tells you your website has “issues”, it probably does need a refresh or a complete overhaul. Seek outside help and seek it quickly, before you are labeled one of the ugly ones. This isn’t the playground and you won’t hear your girlfriends whispering behind your back. All you’ll know is you are receiving little traffic, few conversions, or virtually zero website leads or sales.
Up until this year mobile friendly websites were a luxury of large brands or companies with big IT budgets. Then a little thing called responsive design arrived and it changed the mobile landscape for the average business.
Responsive web design allows website developers to best utilize the available screen real estate on desktop and mobile devices. The website adapts in layout without removing massive amounts of web content.
What was once considered a costly expenditure is now part of the standard website design project. Businesses no longer have to create two independent websites or pay to support two websites. They can develop one website that simply adapts to accommodate the smaller footprint of mobile devices.
Benefits of Using Responsive Design
• Captures more mobile traffic
• Captures higher ranking and more search traffic for local terms and phrases
• Improves overall bounce rates because it cuts down on mobile user frustration
• Avoids duplicate content that can result from managing two websites
• Increases online sales (yes people really do buy products off of mobile devices)
• Cheaper than developing separate websites for desktop and mobile usage
• Saves development time because you create only one website
• Provides a consistent user experience across devices (as opposed two multiple websites that look and act differently)
If you’re a webmaster or a website owner, this article is for you: These 10 tips can help you to build better and more successful websites. We suggest to hire a web developer if you can’t write the HTML source code. Even if you’re able to create a website on your own, it’s often to separate the technical stuff from the marketing part. Continue reading →
Publishing or installing a website is for many webmaster a routine job and smaller sites are often online within minutes. That’s the theory, but there are a lot of mistakes you can do. Sure many of them are harmless and most of you would name them “unimportant”. Sure a website will not break if the meta description is missing, but how is this for your (possible) visitor and Google? Like this “stupid” mistake there are many more, here is my checklist, you should check for all your new sites and also existing websites where bigger updates are done. Continue reading →
Being a web designer you have to always be in tune with the latest trends, these things are like a riptide – always in motion, constantly changing, even if it looks like it’s still for a while. New technologies emerge every day, people change the patterns of behaviour online, web design is dependent on these factors, thus the trends are rapidly changing and you have to know them or stay forever behind.
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In this world of internet, owning a website/web portal has become common. The main reason behind this is designing a website became much easier as it was not few years back. With the influence of various online sources and availability of free/paid web designing tools, now even a non techie person can design compatible website.
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A website’s design can make or break its popularity with visitors or potential clients, and no one wants to own a terrible-looking website. And while the proliferation of template designs have dramatically reduced the likelihood of owning a dud, it doesn’t mean that it’s easy to pick the best template for your needs. And in order to start the process, you need to evaluate a few things.Like why you’re building a website. Continue reading →
Web design is obviously a very visual type of communication, and colors play a very essential part in this. Understanding the meaning of colors, how they work together and what emotions each color evokes, you can create better websites and provide your customers with powerful tools for gaining true success.
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