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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.
Conceptualization plays a crucial role in any design process. Designers use a variety of mediums to convey their idea, example, story boards, mind maps, wireframes etc. For a UX Designer, wireframes are the backbone of their product. Not only does it help the designer to foresee the layout of the product, but it can also be used as a medium to convey the basic idea to the client.
There are many wireframing tools available on the web. Here is a list of 25 fantastic yet free wireframing tools that would give more efficiency to your design conceptualization process.
Does immediately captivating your website visitors’ attention interest you? If you answered ‘yes,’ one of the most effective methods to do so is to use fullscreen website backgrounds. The fullscreen background has a strong visual impact that sets the tone for the user experience already when the site is loading. This is why so many beautiful websites go for the fullscreen look.
But in order to reach the right effect with a fullscreen background, you’ll need to do more than just upload a nice photo. In fact, if you don’t pay attention to a few important guidelines, your fullscreen background may end up causing you some full-blown trouble.
“Keep Calm and … Design” is one of many variations of the original slogan “Keep Calm and Carry On,” a motto dating to 1939. Recent it has become quite popular around the globe again but also stimulates the creative crowd of Albion to come up with some of the best United Kingdom website designs.
The catchphrase is a perfect example of a close and harmonious interaction between old and new (classic and modernity), the idiosyncrasy that is inherent to the art legacy of England. It is not the only the unique symbiosis that shapes the minds of creatives; another tight union is a mutual cooperation of English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish art.
Web design is a constantly evolving space. New trends keep on knocking while old practices keep tumbling and toppling over. With every New Year we have a round of predictions and promises, and 2015 is no different. If you are a web developer, it’s for your own good to keep a tab on these changes and stay up-to-date.
A common issue today in website development and implementation is that one company sees another company do something they like and they declare it "GOOD!" Then that company copies the first company’s website and then other companies declare it "GOOD!" and copy that company and so on and so forth until soon we have a plethora of badly designed, coded, and/or implemented sites that are a poor experience for users and an even poorer one for SEO valuations. These site issues generally fall into about five specific categories.
So what are the most misunderstood site design and layout techniques that could be killing your website, or at least, your business in terms of traffic and site position?
As the world goes online, the need of smart website keeps evolving. Websites designed in the initial period followed different design patterns than what we see today. Flat designs for website creation have been in existence since the early age of site design. These websites in their primitive design form looked similar in structure with little differentiation. As a natural progression, the designs kept on improving to keep the audience excited and engaged. The modern sites with flashy designs embarked the new trends of website designs with superior technology and scripts leading to the fall of the old age flat designs.