WordPress plugins are great; they can save you time, speed up your website, improve SEO, and more. Plugins allow web designers and developers the ability to build sophisticated websites quicker and (possibly) better.
Numerous people have noted the growth of personal online portfolios these days. More and more designers, developers, art directors and other creative folk refuse to work in the shadow of a company and seek to carve out a path to successful solo career, having opened the new era of sophisticated, interactive and original web projects.
Calling Google's search algorithm update, which boosts the ranking of mobile-friendly pages in mobile search results, "mobilegeddon" may be overstating the potential loss of web traffic for sites that aren't responsive – able to adapt to mobile devices – or aren't specifically designed for mobile devices.
Though websites that aren't mobile-friendly can expect to rank lower in mobile search results, they can be fixed. Chances are, however, that will take time and money.
Today, customers are relying more on the Internet to look for places to have their next meals. For restaurant owners, having a website to showcase what they are offering is becoming a necessity. A strong web design can help a restaurant to more effectively market itself, can help convert visitors who find the restaurant by searching. So if you are designing website for cafe, bar or restaurant, in this post i have collected 30 some great examples of restaurant ,bar and cafe website done right and to help you create a successful website that will provide a great impression.
Have you ever wondered if your blog really needs a sidebar? And if you need a sidebar, should it be on the left or right side?
Sadly, the answer isn’t a simple yes or no. But with some testing, I’ve figured out the optimal layout for a sidebar on a blog.
So, should you be using a sidebar? Well, it all depends…
Digital marketing is a type of marketing that makes good use of the electronic devices such as computers and tablets as well as many mobile devices. Over the years, it has proven to be a very reliable form of marketing because of the many advantages that are associated with it. A good number of digital marketers have been able to realize the marketing results desired by their bosses simply because of the marketing potential that is embroiled in this form of marketing. In particular, digital marketing is preferred by most business experts because it makes it far much easier for marketers to easily analyse the performance of the marketing strategies.
We're boiling down 13 of the most prominent web design trends emerging in 2015. Will they change your understanding of a "modern website"? You be the judge.
Marty (@Scenttrail) Notes:
1. Make it big (Agree but not as easy to do well as they make it look).
2. The multimedia experience (agree and same as #1)
3. The Parallax effect mutations (Horizontal Scrolling) Agree
4. Animated storybook (Agree and cool).
5. Flat design (agree & effect of mobile)
6. No more boxes (Agree and YES!).
7. Tiles (Pinterest effect and agree).
8. Navigation widgets (Agree!)
9. Integrating Google maps (Agree where appropriate).
10. Mashup interfaces (AGREE grab those APIs :).
11. Minimize (Seems to contradict #1, but agree).
12. World Wide Wait (speed is going to be KEY).
13. Designer automation (Agree, can do a lot with templates now).
Icons are the basic requirement of any web related projects and good icons are like a treasure for web designers. Icons help us capture user’s attention and direct them to the related content. Icons can defines the aesthetic look of the whole website and apps design.
In this article, you will find 30 free amazing free icon sets for March 2015. You’ll definitely find at least 30 free fresh icon sets that you can put to good use in your web design or mobile apps design project. Not to worry of spending money as all the icons included here are free and yet of great quality.These can be useful for your blog, portfolio or website.Enjoy!
Most people who spend a lot of time online at one point or another find themselves contemplating doing some web design work either for themselves or for others.
Web design is a skill set that encompasses:
- Designing the visual interface of a website
- Designing web graphics
- Designing the user experience
- SEO or search engine optimization
Ghost buttons, or empty buttons, are a trend that have really come into being through necessity – the use of large background images requires information elements that don’t obscure large areas of the image, and ghost buttons with their no fill, and usually thin border and small text fit the bill perfectly.
Of course, designers being such creative animals, we are seeing different types of ghost buttons and varying layouts and uses for them. Here is a selection of ghost buttons in use, and I have tried to select as many different types as possible to show the creativity of the designers.
Let’s start with the obvious: not all of your clients are candidates for long-term relationships. Okay, so you’ve been hired to do a project for a client. Pretty straightforward, right? Well, I’m here to challenge you to venture beyond the immediate project for a moment, and look through a longer lens. Are you doing what it takes to turn one-off clients into long-term, steady income for your business? The key to making this happen? Trust. The best way to build trust and ensure
The rise and fall of technology trends can have a direct influence on businesses, but some changes tend to directly effect the way business websites should be designed and operated. One such trend is the ever-increasing size of mobile phones. The move from small screens to large phablets means that as a web developer you need to adjust your sites to fit these different-sized devices and your customers’s needs to boost your business.