Looking Back at the Awwwards 2018 Websites of the Month

Every year without fail, Awwwards.com picks the very best websites to hand out a Site of the Month award, based on design, usability, creativity, content, and mobile-friendliness. While it’s true that many website owners prefer the ease and accessibility of CMS software – particularly when they can have a review of the best platforms – many more hold the desire to push the envelope regarding what’s possible on the World Wide Web. To celebrate the website owners who wish to…...

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9 Common UX Problems and Solutions

People are hard-wired to recognize patterns. From the shapes in clouds to predictable stock market fluctuations, people see things that sometimes don't exist. UX designers can use this to their advantage. By studying users behavioral patterns, designers are able to see how users navigate pages, use a menu option and how they use your site.  If you use the internet on a regular basis, you are bound to notice a lot of UX patterns and problems associated with it. Some solutions to these…...

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10 Excellent WordPress Plugins to Use This Year

You’ll find yourself in situations where you want to add some functionality into a website. However, it isn’t readily available on WordPress or in the WordPress theme you’re using. You can assign the task to a developer or do it yourself if you have the time and the expertise. Plugins usually offer a better solution. There are thousands of WordPress plugins on the market. Thus, your chances of finding what you need are quite favorable. Plugins typically come in three…...

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Understanding and Designing With a Grid System

Creating a structure for your designs can be difficult and time-consuming. Applying a grid system to your layout can help structure the contents better and improve your overall design process. It is a tried and tested technique that was first introduced for print layout. When you have a good system in place, you are bound to achieve consistency. Grids act as an invisible glue that holds all the elements in your design together. Grids can be applied to interactive design as well.…...

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Defining Design Constraints When Designing for a Client

As graphic designers, we work with color, typography, and other elements of design every day. There are many amazing resources and free assets available for designers today. Sometimes having too many options can feel overwhelming and can lead to a lack of clarity especially when designing for clients. With an entire color landscape available to help you hone your skill, it would make sense to establish some parameters when choosing different elements for your design. By narrowing down this landscape…...

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6 Must-Follow Rules for Creating a Beautiful UI

User Interface is the surface plane that connects a user to the device he or she is interacting with. UI design of an app or web application usually should help convey the essence of the brand, its story, functionality and overall value of the product. It is a critical step in creating a product. When done well can enhance the overall functionality of the app. Users should be able to efficiently use the product -- this means that as UI…...

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Making Your UI Fully Responsive in Sketch

The number of people using their mobile devices to surf the web is growing and if your site is not optimized to work on a mobile device then you are run the risk of losing potential customers and clients. Practically every client these days wants a mobile version of their website. It is almost impossible to keep up with the growing need of making your website compatible with endless new resolutions and devices. Is there a way around? This is…...

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Functional Art : 7 Reasons to Apply Illustrations to Your UI Designs

The word illustration itself stands for the idea of throwing light onto something. To take a complex idea and translate it to a visual representation is not an easy task. Illustrations can help the viewer understand and clarify an intangible idea or experience. Historically illustrations have been a big part of print stuff like newspapers, editorials, books, posters, flyers and educational materials. Lately, it has found itself a place in digital media. Due to its abilities to evoke an emotional and visual…...

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How to Improve WordPress Comments with Heyoya

Website developers constantly look for ways to improve the function of websites. Individual blogs and businesses, alike, often depend on the revenue their sites bring in. When your livelihood is on the line, new and innovative methods help you achieve your goals. Comments determine how websites generate traffic. People form opinions, share advice, and recommend sites to friends. When the comment section falls quiet, many sites dwindle away. Plugins for comments add improvement to the WordPress experience. Heyoya offers an…...

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Typography Ideas – Inspiration From 17 Fonts

Typographers have been playing with typographic puzzle pieces for a long time now. They have a lot of eccentric and entertaining options at their disposal. Let us start by looking at different typographic options and typographers approach to creating a typeface. Read on if you are interested in learning different type styles, their qualities, and type transformations. This article doesn't give you a tutorial on typography basics like kerning, spacing, rhythm etc. Instead, it focuses on the many practical techniques…...

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