A next generation CMS or website builder is a tool that is designed around the way you work, not the technical requirements of a website. They understand your content, where it lives and how to display it in the best way. They understand that you don’t want to build a website, you want to share your content in your own beautiful space on the internet.
Whether you’re a photographer, filmmaker, designer or writer, these tools understand that publishing and sharing your content is all part of your creative process.
So let’s step away from complicated web forms and awful interfaces and look at the products that will make updating your site something you actually want to do....
Design has become ingrained in our culture in recent years. Visual storytelling is now more prominent because of social media and mobile browsing, and it’s forcing brands to up their content marketing game. But design is also everywhere and user experience influences us all in our everyday lives – from navigating through museums or malls through signage or watching that Toyota commercial that gives you all the feels, to simply navigating a website. Design is a broad term and has many definitions, but there is a science to it, too. There are psychologies and strategic principles that good content designers follow to ensure a comfortable yet engaging experience for the intended audience.
Pinterest definitely started a trend with it’s grid or card-based layout design, and many have followed in their footsteps.
These days we see asymmetric design, different shaped tiles and other styles of pushing the boundaries of this type of layout. It lends itself to all the current trends, such as responsive design, flat design, etc. Here is a selection of some beautifully executed card-based layouts.
Photoshop offers unlimited potential to photographers for editing and retouching that can’t be matched by any other software. The downside to Photoshop is that its wealth of tools and functions can make it quite challenging to master. Even if you have been using Photoshop for years there are almost certainly things that you can still learn.
When you’re first getting started with Photoshop it can be difficult to know how to go about getting the results that you want. Fortunately, there are a lot of websites and blogs that publish helpful tutorials that demonstrate how to do all kinds of different things in Photoshop. Here you’ll find a collection of 35 different tutorials that teach various aspects and techniques for photo editing and post processing.
I’m a web designer, but on a number of occasions I have been asked to design a logo as part of a web design project. I normally take on the task, but I don’t consider myself a logo design expert by any means. I know I have a lot to learn about this particular skill. If you’re like me and think you could learn more about logo design, then here are some very useful tutorials for you....
Having an effective website is critical for any small business — it is often the first experience a potential customer has with you and your brand. Yet many small businesses still pay little attention to the design and creation of their online presence. While you don’t need to know how to build a site, as the owner, you need to weigh in on the content, navigation of information, web page design and the customer sales path.
Whether you are building a website from scratch, or need to revamp your existing site, there are five keys to building a high-performing website for your small business. How you want to approach each will help you create a strong brief for the web designer — which will result in a better website.
Now that Google is highlighting mobile-friendly sites in search results, it is critical for the web to really go mobile-first. Should organizations be designing sites so they respond gracefully or should they build device-specific sites?
How many times you have struggled with the ideas. How to do that or that, how to finish this design or illustration? For me, it happens a lot and I think is normal. Time to time designers face this “black” interim. I’m not saying that you need steal other ideas or designs, but you need to check how the professionals are doing things, it will let you step out of your zone and make something better.
I have collected 15 websites which are covering everything you need, from web design and illustration to furniture design and app design. I hope all these websites will inspire you and will help you to finish your ideas faster and better....
One of the most important trends nowadays in web design are website hero images, which are generally defined as being a type of large banner that is typically located at the top of a website. Oftentimes, these images are the very first things that people see when they log on to a website.
TThis, in turn, causes most people to think of hero images in web design as forms of introductions, as this will give them an idea of what they can expect as they browse through the remainder of the website.
For example, if your website’s hero image is one that is rather elegant in nature, the user will expect to see something that is somewhat cultured. On the other hand, if your website’s hero image is one of playfulness, then the user may expect to see something of a more wacky-type nature....
The need for addressing the importance of responsive web design has long since passed. Now it’s time to focus on how to make the most responsive design possible.
20 Myths Busted About Responsive Web Design
It’s what everyone is talking about, but unfortunately, not everyone knows what they’re talking about. All too often, you’ll come across some information on the Internet that challenges what you know about responsive design.
Sometimes the tidbit will be extremely constructive and will help turn your web design strategies in the right direction. Other times, you’ll end up confused, or wind up going in the totally opposite direction. When that happens, there’s no need to point any blame. The field of responsive design is still fairly new, and all of the kinks are still being worked out.
The creation of visual elements is a huge part of a successful online marketing strategy.
Whether you need a blog article’s header, a social media post, an entire ebook, infographic or a slide deck, there are tools out there that can help make your life easier. These tools save us time, energy, and can turn an amateur’s creativity into something that looks straight out of a design school.
Here are 113 visual marketing tools you might want to take a look at...
When it comes to building websites, there are a lot of ways in which the job gets done. While we, as end users, just see the final results, designers have a million things to think about when it comes to how they build a site. Like everything, web design is all about trends. In 2015,…
In my last two posts, I’ve talked about two products that make creating landing pages easier, LeadPages and Thrive Content Builder.What I have found though is that even people who own these types of products still tend to get stuck when trying to create their first landing page. Sure, you can start from one of the many templates available, but sometimes you want a little more to get started.Perhaps a little landing page inspiration?...
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a stylesheet language that defines how the content on a web page is to be displayed with colors, borders, fonts, backgrounds etc. Inspired by this Reddit thread, today’s post showcases 34 CSS puns that’ll put a smile on every web designer’s face. The interesting bit is that even if you have no clue about the technicalities, you’ll still understand and enjoy these puns....
Every year web design trends come and go, and it’s necessary for designers to keep up with them in order to stay up-to-date. Designers see each other’s work, browse likes and comments, and draw conclusions. Although minor trends pop up all the time, we’ll only talk about one of the major trends in this article: single page design....
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