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Adaptive vs. Responsive Design
The differences between responsive and adaptive design approaches spotlight important options for us as web and app designers. Choosing with insight can empower you to plan and execute your designs with better aim, purpose and results.With the pervasiveness and diversity of mobile devices, as designers we need to cater to the variety of screen s...
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Repetition, Pattern, and Rhythm
Let’s look at three subjects that, at first glance, may strike you as being incredibly basic and self-explanatory. However, although they may seem like they should need no introduction, we should study them. By understanding these concepts, you’ll be able to apply them more effectively to captivate your users’ attention while making your designs...
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How to Change Your Career from Web Design to UX Design
Changing careers isn’t as hard as it’s often made out to be, especially if you’ve got the right resources to help you make the change. For many web designers, now is the perfect time to make the switch into UX design. To start with, there’s the monetary boost that comes with the change in career. According to PayScale, web designers in the US ea...
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Accessibility: Usability for all
Let’s examine a topic we often take for granted to understand what it’s really about. Doing so, you’ll be able to proceed with a broader appreciation of how users engage your designs. The Overlooked, Misunderstood Nature of AccessibilityAuthor/Copyright holder: WhisperToMe. Copyright terms and licence: Public Domain A design is only useful if ...
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Fitts’ Law: Tracking users’ clicks
We’re now going to look at a subject that’s especially relevant to web design. Specifically, we’ll see how the user’s eye makes sense of web pages according to where it expects to find elements comfortably. Understanding Fitts’ Law (sometimes called Fitts’s Law) will give you a key to unlock another dimension in designing.It can be very helpful ...
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Emphasis: Setting up the focal point of your design
Now that we’ve seen, understood, and appreciated the value of the Gestalt principles, let’s build on our grasp of those and explore something else. It’s important to have a good grounding in the Gestalt laws before moving on, because, from knowing how to apply those, we can improve our designs even further, using emphasis. [check the Where to Le...
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Parallax Web Design - The Earth May Not Move for Us But the Web Can
Parallax design, contrary to some information online, has been around for a while. In fact, it was first found in computer games back in the early 1980s. The title Jump Bug, 1981, had elements of parallax design and both Moon Patrol and Jump Bug, 1982, had complete parallax design implementations.Today, parallax design is becoming more and more ...
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Video and Web Design
Video isn’t cheap to produce. It’s fair to say, though, that it keeps getting cheaper, and it might be the best investment that you can make in your web project; why? That’s what we’re going to look at here – the potential for video to make a huge impact on your sales. Knowing what is appropriate and when to use it will help you make the most of...
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