What Makes for Successful E-Commerce Website Design?

What Makes for Successful E-Commerce Website Design?

Have you ever noticed how there are many web stores that tend to be a bit too dainty for their own good? Often, they won’t even let you in until they laboriously pick up their skirts and get ready for an impressive, high definition (read slow-loading) flash animation song and dance that will not turn…

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Typography in Web Design

Typography is an important element of modern Web design and adhering to the right typographic conventions of current Web trends is a great way to design a unique and memorable website. In the early years of the Internet, the fonts that were displayed on a website were entirely controlled by the settings of the Web…

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Skeuomorphism in Web Design

Skeuomorphism, while not the most user-friendly of words, is a popular trend in interface design for both applications and websites. Skeuomorphism refers to using textures to emulate real-world objects such as wood, metal or paper. While skeuomorphism techniques do not add anything in the way of functionality to a user interface, they add an artistic…

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Colour Schemes and Web Design

Colour is one of the most important elements of good Web design. Of course, different colour schemes suit different types of websites, but they are always important nonetheless. Colour is a form of communication itself, evoking certain emotions and reactions in people. Colours have different symbolic meanings in different cultures although there are also some…

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An Introduction to Responsive Web Design

The term “responsive web design” was originally coined by Ethan Marcotte, a well-known web designer and developer. Marcotte actually wrote a book titled Responsive Web Design that discussed the concept in depth. Put simply, the term refers to the concept of a web page being responsive to any device that accesses it, while delivering the…

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Web Design Trends to Look Out for in 2013

In the ever-changing virtual world, Web designers constantly need to be on the lookout for ways that they can improve their websites. When we look at how the average webpage looked only a few years ago, the distinctions that set modern websites apart look ever more obvious. With HTML5 and CSS3 becoming more and more…