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What is typography? Learn the basic rules and terms of type! | Typography | Creative Bloq

What is typography? Learn the basic rules and terms of type! | Typography | Creative Bloq | Wordpress and webdesign | Scoop.it
Every designer needs to understand typography. We explain the fundamental concepts and terminology in words that you can understand.

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Agreed. Everyone that is involved with design in print, the web or other forms should know the basics about Typography. It ensures that you observe positive and negative space, white space, balance and hierarchy.

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Sell Social to Win Big on the Web

Sell Social to Win Big on the Web | Wordpress and webdesign | Scoop.it
Companies large and small are finding multitudes of other ways to engage customers socially, and drive traffic and convert leads into sales.
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One Entrepreneur's Perspective - A blog by Marc Barros about life as an entrepreneur.

One Entrepreneur's Perspective - A blog by Marc Barros about life as an entrepreneur. | Wordpress and webdesign | Scoop.it
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Adaptive web design: pros and cons

Adaptive web design: pros and cons | Wordpress and webdesign | Scoop.it
Responsive design may be the more popular option for business right now, but that doesn't mean that alternative approaches like adaptive design shouldn't be considered.

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Something to consider indeed.

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gonzodesign's curator insight, May 14, 2014 8:09 PM

Adaptive design is a lot more complex and expensive, but it’s the only way to reach the broadest mobile audience. That’s because responsive design uses CSS media queries, a relatively recent technology that is not supported by older mobile phones.

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Responsive Images Done Right: A Guide To And srcset | Smashing Magazine

Responsive Images Done Right: A Guide To  And srcset | Smashing Magazine | Wordpress and webdesign | Scoop.it
Dealing with responsive images turned out to be quite a nightmare. A better way to provide the browser with details about its environment is by simply telling the browser the rendered size of the image. Kind of obvious, really.

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gonzodesign's curator insight, May 14, 2014 8:30 PM

Today’s article complements Tim Wright’s article and explains exactly how we can use the upcoming <picture> element and srcset, with simple fallbacks for legacy browsers. There is no reason to wait for responsive images

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Rethinking Mobile Tutorials: Which Patterns Really Work? | Smashing Magazine

Rethinking Mobile Tutorials: Which Patterns Really Work? | Smashing Magazine | Wordpress and webdesign | Scoop.it
In this post, we’ll look at why many common tutorial patterns are ineffective and how you can leverage game design principles to increase user engagement.

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Interesting study and effective tips for improving the way we offer tutorials for our websites and apps. Reference to games makes us see how we can make it fun. Why not?

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The State Of Responsive Web Design | Smashing Mobile

The State Of Responsive Web Design | Smashing Mobile | Wordpress and webdesign | Scoop.it
In this article, we will look at what is currently possible, what will be possible in responsive web design in the future using what are not yet standardized properties (such as CSS Level 4 and HTML5 APIS), and what still needs to be improved.

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Great run-down on the possibiliteis with code examples to adapt your design. A must read for all designer/developers. It refers to all essential discussions on the web to resolve difficult issues with RWD.

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101 Useful WordPress Snippets - WPHub

101 Useful WordPress Snippets - WPHub | Wordpress and webdesign | Scoop.it
Snippets are little pieces of code that you can add to your code to enhance it in some way.

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Really usefull for everyone that develops themes and custom sites. These code snippets wil save you a lot of time, really... believe me...

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Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2013

Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2013 | Wordpress and webdesign | Scoop.it
Pantone has released its Fall 2013 color report, featuring a comprehensive overview of designers' use of color in their upcoming collections.

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This will in turn influence our choice of colours in designs outside of fashion :-)

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acai is tempting
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acai is tempting
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acai is tempting
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The Five Elements Of Modular And Adaptive Content - Vanseo Design

The Five Elements Of Modular And Adaptive Content - Vanseo Design | Wordpress and webdesign | Scoop.it
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Set up your content the right way .. thoughts for flexible content application ...

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Setting Weights And Styles With The @font-face Declaration | Smashing Coding

Setting Weights And Styles With The @font-face Declaration | Smashing Coding | Wordpress and webdesign | Scoop.it
This article looks at two popular approaches to setting weights and styles with the @font-face declaration.
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How To Do Mobile Keyword Research In 2013

How To Do Mobile Keyword Research In 2013 | Wordpress and webdesign | Scoop.it
As promised last month, I’ll be sharing more information about how to do mobile SEO specifically and less about why to do mobile SEO. This month, I’m going to go through how to do mobile keyword research.
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Do you know how mauch traffic is coming form mobile devices? Make sure you don't miss out on opprtunities. Here's a great post showing how to do it.

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Examples of ‘Flat’ in Web Design

Examples of ‘Flat’ in Web Design | Wordpress and webdesign | Scoop.it
A couple of weeks back, we talked about the flat design aesthetic.

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Indeed inspiring to see designs without unnecessary frills.

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Ciara Fischer's curator insight, January 29, 2013 11:24 AM

Future of web design?

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great work!
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Add Bulk Plugin Installation to WordPress

Add Bulk Plugin Installation to WordPress | Wordpress and webdesign | Scoop.it
Check out this excellent new tool that lets you quickly install multiple plugins by adding their names to a text box.
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By installing this plugin you can quickly add all the relevant plugins. Maintain a list of URL's, drop these into this plugin and all the plugins in the list are installed for you. Quick and easy.

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10 Inspiring Quotes From the Best B2B Content Marketers

10 Inspiring Quotes From the Best B2B Content Marketers | Wordpress and webdesign | Scoop.it
If you're a content marketer, digital marketer, or B2B professional in need of some inspiration, I've got some for you. Read, learn, be inspired, and share!
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Some ideas to think about. How to keep your customer in your field of focus.

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Responsive vs adaptive webdesign, which is best for you?

Responsive vs adaptive webdesign, which is best for you? | Wordpress and webdesign | Scoop.it
Responsive webdesign has become a catch-all term for making your website work well at low resolutions. Smartphones revolutionized the mobile web, and tablets

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Interesting views to consider.

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gonzodesign's curator insight, May 19, 2014 7:18 PM

Responsive layouts generally perform better than adaptive layouts, but in some cases (complex webapps for example) an adaptive approach could serve users better. Either way, the goal is to make your website always look its best at the desired resolution.

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How to Test a Mobile Website - Treehouse Blog

How to Test a Mobile Website - Treehouse Blog | Wordpress and webdesign | Scoop.it

 

 


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Always test.

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gonzodesign's curator insight, May 23, 2014 8:56 PM

There are many different ways to test websites on mobile devices, but they are not all created equal. Here are five different methods to test a mobile site, ordered from the most ideal to the least favorable.

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Erskine Design – Maintainable responsive layouts

Erskine Design – Maintainable responsive layouts | Wordpress and webdesign | Scoop.it

I thought it’d be useful to share how we created an effective layout system as it’s proven to be an efficient way of working. I won’t be discussing code, rather I’ll be stepping back and looking at the concept behind the layout design.

 

 


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The best way to go about responsive design. The future will bring even more device types and a maintainable design will help to keep pace with developments.

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Inspiring Design Quotes | Social Media Today

Inspiring Design Quotes | Social Media Today | Wordpress and webdesign | Scoop.it
A nifty infographic that features awesome design quotes from the greatest designers of all time.
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I love the simplicity of the designs in the infographic. Nice way to illustrate the quotes. Simplicity...simplicity,,,

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Map Icons Designer | Google Map Icons, Location Pins, Location Markers, POI, Map Application Design Kit

Map Icons Designer | Google Map Icons, Location Pins, Location Markers, POI, Map Application Design Kit | Wordpress and webdesign | Scoop.it
Google Map Icons for your Map Applications
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If you create maps with the use of API's like that from Google Maps, these icons will certainly allow you to cretae that custom look.

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Use of Blur Backgrounds in Website Design: Beautiful Examples

Use of Blur Backgrounds in Website Design: Beautiful Examples | Wordpress and webdesign | Scoop.it
Together with wide screen photo backgrounds which are frequently used tools for website decorations, blur backgrounds have thoroughly settled and found their niche in modern website design.
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Nice examples of ensuring that full scale backgounds don't distract from tghe overall design. How? by using "blur".

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Wordpress Extensions for Sublime Text 2 - Speckyboy Design Magazine

Wordpress Extensions for Sublime Text 2 - Speckyboy Design Magazine | Wordpress and webdesign | Scoop.it
When it comes to code text editors, in the past year or so Sublime Text 2 has well and truly established itself as the most popular and most loved editor a
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Speeding up coding for your Wordpress theme and plugin development with Sublime Text 2.

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Guideline Colours

Guideline Colours | Wordpress and webdesign | Scoop.it
A guide for major brand and social network colours.
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What colour should your compay have? Look at the companies on the web and your current colour and guidelines - you will discover a lot about how to set your identity ...

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4 SEO Tasks Small Businesses Must Do Every Month

4 SEO Tasks Small Businesses Must Do Every Month | Wordpress and webdesign | Scoop.it
Many small business websites do on-site SEO poorly or not at all, which means less rankings, search traffics, potential customers, and business. These steps will start you on a path toward regular, high-quality, content creation and promotion.
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A good article with methodology on what SEO tasks will help you to raise your  visibility on the web.

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40 Important Local Search Questions Answered

40 Important Local Search Questions Answered | Wordpress and webdesign | Scoop.it
Local has officially grown up, and it's becoming a major force to be reckoned with. I received a ton of questions from my Mozinar about where local is headed, and I decided to dive deep into the answers.
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Wat weet jij van Local Search en hoe hier het maximale aan SEO uit te halen? Hier een uitgebreide blog met beantwoording van 40 vragen erover.

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What is typography? Learn the basic rules and terms of type! | Typography | Creative Bloq

What is typography? Learn the basic rules and terms of type! | Typography | Creative Bloq | Wordpress and webdesign | Scoop.it
Every designer needs to understand typography. We explain the fundamental concepts and terminology in words that you can understand.

Via Mark Strozier
Dirk Tromp's insight:

Agreed. Everyone that is involved with design in print, the web or other forms should know the basics about Typography. It ensures that you observe positive and negative space, white space, balance and hierarchy.

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Nedko Aldev's curator insight, January 21, 2013 4:58 AM

add your insight...

 
Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, April 15, 2013 3:51 PM

This looks like a good quick link source for beginners and others. It's a handy fast reference to access from anywhere.you might need to be designing type.