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What’s new for designers, June 2013

What’s new for designers, June 2013 | Designing Wow Websites | Scoop.it
The June edition of what's new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, JavaScript resources, Photoshop scripts, web development tools, color pal

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Bootstraptor's comment, June 20, 2013 7:08 AM
thank you for this!
ramil navidad's comment, July 13, 2013 6:10 PM
nice collection....definitely going to check on some of the suggestions
Bogdan Dimitrov's comment, July 15, 2013 5:03 AM
Great article. Thank You for sharing!
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How Social Sharing Drives eCommerce Sales? (Infographic)

How Social Sharing Drives eCommerce Sales? (Infographic) | Designing Wow Websites | Scoop.it
Some of us are finally discovering how social sharing drives eCommerce sales and marketing ROI. Get more insights from this story with infographic. Retail seems to get the picture: eCommerce is still growing with the speed of light.

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Clémentine Martin's curator insight, May 29, 2013 4:29 AM

E-commerce is becoming more and more social...

hector norockey's comment, May 29, 2013 5:52 AM
For a developing nation it creates employment and give comfort , save money and time both.
hector norockey's comment, June 2, 2013 3:30 PM
online business is going to be more popular today...
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Examples of Beautiful, Creative Startup Homepages | webexpedition18

Examples of Beautiful, Creative Startup Homepages | webexpedition18 | Designing Wow Websites | Scoop.it
We've created a roundup of some of the most visually appealing, beautifully crafted startup homepages to help get you thinking about your next website

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Jorge Forero's curator insight, March 19, 2013 8:16 PM

25 ejemplos de homepages | les compartimos este artículo relacionado con diseño web y no olvide conocer más de nuestros proyectos realizados en dweb3d.com: Portafolio de diseño de páginas web 2013 http://www.dweb3d.com/portafolio/diseno-web/paginas-web-2013.html

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21 Examples of Beautiful Images in Web Design

21 Examples of Beautiful Images in Web Design | Designing Wow Websites | Scoop.it
Have you noticed that lately the use of images in web design is getting very popular? More and more, we can see that images are being incorporated in designs in an inspiring way, and the result can be spectacular. When properly edited and positioned, an image can give a design a nice and elegant look, as the examples we gathered here today. From huge images as backgrounds to small thumbnails and headers, we will see several great examples of how to incorporate images in your projects in a beautiful and inspiring way.

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30 Professional Looking e-Commerce Sites For Your Inspiration

30 Professional Looking e-Commerce Sites For Your Inspiration | Designing Wow Websites | Scoop.it

A well thought-out and perfectly designed eCommerce website is a guarantee of success. But it takes a lot of effort, knowledge as well as careful planning to provide a rich shopping experience, turning shopping into a pleasant and invigorative process.


Planning For Your E-Commerce Site

 

When planning for your eCommerce website, there is a great deal of things to consider and set up: detailed product information, quality product images, a simple and transparent checkout process, adequate product filters and search options, reliable customer service options, variety of payment options, user-friendly navigation and catchy website design with a focus on the products – the deeper you get, the more dilemmas you face. Not the easiest task, right?

 

That’s why before you design your new eCommerce project or improve your current online shop, take a look at the collection of catchy eCommerce websites to get some ideas. You might be able to find workarounds for some of the problems you have from these sites.


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Trend alert: 20 animated website designs | Webdesigner Depot

Trend alert: 20 animated website designs | Webdesigner Depot | Designing Wow Websites | Scoop.it
In order to be a great designer, you need to be on top of the trend before it becomes a trend. Being able to have this sense of what's going to take off is key

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2DiFore Marketing Solutions's curator insight, February 13, 2013 7:50 AM

Making your brand stand out can be frustrating. Remember to select your team carefully in order to arrive at the destination you embarked on!

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31 Exciting New Purple Website Layouts for Design Inspiration

31 Exciting New Purple Website Layouts for Design Inspiration | Designing Wow Websites | Scoop.it
The color purple is often thought to represent power, royalty, and control. I love purple and it’s definitely in my favorite shade of the color wheel. I think this is why purple web designs a...

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The 20 best album designs from music's greatest decade: the 70s!

The 20 best album designs from music's greatest decade: the 70s! | Designing Wow Websites | Scoop.it

Mark Strozier: 70's & 80's cover art was a big inspiration for me when I was growing up. These "Best of..." makes me want to go off and design album covers for a living-- probably a short term career at best.

 

"The humble album cover is art and design’s lost canvas. We pick 20 of the best from a vintage decade for album art."


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10 Responsive Web Design Tutorials

10 Responsive Web Design Tutorials | Designing Wow Websites | Scoop.it

Responsive Design is the art of developing your site to look good, and be legible at various screen sizes. This site is an example of Responsive Design, if you view it on your smartphone you can actually read the verbiage and see the images without having to squish and squeeze around the small display.


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30 Book Cover Textures for Free

30 Book Cover Textures for Free | Designing Wow Websites | Scoop.it

Free Download | 30 Beautiful, high-resolution antique images of book covers.


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Web design training: The top 10 online tools | Creative Bloq

Web design training: The top 10 online tools | Creative Bloq | Designing Wow Websites | Scoop.it
Want to learn HTML, CSS, JavaScript or web app languages but don't know where to start? Here we present the best places to learn web design online.

 

I'm kind of surprised that Lynda.com didn't make the list considering their comprehensive tutorials. Not saying there's anything wrong with any of these services, I'm just used to Lynda.


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5 Effective SEO Tactics That Will Bring You More Traffic - Treehouse

5 Effective SEO Tactics That Will Bring You More Traffic - Treehouse | Designing Wow Websites | Scoop.it

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Here a five core search engine optimization tips that are easy to implement. As always, the key to successful SEO is great, consistent content that your audience will want to read and remember.

 

SEO gets a lot of bad press, but it's an easy science. Learn how to use internal links, back links, bread crumbs, and content so Google loves your site.


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Share Content in Social Media | Social Media Today

Share Content in Social Media | Social Media Today | Designing Wow Websites | Scoop.it
The problem is that our articles are seen on Facebook and Google+ with minimal reach. Not too many shares, not too much dialog. We’re using a a third party to publish them so we know that Edgerank is already driving our visibility down.

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Gemba Academy Announces New Languages for Lean and Six Sigma Training ... - PR Web (press release)

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Gemba Academy Announces New Languages for Lean and Six Sigma Training ...
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Gemba Academy, the leader in online lean and six sigma training, announces new available languages for over 500 training videos.

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31 Exciting New Purple Website Layouts for Design Inspiration

31 Exciting New Purple Website Layouts for Design Inspiration | Designing Wow Websites | Scoop.it
The color purple is often thought to represent power, royalty, and control. I love purple and it’s definitely in my favorite shade of the color wheel. I think this is why purple web designs a...

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30 Fresh Examples of Designer Portfolio Websites | Multy Shades

30 Fresh Examples of Designer Portfolio Websites | Multy Shades | Designing Wow Websites | Scoop.it
PORTFOLIO is a reflection of the skills and talent of the designer that owns it. Often, the hardest web design is building a portfolio website can take a lot of the designer’s time to create and finish.

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Creating an Effective Coming Soon Page | Tips

Creating an Effective Coming Soon Page | Tips | Designing Wow Websites | Scoop.it
Coming soon pages are a rather young concept on the internet. Back in the day, when a new business was planning to launch a website, one day there was no

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22 New Examples Of Huge Typography In Web Design | Design Inspiration

22 New Examples Of Huge Typography In Web Design | Design Inspiration | Designing Wow Websites | Scoop.it
We have showcased websites using huge typography in the past and in this post we are presenting a new collection of websites using huge typography.Typography

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29 Web Layouts using Big Oversized Background Images

29 Web Layouts using Big Oversized Background Images | Designing Wow Websites | Scoop.it
I am a big fan of the background photographs in web design. You can build entire layouts focused on simple themes related to photography. I can especially relate to freelancers and design agencies ...

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50 Best Parallax Scrolling Examples for Web Designers

50 Best Parallax Scrolling Examples for Web Designers | Designing Wow Websites | Scoop.it
50 Best Parallax Scrolling Examples for Web Designers. Parallax scrolling is a unique way to interactively animate your website.

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Antoine Cheret's curator insight, January 23, 2013 10:31 AM

Une nouvelle tendance, pas incompatible avec le flat design. De beaux exemples à explorer.

Philip Verghese 'Ariel's curator insight, January 26, 2013 4:01 AM

Yet another informative news

Thanks for sharing

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Top 10 Web Design / Graphic Design Tutorial Websites

Top 10 Web Design / Graphic Design Tutorial Websites | Designing Wow Websites | Scoop.it
Tutorials are very important especially if you are a beginner designer.

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6 painful lessons I learned as a rookie web designer

6 painful lessons I learned as a rookie web designer | Designing Wow Websites | Scoop.it

Jonathan Wold outlines several painful lessons I've learned over the past decade+.


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20 Amazing Photoshop Text Effects

20 Amazing Photoshop Text Effects | Designing Wow Websites | Scoop.it
Photoshop's text tools can create awesome and mind-blowing effects -- well, that's as obvious as "Sun rises in the East".

 

I think my favorite is the Glass Text Effect. The tutorial for this is can be found here.

 


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6 Tips for Estimating Price Quotes | Creativeoverflow

6 Tips for Estimating Price Quotes | Creativeoverflow | Designing Wow Websites | Scoop.it
For first time freelance web designers, nothing is more intimidating then when their first client asks, “Well, what will it cost?” We all imagine the hardest part of getting a gig will be finding the client, the proposal, or the project itself.

 

This is a really well thought out post regarding how best to approach pricing your work as a designer. We've been using per hour pricing for the past several years and have finally decided to give project pricing a try.


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