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How to Deal with Images on the Web - Web Design Usability Guide

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Detailed article about how to use images in websites and why is it important to have a usability guide to follow.
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Useful guide when deciding how to select and layout your images on your page. Consider relevance to subject, file size, quality, also be aware of the type of effect this image can have on a user both positive and negative. 

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Website Usability: The Importance of Clear Labels & Sub-Titles | Bright Tribe

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Website Usability: The Importance of Clear Labels & Sub-Titles - Pls RT http://t.co/70yw7BbYYJ

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A brief article, but still addresses the necessity of clearly labeling paragraphs and blocks of text with headers so users know exactly what the information is about without having to read pages at a time.

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Examples of Websites That Use Video Effectively

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Examples of Websites That Use Video Effectively

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ramil navidad's curator insight, August 17, 2013 6:54 AM

Designing a website has evolved and there are different ways now available to create an engaging and memorable user experience.

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30 web design tips to make your life easier | Web ... - Creative Bloq

30 web design tips to make your life easier | Web ... - Creative Bloq | ITC216 - Online Curation | Scoop.it
Every web designer has a secret or two. Hard-won workflows, hidden hacks, and insider knowledge that are the mark of true experience and the stuff that separates great web design training from good. Here, we've managed ...
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 It's not so much a list of design principles to follow, rather a list of design tools that can help make web design easier with less hassle. It's good to know what additional tools are available out there. 

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Check My Colours - Analyse the color contrast of your web pages

Analyse the colors of any webpage to verify the contrast and ensure better accessibility.

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I thought this was interesting, while I'm not sure how effective it will be for advanced pages, for simple html pages I think it can be reaffirming when selecting a colour scheme that both excites and appeals to a wide audience.

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5 Design Logo Tips From The Best Designer - Logo Tips

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Design logo tips from the best logo designer, David Airey...

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Tips include "Make it memorable, timeless, scalable and appropriate", "Recognisable across all media" and that "A logo is not a person". 

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GA13's curator insight, March 20, 2014 12:56 AM

Some basic tips for logo making, some good some not as relevant but I need all the logo research I can get.

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A Beginners Guide to Website Aesthetics and Design Principles

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Website design principles; to help you understand the first steps in addressing website visual design and aesthetics.

Via Penny Baldwin French
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Instructs designers to have a clear idea of why they are creating their page, how will they publish it and who their audience is. Also provides tips on how to create a pleasing aesthetic on your site through fonts, colours, spacing and alignment.

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GA13's curator insight, March 20, 2014 1:09 AM

Another collection of good basic elements for the design process.

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Eye Tracking 101: How Your Eyes Move on Websites [Infographic]

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Eye Tracking 101: How Your Eyes Move on Websites [Infographic] - infographic Web Design

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Interesting article while a little hard to read at first, it highlights the importance of placing your key information in areas that have proven to attract a users eyesight and attention so they can gather the information they need form your page as quickly as possible. Comes with a number of statistics, and supports the idea that users rarely scroll down so you need to deliver your information at the top to get them interested. 

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Principles of Website Design - Business 2 Community

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Business 2 Community
Principles of Website Design
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You might have read a web design rule defining a maximum number of clicks people will make. You might think users should reach any page on your site within a set number of clicks.

Via Stephen Moyers
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A key point I've taken away from this article is to "Take advantage of conventions". As a web designer we want to create something new and fresh, but at the same time we need to remember that users have grown accustom to certain layouts and icons while they're browsing, if a page is too complex to navigate or the text reads right to left instead of left to right, you may scare off potential users. 

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5 Ways to Make Your Website More Visible

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Here are five tips that you can implement right away to make it easier for Google to read your website and as a result, get more targeted visitors. (Nearly 1/2 of consumers expect a website to load in 2 seconds or less.
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A collection of ideas to help increase traffic on your webpage through Search engine optimisation or SEO. Search engines consider a number of variables when displaying the best results including site speed, fresh content( updated regularly) and keyword targeting. 

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Building a webpage with accessibility and interoperability in mind: part 1 « Alistair Duggin's blog


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A bit text heavy, but i find if you scroll down past the first quarter of the page, you can find some very useful definitions regarding accessibility and interoperability, which are two concepts that can be easily overlooked. 

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17 Experimental Examples of Using HTML5 Canvas

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With HTML 5 canvas element, along with other new HTML5 APIs and with JavaScript, you can create mind-blowing dynamic graphics and animations that can be rendered in an ordinary web page. The possibilities are endless. View some interesting examples of HTML5′s canvas element in action.


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Some amazing images created with HTML5 Canvas. While a bit out of my league, I found it fascinating what some people were able to create in HTML. 

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