Typography Math – And You Thought it Was Just a Bunch of Text

Golden Ratio Typography There is serious math behind Golden Ratio Typography – and you thought it was just a bunch of text Read the article to find all about typography and usability as applied to website design. How to Tune Typography Based on Characters Per Line In my research into Golden Ratio Typography, I focused […]

Website Page Testing [INFOGRAPHIC]

If you aren’t testing your website then you aren’t improving. There are many tools out there to manage your tests. Here’s what companies are testing: 1. Call to Action buttons 2. Page layout 3. Navigation 4. Copy 5. Promotions and offers 6. Checkout process 7. Imagery 8. Product selection process 9. Security fields Infographic: Site […]

Web Design Usability – A How To Quick Reference Guide

Usability has a lot to do with whether your website is successful. Your goals may vary and can include branding, sales, lead generation, etc. Regardless of your goals, you need to first think of your visitor. Topics covered: Usability – The Numbers Page Layout And Structure Usability Website Navigation Usability Text Characteristics Usability Link Definitions […]

Zen and the Art of Good Web Design

A great post on minimalism in website design. In short: Use plenty of whitespace Use subtle background colors Add color to your subheadings Use compelling images – get free creative commons images Create a custom header – it provides your first impression Zen and the Art of Good Web Design – CopyBlogger Google+: View post […]

WordPress Theme Optimization

Several PHP coding techniques with sample code that will optimize your page load times and user experience. They use the built-in WordPress filter, shortcode and action capabilities. Nice post by Elio Rivero. WordPress is an extensible platform and with developers ideas like this it is now riding the crest of the wave of content management […]

30 Pure CSS Alternatives to Javascript

There are many CSS tools in this list like: CSS image maps CSS timelines CSS lightboxes CSS content slider CSS bubble effects CSS visual sitemaps Perfect Full Page Background Image CSS content accordian CSS data charts CSS bar charts CSS line graphs CSS animated progress bar CSS buttons Pure CSS Scrollable Table with Fixed Header […]

2011 Top 50 Web Design / Web Development Icon Sets

Use these icons freely in your website designs. http://speckyboy.com/2011/12/12/top-50-web-development-design-and-application-icon-sets-from-2011/ Embedded Link Top 50 Web Development, Design and Application Icon Sets from 2011 Google+: View post on Google+ More sales fixes everything. Local SEO marketing makes the difference if your business is local in nature and your customers are from within a few miles radius. Powerful […]

Top 10 CSS Design Resources

CSS in web design is becoming more and more important. CSS3 brings a lot more capabilities to the table. These tools sill simplify your use of CSS. You should learn how they can help your website design eforts. You can get free CSS design resources like: W3C Standards tools Google web fonts for typography in […]

Website Design for Simplicity

It should always be a goal. Swiss style design lends some great examples… http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/07/17/lessons-from-swiss-style-graphic-design/ Embedded Link Lessons From Swiss Style Graphic Design – Smashing Magazine Also known as International Style, the Swiss Style does not simply describe a style of graphic design made in Switzerland. It became famous through the art of very talented Swiss […]

Give Your Website A Health Check [INFOGRAPHIC]

Give Your Site a Health Check [Infographic] Make sure your website measures up regarding page load times, header response, domain history (if you bought your domain from someone else), backlinks (extremely important for organic search engine ranking), website code quality, social reach, website security, mobile compatibility and maximizing conversions. More sales fixes everything. Local SEO […]