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It is commonly said that 'Content is King'. To many people, that simply means written content. However if you consider the fact that the human brain processes visual elements 60,000 times faster than text and 90 percent of the information transmitted to the human brain is visual it makes you wonder if a text heavy website might be causing your visitors to miss your message.Enter the concept of visual storytelling.
Today, there are all sorts of things that make our jobs as web developers and designers easier. The cloud and programs like Etherpad, Twiddla, etc. allow us to work in real time with our clients even if we live in Portland while they live in Tallahassee. Programs like these are a godsend, but they can cause a lot of problems - especially if you are lax with your security. In this article you'll find steps taking which you'll reduce your chances of having to deal with the multitudes of threats.
Parallax scrolling is without a doubt one of the hottest trends in web design these days. The ability to make the background move at a slower rate that the foreground as the visitor scrolls down the page gives even flat designed sites a nice element of depth to make the site really stand out. But parallax design is extremely complex. And even those up to the challenge have voiced their concerns about parallax scrolling; but those concerns are exactly what we aim to tackle in this article.
One of the most important aspects of any website design project is getting the UX, or User Experience, elements flowing properly. <p>What I want to share with you here are the UX tips which can and will have a lasting impact on how your websites are designed, and how easily customers can interact with them.
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You won't have to talk to a web designer for very long before the subject of Javascript and jQuery libraries gets dropped into the conversation. Why does this happen? Well it's because every web designer out there knows how versatile these libraries are, and just how important it is to be completely familiar with their various functions and capabilities. To help you whittle down on the amount of jQuery research you have to do online we've put together a list of the 20 libraries we think will ha...
There's always been a dispute about what a web designer should or shouldn't be. One of the best examples of this is found in the debate about whether or not web designers should really learn even the basics of HTML, as in knowing how to code. Another pointed debate has been centered around the web developer issue. We believe it's necessary to be well-rounded these days. Here's why.
Rails has exploded over the last years, evolved from being the underdog to becoming one of the most widely used web frameworks today. Those working with Rails are hardly surprised, they've been telling the rest of us this will happen eventually, and it seems they were right. This article is for the naysayers and haters, as well as those simply interested in just how diverse Rails websites can be.
Have you ever felt like you might explode when a website you open on your smartphone is not accommodating to the screen size? I have recently and I'm sure you have as well. Here is a small list of UX blunders that make website visitors crazy. Please do avoid them!
I admit, the title of this article was generated by a silly online tool, but it does make sense. E-commerce can make you filthy rich! This article will be useful to both web designers who never worked with e-commerce platforms and to people who plan to open an online store using one of those platforms. Yep, this article is gonna focus on e-commerce platforms.
There's always one constant in the world of web design: There are always trends that are popping up left and right on a regular basis. A couple of years or so ago, it was parallax scrolling that was all the rage. Then, as something of a rebellion against all of the overkill exposure of skeuomorphism primarily coming from Apple, flat design began to take charge.That brings us to the relative new kid on the block, so to speak, in the design world: long shadow design. This article will tell you ......