Time 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
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
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
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
In the 1990s and early 2000s, web designers, ad agencies and marketing firms controlled their clients’ message; thus, they acted in a chief decision-making role regarding technology decisions, driving their clients’ websites. Marketers tossed about the term “web developer” as if synonymous to “web designer.” Conversely, web developers rarely muddled the terminology. Why not? Because the last thing most true web developers wanted to manage was the creative process, let alone the client.
- Web Designers Envision It: Creative, Interface Layout, Digital Experience, Wireframe, Business Message
- Web Developers Make It Work: Coding, Framework, Security, Performance & Speed, Compatibility, etc
Designing an attractive, engaging website used to be easy. Even just a few years ago, you could feel confident that the product you saw on your screen would look nearly identical on anyone else’s screen. Sure, there might be some slight variation in resolution or screen size, but the majority of people were still interacting with the web from the comfort of a desktop or laptop computer. But that has completely changed.
A Pew Research Center poll suggests that nearly 65 percent of American adults own a smartphone, and that nearly half own some kind of tablet device. This suggests a major shift in the way consumers are interacting with the web. As a designer or developer that means you have to find ways to build websites that are easily viewed on a variety of devices. It can be a tricky process, but luckily a variety of tools and services exist to ensure your website looks great on a tiny mobile screen or a 60-inch HD monitor. Continue reading
The web is constantly evolving. Every day, web developers and designers are creating new and extremely creative websites that are pushing HTML to its limits. HTML5 armed with its advanced animation and video rendering capabilities have snatched the crown from HTML4, which ruled the World Wide Web for more than a decade.
Most importantly it works on almost every browser. It is compatible with the old browsers and also with the mobile browsers like Blackberry, iPhone and Android based phones and tablets. It allows websites to load much faster and allows better and smoother connections with third party applications too.
In this series, we have put forward some of the best, most innovative, creative and beautifully designed websites with HTML5 and CSS3 that came out after our exhaustive research on this topic. The main purpose of this series is to stimulate the creative side inside you and inspire you to become a better designer.
Creative HTML5/CSS3 Websites
The Moustache Game
An innovative and funny website which allows visitors to add moustache to people via video sharing platforms like YouTube.
Tissot T-Touch Tactile Watch
A beautifully designed website which lets you try out the various features of the Tissot T-Touch watch, in a virtual immersive environment.
HTML5 & CSS3 Readiness
A simple and interactive website, visually depicting the various features of HTML5 and CSS3 available in various popular browsers with time.
A beautifully designed single page website which vertically scrolls down to reveal its amazingness.
Angry Birds Space
Love playing Angry Birds? Then this is something you should not miss.
One of the most innovative and creatively designed HTML5 website, I have ever seen. It gives you an amazing rotating wheel where you can discover various videos with just a click of a button.
Dangers of Fracking
This webpage explains the process of Hydraulic Fracturing, with simple graphics and illustrations and making great use of the parallax scrolling effect.
It is a simple HTML5 website making great use of an elegant hover effect inside it.
E-Commerce Business owners know the importance of having a website in today’s world.
With the wide use and popularity of the Internet, a lot of people go online when they need to find something, including various products and services. If you have a business, but you don’t have your own site yet, it may be time that you consider getting one. With this, you’ll be able to reach more people. It doesn’t matter whether your business is small or starting. Having an online presence will help grow your brand. You may hire a professional web designer and developer to build your site. But if you don’t have the budget, you can do this on your own. Yes, that’s right! You might be wondering how you’re going to do it, especially if you don’t have any background about website creation. Well, you don’t really need to have an experience in this area since there are various sites that let you easily create a cool website for your business without a cost. Let’s take a look at some of your best options.
Simple but elegant themes are what IM Creator . Choose from its stylish and chic designs that would suit your brand. You also have the option to start from a blank template and design your own theme. Whichever you choose, there would be no programming involved. It supports drag and drop so you can add images and information, as well as move them without problems. Its interface is straightforward, so you wouldn’t have a hard time navigating the site and using its features. Cropping of images and text re-sizing are not needed since the templates are automatically set to adjust them. An additional bonus is that it’s SEO friendly, thus, helping your website to become more searchable on the web. You’ll have 50MB free storage for your site. It also comes with premium pricing plans that offer more features. But you’re not required to make an upgrade, so if you prefer the free account, then you can keep it as long as you want.
There are hundreds of stunning designs to choose from that would work in various fields, including restaurant, photography, music, health, beauty, etc. Build and manage your very own website with ease and convenience using Wix. Like IM Creator, Wix supports drag and drop so you can easily add images, videos, texts and other media on your site, even if it’s your first time doing this. There’s also the option to optimize the website for mobile viewing, which can be done with just one click. With this, visitors can view the site properly regardless of whatever device they’re using. Customizing the templates is fun and simple as there are several colors and fonts, as well as free images to choose from. It also comes with a blank template in case you wish to start from scratch. There’s also no need to use a third party application for editing your images as it comes with a built-in image editor to ensure that you have gorgeous photos. The page transition effects make the visitors’ experience even more enjoyable. You may also upgrade your site to premium to have more storage, bandwidth and remove Wix advertisements.
This is another cost free website builder that doesn’t come with advertisements. Yes, you don’t have to upgrade your account to premium to get an ad free site, since their free websites are also advertisement free. You’ll have up to three pages, 16GB storage, 16GB bandwidth and a Yola subdomain for creating a free site. Yola comes with a wide selection of website templates, which you can customize. Like the first two sites, you can simply drag and drop items to add them on your site. No coding or programming necessary. Sites can also be easily searched on the web; improving your online presence. Quickly publish your site to your Facebook page or optimize it for mobile use. It offers Google map integration so it would be easy for people to find your local store. Check your site statistics and determine the number of visitors. Don’t miss the chance to connect with millions of Internet users around the world. Use any of these three amazing site builders and create your business website for free.
With the exponential growth in the adoption of mobile devices like smartphones and tablets for viewing websites, the need for responsive web design is gaining more ground. If you do not know anything about “responsive web design”, then it is better to learn a bit about it and then check out the tools and resources available for it.
But I will try to give you a short overview of what “responsive web design” actually is. It is a web design approach in which the website layout is flexible enough to adjust to the visitor’s device screen size and resolution automatically. It really doesn’t matter if you are viewing a particular website in a mobile phone, or tablet or laptop or a large high-resolution monitor, as the website will automatically adjust to various screen sizes and change its layout accordingly to give the visitor the cutting edge experience they desire. Continue reading
This article aims at discussing 10 web designing trends that are going to rule the market in the year 2013.
Browsing through apps rather than mobile browsing
With mobile devices being stuffed by internet applications, it is more than likely that internet browsing especially for the social Medias like Twitter, Face book, Google+ and Google will be done by these apps rather than the mobile device itself.
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Have you ever noticed that Photoshop will anti-alias the edge of a rectangle? This is because the edge of the rectangle happens to fall in the middle of a pixel. If you follow these few simple rules when designing websites in Photoshop, you can ensure that the edges of your rectangles will fall exactly on the edge of a pixel, making the shape super crisp and sharp.
I’d like to share a method for creating unique typographical effects on the outside of the letters using Adobe Illustrator. See what I mean in the example below. Then read on and find out how to do it yourself!