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BasicsAre you new to web design? Learning a new skill can be overwhelming, especially if you do not know where to start from. We suggest you start learning web design from the basics. In this category you’ll find everything you need to know to begin creating that perfect website.
Social media have long ago become an important part of our everyday life, no wonder we hear it is a must for every website to be 'optimized for social'. But what does it mean exactly - to be optimized for social? And why is it that important?
These last couple of weeks I've been reflecting on 2014. The year was full of events. We learned a lot and made changes. Let's revise some of those things we learned about web design this year.
It's become a tradition for every self-respecting blog somehow related to web design to have a post predicting web design trends for the upcoming year or summarizing trends for the ending year, or both. I was curious if the trends that were predicted for 2014 in fact became actual trends. Here are the results of my small research. Plus my predictions for the upcoming year.
Whether you are just starting your career in photography or you are a seasoned professional there is one fact you can not argue with - you have to have a portfolio. Portfolios sell, this is the only way for you to get clients after all. Think about it - is there really any other way for you to show people how awesome you are, what you can do with that camera of yours?
Website speed plays an essential role in overall website functionality. It's typically the first step in defining user experience. If a website's landing page has trouble loading, or if too many plugins cause sections of it to appear or function at a slower rate, that tends to give users a poor first impression, if it doesn't lose them altogether.
You probably know that creating a website from scratch is not a matter of a few hours or even a few days. It is a lot of work and learning, and it takes a lot of time to build one website from scratch. Or is it? Learn how to create your own unique website in just 30 minutes!
Most designers stopped implementing buttons as a design element around 2003/2004, using dynamic menu systems and CSS to dress things up instead. Strangely, buttons have made a comeback in web dev circles, now they're known as "ghost buttons" instead. This is literally the most anticipated trend for 2015. So you better get prepared if you want to stay up to date in the new year.
There are a lot of things you need to take into consideration when building your own website, who is the target audience, what will your website be about, how will it look. The list goes on and on. When planning your website, at some point you will be asking yourself what is the best website builder. In this article we will provide five simple tips for making this choice easier.
An educational story from an experienced web developer. A lot of valuable information for newbies here. And we are sure even experienced designers/developers will find something of value here as well.
I don't know if you have noticed this already or not - but I absolutely love freebies. And I love to share them with you. Today I'm gonna show you 15 awesome free web templates from Wix.