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A website is a good way to display your work or products in front of world. People can find you from anywhere in the world and know about your products just by visiting your website. you can display your products on your website in a very creative way and mention all the feature and price details too.
Do you remember the last time you went to a mobile site and had an -- ahem -- unmoving experience? (Pun intended.) Maybe the site wasn't responsive. Or perhaps it was really difficult to find what you were looking for. Or, maybe it just loaded really slowly.
Whatever it was, you may have left to go to another site as a result. Google knows that unhappy website visitors will go elsewhere, thereby increasing bounce rates and decreasing the chances a site will rank on mobile searches.
More online retailers are turning to responsive design websites to serve their mobile customers.
According to mobile marketing firm Pure Oxygen Labs, 20 percent of Internet Retailer’s top 500 mobile retailers adopted responsive design websites since last year, a sizable increase from the 9 percent of sites using responsive design in 2014.
After analyzing all 500 mobile retail websites, Pure Oxygen found the number of mobile retailers using responsive design now outnumbers those that use dynamic serving to deliver a mobile website. The majority of the retailers still have a dedicated mobile site, although this number is dropping.
In 2014, 15 percent of the Internet Retailer top 500 mobile retail websites used dynamic serving. That number has increased to 18 percent, while 54 percent of the sites have kept a dedicated mobile site, down from 59 percent in 2014.
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 design team at Retrofuzz reveal how they redesigned and updated Wrangler's website.
As one of the world's leading denim brands, Wrangler needed a website that reflected its heritage, style and commitment to innovation. It was also looking to expand its online offering to enable it to target consumers around the globe and sell directly to customers.
According to a new report from the website back-up and monitoring service CodeGuard, WordPress is the leading content management system for site owners, by far.
Evaluating 250,000 SMB sites, the Q1 2015 State of the Web Report found 78.8 percent used WordPress, followed by Joomla, Drupal, Concrete 5 and ExpressionEngine.
Of the sites using WordPress, Askimet was the top installed plugin, and Avada was the most often used theme. The study revealed 51 percent of the sites were not optimized for mobile.
One of the challenges for business owners and marketers is coming up with enough relevant content that customers either need or want to engage with. Taking a collaborative approach to these challenges often produces outstanding results and you’ve got your best “brand experts” at your finger tips. Employees possess the knowledge your customers need and their seasoned expertise fosters more trust than any ad you’ll ever run.
It is hard to argue against the fact that we have become more addicted to energized projects that feature some process of movement. Whether it is a video, gif or animation we need and love the action in website design. Thankfully, developers are perfectly aware of this small yet all-consuming passion. So we are witnessing more and more websites with motion. Today we are going to talk about animations and their variety and usage.
Along with the maturation of CSS and HTML, animation is also becoming a more and more sophisticated and multifunctional instrument in developers' arsenal. From simple effects that enhance a look of CTA buttons to huge complex animations that set scenes in motion, today you can stumble upon many different types of animation that populate the web. They are used for various purposes, not only for transforming a simple website into a 'blockbuster'. They help to improve visual and user experience as well as enrich the general effect produced by a project.
A website cements your online identity in the virtual world. You can use it as an effective platform to display your products and services, attract customers and improve your credibility on the market.
The scope provided by a website is immense. It is your website’s success, which ultimately determines your online success and converts leads into sales.
The difference between selling on physical stores and online is that you don’t have the luxury of ‘wooing’ your target audience without any limitations on the time, when it comes to the virtual world. Sometimes, you only have seconds to create a first impression on visitors, especially those who are visiting your website for the very first time. In fact, it is said that you have only about 50 milliseconds to make an impression on your users. This is the reason why, you need to need to have an aesthetically appealing website that attracts maximum visitors within 50 milliseconds so that they do not head towards your competitors’ sites.
Consistency is definitely the key, but at the same time it is essential that individuals are acquainted with the set of skills and abilities, which are required to complete the job successfully.
As the technology has progressed and the dynamics of our environment have changed, there are a number of important factors that have become an integral part of our everyday life. Not only these factors, but also countless opportunities with regard to having careers, jobs and skills also have come up on the scene. For example, a couple of decades ago no one thought that being an expert in internet marketing will be a career and that too a highly successful one. However, with such technological revolution we have seen things like this becoming a normal part of our lives, with even bigger things becoming a crucial aspect of our living.
There are two website design styles that have become so trendy that you might be slightly concerned about using them: minimalism and responsive. However, if you want to capture the attention of today’s Internet user and ensure that everything works properly across multiple platforms, it is definitely wise to turn to the responsive design. Additionally, you can take a minimalist approach without losing the overall impact of how the responsive design is intended to work.
Why is the Minimalist Design So Popular Right Now?
Online merchants face numerous challenges in turning visitors into potential customers. Product page has been termed as the most underrated element in spite of its great significance. In fact, the layout of these pages affects the purchase decision of the visitors. We have curated for you here the most important features of ecommerce product pages. These elements are crucial factors in improving sales conversion in the long run.
Animation has been around long before the web began, enhancing visual content and, in many cases, animation is used to highlight the interface. Today, animation is not just a part of a website’s content, it’s a fundamental feature, essential to increasing interaction with the site and enriching the user experience.
Web design is an always changing industry. Best practices evolve over time and new approaches routinely spring up, giving web designers new techniques with which to create powerful online experiences. Inevitably, as the industry changes and evolves, “truths” that were once seemingly indisputable start to become outdated and irrelevant. In this article, we will take a look at 5 website truths that are actually no longer true and what new reality has replaced them.
In this article you will find a variety of flat, responsive and HTML5/CSS3 coded and one page websites design which are following new trends of web designs. The main purpose here is to stimulate your creativity and to inspire your imagination to create your own design trend because your website represents you and your brand.
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.
Selling online requires an ecommerce platform. Fortunately, for entrepreneurs there are many good ecommerce solutions available. Selecting which one to use can be a matter of choosing the best option for a particular ecommerce business.
As selling online has changed, so have the required ecommerce features and functions. For example, just a few years ago mobile commerce wasn’t so important. But now every good ecommerce platform should make selling on a smartphone or tablet simple. Or, more recently, content marketing has become vital for ecommerce, so now ecommerce platforms should include a way to integrate content.
What follows are eight questions ecommerce entrepreneurs should ask when choosing a new ecommerce platform in 2015.
A lot of designers have wild misconceptions about freelancing and what it’s actually like. Despite what many people think, it’s not all fun and games and working in your PJs.
At some point in their career, every designer is going to consider the possibility of going freelance. Before you make that decision, there are a few things you need to get straight…
Virtually every new client demands a mobile version of their site in addition to the conventional one. This is reasonable at the least – there are users on BlackBerrys, iPhones, iPads, Netbooks, Kindles and many other mobile devices out there.
We can expect that a new design will be needed to meet the innovations in the world of technology five years from now, and the same will be required time and again with continual evolution.
Web design and development is fast approaching the point where we may not be able to keep up with the devices and resolutions being churned out into the market. It’s impossible, or rather impractical, to create a version of one website for each device in existence. But then again, website owners can’t just sit and sacrifice users who are on certain devices, not with the competition that is out there. So, what’s our other option?
the Apple Watch represents the latest proof point that we’re only going to have more devices to consider when designing mobile apps. Not only does it represent a huge opportunity for more personal experiences, but it presents user interface designers with the increasingly complex challenge of scaling themselves to design for Web, mobile, tablets and wearables.
As a practice of designing for the intangible, interaction design has always been one of the most difficult UX disciplines. Gone are the days when users were impressed by simple interactions like a bit of unexpected animation – now animations are almost required, along with plenty of microinteractions that can’t be taken for granted.
New interaction design patterns continue to arise to support new technologies, but the fundamentals remain timeless. In this piece, we’ll quickly explore how interaction design has evolved in recent years, and where it may be headed in the near future.