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How wonderful it is to be inspired by nature related Web Designs. As we all know eco inspired designs are big thing nowadays. Since the world is going green. With the same enthusiasm, I am engaging your taste by adding a nature flavor to green. I’m sure that you would love them and enjoy pursuing those tantalizing green web sites. Sewanee Close This is a 100 acre community which enforces building practices to promote a safety of the ecosystem. There is a mission connected with this Cumberland Plateau which clear upholds the objective of clean nontoxic measures to enhance environmental safety. E-One The mission of e-one is to collaborate with businesses and related organizations sensitizing them to the usefulness of environmentally friendly practices. A major …

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We’re now living in a world where just about any location can be pinpointed with a click of the mouse. With the advent of GPS technology in 2009, the web has exploded with bold and beautiful map design online. Now is definitely the time to take a closer look at this awesome venue as one more way to express your expertise and versatility as a designer. Maps require a bit more know-how than most jobs, but they are very rewarding in the end, and they’re in high demand as more and more users go on the hunt for good graphic locators. In this post, we’ll discuss the basic fundamentals of designing online maps as well as a few interactive navigation features. Then, we’ll inspire you …

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What are the essential elements of a fantastic personal portfolio website?  Knowing the basics can make a big difference.  Whether you’re a studio designer promoting your blog, or a freelancer pressing toward the opportunity of a lifetime, you’ll need a great portfolio site that puts your best foot forward and shows your strong side. Remember, a portfolio website is all about you.  If you’re in need of a job, you’ll need to get the word out about your design style with great reflections of your best work.  The site itself can say everything about you, or leave a less than the favorable impression.  Thus, knowing the fundamentals can go a very long way. Top Five Elements of Great Portfolio Site 1. Logo Any great portfolio …

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If you’re like most web designers and developers you’ve probably amassed a slew of information, articles and bookmarks that could collectively fall under the category “Useful Tricks of the Trade.” The temptation to acquire one more tip can be simply irresistible, especially for those juicy titles that could potentially lessen your workload.  In fact, saving you time and headaches are what design tools and tips are best for, and the amount of organization that comes out of it is likely to do just that. I’ve put together a short list of several useful tools and helpful tips that can save you time and frustration.  After all, an improvement in work flow means an improvement in cash flow, not to mention more time to do the …

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How can you refine your e-commerce design? The e-commerce universe makes up a large percentage of sites on the web, so it makes sense to develop your style in the area. Fortunately, great e-commerce sites are not hard to find and offer a wealth of inspiration for the fervent seeker. From smart layouts to fully functional shopping baskets, the world of e-commerce is ripe with great ideas for developing your own personal style. Below we’ve selected our top picks. E-Commerce Loveliness CuCuu CuCuu fuses elegance with simplicity. Its effortless design reflects a minimalist concept, a motif that repeats throughout the site. The lavender color is soft and low-key, much the same as the typography which layers larger, all-caps font a-top smaller type for subcategories. The …

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It’s an Interesting subject really. I was asked to choose 5 out of a huge bunch of websites and found to my amazement at the end of the exercise that they had a few things in common. Of course, all had great graphics. They were designer websites after all but besides that I noticed that the pictorial aspect was lean, clean and hungry. Let me explain. They were very limited on what they showed. It was usually just one maybe two objects. They were attention grabbers. Some were over-sized but that didn’t matter as the color contrasts were excellent. They all made me want to see more. Simple, clean lines, uncluttered pages, attention grabbers, let us take a look at them. Tree House Editing Awesome …

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Are you looking for a way to reach your audience in a new way?  You should definitely know about Tumblr then.  Its popularity is growing rapidly, yet few can say they know what it’s all about.  Consider the Tumblr blog, officially Tumblelogging, the micro-version of a normal blog post and the macro-version of a Twitter post.  Users can upload music, photos, videos and more without the character limitations of Twitter, so posts can be long or short.  What’s more, the entire platform is fully customizable, which makes it a nice playground for creative design innovations. In this post, we’ll take a look at what Tumblr’s all about, giving you a basic foundation to work with.  Then, we’ll show you some of the tricks of the …

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Shopping carts form a line of modern inventions used to facilitate the performance of everyday life chores. With web technology, it is important to know the safest ways to fill a shopping cart online avoiding suspicious transactions and enforcing transparency in the process. 1.    Full page size and mini carts Actually, customers need to know that there are two types of shopping carts, which can be displayed on a web page. They are the ‘functional’ taking up its own space on an entire page and the mini cart. It is essential to be acquainted with both. Mini carts take up just a small portion in a corner of the page and can usually be found on the right hand side. When a purchase is made, …

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A streamlined checkout process is essential for an enjoyable online shopping experience.  This is because a pleasurable experience often translates into increased sales and registrations.  The main goal is simple: direct customers to the checkout button.  Design that does this well can make a huge difference in the way that customers interact with the site.  Design that does not do this well can make customers quickly disappear.  Because the checkout process carries such high value, its design should be carefully thought out and logical.  Below you will find several tips and hints to make your checkout page design the smoothest possible. Provide Live Help If the main objective for a checkout page is to guide a customer to the checkout button, the sub-goal is to …

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Have you ever given a thought to what a pixel really does? Sure enough it is simply a single point tool used for faster imaging. Even though it may seem very insignificant it makes an incredible contribution to web designing. Importantly, it has the capacity of displaying millions of images at one time. This is what makes pixel uniquely relevant to any web design program. The alarming feature which establishes a pixel’s usefulness to web design is when it becomes a line in the hands of an expert designer. With keenness the designer can skillfully arrange a format using the pixel to create a powerful display on any web page. There is no limit to which a pixel can be used. However, this discussion, precisely, …

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