As we enter the second quarter of 2013, we take a look back and observe which web design trends have ruled the first quarter and what you should be focusing on to stay ahead in the race.
There are three things that have brought about significant changes. Of course, design and development techniques are always evolving but Responsive Web Design has asserted its grounds for good. That’s why you’ll notice that this info-graphic focuses a lot on methods and techniques for creating responsive websites.
We have only mentioned most important stuff to keep this info-graphic brief. Now all depends on your response, if you like the topic, shoot a comment and we’ll make a sequel info-graphic.
Responsive Web Design, often abbreviated as “RWD” has been generating hypes for two years, ever since Ethan Marcotte coined the term. Understanding RWD properly is important so let me just recap what it is and why is it necessary.
With the advent modern digital gadgets, media techniques have changed. In the pre-digital age, there was always the same kind of service broadcasted for all devices. Let’s take an example from Radio. The same radio service was transmitted without keeping the end-device in mind. It did not matter whether the listener had a gigantic aerial antenna radio or a pocket sized transistor, the same service for any kind of device. Same was the case with TV up until the arrival of HD TV.
But today, things have changed; for the first time in history we have to keep end-device in mind. Our medium, the web, is being available on a huge number of devices. From mobile phones to large screen desktops, the screen resolutions usually range from 320 px and to 2000 px. In this scenario, it is indispensable that our websites should be designed and developed keeping all these devices in mind.
The problem of building websites suitable for multiple devices was a huge one, but thankfully HTML5 and CSS3 brought the solution. Responsive Web Design! RWD is a set of web development two schemes. Both make your websites suitable to all resolutions.
Premium WordPress themes for creating online stores and other e-commerce websites.
These power packed, fully featured themes that are of highly reliable. All these themes are search engine optimized, responsive, color variant and containing loads of other features.
Even though all these themes are suitable for creating online stores, their designs differ. Each design is suitable for some scenarios and not suitable for some. I tried to put down my observations. I hope you find my effort worthwhile.
Collection of beautifully designed music logos. Inspiration for designing logos for musical bands, music studios etc.
Music themed logos are required by many kinds of businesses, but you already know about them so let’s not waste time on them. What should be focusing is that how to design good looking music logos.
A few things that I observed are these.
First of all, you need to analyse the concept. Understand the name of the company and why they named it so. Secondly, visualize how can you bring their concept into design. For instance, if a band’s name is “break free”, you need to realize that their concept is “freedom” and for that you can design a holed brick wall, or you design torn bars (jail bars).
Take a look at some more awesome concept based logos.
Google Reader is leaving but RSS will stay. Here are the best Google Reader alternatives for your desktops and mobiles.
Today we are gathered here to remember our beloved, Google Reader. May not be among us for long, Google Reader would want us to move on. So even though GR’s place may never be filled, we will carry on reading… because that’s what Google reader always wanted.
Yesterday, Google announced that it would be decommissioning (to be exact, killing) Google Reader on July 1st, 2013. This announcement came as a shock to many, but as you know, the show must go on, we have made you a list of the best Google Reader alternatives.
You might also like: RSS Readers for iPhone and iPad
This is a huge collection of high quality high definition black wallpapers.
Black: the color of magic, the color of magnificence and the color of mystery. It is the most artistic color of them all. Probably that’s why we like to wear it all the time.
The color black is associated with valor, passion and wickedness. These three are qualities of night angels. As most of us (geeks) stay up all night, we like black wallpapers.
Another quality about black wallpapers is that desktop icons look very clear on them.
Did you know: black wallpapers save energy? When you have more black color on your screen, you are saving energy. Blackle by Google is an example.
Many people have a lot of talent and skill when it comes to using computers, and they can turn that skill into a career that earns them money. Though computers are necessary in this day and age to be able to do just about anything, not everyone really understands how to use the computer.
A small business owner may be looking for a way to get the word out about their business, but fail to create a webpage, or they create a bad one simply because they do not understand how to create an effective page that will bring customers right to them. People with skills in designing webpages can earn a lot of money if the offer professional web design services to business owners.
These are the best CSS3 gradient generator tools available on internet. All of them are free!
Over 90% of the business websites in the world use gradients in their designs.
Not just business websites, almost all websites have used gradients in their designing.
So web designers create gradients very often… but this is no easy job. Sometimes it creates more than an hour just to finalize one gradient for one tiny button.
To help you reduce that work, I’ve made a list of these tools. They will help you create modern good looking gradients in no time. Enjoy!
A photographic collection of cute cats and kittens, and tips to take such beautiful photos.
They say, “dogs have owners, cats have staff!” But we don’t mind being their staff, do we? I mean if the boss is so cute, we wouldn’t even want salaries.
Cats are one of the best, very best creations by Mother Nature. These mini-predators have the ability to become amazing pets and companions. In fact, according to a study, talking to pet cats helps reduce stress!
Just take a look at these Cat Pictures to understand why some people love cats so much.