The Microsite: A Definitive How-to Guide for Their Effective Use

Much like a chainsaw, a microsite can be a useful tool in the right hands or disastrous in the wrong ones. That is why I have written this definitive guide to their use. In this post we cover: But let’s start with the fundamental question of what exactly makes a microsite.

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Creating Memorable Icons, Logos and Favicons

The importance of good branding can’t be overstated. Something as simple as your company logo can make the difference between being forgotten, turned down for a more recognizable competitor or ultimately accepted. There are many ways to give your company more identity, like using a catchy jingle or slogan. Source: Creating Memorable Icons, Logos and … Continue reading Creating Memorable Icons, Logos and Favicons

Create Baseline Grids on the Web Using Sassline

  A major part of online content is text-based, but people won't be interested in reading the text on your site unless the typography is well designed. You might work with custom frameworks but those can feel restrictive. Instead try Sassline, a free Sass-based library for creating perfect gridlines on the web. Source: Create Baseline … Continue reading Create Baseline Grids on the Web Using Sassline

Build a Better Personal Website

Your personal brand’s website is your calling card to attract loyal followers —an unexpected cyber attack can cost you both time and money. What types of activity are you currently monitoring from the back end? Your brand can increase your security level and help prevent an attack with the right tools and knowledge. Source: Keep … Continue reading Build a Better Personal Website

Webdesign: The I Am Woman Project

Webdesign-inspiration.com We are a web design inspiration gallery. All web designs published have been carefully handpicked by a member of our team. We try to publish different styles, feels and looks and also stuffs from various places and not only the designs from the coolest industries. Source: Webdesign: The I Am Woman Project

7 Fantastic Landing Page Designs

What is a landing page? Knowing this can help you generate leads and retain more customers when you design a website. Simply put, a landing page is where someone “lands” after clicking on a search result, call to action, or advertisement. Source: 7 Fantastic Landing Page Designs

10 best new web design tools for December 2018

Here are our picks of the best web design tools that have emerged over the last month or so; you’ll find some great learning resources as well as tools to make everyday tasks simpler and faster. 01. Whimsical Collaborative flowcharts, wireframes and sticky notes Billed as "fast and delightful", Whimsical offers and fun and pleasing … Continue reading 10 best new web design tools for December 2018

Mental Illness in the Web Industry

The picture of the tortured artist has endured for centuries: creative geniuses who struggle with their metaphorical demons and don’t relate to life the same way as most people. Today, we know some of this can be attributed to mental illness: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and many others. Source: Mental Illness in the Web Industry

How To Use Minimalism to Improve Website Design

We’ve all heard the phrase, “less is more” when it comes to various aspects of our lives. But what about when it comes to web design? Minimalist website designs are becoming more popular and for many reasons. Here’s how to use minimalism on your website and why it’s beneficial. Source: How To Use Minimalism to … Continue reading How To Use Minimalism to Improve Website Design

50 Creative Blog Layout Designs

We know blog design matters in order to make a good first impression. Designers spend a lot of time and energy trying to come up with a good blog layout. The layout is of paramount importance and every designer wants to present it in the most useful and intuitive way. Source: 50 Creative Blog Layout … Continue reading 50 Creative Blog Layout Designs

Most Wanted: Web Design Skills Which Will Be in Demand in 2019

  The Internet and digital technologies give almost everyone the chance to start a new business, but it wouldn’t be possible without the good old web design. It’s a cornerstone of modern business because no one can afford to run a company without a professionally-looking website. Source: Most Wanted: Web Design Skills Which Will Be … Continue reading Most Wanted: Web Design Skills Which Will Be in Demand in 2019

Best Design Practices for Landing Pages

If you are a marketer, you probably already know the importance of landing pages. This dedicated stand-alone page guides users to perform a single action. If designed well can draw the visitor to click your call to action button and enter your marketing funnel. Source: Best Design Practices for Landing Pages

Super Editorial Web Design for Exposure

Exposure is the premier showcase for graduating creative arts students from Massey University College of Creative Arts in Wellington. The exhibition includes work by undergraduate students across all subject areas, from industrial to spatial design, photography to fine art, and by students from our Master of Design and Master of Fine Arts programs. This year the exhibition will also include work … Continue reading Super Editorial Web Design for Exposure

The Complete Web Animation Design Guide

Believe it or not, you don’t have a lot of time to convince your site visitors to stay around. Your window is actually much shorter than you assume. In essence, it takes just 0.05 seconds after your page loads for visitors to form an opinion. Source: The Complete Web Animation Design Guide

Make your characters pop with colour and light

I really like working in colour, whether it's in Photoshop CC or painting traditionally with watercolours. Vibrant colour will often make an illustration more decorative, but there's also a danger of it becoming flat. However, you can counteract this by adding a sense of volume in the right places throughout the composition. Source: Make your … Continue reading Make your characters pop with colour and light

3 Elements of Web Design Guaranteed to Generate Sustainable Traffic

There was a time when generating traffic to a website was far easier than it is today. Much of this was due to the fact that Google had yet to work out its algorithms. As a result, many pages which were nothing more than a keyword cloud would rank in the first position of the … Continue reading 3 Elements of Web Design Guaranteed to Generate Sustainable Traffic

What’s the difference between a splash page, landing page and website?

Just Because It’s On The Web, Doesn’t Mean It’s A “Website”. In this post, I’ll explain the differences in hopes that it will help you to decide which might be best for your business. There are several different terms that are used to describe different things that are on the web. Source: What’s the difference … Continue reading What’s the difference between a splash page, landing page and website?

see these 7 ancient ruins wondrously restored before your eyes

watch your travel guide come to life with this exceptional display that methodically renders the missing parts of ancient icons. if you’ve taken any history course, chances are you’ve seen these iconic ruins, perhaps you even saw them recreated, but there is something so fascinating and exciting about watching the restoration unfold before your very eyes like you’re traveling retroactively in time. Source: see these 7 ancient ruins … Continue reading see these 7 ancient ruins wondrously restored before your eyes

Mexican Folkways

Three illustrations by Carlos Mérida from A Treasury of Mexican Folkways (1947) Carlos Merida, 1947, "Dance of the Pascolas - Michoacán" Previous posts on this artist: Carnival in Mexico, Dances of Mexico, The Hungry Moon, and The Bird. Source: Mexican Folkways

Pull Readers in with Entry Points

  When designing your layout, think and work type first using style, size, color, and weight to create unity and variety. The heading or headings, lead paragraph, and any pull quotes should function as entry points with those different typographic levels offering a variety of visual flavors for your readers to feast on. Source: Pull … Continue reading Pull Readers in with Entry Points