Web Design Basics
Web Design Basics Design Principles (105 materials)
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.
404 pages provide you with a fantastic opportunity to not only engage your visitors that bit more, but also to ensure that even if you've messed up and deleted a particular page that the visitor doesn't simply leave your site and go elsewhere instead. Here are some tips for making your 404 page part of your overall online marketing effort.
Now that we're fully immersed in a mobile-ready world, it's not enough for business websites to feature responsive design (although it's still important). Now it's all about mobile site, app, or both. Which one works best for your business, consumers and company, and which can you do without?