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Category: Design

Alignment

Alignment plays an important role in taking your site designs from amateur to professional level.  When your content is arranged in well defined columns it significantly increases usability and visual appeal. In web design, everything from the bigger elements, such as the header, content, navigation, and footer, to the inside elements, like paragraphs, ads, text […]

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29 August, 2013, Written by 0 comment

Repetition

Repetition of design creates a sense of familiarity for the end user or viewer. It gives the person a feeling of control over the design itself by allowing them to believe they know what to expect every time they click a link or flip the page. It also can be used to control where users […]

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21 August, 2013, Written by 0 comment

Contrast

Good contrast can make sites appear crisp and organized, whereas poor contrast blends the content into mush. Contrasting elements allow for the user to figure out which page areas are related and which are totally separate, so be sure to differentiate your elements and page sections. Contrast attracts attention to important content. Contrast is the […]

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7 August, 2013, Written by 0 comment

100+ PhotoShop Keyboard Shortcuts

  Props to Deke McClelland (PhotoShop guru) for producing the above. http://www.deke.com/content/101-phot…tips-5-minutes In case you can’t keep up the pace the transcript is below PLUS a few bonus extra tips. Enjoy!   #1: Wanna copy a layer? I say jump it: Ctrl+J. You a Mac user? Awesome. #2: When I say Ctrl, press Cmd, the […]

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26 January, 2013, Written by 0 comment

Japanese Style Web Design

So you’ve translated your content. Now how can you make our site look more … Japanese? To put the question another way, is there such a thing as a uniquely Japanese style of web design?  And if so is it something we should try to emulate for web pages targeting a Japanese audiences? Generalizations are […]

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23 January, 2012, Written by 0 comment

Wireframing Your Site – What, Why and How

A good proportion of the time taken to construct a successful website lies in the planning phase before the designer even opens PhotoShop or the developer writes a single line of code. Proper planning is essential in order to avoid costly redesigns and re-engineering at later stages in the website development life cycle. Wireframing is […]

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12 February, 2010, Written by 0 comment

Book Review – Neuro Web Design: What Makes Them Click?

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could climb inside your website visitors’ minds and understand what motivates their behaviour? Neuro Web Design by Dr. Susan M. Weinschenk attempts to do just that. Not many other books on the market explain the psychology behind user interaction in a way that references academic studies. Chapter 1 takes […]

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27 October, 2009, Written by 0 comment

Is Your Website Still Doing the Macarena?

5 Questions to see if you remember the 1990’s!!! Who killed LAURA PALMER IN TWIN PEAKS? What was X-Files Fox Mulder’s nickname? Where was the hangout of the 90210 gang? What was the name of Martin Krane’s dog in Frasier? WHO SHOT MR. BURNS IN THE SIMPSONS? Sure, in the 90’s some of us had […]

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17 August, 2009, Written by 0 comment

The Perfect Logo

Choosing a logo for your website is a big responsibility and one you should think carefully about. The choice of colors basically sets the color pallet for your whole web design. Some companies even base their office interior design and decor on the corporate logo colors. Potentially, whatever you come up with could manifest itself […]

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29 November, 2008, Written by 0 comment
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