5 Web Design Mistakes You Should Avoid 2014

These days, nearly every business will have a website built to establish their brands and their business. However, a website that looks great isn’t going to be helpful if they are not generating the desired traffic, sales and/or subscriptions.

Web designers may overlook a few common mistakes whilst spending time designing and building websites for their clients, that they thought would be great.

In this article, I’d like to highlight some commons mistakes made by web designers and how to avoid them.

10 Useful Tools For Web Designers 2014

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If you are a web designer and looking for tools to help simplify your workflow, it will be quite a task to keep yourself up to date and find one that is most suitable. To help you save time, here are some of my recommendations.

10 Important Tips You Should Have In Your Responsive Web Design

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Responsive Web Design allows your website to respond to the device that it is being viewed on. With new devices of varying screen resolutions cropping up regularly, it is essential to have a website that adapts itself to multiple screen sizes.

HD wide, tiny low res, landscape, portrait, etc… web designers can’t rely on one unique layout solution anymore. The beauty of responsive design is that you don’t have to shell out for a new website every time a new gadget comes out. If you are getting into responsive web design, below are some helpful tips you could use for optimizing the experience for your clients and mobile users.

 

How To Become A Designer Of The Future

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Designers or design teams of the future will need to understand every aspect of making digital products. In other words, a designer of the near future will need to master multiple formats.

A digital product designer creates anything that contains a digital component or uses software to drive its interaction, all experienced through a pixel-based display. It could be an e-book, a web/mobile app, or a device that controls common household appliances. This designer is equally adept at graphic, information, user experience (UX) and interaction design.

Latest Feel Good Fonts For Your Typography Needs

If you’re a graphic designer who are looking for more and newer fonts for your typography projects, look no further but here! I have some resources of beautiful fonts which you can download and use. Please remember to read their licences prior to using.

So enjoy browsing for your favourite fonts and hope this article helps. Thanks for reading!

 

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Flat Design Trends: 15 Latest & Creative Examples of Flat Web Design

In this article, I’d like to talk about the Flat Design trend that has been setting the World Wide Web abuzz. Not to mention, Apple’s latest iOS7  is re-designed around the Flat concept, although it was Microsoft’s Windows 8 OS that sparked the trend.

The philosophy behind the Flat Design is simplicity and usability. Gone are the days where we use to adopt the gradients, drop shadows and 3D or bevel textures. So expect to see more flat stuff on the Web. Here, I would like to share with you some of the latest websites I came across that have creatively utilized the Flat concept. So enjoy!

 

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What You Need To Know About Parallax Web Design

 

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Recreating the Nikebetterworld.com Parallax Effect using jQuery

 

It was Nike Better World that spearheaded the parallax effect trend in web designs. Without a doubt, I was amazed myself by their creativity and boldness. Developing a parallax style website is not an easy task. It involves:

 

  • Building several layers of backgrounds and foregrounds.
  • Combining images into pseudo-layers whereby the 2D images can also appear to be three-dimensional.
  • Scrolling.
  • Mathematical calculation for each sprite to be in the right position.
  • Good timing for each parallax effect.

 

Suffice to say, these methods requires a combination of HTML5, CSS3, graphics design, jQuery and Javascript to power the parallax effects.