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Changes You Should Make to your Website Before the End of the Year -

Changes You Should Make to your Website Before the End of the Year - | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it

In just a matter of weeks, 2013 will draw to a close and we’ll be on our way to a new year. With a new year comes lots of opportunity for change and growth, and you will need a solid website that will help your business reach its fullest potential next year.


While you may not be able to do a complete website overhaul before the end of the year, you can certainly make some changes that will make your website more effective.

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Awesome Showcase of Creative Dark Color Web Designs

Awesome Showcase of Creative Dark Color Web Designs | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it
Check out inspirational collection of creative dark color web designers to inspire you. These dark color websites will give you enough inspiration to create
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Bold is beautiful and black is never evil

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How Responsive Design Can Accelerate Your Conversion Rate #infographic

How Responsive Design Can Accelerate Your Conversion Rate #infographic | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it

Responsive design is perhaps the hottest web design trend in the world. And the reason behind this meteoric rise is the growing popularity of Smartphones and Tablets. With more and more people shifting their focus from desktops and resorting to their mobile phones when it comes to accessing the Internet, it was becoming clearer that businesses with traditional websites wouldn’t be able to survive much longer if they don’t cater to their mobile audiences.

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C’mon & Play Me Like a Game: Playful Elements in Web Design

C’mon & Play Me Like a Game: Playful Elements in Web Design | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it

Are you a serious person in real life? Maybe you are a backslapper feeling at ease in any company. Sometimes you need to tell a joke or two to become the heart of the party. The same trick works in web design. Nobody likes moody, always whining people no matter how talented they are.


Positive emotions are especially important on the web. What do most visitors come here for? Fun? Entertainment? Information? Work? The reasons are varied, but we don’t think that depression is in the list.


Let’s imagine a typical process of a visitor’s onsite stay. The web becomes simpler and moreintuitive each day. Everything is directed toward the user’s convenience. Site owners take into consideration today’s busy lifestyle and try to give the customers whatever they need as quickly as possible.


Using Fun Elements in Web Design


Such an approach is absolutely justified on most websites, where people come knowing exactly what they want to get. But the fact is that not all websites are dedicated to speedy actions, some show or teach new technologies, information, tell about new company products or services. Would you like the user miss the most interesting part of the journey?Just let this sink in for a minute… We guess you will answer something like this “Like hell!”So, even at this stage of our narration we understand that swiftness doesn’t fit each and every website.

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Chrome Canary Has a Very Useful Device Emulator Built In for Responsive Web Design

Chrome Canary Has a Very Useful Device Emulator Built In for Responsive Web Design | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it

Responsive web design has now become a very important part of web design since more and more people are using their smartphones and tablets to view their favourite websites, moving away from the desktop.


Chrome Canary is Google’s version of Chrome that has all the latest features before they become available on the main version, you could say it’s a browser that’s always in BETA. One feature in Canary that may be one of the most useful yet for web designers is its device emulator.

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14 Inspiring UI/UX Designs Made in Bohemian Coding Sketch

14 Inspiring UI/UX Designs Made in Bohemian Coding Sketch | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it
Sketch is the perfect vector based design tool for UX and UI designers. Its reasonable price makes it more accessible to designers than its Adobe counterpart. More and more designers are starting to use this powerful software and today we’d like to share some awesome designs created in Sketch.
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Ten tips for productive Google Analytics research

Ten tips for productive Google Analytics research | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it
Google analytics can be an incredibly powerful tool for optimising your site’s user experience. Here are my top tips for harnessing its full potential.
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New Free Icon Sets - Web Design Blog

New Free Icon Sets - Web Design Blog | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it
This is a collection of 12 new free icon sets you can download. These new free icon sets are free, & add a great sense of style to your websites & apps.
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16 Simple Considerations for a Mobile Website

16 Simple Considerations for a Mobile Website | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it

Google’s vice-president of display advertising Neal Mohan has given millions of owners of desktop websites some reason to cheer about.
Neal’s acknowledgement of the flexibility in user behavior towards internet surfing comes through in his statement that “if you’re just focusing on mobile, you’re solving yesterday’s problems”. Point taken! Because the modern day user keeps on moving from device to device during different intervals of the day to aid his constant urge to stay connected for solutions of myriad kinds.


An average internet surfer could be using his hand-held device for quick searches, catching up on emails, reading, browsing, or consumption of exclusive mobile-optimized services in the app domain, and he shifts to a desktop or laptop when in greater need. This user behavior has been pushing top brands to acquire a mobile-first technology, and this is precisely where owners of all desktop websites, especially business websites, need to understand that they too can tap into the diverse interests of today’s users by positioning themselves in a mobile-friendly environment.


Let’s take a look at 15 considerations that unarguably say that a mobile website is an added advantage in today’s multi-polar user environment.

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How to Start a Web Design Project: A Beginner’s Guide [INFOGRAPHIC]

How to Start a Web Design Project: A Beginner’s Guide [INFOGRAPHIC] | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it
Are you looking to design a new website or learn more about the business? Once you land a web design project, no matter how good of a coder you are, there are a few necessary steps to ensure your design meets the needs of your clients.
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What's New in July for Open Source CMS $Infographic

What's New in July for Open Source CMS $Infographic | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it
You know it. You love it. And now Dominic Smith, a senior writer and content strategist at Rackspace, the Windcrest, Texas-based CMS hosting company, has confirmed what anyone reading this probably already knows. "Chances are good that a big chunk of the content you’ll read on the web today is being delivered through an open source CMS," he wrote in a recent blog post. "FedEx and The Washington Post are using Drupal. Coca-Cola France and Sony Music are using WordP Topic: Web CMS.
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How to Design Experiments for Your Website in 5 Easy Steps

How to Design Experiments for Your Website in 5 Easy Steps | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it

Running experiments on your website, such as testing the copy of a headline or trying out a new color for your call-to-action buttons, is crucial to your online demand generation. These tests help you get definitive answers on what works and what doesn't. But experimental design can seem over-complicated, overwhelming, and time-consuming. 


The thing is, running experiments on your website is only as complicated as you make it. So keep on reading -- we'll walk you through the basics of running an experiment. It's not rocket science, and as long as you understand the proper steps to running A/B tests on your website, you'll be running tests and boosting conversions in no time. 


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16 New HTML5 Responsive WordPress Themes

16 New HTML5 Responsive WordPress Themes | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it
Responsive HTML5 WordPress themes for business, portfolio, corporate sites. Responsive themes are flexible foundation with fluid grid system that adapts your website to mobile devices and the desktop.
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Fabulous Website Designs for Hotels #websitedesign

Fabulous Website Designs for Hotels #websitedesign | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it
It is a well-known fact that websites play an integral role in the brand establishment. Hotel businesses need this powerful tool to present services to their online audience and thereby, inspire customers to book a suite.
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25 Web and Graphic Design Studio Websites for Your Inspiration

25 Web and Graphic Design Studio Websites for Your Inspiration | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it
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It’s always interesting to see what design creative studios and agencies crafted for themselves. These people design websites for the whole world and come up with new trends and tendencies to follow.
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A Look At The Current Responsive Design Landscape (And How To Speed It Up)

A Look At The Current Responsive Design Landscape (And How To Speed It Up) | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it

When was the last time you visited a website and you were blown away by its performance (i.e how fast you were able to do what you wanted to do)?


The newest iteration of CanIUse.com has that faster-than-a-speeding-bullet kind of feel to it. Not only does it serve up compatibility stats on bleeding-edge features and web technologies, it does it with heroic speed and performance.


This week, Maximiliano Firtman published a thought-rousing article for Smashing Magazine. As a front-end developer, it's a great reminder that the end goal is not a responsive website, but a fast, great experience that happens to be responsive. Not a new thought, but certainly a worthwhile one.


The ultimate goal for a website should be “happy users,” which will lead to more conversions, whatever a conversion might be, whether it’s getting a visitor to spread the word, providing information or making a sale. Users won’t be happy without a high-performing website. — "You May Be Losing Users If Responsive Web Design Is Your Only Mobile Strategy"


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Great artilce about responsive design and site speed.

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100 Amazing 404 Error Page Design Examples

100 Amazing 404 Error Page Design Examples | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it
The style & elegant design of 404 error pages is usually underestimated and receive an obnoxious impression.
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Why You Should Choose Responsive Design Over A Mobile Site

Why You Should Choose Responsive Design Over A Mobile Site | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it

According to Google, over the past two years alone, mobile search traffic has increased five-fold.


As more and more customers are on the go, searching for products and services from their mobile devices it's becoming imperative for businesses to engage with their customers and enhance their mobile experience. For some businesses building a separate mobile website may seem appropriate.


This article reviews and compares the differences between a separate mobile site vs. responsive design… and why Responsive Design is better.


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New types of element input in HTML5

New types of element input in HTML5 | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it

One of the strangest features of HTML forms is the use of an element with the vague designation input, it creates variety of control elements, starting from check boxes to text fields and buttons. The specific control element depends on the attribute type of element input.


If browser encounters an unknown type of element input, the web browser treats it as a plain text field. This means that the following three elements are treated exactly the same in all browsers:


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26+ Useful Wordpress Cheat Sheets & Resources

26+ Useful Wordpress Cheat Sheets & Resources | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it
For web developers, cheat sheets and resources can be handy to have when developing Wordpress Themes and Plugins. If you're looking for some useful Wordpress Cheat Sheets and Resources, you'll love this collection of 26+ Useful Wordpress Cheat Sheets & Resources. At times when creating a wordpress theme or plugin, wordpress cheat sheets can be a quick resource to have when you're short of time, these cheat sheets will help answer any code problems you have.
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White Headline Text in Web Design

White Headline Text in Web Design | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it
The current trend of the use of large or fullscreen background images on website landing pages has forced the introduction of another trend – white headline text.
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21 Light & Ultra-Thin Fonts for Your New Designs

21 Light & Ultra-Thin Fonts for Your New Designs | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it
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Have you ever thought that 90% of the information on the web is text? That’s why designers should have a great basis of fonts while formatting a look of written content of the websites they design.
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Free Tools for Make Responsive Web Layouts

Free Tools for Make Responsive Web Layouts | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it
Web layouts are unique style that has a great preference in these days. If you want to bring a change the use Free Tools to make responsive web layouts. I have collected this list after a wide search and now presented to you so you can enhance your experience. In this collection, we are presenting outstanding tools related to Responsive Web layouts and it will explore your experience.
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Best Tools for Better Web Typography

Best Tools for Better Web Typography | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it

Good typography is not only limited to choosing a typeface or deciding one typeface from another. Rather, it is a process of thoroughly arranging type in order to make the language visible. The arrangement considers the selection of line spacing, line length, point size, adjusting the space between group of letters or pair of letters. In addition, it includes the right combination of colors. Typography and content makes up 90% of what the site is. So if you want to have a good looking site you need to pay attention to your typography.


The whole process of creating fonts may be a little tricky and time consuming. However, with the use of various typography tools, the process makes things easy and effective. Even professional designers use these tools because not everyone is perfect in typography. Below we have listed the best typography tools to help you find the right one for your design need

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You’re Not Emotional: Emotions and Web Design

You’re Not Emotional: Emotions and Web Design | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it

How does this website make you feel?


On the surface, it may seem that reading an article on a website is an emotionless experience, but science tells us that we use emotions to inform our understanding. So, yes, you are experiencing an emotion right now, but what could it be? Let’s come back to that question at the end of the article, with enhanced understanding.

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2014 Web Design Trends: Interactivity #websitedesign

2014 Web Design Trends: Interactivity #websitedesign | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it

#11This is part one of a series on new and evolving web design trends. We’re sharing how we’ve maximized these trends for a variety of clients.
Web design and development is always evolving. We follow and study new trends as they emerge and existing trends as they continue to morph and develop, partly because it’s interesting and also because we want to make sure the websites we develop for our clients are modern and up-to-date.


Interactivity and user interface is a huge consideration when developing or redesigning a site.  All factors — from copy to graphics to buttons and calls to action — are designed to make the website easy to understand, view and interact with on any device.
These are a few top website interactivity trends we’ve played with in 2014.

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