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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.
Odds are you have seen Font Awesome in use on a number of websites you frequent. This web font made up completely of scalable vector icons has quickly become one of the most frequently used tools in the web designer's arsenal. In this quick tutorial, we are going to call on Font Awesome icons to help spruce up a rather bland vertical menu bar.
The world of web development is constantly changing, with new development, business and productivity tools being introduced every single day. The vast majority of these tools will prove to be useful to at least some developers out there, but which ones do you actually need to use, and which ones are just fun to play around with?
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.