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Top Web Design Trends for 2015

Top Web Design Trends for 2015

By / Mar 19, 2015 / Trends

There’s no clear-cut scientific formula to great design because it’s undoubtedly considered more of an art than a science. Strangely there are many recognizable patterns which seem to reappear time and again. These might be called popular design techniques but from an industry perspective many people refer to them as design trends.

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Building Websites with a Focus on Usability & Performance

Building Websites with a Focus on Usability & Performance

By / Feb 8, 2015 / Trends

The total number of usability designers worldwide is small but growing. Most designers consider themselves an expert in specific fields like graphic design, icon design, website layouts, animation, or mobile applications. But when it comes to UI design the most important part always boils down to the user experience. A sumptuous user experience is created…

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Icons in Web Design: Tips, Resources, and Examples

Icons in Web Design: Tips, Resources, and Examples

By / Dec 30, 2014 / Trends

Modern icons have become a staple for every digital interface. They can help organize content, they’re generally lightweight and even play mp3’s. No wait that’s iPods… well even iPods have a use for icons because they’re a quick visual method to convey information.

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Best Practices for Creating Fullscreen Website Backgrounds

Best Practices for Creating Fullscreen Website Backgrounds

By / Dec 2, 2014 / Trends

The artistic use of fullscreen backgrounds has become a large part of the web design lexicon. Many different layouts from landing pages to agencies and social networks have used this feature with great success. It’s a fantastic way to draw attention while simultaneously branding a company or project.

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How To Design Interfaces from a User Experience Perspective

How To Design Interfaces from a User Experience Perspective

By / Oct 3, 2014 / Trends

Both web design and mobile app design share many similar features. One of the most important features is that they’re both created for an audience, whether young kids or teens or adults or some kind of mix. The end user should be your most important priority when it comes to brainstorming new ideas.

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Clean UI Trends for Large Recognizable Website Headers

Clean UI Trends for Large Recognizable Website Headers

By / Sep 30, 2014 / Trends

Once a visitor lands on your website the first thing they notice is your header. Whether it’s only a small navigation bar or a large fullscreen photo slideshow, the header section is an important part to any layout. Larger headers tend to be more memorable and help to promote a website’s branding. When built correctly…

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10 Essential Elements of a Landing Page

10 Essential Elements of a Landing Page

By / Aug 13, 2014 / Trends

Have you ever come across a landing page that wouldn’t let you leave? Not because of engaging content, but because it physically stopped you from closing the window. That’s one way to capture attention, but definitely not the best way. And that’s not the type of landing page we’re discussing here. Instead of relying on…

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A Serious Look At Card Based Design

A Serious Look At Card Based Design

By / Jun 12, 2014 / Trends

Cards. You may be unfamiliar with the term, but you’re no doubt familiar with the concept. Cards are ubiquitous in web design these days, and the trend seems to be catching on. In fact, the revered web trinity of Google, Twitter, and Facebook are all doing it, so it must be worth at least a…

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You’re Not Emotional: Emotions and Web Design

You’re Not Emotional: Emotions and Web Design

By / Jun 2, 2014 / Trends

How does this website make you feel? On the surface, it may seem that reading an article on a website is an emotionless experience, but science tells us that we use emotions to inform our understanding. So, yes, you are experiencing an emotion right now, but what could it be? Let’s come back to that…

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How Wearable Technology Will Impact Web Design

How Wearable Technology Will Impact Web Design

By / May 16, 2014 / Trends

Remember how wearing a calculator watch back in the day made you feel like George Jetson or his boy Elroy? Technology has come a long way from spelling out naughty words (upside down) on your calculator. These days, you can make calls, record videos, check your health, and buy coffee from your smartwatch–and that’s just…