Guard against the odds if you make a futile attempt to design a website without the right tools! You could tend to lose track or perhaps your efforts might go in vain.
Try blue printing Photoshop tool that in my view, acts as a canvas for creation. What interests me the most while creating a website is to collect printed matter layout that I can’t create with the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
Different Thought Process
When it comes to building a website, designers use every trick in the book – it could relate to applications like Fireworks, Photoshop, Illustration and others. It somewhat appears like a jingoistic puzzle where designers use every design element in order to arrange them back in the order.
Anyone who has embarked down the road of WordPress development will agree that there is an abundance of resources available on the internet. You can learn everything you need to know without having to spend a single penny, whether its theme or plugin development. There is a great community behind WordPress meaning help is rarely further than a forum post away, and coupled with several influential blogs and prominent social media figures, you will never be short of inspiration.
However, for someone who has little coding knowledge or is completely new to WordPress, this stockpile of resources can often be overwhelming. With no clear starting point it can be hard to get your feet off the ground, and it can be all too easy to give up before you make any real progress. We’ve put together a collection of 24 essential resources that any budding WordPress developer can’t live without.
Russian pole vault sensation and world record holder Yelena Isinbayeva wanted to become a gymnast all her childhood. But she was too tall for being a female gymnast; she read the sign and changed her field, a field that suited her.
She stated in an interview that discarding the childhood dream was a tough thing to do but it was the best decision of her life.
Just like that, there are signs in every profession which make realize whether you are made for it or not.
Since we are designers, we take a look at the signs that can help us evaluate ourselves in our profession.
Much has been written over the past several years about the numerous benefits of the agile development process. In stark contrast to the waterfall method, agile is, well, agile, emphasizing the importance of minimal viable products, diving right into work rather than getting caught in the research and planning phases, bringing customers on to the team and communicating with them frequently, and generally letting a broader vision arise organically from the process, rather than imposing a static vision onto developing projects.
Given how closely developers and designers often work, it’s no surprise that many aspects of agile have begun to spill from the development world into that of the designer. But agile isn’t just a template into which design work can be dropped. It can also take some concerted adjustments to a designer’s mentality to get used to this new breed of creative method, which operates across silos and relies on greater flexibility in the formation of that higher creative vision.
Web designers and programmers spend half their life connected to the Internet. So, for us, it is not easy to grasp the idea that there are hundreds of millions of people out there who do not understand what a 404 Error message is. Sure, even most non-technical people who comes across 404 error messages, but they simply hate it without really understanding it. Usually, these messages are the browsers way of saying to the users, “Sorry, I cannot find anything on the address you have entered.” But this is what far too many users see: “This website sucks. What are you doing here?”
Whether the website has gone down or the user has typed in an invalid address, you don’t want him to hate your website when he sees the error message. So, just how do you make 404 Error interesting, fun and useful for the visitor? Here, we shall take a look at funny and creative error messages and graphic designs that make the readers laugh and/or inspire them to check out other parts of the website.
WordPress 3.6 beta 3 is already out and the final release is expected to come out any day now. After three months of hard work WordPress has brought another version of this legendary CMS.
Even though WordPress 3.6 is out in beta and you can download it and install it on your site, you should only do it using WordPress Beta Tester plugin. That is because these beta updates can contain bugs so your websites should not be affected.
If you are a WordPress theme or plugin developer, or a WordPress web hosting provider, you should start testing your codes at this new version right away.
Computer professionals spend thousands of hours working on computer, every year… year after year. It is not odd when they get back pain.
Neck and back pain is very common these days among computer professionals, that’s because they have to spend many hours sitting in the same posture putting load on the same muscles.
The problem comes when we don’t realize and slouch down or slouch over from the chair. This posture stretches the spinal ligaments and strain the discs and surrounding body structure. We don’t realize it initially but by the time it starts to hurt, the train is whistling to go. Immediate attention is required now, just changing your angle won’t help at all. That’s the reason why sometimes we keep changing our pose but the pain just keeps getting back.
This article contains tips for choosing a chair, sitting posture and other ergonomic tips to keep you safe, healthy and active.
Website designs that are simple, easy to interpret are most motivating for people, do not require, additional brain muscles to decipher their meaning or purpose. Any brain can process only a certain amount of information at a time. Hence, it is imperative that designs do not pose to be a data-overload for its users.
Let’s take a look at why professional website designs must be context friendly:
Users have a limited attention span and sites which try to squeeze in a lot of content in one-page are a strict no-no. Content must be presented in a way that it gets across the right audience in the right way. With device diversification website designs that fail to adhere to such practices truly loose in the process.
Designing e-commerce websites is a lot different from other websites. We are so much occupied with designing portfolios or business websites that when we have to design an online shop, we usually make mistakes.
In e-commerce websites, the layout plays the most crucial role. You need to put the right things in the right places. Make it is easy for the visitor/buyer, and your design is a hit.
Today I’m describing what are these right things and how should they be placed or managed. I’m writing this article keeping beginning and intermediate level designers in mind, but even the gurus should be able to derive some useful tips.