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10 tell-tale signs that your website may need a redesign

10 tell-tale signs that your website may need a redesign | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it

This seems to be the year of the website redesign. So many companies and startups are relaunching brand new websites, and with good reason. Technology is changing, design trends are coming and going, how sites are used is changing, even things such as social media and community interaction are changing and shaping how websites should look and function.


Redesigning websites today isn’t just about changing the look and feel. With technology changing and different problems needing to be solved, redesigning and overhauling websites goes much deeper than just the way they look. The functionality, presentation, how they load, and how well they can be updated are all things that are prompting website redesigns on the daily basis.


Feel like you could be getting left in the dust with everyone around you launching new websites? Below are several questions to ask yourself when it comes to your own website to see if it is time to join everyone else in the year of the website redesign.


Is your website responsive?

There has been a very big push in the last couple of years to make websites more device friendly. With a multitude of various devices able to access the Web now, the web design community has made it clear that it is time to rethink the way we design websites. It is no longer good enough to design a website for a desktop or laptop computer, especially with millions of people accessing the Web on their smartphones, tablets, TVs, gaming, and music devices. This really became apparent thanks to Ethan Marcotte who in May 2010 published an article entitled “Responsive Web Design” which has now become the foundation of the growing need to make sites work on all devices without hindering user experience. (If you have no idea what I am talking about, then that article will help clear things up for you.)



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Data-Backed Tips for Getting Your Content Shared on Facebook

Data-Backed Tips for Getting Your Content Shared on Facebook | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it

If you’re normal — you have a beating heart and functioning mind — then you want more shares on Facebook. A huge part of this desire is just because you’re human. All humans want recognition and approval. Another huge part of this desire is just good marketing. If we are to be successful in content marketing and social media marketing, then we haveto get more shares on Facebook.

I’m going to tell you how to do that.

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Why You Want to Use Whitespace in Web Design

Why You Want to Use Whitespace in Web Design | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it
The term Whitespace in web design is usually referred to the blank space around all other design elements (pics, graphics, text, columns, menus etc.). In fact, it doesn’t necessarily has to be of white color.
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10+ Examples Video Backgrounds in Web Design

10+ Examples Video Backgrounds in Web Design | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it
How about the idea of playing a video on your website? We did not mean like uploading it. We meant for the website background. Yes, that is the key to attract visitor to your website. So here are 10 examples video backgrounds in web design.
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14 Free Frontend jQuery Plugins

14 Free Frontend jQuery Plugins | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it
Here is another collection of some jQuery plugins and this time we are showcasing 14 fronted jQuery plugins for you. These plugins have become quite popular among the developers in a very short period of time.
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Design With a Mobile Mind: Converting Multi-screen Consumers

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20 Web Development Tools And Design Resources That Will Make Your Life Easier

20 Web Development Tools And Design Resources That Will Make Your Life Easier | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it
Web developers had to become more and more creative and ingenious. Luckily for them, the array of tools that will make their lives easier has also grown.
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Microsoft recreates their 1994 website

Microsoft recreates their 1994 website | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it
20 years ago, seems like a long time right? Much has changed right? Remember your first website you designed? Well don't feel bad even the giants of the software world were experimenting back then with space themes and low res gifs.
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Beautiful Open: A compendium of beautiful open source projects

Beautiful Open: A compendium of beautiful open source projects | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it
Here’s a neat little online resource for you, courtesy of Chicago-based GroupOn developer Trek Glowacki.


Beautiful Open is a compendium of beautifully-designed open source projects, showcasing everything from content management systems (CMS) to Javascript SVG libraries.

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Color Palette Generator for Web Designers

Color Palette Generator for Web Designers | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it
Creating an attention for grabbing and unique color palette can be very perplexing job to do. Best Color Palette Generator for Web Designers
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10 Handy CSS Animation Tools for Developers 2014

10 Handy CSS Animation Tools for Developers 2014 | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it
Today, we've present 10 super handy CSS animation tools 2014 that are helpful for developer. All these CSS animation tools 2014 are super handy, time-saving
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20 Colorful, Smart and Beautiful Web Designs Inspiration for Web Designer

20 Colorful, Smart and Beautiful Web Designs Inspiration for Web Designer | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it
In this post we have presented 20 colorful, smart and beautiful web design collection.
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15 Useful Bootstrap Tools and Generators for Web Developers

15 Useful Bootstrap Tools and Generators for Web Developers | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it
Bootstrap tools are popular for awesome features like Add-ons, micro-libraries, and frameworks. Useful Bootstrap tools make web development faster and easier.

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Faster WordPress: Need For Speed #wordpress #websitedesign

Faster WordPress: Need For Speed #wordpress #websitedesign | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it

Nothing is more frustrating to an internet user than a slow website. You wait 3 seconds…4 seconds…10 seconds…and your site is still loading. Research has shown if your site takes more than four seconds to load, you could lose up to 25% of your visitors. Sites that take 10 seconds to load lose up to 35-40% of their visitors, according to KISSmetrics.


When building your WordPress site, it is extremely important to observe best practices for coding and website design to help minimize load time. These methods will help you build a solid website with fast load times.

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Cool Free Responsive HTML5 Templates

Cool Free Responsive HTML5 Templates | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it
HTML5 is the most trendy language revolving amongst developer community and different HTML5 resources and tools are developed to support developers & designer for getting preferred results.
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Just What Is UX Design Thinking?

Just What Is UX Design Thinking? | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it
UX design thinking is a pervasive perspective, while UCD is just a methodology for creating usable designs.

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Jennifer Beever's curator insight, August 12, 12:14 PM

This is an interesting discussion of the difference between user experience (UX) and user-centered design (UCD). The author says UCD defines the problem and UX helps solve it. I like this quote, "UX design thinking is like a cognitive sore thumb." In other words, once you begin to notice what doesn't work on websites, you will see more and more problems everywhere.

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Inspiring Sites of the Week No. 48

Inspiring Sites of the Week No. 48 | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it
Inspiring Sites of the Week is the weekly series where we feature the latest and hottest websites targeting the design world from around the globe. If it’s creative, unusual, has great functionality and is built using cutting-edge technology we feature them here. Get inspired by the best designs in the industry in the forty-eighth edition of the series.
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7 Usability Best Practices for eCommerce Product Pages

7 Usability Best Practices for eCommerce Product Pages | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it

How much effect do product pages have on conversion rates? Well, it depends. But the fact is that this page is your final chance to make the user buy.


It’s here that users expect to find all the information they need to make a purchase decision. And it’s a big challenge for a UX designer, because there is so much information to be delivered in so little space. Probably that’s why most product details pages end up looking cluttered and messy. So it’s crucial to present that information in a way that is most convenient, easy-to-understand and convincing.

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A menudo los sitios web de comercio electrónico tienen un diseño hermoso, excelentes campos de marketing y ofertas muy atractivas, pero de alguna manera las tasas de conversión siguen siendo bajos. Este es uno de los principales síntomas de problemas de usabilidad.

No hay remedio mejor sin embargo. Cada industria tiene sus particularidades y, por ejemplo, lo que funciona para una tienda de joyas en línea puede no necesariamente funciona para una librería en línea. Pero a través de la evaluación comparativa de la investigación y las pruebas de usabilidad de sitios web de comercio electrónico, podemos identificar algunas recomendaciones generales que pueden servir como una guía.

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10 Signs That You Are An Awesome Web Developer #websitedesign

10 Signs That You Are An Awesome Web Developer #websitedesign | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it
So you know how to make a website or two. But are you worthy enough to be called an awesome web developer? Here are 10 positive signs that you are.

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10 Signs That You Are An Awesome Web Developer

Jakarta Web Developer's curator insight, August 12, 6:24 AM

10 Signs That You Are An Awesome Web Developer

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50 Web Designs with Beautiful Creative Typography

50 Web Designs with Beautiful Creative Typography | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it
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25+ Inspirational Purple Web Designs

25+ Inspirational Purple Web Designs | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it
Check out my inspirational gallery below containing 25 inspirational purple web designs. Each layout is structured in a unique manner which still relies on the colors and hues of purple.
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Responsive Logos

Responsive Logos | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it
An exploration in scalable logo design

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These are cool. Maybe I should do that with my logo.

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Best Cheat Sheets for Designers

Best Cheat Sheets for Designers | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it
This is a list of the best cheat sheets for designers. These cheat sheets are essential for learning different coding languages and developing new skills.
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10 WordPress Plugins to Improve Your Blog

10 WordPress Plugins to Improve Your Blog | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it
There are so many websites that use the WordPress content management system, and because of that there are a large number of plugins available to website owners, both free and paid.
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57 Little Things to Double Check Before Your Website Launch

57 Little Things to Double Check Before Your Website Launch | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it

Admit it: Launching a new website is stressful -- even for the most seasoned digital marketers.


Websites are complex. There are so many things that are easily overlooked, like a broken link or a misspelled word. 


And of course, a handful of things could go very, very wrong. Like what if you forget to test an important data capture form and then lose out on generating a bunch of new leads? Or worse, what if you forget to properly set up site redirects, and those valuable search engine visitors get a page not found message?


Instead of worrying about the what ifs, wouldn't it be much easier to have a comprehensive website checklist to run down before every site launch? One that you could use for enterprise websites, microsites, landing pages, and everything in between?


Well, you're in luck because I've put together the following list of 57 things to check before launching a website. It's the same list that our team uses at our digital agency, and it's a list you can copy, edit, and make your own based on the software you're using to launch and host your website. We've grouped items into seven categories: page content, design, functionality, SEO, analytics, security & backups, and compliance. Keep on reading to make sure you don't forget a thing before your next launch.

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A Better Bing for Web Developers?

A Better Bing for Web Developers? | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it

Apparently so. Search engine giant Bing released a more streamlined approach aimed to give web developers and coders a better user experience. This targets technical queries such as API code referencing. In their blog, they provided a comparison with Google using common developer API tasks. Results showed meaningful links such as definitions, highly related searches, as well as code samples.

Good news indeed; considering the fact that developers often use non-alphanumeric characters during their queries. This is very tough for a regular search engine to handle. So the outcome is often irrelevant results that are a waste of time.

More Coding, Less Searching

This seems to be what Bing had in mind when they developed their new system. With the most important results showing first, developers don’t need to click through many pages just to find what they need. A glance can tell them immediately how a code works, and they can even copy-paste it onto their project. Quick, easy, and time-saving. Definitely a thumbs-up from the management team as well.

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My name is Brian Yanish & yes I am a nerd. Now that I got that out of the way, what do I really do? I'm the founder of MarketingHits, a company that helps other businesses find new ways to connect with customers online. http://www.MarketingHits.com