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Did you ever think that there could be craftsmanship in designing a website? Surely there is and a number of technical scientific skills are involved in its execution too. It is easy for designers to forget that websites deserve keenness in preparing craft content, graphics and appropriate links when enticing visitors. Experts in the art know about it, and this is the reason you are reading such information at this time. It serves as a reminder for those who unintentionally gloss over details without paying attention to who the website was really intended to attract and the entire mission to be accomplished. Precisely, the article is intended to share methodologies and supporting tools for building better portfolio profiles, engaging more satisfied audiences and ultimately imputing …

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Minimalism essentially refers to how web designers move graphics among and within web forums. This is done by taking gout the basic elements of the art form and using them as the fundamental basis of the art work. Really, it is a cross disciplinary concept utilized in Web culture, but in itself is a very effect resource when carving evolving niches. This is necessary in designing since experts are exploring ways to create some degree of universality within the web designing science. Therefore, minimalism acts like a resolution to the many misconceptions within the discipline. These, precisely relate how to efficiency can be derived from stripping web designs of unnecessary material be it content graphics or links. A number of strategies can be considered when …

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This can be considered a question deserving of a global answer since it deliberately projects issues pertaining to globalization and social change impacting the web designing industry. The major focus, however, in this script is developing the mind set to cope with it. Again, the question is fueled, ‘How can this be done?’ Before getting there it is imperative to acknowledge that this is a highly scientific era. Beyond all questions, we are living in the most momentous period of history. It is a time of not only vast changes, but rapid ones also occurring in human thought and action. Interestingly, for millenniums these thoughts and actions which advanced like slow moving glaciers have now into thawed into torrents of intense activity known as globalization. …

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A bright and shiny surface on a superficial website can be so misleading.  The real substance of design takes place in its deep undercurrents – in its effective usability.  Designers overlooking this fact could be unknowing creating sites that talk a good game but fail miserably to deliver.  How can you increase the effectiveness of your usability and why does it matter? Let’s explain.  If the most significant part of a website is the user, then it makes sense that the most important part of design is how well a user is able to use the site, so usability is a good site’s even greater engine.  Without it, your shiny design goes absolutely nowhere. Now then, the way forward for effective web design is obviously …

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The Web has become a social hub for all generations.  We’re no longer simply dealing with computers that teach and facilitate users.  Today the computer is much more like a go-between.  The real action happens between people. However, this interaction between people on computers, for example, on Facebook, Digg or Twitter, is the indirect interaction.  On a computer, a real person to person contact must have a facilitator, an enabler, before it can actually occur.  That enabler is the user interface design. In this post, we’ll see how various user interface techniques have a profound impact on social activities on the Web, and we’ll share with you how you can use them to work for you. UI Design Techniques for the Social Web  1.  Provide …

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A few posts back, we delved into the world of first-person user interface.  This is a fascinating world where, rather than offering a convenient extension of reality, user interface design actually mimics reality, First person interface, lets users experience design without leaving the familiarities and perspective of real life behind.  Two great examples of first-person user interface design can be found in augmentation and direct interaction.  Augmentation works on an informational level.  It enhances the real world images using a wide variety of helpful facts and images about a user’s surroundings.  Direct interaction allows users to input location information in exchange for a real-time image or list of features catering specifically to the user.  In this post, we’ll take a look at these two examples …

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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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Have you taken the time to personalize your Photoshop Performance settings yet?  If not, it could be that you need a few good tips on the best settings to customize.  If you’ve forgotten to do these important steps, may we remind you that tweaking your settings to fit your personal specifications can save time and effort in the long-run – something we definitely appreciate in the design.  Take a look at the tips below, and consider improving your Photoshop experience with just a few extra conveniences.  1. Adjust The Number Of History States Its quite possible you’ve tried a countless number of times to “undo” your work on Photoshop as you normally for say, a Word document.  By now, then, you should know it doesn’t …

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Despite all the advantages of e-commerce, reduced overhead costs, in particular, there are some major disadvantages, especially when it comes to product detail display.  While e-commerce stores may not be able to create an exact replica of the in-store experience, they can get very close with a bit of wise design on product detail pages. So many product descriptions lack the necessary detail to really sell the product or use complicated technical terminology that leaves readers alienated and confused.  Sometimes the problem lies in the fact that the product image is in poor shape.  Designers may miss opportunities to use attractive, attention getting design efforts to connect with customers and engage them enough to complete a sale. In this post, we’ll take a look at …

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Recently, charities have begun to up the ante in website’s design.  In years past, charities have been known to stick with mediocre design styles rarely updated.  Now, however, it seems that along with other industries, charities have taken an interest in perfecting the online image and developing an online brand. In this post, we’ll take a look at a few of the best charity sites successfully managing to keep the user experience more interactive.  Pay attention well to the critiques that follow as they just may be of some benefit in the future. Red Nose Day Red Nose Day raises funds for Comic Relief. Red Nose Day gets a dose of minimalism in the site design for Comic Relief.  Attractive and fun, this style stays …

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