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Simplicity is key to any successful website or web app. If your site is too complicated, the user will have to go through too many hoops to find what they are looking for and won’t even bother trying it out. The Jackson 5 got it right back in the 70′s when they sang “easy as 123″. A simple and effective approach is to break down your services, signups and checkouts into 3 easy steps. This will
‘Handy’ is a set of 24 free and exclusive vector icons that can be used on websites, logos and more. The icons have a unique hand drawn feeling and look great in color or black and white. The set also includes most social media websites, such as Delicious, Digg and many more. These icons are completely free for personal and commercial use and they’re being released exclusively
Concept designers are also referred to as “visual futurists”. These concept designs may not be on the market yet, but they can still inspire you to create something just as futuristic and exciting online. The designs may be impractical in some cases, but the idea is to put the concept out to the world to see how it evolves and grows. Remember that these are all just conceptual,
Thanks for all the submissions received over the past few days for our weekend Self Portrait challenge. Your submissions were of very high quality once again and a true source of inspiration. The self portraits you’ll find below are very diverse, extremely creative and full of emotion. Thanks to all for your hard work and we’ll continue to bring you more design challenges
Today we’re happy to announce the winners of the SitePoint book giveaway. Congratulations to @innervoices, @kmog, @sherri_g, @6bdesign and @TylorSkory. Each of you have won a full copy of the book “Sexy Web Design”. All winners will be contacted via email for details as to how to receive their prize. For the ones that didn’t win, don’t despair as
iPhone applications are hotter than ever. So how do these applications stand out and get noticed? One great way to do this is by creating a great website design that showcases these applications in the best possible way. These sites are usually very focused, professional and clean. You will also notice that there’s usually a video displayed in an iPhone casing that shows how
After reviewing your feedback on last week’s photomontage design challenge and knowing that you truly enjoyed the experience, I think it’s time for another great design challenge… Do you recognize the picture on the left? That’s Sharbat Gula, an Afghan woman whose photo became the world’s most famous portrait after appearing on the cover of National
Simply put, a portrait is a representation of a person.They usually focus on a person’s face, mood and expression. Traditionally portraits were sculptures or paintings however, in modern times, a photograph is the most recognized way of taking a portrait. In most cases, the subject looks straight at the camera in order to engage the viewer. In this article, we’ll be
These days we have great choices for Web browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome and the list goes on. Each browser comes with its own set of advantages and features and one of the greatest benefits of Firefox has been the ability to fully customize it through the use of plugins and add-ons. This feature is especially important for those of you using Mac OS X, when
The immediate challenge for smaller web design companies is how to attract new business and keep old clients in a downturn economy. Customers are falling off of maintenance contracts and smaller businesses may not be looking to start a website right away. Enterprise level clients are becoming more price-conscious. What can we do to make sure our collective heads stay above water in this tough climate? Here are 10
Typography is often a deciding factor in the success of a design. Its importance cannot be overstated. Effective typography can be achieved in so many different ways, as demonstrated in the 17 different categories below. Some of the most common ways to treat type is with size, color variation, creative illustrations, and use of textures. The examples below are just the tip of the iceberg
Ready for an exciting challenge? As you know, we always like to bring you great resources for inspiration, as well as tutorials and tools to empower you to become a great designer. Today, we’re trying something new… This should be a fun weekend project, where you can let your imagination run wild and put to practice some of what you have learned from reading WDD. The challenge