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How would you like to bring your design style into the real world?  This may at first seems like a daunting task.  It doesn’t have to be, of course, but, most likely due to the seeming difficulty of doing so, software interface design doesn’t usually reflect real-world experiences.  However, the real world we each experience first-hand, will translate more and more into the user interface design producing what’s called first-person user interfaces.  Here, user interfaces take note of the real world and deliver it, unaltered, using specific design features.   Since this real-world style works well with the way people actually perceive the world, it fits easily in the navigation context.  In this post, we’ll take a look at how the first-person user interface helps us …

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Building a website can be a stressful process and sadly, a dull one. There is a lot of repetition involved, and if you’re working as part of a team a lot of head scratching. Especially if you came into a project late on and you are trying to decipher some code. The solution to keeping hair on your head is to keep as much of the design process as possible, systemized This is as you can imagine, incorporates two elements into the build: Implementing design rules into the web design process, and using processes to speed up the repetitive tasks involved in web design, such as creating templates that can be reused. Collect code Having a repository for code is essential and you should already …

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Content is King in web design, a fact we all know.  As more and more websites of all natures, require more innovative ways to present content, your role as a web designer, is to come up with as many ingenious ways to present content that is meaningful, fashionable, and aesthetically pleasing as possible. These tips for laying out content in web design, should give you a better understanding of the concept and therefore, make improve your designs. Sliders and Carousels:  These are particularly handy, if you have content that you need displayed but only to the users who are interested in seeing it.  As each product or picture scrolls through a box, you can display any number of items, without having them fill up whole …

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In part 2 of our web design tips for designing a good checkout system, we will look at some more useful tips to get the checkout system of your e-commerce site, on the money.  The benefits of doing so, cannot be overstated, as this is the area of the site that clinches the deal. Always provide a progress bar so the customer knows exactly where they are in the checkout process.  Not only does this give your customer the capability of modifying the order, as I am sure I do not need to mention that this should be a click through, but it also gives them a sense of control.  Remember that your job is to make this process as easy as buying it in …

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As a web designer, you have no doubt come across some aspects of e-commerce in your career. The process of checking out is without question the most important part of any e-commerce site, as this is where the deal is clinched. A badly designed checkout system, can and does lose customers, and therefore it is essential that your design is on the money. These web design tips for designing a good checkout system, should give you some useful pointers to get it right. When designing your checkout, make sure that the customer does not have to register until the checkout process. This is the best place to put the registering of a new customer because they have already had time to browse through what is …

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