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Here's the good news, right off the bat: This fourth lesson is the easiest in our making-a-website exclusive series. Now that you've already learned all about the basic joys of HTML, CSS and styling and creating your website, you'll get to master the selection of the ideal webhost and finally launching your website. Sound exciting? Read on!
At this point in our exclusive series, you've learned all about the utmost basics of HTML and CSS, as well as styling. In other words, you should be more than comfortable with working with HTML and CSS.
Now that you've learned all of the basics of HTML, you're ready to pass to the next lesson in making a website: worrying about CSS and styling. It's not hard at all...really! In the first lesson, you learned all about the joys of basic HTML, and now, we can move on to adding some personality to your website courtesy of CSS and styling.
Look around the Internet, and you'll see a myriad of different websites. Some are designed excellently with the user in mind at all times while some are designed shabbily without much thought, planning or care. If you want to create your very own website and join the ranks of the numerous website owners and designers, what should you do? How should you go about it?
In a nutshell, flat design can be summed up by the old proverb K.I.S.S. or "Keep it simple, stupid." Flat design is based on the principle that web design must be simplified and return to a more classically digital look. Some have even called flat design so friendly to users that it's user-centric...as in users are first and foremost in mind with this design approach.
Typography makes up the bulk of your website because web content is mainly about reading. Therefore, why not concentrate on making typography as clear, helpful and attractive as possible? It's sad but true that many web designers just neglect typography and view it as something of an afterthought.
Haven't you heard yet? Parallax scrolling is all the rage this year in web design, and there's no sign of it slowing down anytime soon. A sophisticated scrolling technique that will impress you, parallax scrolling is characterized by the movement of background images at a slower speed than the foreground images.
Website Usability Checklist. In this article you'll find amazing website usability tips that will help you to create stunning websites.
Web design is a field that's constantly changing and being updated because it's so dynamic. Every year, new trends in the field pop up, sometimes because someone has an inventive idea that catches fire or because an old need finally gets addressed. In any case, web design is always in flux, which is what makes it so exciting
No web designer ever starts out with the intention to create a website that's burdened by mistake after mistake. However, good intentions never ensure success, which is why many websites all over the Internet are plagued by web design errors that simply repulse site visitors from ever coming back...and with good reason!