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In order to really understand geometric shapes, you first need to know about organic shapes. Pretty much everything in this world is an organic shape, meaning that it’s naturally occurring; imperfect. Irregular or asymmetrical are two other ways to describe organic shapes. Geometric shapes, on the other hand, are uniform — they consist of straight lines and curves.
In rare (and beautiful) occasions, geometric shapes can occur naturally, for example in the form of snowflakes, crystals and diamonds. More often than not though, geometric shapes need to be created digitally with a design tool of some sort, which may be the reason why the Sketch App logo incorporates a diamond.
Scrolling animations are usually used to draw attention to particular elements and pieces of information, in the order that the designer intended. Using animates scrolling effects is great way to tell story through your website’s design. CSS3 brought animations into the mainstream and made it simple to add animated elements to any design. So in this post let`s take a look at 18 examples of mind-blowing scrolling effects that you can use for inspiration to create delightful memorable experiences for your user.
Only a few visitors will arrive at an ecommerce site knowing exactly what to look for. That’s why aside from a smart onsite search, you need to implement an advanced product filter system to help them look for products on your site.
And yet, only 16% of major ecommerce sites offer a reasonably good filtering experience. When product filters are implemented well, customers will be able to look at the different products you offer and specify it to the few ones that match their needs and preferences.
Product filters are, no doubt, central to your customers’ ability to browse through your product lists.
You might be missing a lot of opportunities without these 9 product filter best practices worth implementing on your site for improved customer experience.
Here is a selection of great interactive websites. Web/Interactive web design engage students and professionals by providing information and resources along with practice, simulations, and other learning activities. We saw some web design trends are fading in 2015 and some are growing up like hero header, flat design and retro/vintage background are appear in modern website designing. Today we are going share twenty seven fresh examples of Interactive Web Design. I hope your will enjoy the amazing websites collection and get some great ideas for your next web design projects.
A large number of new websites — perhaps even the overwhelming majority of them — have started to take on a really familiar look. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about.
There is a navigation bar at the top of the screen — usually inverse in color to the rest of the page — followed by a huge carousel of images (both in terms of physical size and the number of images it contains), often some kind of hideous Google AdSense advertisements, and then finally, if we’re lucky, there will be some actual content to read before we have to reach for the scroll wheel.
Google doesn’t like it!
GET YOUR CONTENT ABOVE THE FOLD
Who can forget the GIFs of the ‘90s, or the more up-to-date focus on flat design?
Recently, we’ve seen a surge in popularity of responsive web design, as more and more sites join the drive to become ‘mobile ready’ which is now even more important in the wake of Google’s Mobile Friendly update.
Let’s examine some of the most popular for this and the coming year.
When it comes to running a small business, your website is the face of your company. Often, the website is the first impression that potential customers will get of your business, so it’s important that it looks professional, reputable, and attractive. It often seems like design trends change too quickly to keep up, however keeping up to date with design trends and having a modern and attractive design will make a good impression on your customers.
Although it’s not necessary to follow every trend, it’s a good idea to re-evaluate your website if there are big changes in the web design industry. We’ve put together a list of the top web design trends for small and medium businesses in 2015.
In 2016, ecommerce websites may start to look a lot more alike as designers use a similar set of user interface design patterns, employ cards and card-like layouts, and even use similar ways to get new email subscribers.
Often changes in site design are the result of changes in site usage. In 2016, mobile site use is driving nearly every trend on this list. Design patterns are providing shoppers with similar and convenient shopping experiences. Card layouts work as well on a smartphone as they do on a large screen, and even dynamic content may improve experiences across devices.
There are hundreds of ways to create a beautiful, functional website. Every designer (and every company) has his or her own aesthetic. Sometimes, these aesthetics come together to create something truly unique. However, there are patterns in the web design world, and some design styles are more popular than others.
Eye-catching, on-brand color schemes. Big, bold images. Striking headlines.
These are all important parts of great website design. After all, they're what can make or break a new site visitor's first impression of your site. But what about the more nitty-gritty parts of great website design -- like helpful navigation menus, strong calls-to-action, and indicators of website security and trust?
This talk will introduce you to the basic tools of user-centered and visual design. It's targeted at developers and anyone else who wants to improve the design of their websites, mobile apps, resumes, slide decks, and so on. It's a very quick intro, so for a more in-depth look, including other aspects of product design such as marketing and data-driven development, see the book "Hello, Startup": http://www.hello-startup.net/
WYSIWYG. No, this isn't another one of those newfangled acronyms the kids are using these days -- it's actually been around for quite some time.
"What You See Is What You Get," or WYSIWYG for short, refers to an HTML editor in which the content appears as it would when it's live.
In contrast to traditional editors, a WYSIWYG editor focuses on the end result, allowing you to get a clearer sense of what you're creating as you're creating it. In Adobe Dreamweaver to Google Web Designer to the HubSpot Marketing Platform, WYSIWYG editors are simplifying the way we produce content.
But did you ever stop to think about where they came from? Let's explore.
Cheat sheets are amazingly handy quick reference resources that are time saving and educational, so we should probably all use them at one time or another.
For frontend development, cheat sheets are especially helpful as most of us cannot commit every snippet, tag, etc, to memory. Just like language, there are times our brains go blank and a word we are trying to bring to memory just won’t come – it doesn’t mean we don’t know it, just that we can’t think of it right now. Of course, cheat sheets for words failing us don’t exist unless they are called dictionaries! So even if you think you know your subject inside out, a few handy cheat sheets can still prove invaluable.
As a small business owner getting ready to build your first website or redesign your existing one, you might wonder what you should be considering in terms of making your web design search engine friendly.
There are lots of things to take into account, but here are the five key things that you should know about SEO friendly web design and how it can benefit your visitors, too!
In the past, gathering data around mobile performance and business metrics has been an iffy proposition. The proportion of mobile traffic that converts to paying customers hasn’t always been significant enough to provide the basis for a meaningful study into the impact of website performance on mcommerce.
Sure, you could always make the argument that delivering a faster mobile experience is an essential ingredient in delivering a better user experience overall. After all, the average online shopper visits a site 6.2 times, using 2.6 different devices, before completing a transaction. But this argument doesn’t convince the die-hards who still believe two things:
- mobile shoppers are tolerant of slow load times, and
- slow mobile load times don’t have a significant impact on conversions (and ultimately revenue).