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Web Design Principles
A professional web designer is a person who manages to ignore his personal likes and dislikes and creates the layout that satisfies and attracts the audience of the future site. Web design principles are generally accepted, but eventually changing recommendations on how to create comfortable and user friendly website interface with powerful Photoshop elements 9 software and extended Adobe CS6 design software. Your project's niche and goals are the factors that all your work should be based on, so don't disregard some basic concepts of marketing, psychology, art and search engine optimization. Our team keeps this collection of guidelines up-to-date as technology and viewers' preferences keep on evolving.
Websites are obviously an extremely visual way of communicating with people, and color plays a very large part in that communication process. The guide we've put together here will lead you on a journey of discovery through color, and what it means for your web design efforts. Enjoy!
You can make logging into your site as complex or as simple a process as you want, but as you'll see from the tips I share here that now might be a good time to put some common sense to use, and stick to keeping your overall login process relatively simple.
There are definitely cycles in web design where things fall in and out of favor every few years. Using a full-screen background image in one of those trends that is coming back. And fast. As with any other trend, there are prons and cons of using it. Let's look more closely into them.
Unless you've been living under a rock for the last decade or so you are aware that ecommerce has become an important part of the global economy. From the days of the dotcom bust, when one e-commerce site after another went out of business, we've arrived at a time in history when e-commerce sales are rapidly heading towards the $500+ billion mark each year. Learn how to design a great e-commerce website with this simple guide.
If you think Comic Sans is the worst it gets, you couldn't be more mistaken. There are some seriously hideous fonts, some of which were created that way purposefully but others didn't intent to end up as a laughingstock of the font world. Here are some of the ugliest fonts in web design history and what they were (hopefully) going for.
As a web designer it is important to keep up with current trends and how they effect the user interface (UI) and experience of the sites you create. Some trends we hear about every time we visit a design focused web site or blog. Other trends don't gather quite as much attention. Below are a few UI trends that might not get as much coverage, but are still worthy of incorporating into modern day designs.
When you're designing your customer-facing website, it's probably too tempting to think outside the box and try to create a unique and innovative online experience. But this may actually turn out to be the least effective and most alienating approach you could possibly take.
Creating a great foodie website isn't exactly rocket science, but I've put together these handy tips to help you along in your digital, culinary journey. Be warned - there are some mouth-watering examples!
Web designs are like fashion trends: Some of them are classics while others are best left forgotten. However, they're still good for a laugh and as a reminder of what happens when you try to get too creative with your design skills. Here are some of the ugliest web design trends of all times. Revisiting history ensures that you won't repeat these mistakes.