Website Builder Tools: Finding the Right One and Using it to Full Potential

            Website building tools have been around for quite a few years. During that time most have become more powerful, flexible, and efficient. The past year has witnessed some dramatic improvements in website-building technology. These improvements have been in response to technological advances in general. We talk feature advances in real-time front-end design and faster page loading. Also, search engine optimization analytics, mobile-friendly sites, and more. Most of the top builders, like those described here, are easy to work…...

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14 Awesome Website Color Combinations and Palettes

Choosing the right color palette for your website is tricky. A website design comprises of a variety of elements - text, buttons, links, logo, banner images to name a few. Over 90% of our initial assessment of a website is made on color alone, so it would make sense to choose your color schemes with care. To come up with interesting and attractive color palettes, designers spend a lot of time studying color theory and following schemes that tend to trend…...

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Designer’s Guide to Custom Typography

Where exactly do you begin if you want to create a custom typeface?  What are some of the practical methods and considerations you should keep in mind before you begin? If you are looking to create one, you should be able to picture how the type is naturally written. The more you practice it, the better and more creative typefaces you will create.  As designers, we tend to get stuck on techniques and details of the craft but the more…...

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How to Design Great Microcontent for a Website

Microcontent is imagery, written copy or videos/gifs that can be consumed in less than 30 seconds. Infographics, video clips, images/illustrations, graphs, text blurbs, memes, short listicles, email subjects, webpage titles are all considered as microscopy. A concise way of presenting data is proven to be more beneficial and effective especially when designing for a fast moving world. Microcontent is usually optimized for social networks. Single images, short snippets of memes, 6-second videos that can easily be shared on Facebook, Instagram…...

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Web Design Skills That Will Be In Demand in 2019

A web designer in a nutshell is an individual who develops material for the web. In this digital era, establishing a captivating web presence is crucial. The design of your website alludes to your brand. Potential clients will not spend the time to check out your content if they do not find your website aesthetically pleasing. Essentially, every business needs individuals with great web design skills to help them in achieving the intended business goals by leveraging the use of…...

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10 Best Directory Website WordPress Themes

Wordpress is a versatile platform. If you are thinking of creating an online directory then Wordpress offers a collection of great themes. Whether you are looking to list a business, classified adverts or events WordPress themes has it all. Some of the features that are built into these themes include Google Maps integration, front end submission forms, and monetization options. If you are a business owner, you would want to promote your business, products, services and get maximum exposure for your business. In this…...

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How to Design for Long-Form Content

Our attention span has significantly decreased over the last 10 years. Users are no longer interested in reading lots of content. So how do we make or design a long form that is effective and successful? Long form content in conjunction with good UX design can solve this issue. Users tend to like a good story and long-form content is a great way to create an immersive and engaging experience. In this article, we will share a few examples of…...

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Best Apps to Improve Productivity For Design Teams in 2019

We live in a world that often seems to be preoccupied with doing things faster and better. In other words, preoccupied with ever-increasing productivity. Faster and better is good, but it can also take a toll. The digital age has brought with it a host of powerful productivity tools to help us manage our projects. However, it has also brought with it more to do, and less time to do it in. How do we deal with this mixed blessing…...

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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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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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