Posts Tagged ‘web design’
Designers are always on the lookout for resources and tools that can make their work easier, not to mention inspire them to take their designs to new levels. When it comes to finding inspiration and tools, there’s no better place to be than in a community of like minded people.
That’s where Inky Deals comes into the picture. Technically a deals web site for designers, Inky Deals has become one of the go to sites for many a designer. With a community encompassing more than 300,000 design enthusiasts, the site offers a host of premium resources at prices anyone can afford. From web designers to graphic designers, Inky Deals has made quite a lot of people happy with their offers. Read More
Editor’s Note: Matt Lee is the Director of Marketing at Adhere Creative, an award-winning business to business inbound marketing agency. Matt plays the violin and takes pride in having played for Pope Benedict during his papacy. To see more of Matt’s work, visit www.adherecreative.com/blog
The next time you head to the mall or airport, do some people watching to see what others are doing while shopping or waiting for flights. Of course, some are chatting, window shopping, or reading a magazine to pass the time. However, the majority of those you come across in a public place are busy with their cell phones or tablets. They’re scrolling through websites, posting updates on social media, and streaming video content. Studies have shown that traffic from smart devices has increased 125% since 2012, and there are many indications that the trend of accessing the internet through mobile devices will continue to boom.
However, you’ve probably noticed that using your smart phone to browse sites which are not optimized for mobile devices can be frustrating, if not downright exasperating. The fact is that many web pages are not mobile friendly, making operability a nightmare. When you think about how much business you could lose simply because visitors to your landing page are annoyed, you can see how adjustments are necessary. The simple answer is that you need to know how to implement responsive web design so that visitors aren’t turned away. Read More
It’s a good time for web designers, with more potential clients looking for excellent work for fees that are more competitive as compared to agencies. Wherever you are in the world, you can vie for work as long as you have the skill, talent, and dedication to your work.
These are fun times for web designers, although we can’t totally overlook the fact that there are also downsides, one of them being the headache that coding sometimes brings. You may have the best design in mind, but coding a website can be a whole different story. This is where we would like to introduce you to the leading professional online design studio Webydo.
While you can expend time and effort learning the ins and outs of coding to make sure you keep that competitive edge, there are other things you can turn to so that you can focus on the essence of your business: design. Read More
Website building or website design has turned from a long tedious process with a designer and developer to now offering designers a new range of options and platforms to create their sites independently. There is a wide range of website builders to choose from, some free and some paid, which will enable you to create your own website no matter the degree of your tech knowledge. The best place to start is to identify your skill set, how many sites you plan to create and how creative you want to be. With the market open to a whole host of website creators from DIY basic template builders to professional online design studios catering to the creative professional, it’s important to look around and check out the options.
If you’re looking for a website builder for your projects this year, we’re here to help. We’ve taken a look at some website builders, and we’ve put together this quick guide to help you decide which one suits your needs best.
Building a website seems like a pretty easy process: pick a design, pick a web hosting service, then hit the ‘on’ button when it’s all ready to go. But building a successful, useful site takes a bit more thinking than that: here are five great tips to keep in mind when building a website, whether it’s to highlight a hobby, tell some stories, or build a following for a business.
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Bloggers are not web designers, but that is no reason for bloggers to pay attention to how their site looks, feels, and works. After all, while we know that what you dish out on a regular basis (your content) is the main thing, we also know that an ugly blog with an awful user experience will not last long.
If you’ve got the money – or connections – you can always have a custom & eCommerce web designing firm do the job. That should get rid of any design issues. But what if you have neither of the two?
Don’t despair. As long as you have a bit of a taste for beauty and some common sense, you ought to get by with these simple web design tips for bloggers. Read More
There are so many absolutely free, awesome things on the web these days: search engines, video players, chat clients, social networks, website builders – name it, you’ve got it! Today, we are happy to announce a giveaway in partnership with Webydo, a free online site builder. The Webydo team wants to express their gratefulness to their current and prospective customers by offering one free lifetime subscription to their professional web suite.
When 2013 was just kicking off, pundits and aficionados were dubbing it as ‘year of the mobile’. As much as we like to get snarky with the headline catching proclamations, they might actually have been onto something. Taking a look at the numbers between 2010 and 2013, we indeed see that mobile devices’ share of global internet traffic has jumped from 2% to 14%. Research is indicating also that this trend is only gaining steam. Whether in Southeast Asia, sub-Saharan Africa or Scandinavia, there is now an unprecedented amount of smartphone and tablet owners along with unprecedented accessibility to Wi-Fi and 3G networks. Read More
The other day, I was reading an entry here about how to make your blog mobile friendly, and the last thing the writer mentioned is a blog concept that I personally advocate, that of responsive design. If you are unfamiliar with responsive design, essentially it is designing your website so that it automatically adjusts to fit the screen of most mobile users. While I personally advocate responsive design, I understand that it is not for everyone. Today, we will take a look at some of the pros and cons of using responsive design for your blog or website. Read More
Blog branding is hard work. If you started blogging because you wanted to write, you’re probably not the world’s best designer and, though building a site is pretty fun, it’s a task that gets in the way getting new content online.
The problem is that blog branding is extremely important for your site. Not only is it one of the best ways to reduce your bounce rate, but it’s what gets your content taken seriously and lets your writing speak for itself.
As we’ve talked about before, you can’t ignore blog design and blog branding, no matter how much you want to. To make matters worse, contrary to what promotional material for various CMSes say, you can’t just download an attractive theme and go.
Unfortunately, if we’re playing the odds alone, chances are that your blog branding sucks right now. While it’s not your fault, you can rest assured many of your visitors will blame you for it and hold it against you and your content.
The good news is that if you avoid a few simple mistakes, you can go a long way to building a good blogging brand and giving your site the chance it deserves to thrive. Read More