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More materials by author Larry Alton

Everyone knows that to build and maintain a successful web presence, you have to keep up with the latest trends. Hamburger menus, infinite scroll, videos playing in the background - there are hundreds of articles covering these types of trends, and why you should supposedly be implementing them, but there isn't much content that describes how or why these trends emerge in the first place.
As designers, we're accustomed to conceptualizing websites in terms of design structure - wireframes, whitespace, code, navigation, and so on - as well as in terms of content management. But before a design project can even reach that point, you and your team must create a project plan.
Agile web design is not so much a process; it's more of a philosophy. Today, agile project development is a popular - and highly effective - way to design websites. Let's take a look at how it works.
Modern web design is striking to say the least. Designers today have countless tools and tricks to bring out the best of a certain brand and their website. The resulting design may be beautiful, but it might not have the result ecommerce websites are looking for. If you're aiming to design or repair a website in 2016, there are a few important things to avoid.
Social media has become a ubiquitous internet structure. It's no longer a separate entity, but it's woven itself into every aspect of the web. For businesses, creating a successful website means considering the impact of social media. Consumers are used to constant connectivity on every channel, and as a result, social media trends are influencing every website.
Most businesses can't thrive any more without a website. Even mom and pop shops that have been around for several decades are beginning to change with the times and adopt the use of a website to enhance their business. This is made possible because web design has never been easier, cheaper, or faster than it is right now, thanks to template-based website platforms.
As a web designer, one of the most challenging aspects of the job is staying fresh and creative. Let's review some of the top tips from those who've been there before.
Responsive is the current buzz word in web design, but is it really worth all the hype? Couldn't you simply have a separate site for mobile and desktop? You should do the research and recognize the benefits yourself before you decide to make your website responsive. Begin with these 12 excellent benefits of responsive web design.
For almost two decades, digital marketers and online businesses have relied on some fundamental assumptions about the Internet and online experience. Design, user experience, content, and SEO strategies all depended on these assumptions being true.
The traditional website, as we know it, is becoming obsolescent. As a result, web design as we know it is going to hit a complete dead end. Learn why and what you can do about it.