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You probably know that creating a website from scratch is not a matter of a few hours or even a few days. It is a lot of work and learning, and it takes a lot of time to build one website from scratch. Or is it? Learn how to create your own unique website in just 30 minutes!
Most designers stopped implementing buttons as a design element around 2003/2004, using dynamic menu systems and CSS to dress things up instead. Strangely, buttons have made a comeback in web dev circles, now they're known as "ghost buttons" instead. This is literally the most anticipated trend for 2015. So you better get prepared if you want to stay up to date in the new year.
Websites are obviously an extremely visual way of communicating with people, and color plays a very large part in that communication process. The guide we've put together here will lead you on a journey of discovery through color, and what it means for your web design efforts. Enjoy!
You can make logging into your site as complex or as simple a process as you want, but as you'll see from the tips I share here that now might be a good time to put some common sense to use, and stick to keeping your overall login process relatively simple.
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.