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10 Design Features Webmasters Should (Probably) Avoid

10 Design Features Webmasters Should (Probably) Avoid

There are many questions and decisions made during web development, answering those questions of what to include and what to leave out is perhaps one of the hardest task to deal with. Hardest in a sense that until now,many webmasters still did not realize what netizens dislike in a website. What will it be? Ask [...]

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Usability Testing: What You Need To Know?

Usability Testing: What You Need To Know?

Usability testing is often a misunderstood part of the web design process. While most designers, developers and business owners these days have the idea of what usability testing is, a good number don’t see what it can do for them, what value it can add to your site by testing, and how to even get [...]

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9 Ideas For Building Great Websites With Less

9 Ideas For Building Great Websites With Less

We all know how laborious web work can be. It’s not a task for the faint hearted and generally requires a year or more of study to really grasp. As our era has progressed we’ve seen brilliant ideas and innovations ushering the online community towards open source and sharing. The construction of a website has [...]

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HTML5-Powered Web Applications: 19 Early Adopters

HTML5-Powered Web Applications: 19 Early Adopters

HTML5, rumored as Flash killer, is a brand new web technology that raises a revolution lead by Apple in web application development. It contains canvas element for images and animation drawings, support video and audio embedding, and includes storage database for offline web applications. Most important of all, you don’t need a plugin to get all [...]

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Design Beautiful “Coming Soon” Page: 37 Templates & Tutorials

Design Beautiful “Coming Soon” Page: 37 Templates & Tutorials

It’s a known fact that “coming soon” page is not any more about men-at-work icon or under-construction sign. It acts as the first and the most important impression to your site visitor and if it’s done well. It can attract your site visitor to bookmark you page, subscribe your newsletter, or even join in your social network [...]

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Mobile Web Design: 10 Tips To Better Usability

Mobile Web Design: 10 Tips To Better Usability

Mobile web browsing is expected to turn into the next major Internet platform. It is now easy to browse the net from nearly anywhere utilizing mobile devices that fit in a hand because of technology. Being short in good usability implementation in mobile web design makes it difficult browsing your way around various popular mobile [...]

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Beginner’s Guide To CSS3

Beginner’s Guide To CSS3

Ever since the announcement of in 2005, the development of the level 3 of Cascading Style Sheet or better known as CSS3 has been closely watched and monitored by many designers and developers. All of us excited to get our hands on the new features of CSS3 – the text shadows, borders with images, opacity, [...]

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How To Ruin Good User Experience In 20 Simple Steps

How To Ruin Good User Experience In 20 Simple Steps

Every day we access a number of new or familiar sites and encounter a number of different experiences. Sometimes, you may have pleasant and average ones but if you are unfortunate, you get downright terrible experience. What is it that makes one experience better than another? A site doesn’t have to be the pinnacle of amazing [...]

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Designing Content Intensive Layout: Tips And Examples

Designing Content Intensive Layout: Tips And Examples

To create comprehensive layouts for the web takes skill and a lot of dedication. Web designers perform a job where most unable to do, and in a very sophisticated manner. As web pages have evolved we’ve seen the need to fill more space and hold more content than ever before. If you already understand how to [...]

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Basics Behind Color Theory For Web Designer

Basics Behind Color Theory For Web Designer

As a collective digital artist, it is important to understand the fundamental science behind color theory. It’s a popular topic with a vast spread of information to retain and digest. Not only does this topic focus on arts and design, it also involve jist of optics science. There is plenty to cover on this topic [...]

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How To Measure Front-End Website Performance

How To Measure Front-End Website Performance

Speaking of optimization process is almost nonexistent among new age web designers. Even many web designers who have been in business a decade or longer do not fully understand the importance of site optimization. After a prolonged period of time a website will begin to bog down. The frontend files may contain exaggerated blocks of [...]

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50 Beautiful & Enticing Designers Websites

50 Beautiful & Enticing Designers Websites

Looking back at what others have done before you is a great way of obtaining inspiration. This also can lead to innovative designs. With this in mind where can we go? The answer is, other web designers. Their aim is promote their skills, style and attention to detail, whilst communicating necessary information. These are elements [...]

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7 Signs Your Website Calls For A Revamp

7 Signs Your Website Calls For A Revamp

We all know that Internet changes at lightning speed (could be faster) and that means, techniques and technologies we used 3 years ago are obsolete! You should be on your feet and keep up with these changes constantly. Luckily, there are some clear warning signs that tell you that your site needs an update. Here [...]

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Showcase Of Beautiful Black And White Websites

Showcase Of Beautiful Black And White Websites

Deciding the best fit from sea of colors can sometimes be a tough call for web designers. But the good news is – when we ran into color choosing and matching block, we have tools like Adobe Kuler to help us with the decision making. How about designing a Black and White website? Assuming designing websites in [...]

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Perfection In Design: Why It’s A Bad Idea

Perfection In Design: Why It’s A Bad Idea

If you are a designer or a web-developer then you probably should know that trying to make your project perfect can extend the time needed to complete the project-even several times. There’s always that one last element you want to quickly improve because there’s something annoying about it. But unfortunately the truth is that – Perfection [...]

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The Science Of Creativity

The Science Of Creativity

Even though I was not creative back then, it does not stop me from wondering, am I really creative? Why I am not like other designers who are a blend of creative juices where ideas flowing in and out as easy as breathing? To tell you frankly, there is actually no reason but a statement that [...]

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5 Tips To Simplify Your Web Design

5 Tips To Simplify Your Web Design

Simplicity rules! It makes a websites look sleek, reduce nagivation confusion and it helps achieving desired goals and results (I.e., more signups, subscribers and sales). But too often it seems elusive to simplify your website design. No matter how hard you try, you can’t make your work look like Apple’s. So what does a website designer [...]

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50+ Beautiful Flash Websites For Your Inspiration

50+ Beautiful Flash Websites For Your Inspiration

Flash websites can be amazing and they can, on the other hand, be awful. Like any powerful and versatile technology, Flash can be overused and misused. The advent (nearly) of HTML5 as competition for Flash will probably be just as overused and misused once it is in place. As a non-developer of any kind, I don’t [...]

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Type As A Graphic Image: A Sometimes Ignored Art Tool

Type As A Graphic Image: A Sometimes Ignored Art Tool

It is amazing that one of the least known, ignored, or easily under rated graphic design tools is, believe it or not,the font. That’s right, the font. Type or typography is becoming a genuine art form within the graphics design world. Still, this incredible resource which lies on every computer geek’s fingertips is not always [...]

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Productivity Tips For Freelance Web Designers

Productivity Tips For Freelance Web Designers

It has been known that working as a freelance web designers is very different compared to any ordinary daily jobs. Sure they are no super agents like CIA or SWAT, but freelancers are people who have 100% freedom in accomplishing their work. For example, working from bed, toilets, cafes, Disneyland and feel free to name any [...]

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Beautiful & Creative Single-Page Portfolio Websites

Beautiful & Creative Single-Page Portfolio Websites

Portfolios is a way of life in web business and we all know it is prominent. Prominent how? Known by designers,first impression better be a charm because it gives the best outcome. Another reason why portfolio is ideal is because it keeps an archive of designer’s great work. That comes handy when designers desire to pitch project, [...]

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Freelancing And Co-Working: Best Of Both Worlds

Freelancing And Co-Working: Best Of Both Worlds

The core reason to be a freelancer is that one does not have to commit to full working hours that will destroy the joy of working and possibly putting personal life at stake. As a freelancer you can decide your own working hours and show up to work in your pajamas. You don’t have to endure [...]

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Eco-Friendly Design Tutorials And Resources Round-Up

Eco-Friendly Design Tutorials And Resources Round-Up

Eco-friendly is in! With all the global warming issues threatening the world today, ‘going green‘ becomes the keyword as everyone around us scurry to do their part to save our planet. It shouldn’t be surprising to us to see that the world is moving towards the direction of environmental friendliness as we see more and [...]