Great article on 3 easy to implement ideas to increase your website's conversion. Examples of websites I love that use these conversion ideas include:
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A poorly designed website has real impacts, whether page views or sales. We won't hesitate to bounce away to another with a better user experience.
1. Requiring users to signup before browsing your site
MS - 8 Non stop animated gifs (you will discover what I'm talking about)
Designing Tomorrow's Ecommerce
Storytelling & Content Marketing
* How did the painter meet his model?
Oh, btw each month I included a short story about Janet's life, experiences and family. May be why I'm divorced (lol), because Janet hated sharing so much. "You married a storyteller, " I would say smiling and writing and well you can figure out how well that worked in our relationship. Worked GREAT with our customers though (lol).
Web Design & Stories
Paola Antonelli, design curator at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, wants to spread her appreciation of design -- in all shapes and forms -- around the world.
Websites Are Dead Men Walking
NOW, imagine how you DESIGN a non-website website. Here are some things you will need:
* Images, Copy, Navigation & Social ARE THE SAME THING.
What about you? What do you think is next in web design?
Toward A New Ecommerce
You'll never feel left out at a hipster web design party with these 15 key terms under your belt
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:
Yes a little knowledge is a dangerous thing and most of our web designers at http://www.Curagami.com wouldn't know CMYK if it jumped up and smacked 'em, but knowing these other 14 "web design buzz words" is a good idea. Since we hang out at a least one hipster web design party a week we can fit right in (lol). M
This is the most shared, visited and viewed post on Design Revolution. December is always HOT for trend predictions. Interesting to look over December's predictions to see if they are coming true:
Designing For Contests
That last bullet speaks to the Gladwellian "Mavens, Salespeople and Connectors" tribes within your visitors. When you create a contest you will be visited by "contest trolls" and Ms. Byrum discusses how to deal with them in her video (link above).
Designing G+ In
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:
Wow, some cool web design ideas here and some HORRIBLE ones. I like Wolf & Badger: https://www.wolfandbadger.com/ Current site doesn't look like the FLASH example.
The 10 most egregious UX offenses against users. Web design disasters and HTML horrors are legion, though many usability atrocities are less common than they used to be.
Greatest Film Never Made
* When it comes to missions THINK BIG (something important for humanity).
* Transport people. MOVE THEM.
* If you can Seduce Salvador Dali DO SO.
That last bullet picks up on a great David Brooks TED Talk I wrote about on LinkedIn yesterday: http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140717125545-13925622-are-you-living-a-resume-or-a-eulogy-life
Hope you are living a Eulogy Life. Jodorowsky sure did. I had to be shoved kicking and screaming on the Eulogy train by the Big C. Glad I got on this train even if it turns out to be the last train from Clarksville :). M
How To Succeed Visually
* Learning Curve Protects The Niche WHEN You Get In.
8 Reasons Web Designers Should Edit Video Too
This post shares four resume-reasons web designers should learn to edit videos such as::
* Video is growing fast.
* Great For self-promotion.
* Videos, like websites, tell stories.
* Designing to seamlessly incorporate video is an important challenge few have mastered.
* Video editing is similar to web design just add time.
* Video editing brings a new dimension to web design (i.e. it adds time).