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Creative Design

  • 5 years 3 months ago

    Money isn’t always the difference between an effective website and a dud, any more than back hair is the difference between a monkey and a man. There are at least as many bad websites that cost a fortune as there are sad humans who have back hair. While one factor often leads to another, there are more variations to this standard than there are monkeys jumping on the bed.

  • 5 years 3 months ago

    There are as many approaches to web design as there are trees in the jungle. Picking the right approach can be as tough as picking the best banana from the bunch, but if you want to avoid a belly ache, you’ve got to narrow down your options.

  • 5 years 3 months ago

    Combing profits from your website is a lot like picking bugs from your buddy’s fur -  the work is tiresome, but the payoff is a delicious. Luckily, we’re expert bug pickers, which is why we know how to design with ROI in mind. A recent article on SimplyZesty.com explores the relationship between actual online behavior and some common misconceptions about designing for the buying consumer.

  • 5 years 3 months ago

    “Great responsive web design is a matter of process,” according to Jacey Gulden of SocialMediaToday.com, and that process needs to be every bit as adaptive as the content your site will eventually hold.

  • 5 years 3 months ago

    More and more websites are

  • 5 years 4 months ago

    Many times web writers and designers get caught up in the typography of their designs that they forget about the reader’s reading experience. Yes, typography is important, but perhaps not as important as some people would think. The key is to keep the reader in mind when designing an article. Three aspects of the digital reading experience are the content, the content and the reader and each one needs attention.

    Content

  • 5 years 4 months ago

    In the bustling of trying to adapt content to various devices, companies have forgotten an important aspect: the reader. Nowadays there is so much emphasis on fitting content on mobile devices, tablets, desktops that typography has been undermined.

    It’s time to get back to the basics and design for the reader, first and foremost.

    The Goal of Type

  • 5 years 5 months ago

    Responsive design—did you know that responsive web design is incredibly fashionable these days? In case you are not sure what responsive web design is—check this.

    “Responsive web design (often abbreviated to RWD) is a web design approach aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices (from desktop computer monitors to mobile phones)” - Source

  • 5 years 6 months ago

    It’s already 2013 and we thought it would be fun to list the top five things we loved seeing on the web in 2012.

    #1. 50 Design Blogs for 2012

    Web design is pretty cool because it is only going to keep getting better. We stumbled across this blog post and think it’s awesome for gaining some inspiration in 2013. What we love about this blog post is that there are 50 blogs to look at. Each blog is unique and offers a lot of excitement in the form of web design.

  • 5 years 8 months ago

    Working in web design and development is a guarantee that you will deal with some sort of negativity. Of course we would rather all avoid it, but you can’t just ignore it. There are people out there who will spend their free time dragging you down. You can’t let it get to you and here are some ways you can deal with it.

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