Category Archives: Web Design

Web design tips, tricks and advice.

Why Your Company’s Website Needs to Be Responsive

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Fifty-six percent of consumer traffic to leading U.S. consumer websites now comes from mobile devices, according to the SimilarWeb State of Mobile Web in the U.S. 2015 Report. While this illustrates the importance of mobile, it also demonstrates that mobile is not the whole story, since it leaves 44 percent of traffic coming from non-mobile sources.

With that in mind, ‘corePHP’ designs each and every one of our websites to be responsive in nature. This ensures your site will be viewed by your audience, no matter the device they will be utilizing. Continue reading

The War that Never Ends: Web Design Agencies vs. SEO Agencies and Trends in 2016

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Web design firms are great at building beautiful websites, but just how good are they at SEO? And how high do SEO agencies rank considering design concepts? A Moz.com study found that, many leading SEO agencies had high rankings with poor web design, while web design agencies had award-winning websites but were failing at their SEO.

Creating a great website in terms of web design while keeping the SEO principles is not as easy as it sounds, but it is becoming increasingly necessary in today’s environment. This is especially true if you’re looking to employ cutting-edge design concepts like parallax scrolling to improve responsiveness – a concept we know to be difficult considering SEO. Below is an in-depth look into the study and some of its findings: Continue reading

‘corePHP’ vs. Freelancer: Your Choice Could Cost You!

web development agencyTime and time again we are asked to submit a proposal for work against a freelancer. So, we thought now would be a great time for us to explain why the team at ‘corePHP’ wants you the client to think twice before agreeing to work with a freelancer. Keep in mind, some freelancers do great work and have the portfolio to show for it. However, we continue to come across those who are less desirable and over promise and under deliver for the client. Continue reading

Is Poor Web Design the Reason Behind Your Conversion Decline?

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Selling your merchandise via online platforms are not like you ever imaged. You will come to learn that no matter how good and superior your products are, you simply cannot beat the competition if they lack the appeal of an attractive web design. A good web design is like a well-dressed salesman knocking at your door. You know you don’t have the cash to buy what he is selling, but you most definitely would like to hear what he has to say. Continue reading

Utilizing the Bootstrap 4 Grid System for Mobile

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Sophia Phillips of WordPrax Ltd. – HTML to WordPress company shared with us in December an article regarding utilizing the Bootstrap 4 grid system for creating a responsive website. To date, this post has seen significant traffic as many have noticed the usefulness of the article. A short bit ago we were approached regarding having a video developed to showcase the usefulness of the Bootstrap 4 system.

Chris Minnick of Webucator, a mobile web development training site, was so inspired after reading the article that he created a video to further discuss the Bootstrap grid system.

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2016 Best Online Product Design Tool/Software Providers

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At present, everyone wants to possess product featuring the design that exhibits attitude, perception, and even character. This gives birth to print business. But, in today’s digital age, the concept of automation has got the wider acceptance in different sectors. Hence, online product designing model has arisen. In fact, it has become the growing trend all over the world.

Many traditional print business owners are looking for a solution or service provider that will help them deploy online product design tools within their website so that their customers can prepare the design while accessing the website. In a bid to those companies, this blog presents the curated list of top nine online product design tool and service providers.

Let’s have a glimpse below to know more about tools: Continue reading

Web Design | From Gathering Data To End Results

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In spite of the popular belief, web design cannot be resumed to an idea that magically appears in the creative person’s mind. In reality, good web design comes as a result of an elaborated process, one that reflects the unique characteristics of the business and engages its main audience. By ignoring these two critical steps, you’re bound to fail at connecting with your customers and ultimately, not be able to grow your business online. Continue reading

Fresh and Useful Freebies for Designers & Developers – Part III

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We have finally reached the end of this series, “Fresh & Useful Freebies for Designers & Developers”. We know that this was a short series as we needed to keep the quality tight by selecting only the best freebies available.

But we will be coming up with some more freebies for you in our upcoming blogs. We hope that this series have filled your toolbox with lots of awesome resources and that also for free.

Enjoy the final part of this series to its fullest. Do not forget to bookmark these episodes for your future referencing. Continue reading

Fresh and Useful Freebies for Designers & Developers – Part II

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Welcome to the second part of the series on “Fresh and Useful Freebies for Designers & Developers”. We are on the mid-way of this series and we hope you have enjoyed the first part to its fullest.

In the second part, we present to you some more really awesome freebies for all the developers and designers out there, which includes various fonts, icons, UI kits, templates and much more.

Enjoy this episode and do not forget to share it with the world. Continue reading

Fresh and Useful Freebies for Designers & Developers – Part I

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A developer or a designer always looks forward to having a good set of resources up and ready in his/her arsenal to make work much easier and faster. And the fun gets doubled when you do not need to pay a single penny for availing these resources.

So we at ‘corePHP’ took it a bit seriously and did a broad and in-depth research to present to you some of the best, most useful and fresh resources for developers and designers which are absolutely free of charge. Continue reading

How to Use The Bootstrap 4 Grid System For Creating A Responsive Website?

Responsive Web Design MichiganConsistency in website design makes it easy for users to read, understand and navigate throughout the site easily. With the help of grid system, you can achieve the level of consistency that otherwise would have been difficult to represent in your website design.

The concept of grid system is not new and have been used in print publications for quite a long time. But, grid systems are being used as standard in web design today, since they help in making the website content manageable and much more readable.

A grid system, basically, comprises of a structure of horizontal and vertical lines that are used for organizing the content. Most importantly, it helps in creating a fine balance between the elements in a website design. Continue reading

A Website Blueprint Evolves From Many Draft Designs

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Ask any writer how many drafts their novel went through before reaching the print stage and it will amaze you the answers you’ll get. Novels, even magazine and web articles, are the subject of several drafts and revisions before the final polished item is laid bare for the world to see. The same is true of a website; the website blueprint the designer works on will have gone through many changes before it even gets to the actual design stage.

Form Follows Function

A phrase coined in 1896 by the architect Louis Sullivan, ‘form follows function’ is now regarded as a prime principal in all areas of design. Furniture design, kitchen, and room design are established industries where this philosophy guides the hand of the designer.

In the 21st Century, the same is now true of website design and publishing. You may have a design for a website in mind when you approach a design agency, but I will guarantee the end product will look nothing like your original. The final design may have similarities but, in the eyes of the designer, they will have to create a website which functions. The final design will have to display the products and/or services, function in all browsers, operating systems and, of course, screen display sizes. Continue reading