25 Websites That Use Huge Typography

I was talking to a friend earlier today who works for a large design firm and he admitted to me that he’d never make it as a freelancer.  His reason was based solely on the amount of time it took him to find the perfect font for everything.  That lead to a rather interesting conversation about important fonts are to a site, the most creative layout backed by some amazing imagery could all be lost on a standard Times New…...

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10 Jaw-Dropping Websites with Background Videos

Websites with full page backgrounds are pretty cool, there’s no doubt about that. Whether you’re using Flash to achieve your full page background, media queries in CSS, or simply setting your height and width to 100% and not particularly caring about the quality of the image, the outcome is usually one that will catch the eye of a viewer. But seeing as we live in the broadband era, why not take things up a notch and have a fullscreen background…...

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10 World Class Athlete Websites

I have always appreciated an athlete who has their own website. Especially nowadays when they could call it good with a Facebook fan page, or really go above and beyond with a Twitter account. There are some certain trends that you can see present throughout the majority of these world class athlete sites, lots of color, emphasis on images, and basic content elements like bio, contact info, and links to social media platforms. These concepts can be applied to many…...

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10 Great WordPress Slideshow Plugins to Showcase Your Photos

WordPress slideshow plugins are used to showcase photos, illustrations, products, portfolios etc. in an attractive way for your readers. It is very easy to upload and organize images in an online slideshow because WordPress slideshow plugins usually offer administration pages. Featuring professionally edited photos on your website is a sure-fire way of making your site stand out above others. Slideshows are a great way to capture the attention of a visitor and hold them on your page. It will cause them…...

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How to Create Compelling Landing Pages That Work

In the state of communication, there is a pretty visible change, a cultural shift. Attention spans are getting shorter, and that 140-character tweet is now getting ahead of the long-form. The 10-second Snapchat is getting popular. Sure, all of these things have a downside, but their impact is hard not to be noticed. In terms of web design, this is all about the landing page. Shorter attention spans mean that when today’s visitor gets to your website, you have just…...

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10+ Incredible Examples of Responsive Web Design

With more people surfing the web from their mobile devices, designers and developers have been trying to figure out the best way to cater to visitors on both mobile devices and computers. When internet capable phones first began gaining popularity the method was to have two separate sites, a mobile site and a “full” site. But that would limit the mobile viewers' experience because the site would be so basic it would cause you to wonder if it was coded…...

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20+ WordPress eCommerce Themes for Your Online Store

Do you want to transform your WordPress website into an online shop? Are you a small business owner or just want to design an eCommerce site for a client? WordPress may be the easiest solution for you! In the past, creating your own online store would have cost you thousands of dollars, or more likely tens of thousands, to cover the cost of developing a powerful, eCommerce site. Not only would the site need to have the store front consumer…...

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10 Creative About Me Pages

The "About" page is very important in web design as it is usually the most read page on the website. Not many people actually consider it important and many fail to make it beautiful, interesting and creative. As a designer, it is a must to have a well written, attractive About page because it is responsible for creating a relationship with your audience and probably with your future clients. When it comes to an about page, think outside the box.…...

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10+ Best Responsive Web Design Tutorials

The use of mobile devices such as iPad, iPhone, and other smartphones has increased a lot in the last few years and this represents the main reason why responsive web design started to gain more importance in web design. These days, making your website responsive is a MUST! With so many mobile devices out there, you’ll be missing a lot of visitors if you won’t modify your website and make it responsive too. If you are a beginner web designer…...

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8 Best HTML Validators for Programmers and Developers

Having valid code is something that is not only encouraged, but highly recommended when developing a website.  Invalid markup doesn’t exactly mean that a website won’t be read or displayed properly by a browser, however, which leaves many people wondering what the point of having a valid code is, to begin with. There are several answers to this question, like having valid code eases future maintenance that may need to be done.  Valid code increases a developer’s chance of their site…...

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