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8 Things to Incorporate Into Your Website Redesign Process

PHOTO: Shutterstock With more than 1 billion websites across the web, your organization’s web presence needs to stand out if you’re hoping for quality visitors, conversions and ultimately qualified sales leads.  With that said, the world now has more than 4 billion internet users, according to the 2018 Global Digital suite of reports from We Are Social and Hootsuite. That...

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Trendy Ways of Enhancing Website Homepages

Images and videos are the most popular options when it comes to enhancing website homepages. But are they the only techniques that form strong first impressions and make websites stand out? No one can argue with the fact that these stylistic choices are time-tested and crowd-proven methods. Nevertheless, they are not the only options capable of doing wonders with front pages. Thanks to constantly evolving web technologies, each year we witness...

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From Top to Bottom: Vertical Orientation is Gaining Popularity in Web Design

From left to right (or for such languages as Arabic or Persian from right to left), from top to bottom that is our accustomed path of exploring things in the books, documents, websites, advertisements, pamphlets, etc. In general, horizontal orientation comes first. So when the things are arranged according to the y-axis, it always feels like a disturbance in the force. The fascination with vertical orientation became perceptible last year when...

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Imbalanced Layouts Offer Different Patterns to Adopt

For a long time, web interfaces were the places where balance, proportion and symmetry were considered to be the signs of good taste and attributes of great design. Everyone was struggling to achieve complete harmony and equilibrium of details. But the situation has changed. There were many attempts to embrace chaos. These days we witness another attempt to turn chaos to its advantage, represented by imbalanced layouts and compositions. Designers in...

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4 Tiny Trends in Applying Animations

With interaction design showing up pretty much everywhere, animation is finally being perceived not only as a tool for entertaining visitors but as an instrument for improving the user experience. From tiny dynamic effects that enliven parts of the UI to huge animations that are used as means of communication, the internet is jam-packed with various solutions. Although we are living in an era of experiments, several popular patterns can be...

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The Inspiration Behind Brutalism in Web Design

A stripped-down internet inspired by architecture of the 90s. Brutalism in web design, in its most basic form, incorporates stark colors, bold and unforgiving shapes and layouts, and typography that is often clumsy and oversized. By now, we have all experienced some form of the brutalism web design trend that has gained traction over the past year or so. Even Bloomberg has adopted the style in its own way. But where does this design...

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Block Reveal Effect, a New Design Trend for Entrances and Exits

For all those who adore the beauty of simplicity obtained by regular geometric shapes and modular layouts, there is an excellent solution. It is the block reveal effect and it is pretty trendy. It ideally refines interfaces as well as adds a subtle dose of interactivity. Being blocky, a bit rigid and in some way bold, it also owns characterstics of minimalism, elegance and neatness. It is a good and fresh...

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