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45 Professional And Creative Sports Logo Designs For Inspiration

45 Professional And Creative Sports Logo Designs For Inspiration | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it
In this collection, we are presenting some amazing and exceptional sports logo for inspiration. Sports show lots of excitement, great spirit and high energy.
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Top logo resources for designers | Inspiration

Top logo resources for designers | Inspiration | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it
Want to learn or hone your skills in the art of logo design? Then check out these top online resources, where you'll find tons of advice and inspiration.
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11 Reasons Why Customers Leave Your Business Website #websitetraffic

11 Reasons Why Customers Leave Your Business Website #websitetraffic | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it

Have you ever wondered why customers leave your business site without placing an order or without trying out your services? There are indeed various reasons behind it. An early exit can be a great concern for you and your business. But fortunately, there are various ways through which you can fix the problems and increase your sales and profits.


This article presents you the top 11 reasons why customers leave your business website. Have a look at them and try to work upon the same to have more and more customers visiting your site and establishing a nice business relationship with you.

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Responsive web design vs. mobile app development #mobileweb

Responsive web design vs. mobile app development #mobileweb | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it

Most businesses and organizations have websites, and with the popularity and proliferation of all sizes of mobile devices, a mobile strategy for those websites is more important than ever. If you haven’t already begun to make those decisions about your own organization’s mobile website presence, the time is now.


If your challenge is deciding between a responsive web design (RWD) overhaul of your website or having a mobile application (MA) developed, there are many issues to consider. Each choice has its benefits and its each has its shortfalls; nevertheless, selecting which option works for you and your organization depends on your circumstances. I have included several specific considerations that you should evaluate before you decide which approach will bring you universal mobile device user interaction.

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Latest Trends in Website Design #infographic

Latest Trends in Website Design #infographic | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it
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Starting a new website or redesign, talk to few developers and get suggestions and write down the ideas you like.

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The Landing Page Optimization - Infographic

The Landing Page Optimization - Infographic | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it
Landing page optimization makes your pages perform better by hypothesizing how the context of use could be improved on your landing page.

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Google Analytics’ real-time reports get events, shortcuts, comparisons, and filter by desktop/tablet/mobile

Google Analytics’ real-time reports get events, shortcuts, comparisons, and filter by desktop/tablet/mobile | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it

Google has updated the real-time reports in its Analytics service with four improvements. As a Google Analytics user, you can now analyze events in real-time, create shortcuts to your favorite real-time segments, compare real-time filtered data against overall real-time data, and even breakdown real-time traffic by desktop, tablet, or mobile.


First up is the real-time events report, which lets you not only see the top events as they occur, but also lets you filter on event categories and actions. You can also see whether particular segments of visitors trigger different events and debug your events deployment in real time.


You can click on any of the event categories to see all the actions and labels for it, or set up filters to see what events a particular segment of visitors generate. Here’s how this report looks (real-time section of Google Analytics => Events):

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10 ways the role of web designer is changing

10 ways the role of web designer is changing | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it

Once upon a time, web design was mainly concerned with visual design, with creatives simply having to think about the aesthetics of a website.


However, over the last 20 or so years, the web designer’s role as changed considerably, as an established language and structure for websites has taken shape.


With so many developments over the years, a web designer now needs many more strings to their bow. Here, we look at 10 ways in which the role of a web designer has changed over the past two decades...

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Key points:

1. Tables are dead

2. Flash is fading

3. The web no longer apes print

4. People have increased expectations

5. Skills need constant updating

6. The web is social now

7. Web fonts offer typographic choice

8. The window to the web is varied

9. HTML5 is the new normal

10. Designs must be responsive


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21 Inspiring Examples of Contact Pages and Forms | Inspiration

21 Inspiring Examples of Contact Pages and Forms | Inspiration | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it
A website should have a clear an obvious way for visitors to get in touch with the site's owner. This is normally done with a contact page. It doesn't mater if
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10 ways the role of web designer is changing #Websitedesign

10 ways the role of web designer is changing #Websitedesign | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it

If you haven't used your web design skills in a few years, you might be shocked by how much things have changed. We take a look at the most important ways the industry is evolving.


Once upon a time, web design was mainly concerned with visual design, with creatives simply having to think about the aesthetics of a website. However, over the last 20 or so years, the web designer’s role as changed considerably, as an established language and structure for websites has taken shape.


With so many developments over the years, a web designer now needs many more strings to their bow. Here, we look at 10 ways in which the role of a web designer has changed over the past two decades...

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I agree with this article, if a designer doesn't keep up and test some of the new design trends it may be harder for them to get work. 

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More proof you need Web design skills outside of just an application!

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Are other designers earning more than you? Find out here! #Infographic

Are other designers earning more than you? Find out here! #Infographic | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it
Creative job network Coroflot's infographic answers those all-important questions about your earning potential and whether you're getting what you deserve.
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How not to bust your design budget: 10 pro tips

How not to bust your design budget: 10 pro tips | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it
We identify 10 common design pitfalls that can bust your budget, and how to avoid them - saving your project and making it a success.


Not all projects are smooth sailing. Sometimes things go wrong, clients aren't happy and the time and resources you originally planned to spend on the project expands exponentially. Your expected profit becomes dramatically scaled down and you may even end up making a loss...


Head some of the major problems off at the start by recognising these 10 common design project pitfalls and sidestepping them before they come back to bite you on your creative ass...

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Web Design Trends In 2013 (And Why)

Web Design Trends In 2013 (And Why) | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it
The Current Situation

There’s are three technology trends, one in hardware and two others in software, that are combining to create the conditions in which web developers are working. These conditions are the basis for our Web Design Trends.

1. Users are increasingly using multiple screens. At a bare minimum they have a computer and a PC. Tablets and video game consoles also have to be considered. This creates a real need for websites to be viewed on screens both small and large.


2. The primary tech components are going to be HTML5, CSS, & javascript. The future web will be built primarily with these technologies.


3. Data tracking is giving us new insights into how users use our websites and apps.

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40 Inspirational Websites Powered By HTML5 | Free and Useful Online Resources for Designers and Developers

40 Inspirational Websites Powered By HTML5 | Free and Useful Online Resources for Designers and Developers | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it
Certain new and welcomed improvements come with HTML5 and this is the main reason why HTML5 takes its place so quickly.
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Does Google still need text to understand my site? (video)

I have removed a lot of text from my site and replaced it with images. My bounce rate has dropped considerably, conversions and time on site are up. Will Google have an issue with the lack of textual content on the site? Does Google still need text?
Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com's insight:

Google wants text, not just petty pictures.

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Should I keep a domain parked without content before I launch the website?

I have a parked domain and want to launch a new website on it. Are there any pitfalls I should avoid? Should I keep my domain parked or put some sort of stub page there?
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What does Google think of single-page websites? #websitedesign

What does Google think of single-page websites? They are becoming more complex and there are some great websites using only a single page (+lots of CSS and JavaScript) bringing the same user experience as a regular website with many subpages.

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Seo Checklist for 2013 (Infographic) - Strategies and Practices to Follow - Seo Sandwitch Blog

Seo Checklist for 2013 (Infographic) - Strategies and Practices to Follow - Seo Sandwitch Blog | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it
Seo Checklist for 2013 (Infographic) - Which are the out of date seo tactics that needs to be avoided and the newer tactics that needs to be followed.

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21 Inspiring Single Page Websites | Inspiration

21 Inspiring Single Page Websites | Inspiration | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it

Showcase some inspiring examples of websites that have all their content in a single page.

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How Video Can Improve your Social Media and SEO Status

How Video Can Improve your Social Media and SEO Status | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it

An in-depth study by Forrester in 2010 found that a page with a video on it is 53 times more likely to achieve a page one result on Google.


This is considering that the page and video are both used in conjunction with typical SEO methods. 

 

In the world of marketing today, the fastest growing segments are social media and SEO. With these snowballing into the biggest tools used by online companies to market their products, videos are propelling some sites above others.

 

Read More: http://www.onextrapixel.com/2012/03/27/how-video-can-improve-your-social-media-and-seo-status/


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Como el video puede mejorar tu estatus en Social Media y SEO.

Lora Zayn's curator insight, April 8, 2013 6:22 AM

One more proof of the importance of including video in your online campaign...people do not like reading anymore- Fact!

Gunnar Gapko's curator insight, April 10, 2013 12:05 AM

This article illustrates the power of adding a video to your page. Posting a video on your page not only raises the bar for your Social Media and Search Engine Optimization prestige, but can expand your reach by 53 times. So snag some friends, a good idea and a little creative talent and watch your page views skyrocket. 

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Responsible Considerations For Responsive Web Design

Responsible Considerations For Responsive Web Design | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it

Responsive Web design has been evolving rapidly ever since Ethan Marcotte coined the term two years ago. Since then, techniques have emerged, become best practices and formed part of our ever-changing methodology. A few obvious examples are the multitude of responsive image techniques, conditional loading, and responsive design and server-side components (RESS), among many other existing and emerging strands stemming from the core concept of responsive Web design.

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This article discusses some of the lesser practiced elements of the responsive web design ecosystem, under the umbrella of responsible web design: context-sensitive interactions, performance and progressive enhancement.

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7 Golden Tips To Enhance The Look And Feel Of User Interface Designs

7 Golden Tips To Enhance The Look And Feel Of User Interface Designs | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it

Being a designer, your first wish might be to make any website appealing for the end-users and the next to make that full functional. However, it usually happens that focusing too much on functionality lets you lose the basic interface design. Interface is of prime importance for the end users, so it should be attention grabbing and interesting. The interface not made that way will repel the new readership and the old audience.

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This article showcases 7 points that you should think about before you start working on the design of the site.


1. Make The Design Personalized

2. Make The Design Systemized

3. Consider the typography

4. Navigational And Content Icons

5. Content And Images Should Have Good Balance

6. Navigation Should Be Consistent

7. Keep The Designing Elements Simple

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Huge Typography - Key Point of Web Design

Huge Typography - Key Point of Web Design | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it
Typography is another way to draw audience’s attention to your website. Lately huge typography became a very popular web design trend and it started being used in corporate and business card websites, photographers’ and designers’ portfolios.
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Is WordPress or Blogger better for SEO?

I've used Blogger for 3 years, but now everyone tells me that WordPress is superior for SEO. After scouring many sites, I've been unable to find the SEO advantages to using Blogger - are there any?

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Go with Wordpress, if you need help there are tons of how to videos online or you can always hire a website developer to make updates it if you need.

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Serif vs Sans: The Final Battle In Typography [Infographic]

Serif vs Sans: The Final Battle In Typography [Infographic] | WebsiteDesign | Scoop.it

Within the typographic communities, people have debated on the issue: Do serifs contribute to the legibility of typefaces, and are sans serif typefaces less legible?


Like many things, these two different fonts have pros and cons. This infographic takes a look at the argument of serif vs sans serif...


Via Lauren Moss
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ComeStilVuole's curator insight, March 18, 2013 3:19 AM

Sans o serif? Ecco come usare i font giusti per ogni strumento.

Best Infographics's comment, March 18, 2013 2:21 PM
Each font has their own uses, but sometimes it is a personal choice.

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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