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How to Design the Layout of a Website – Part 4

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Filed under: Web Development, Website Layouts.

Many times in the world of the internet, website designs and layouts are endlessly copied and reused between different websites. Some top design firm will release a new design for a successful company, and it will suddenly become the “thing to have”. We saw this in 2011 with the introduction of Parallax Scrolling.

Layout Mini-Series

Let’s stop and think for a second. Should we really be blindly copying other designers just because it’s the popular thing to do? Or should we step back and take an objective look at whether that layout style really fits and accents the purpose of our website?

In this article we will look at 2 new popular layout styles on the web and whether or not we should be using them for our projects.

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How to Make Your Website Standout from the Competition

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Filed under: Design Inspiration, Typography, Web Development.

When visiting a website you may be thinking, “Man this website looks terrible, and is really hard to use!” Or you may be thinking “Wow, this website looks great, and I found everything I needed.”

Does your design standout? What is the difference between the design of a really amazing website and one that looks ugly and uninviting? This article outlines some design elements and principles that will transform your design from okay to extraordinary. Read more…

Why should I design for Mobile-First?

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Filed under: Mobile, Web Development.

Whether we want to admit it or not, the web is going mobile. If you don’t have a mobile version of your website, you are turning away a huge percentage of your users and customers. Well the latest counts are in that show that there are over 1.2 billion mobile Web users worldwide and over 25% of mobile users in the United States will never touch their desktop this year.  Last year, over 73 percent of consumers used their mobile phone while in a store shopping. On top of that, this year it is expected that more smartphones will sell than Desktop PC’s.

Mobile First is very important for website designs

This article will explain why you should design a website from the ground up or Mobile-First as it’s often called. Read more…