Most times, when someone visits your website they are a reader on a mission. They don’t want to fumble through tangled links or scale walls of text to reach the golden nugget located in the heart of your domain. Just like walls in the real world, walls in the virtual world repel visitors. A real easy way to tear down these walls is through the use of simple icons and graphics. A good article on this topic can be found here.
An enriching user experience creates happier costumers. The use of emotional design can go far in creating a costumer experience people will tell their friends about for months. We all like exciting things! Click here to read more and shrink your complaint box!
“Who are you? What do you do and why you do it? Have you ever stopped to wonder that these may be questions your users are asking? It doesn’t matter if you are a freelance designer, a creative agency, a band, or an online store, showing information about you is a good way to get your users attention.”
“Line25 Sites of the Week is a weekly roundup of the most outstanding website designs that I stumble across during my every day browsing. In this week’s collection, we have designs from Octave & Octave, Octopus Creative, Taasky, Chicester Design and Supper Club App.”
There is good webdesign and then there is over design. Over designing a webpage can distract users from what you are trying to say and often times attract critics to your work. While fancy techniques like Parallax scrolling can make for interesting effects, it should not be used to overshadow content, but instead it should support your content and emphasize your points. Here are some examples of design gone wrong.
As devices get higher and higher resolution screens, the crisp and clean design of web pages becomes even more important. Ascetic appeal will drive traffic to sites and often times change how people feel about a product, company or service. To see these trends click here.
“Design can make or break web and mobile startups these days. But the problem is: It’s not always clear how to improve the design of web sites, mobile apps and connected devices. Is it just about making them cleaner, more streamlined, and less cluttered?” — Rani Molla
Business cards dont have to be all business. A little flash here and there really makes things pop, and sometimes a little bit of style goes a long way. Click Here to see some wonderful examples of elegant business card design.
“There are plenty of ways to promote and name your business and one of the best and cost effective way is business cards.Having your own business card means that you are ready to face to business world.In which business you are in,business cards are the most essential material to get a positive first impression so you always have to take the advantage of memorable business cards to catch people’s attention.” –Designbeep Staff
Featured here are great examples of the use of videos as headers. It’s interesting how much can be said by a simple animation rather than text. This kind of feature not only sets a mood for the site but also brings a sense of liveliness to the user’s browsing experience.Check them out here.
“Following on from my recent showcase of websites featuring full screen videos, today’s post looks at the sub-trend of big video headers in web design. HTML5 and jQuery make it easy to add dynamic video content to your site without bogging down the browser with Flash.” –Chris Spooner
Here are some great examples of different ways typography can be used in web design. It’s always interesting to see how simple and attractive text can really bring a website together. Check them out here.
“Back in May we showcased here 19 Inspiring Examples of Text Over Images in Web Design and we had a really good response on the designs we featured. So for this post, type will take the center stage again. This time showing you beautiful ways to draw attention to your text.