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The Best in Web Design from Last Week

March 2, 2010 • By

The design community is choc-full of great blogs who publish articles that cover insightful tutorials, in-depth articles, impressive and inspirational showcases and an endless supply of free resources. It is a community unlike any other were the user is not only a reader but also a contributor, who in turn give something back to the community, through there own personal blogs and there design and development skills.

For today’s news we have collected and want to share five of the best articles from the design community in last week. We also are not only contributors, we are also readers as well, as is the nature of this great community.

E-Commerce Design Resources: The Ultimate Round-Up

E-commerce design requires much of the same design knowledge and skill as any other type of web design. The pages are built from many of the same elements – headers, footers, columns, graphics, and text, among other things.

But there are additional elements that need to be considered, from both a design and usability standpoint. Site architecture is often more complicated, with products sometimes falling into multiple categories.

Product pages need to be laid out in a way that makes it easy for customers to see exactly what it is they’re getting. And the checkout process needs to be as simple and streamlined as possible while still capturing necessary information and encouraging repeat business. Overall, e-commerce design takes a bit more planning and care than simpler website forms.

E-Commerce Design Resources: The Ultimate Round-Up

Designing User Interfaces For Business Web Applications

Best in Web Design

A website is a collection of pages consisting mostly of static content, images and video, with limited interactive functionality (i.e. except for the contact form and search functionality). The primary role of a website is to inform. Some websites use content management systems to render dynamic content, but their nature is still informational.

Web applications, on the other hand, are dynamic, interactive systems that help businesses perform business critical tasks and that increase and measure their productivity. Thus, the primary role of a Web application is to perform a function that serves the user’s tasks and according to defined business rules.

Designing User Interfaces For Business Web Applications

10 Great Tools to Create a Mobile Version of Your Site

Best in Web Design

Every day thousands of people are releasing mobile versions of their websites and seeing greatly increased levels of traffic as a result. Unless you optimize your website for mobile phone users soon, you could be left behind by the competition.

Creating a mobile-friendly version of your site sounds like a daunting task, but it couldn’t be easier to do. Using one of the excellent tools from this article, you’ll be able to build, host and launch your mobile site with absolutely no coding knowledge whatsoever.

10 Great Tools to Create a Mobile Version of Your Site

34 Outstanding Admin Panels for Your Web Applications

Best in Web Design

An admin panel is a must have for web applications like e-commerce projects or content management systems, and all of the beautiful panels that are featured in this article have been created to not only make your life easier, they are also all perfectly coded and using the power of jQuery to animate the panels.

34 Outstanding Admin Panels for Your Web Applications

Showcase of Great Web App Interfaces

Best in Web Design

Web Apps are popping up everywhere. Five years or so ago, we could live without them, but as the internet has evolved we use them more and more in our daily lives.

The web applications that were selected to be part of this showcase are based on usability, simplicity, colors and overall layout.

Showcase of Great Web App Interfaces

By Paul Andrew (Speckyboy and speckyboy@twitter).

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