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There is a great plus to being a designer - while most of the population is frantically searching the stands with Valentines cards for something unique for their loved ones - you can easily create a custom made card for your special one. I collected 50+ FREE vector design resources to help you with that.
Web design is a fascinating subject to learn, but an unprepared novice might find it daunting. The amount of techniques and nuances makes it hard to find where to start from. I know even the most experienced web designers don't know absolutely everything. There is a number of very good web design courses on the web that are aimed to help you with that. I'm gonna show you the best ones.
Cross-browser testing is a critical step to take before a website goes live. Those who neglect this process risk high bounce rates, since some users might be unable to view or even navigate your web presence. There are many tools to help you with cross-browser testing. The following list includes free and freemium tools that you can use to ensure greater browser compatibility.
These last couple of weeks I've been reflecting on 2014. The year was full of events. We learned a lot and made changes. Let's revise some of those things we learned about web design this year.
It's become a tradition for every self-respecting blog somehow related to web design to have a post predicting web design trends for the upcoming year or summarizing trends for the ending year, or both. I was curious if the trends that were predicted for 2014 in fact became actual trends. Here are the results of my small research. Plus my predictions for the upcoming year.
Whether you are just starting your career in photography or you are a seasoned professional there is one fact you can not argue with - you have to have a portfolio. Portfolios sell, this is the only way for you to get clients after all. Think about it - is there really any other way for you to show people how awesome you are, what you can do with that camera of yours?
Website speed plays an essential role in overall website functionality. It's typically the first step in defining user experience. If a website's landing page has trouble loading, or if too many plugins cause sections of it to appear or function at a slower rate, that tends to give users a poor first impression, if it doesn't lose them altogether.
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.