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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…

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5 Predictions of Modern Web Design

5 Predictions of Modern Web Design

By / Apr 1, 2014 / Trends

The web and graphic design industry is expanding in leaps and bounds. However, each year brings its own unique surprises. We foresee many trends emerging in the web design realm with more focus being given on creating less complicated and more sophisticated designs.

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Apple Dictates the World’s Visual Design

By / Jan 16, 2014 / Trends

Every time Apple redesigns their software, specifically iOS, the entire design industry landscape changes. Basically, everyone follows them. This phenomenon actually makes a lot of sense. What’s confusing, though, is that Apple typically isn’t the first to create new design patterns or usability trends, and Apple isn’t necessarily the most capable leader when it comes…

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Web Design Trends for 2014

By / Jan 14, 2014 / Trends

The start of a new year is always an exciting time for businesses to look ahead and wonder what the coming year will bring. There are a lot of changes in store in 2014, especially for people who work in technology and web design.