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This week in design: Fashion Websites, 404 Pages, Outdated Design Trends

October 3, 2014 • By

The week is coming to an end and that means it is time for us to look back on the week that passed, the best design news, resources and other goodies. This week we look at trends for fashion websites, lessons for non-profit organizations, as well as amazing 404 pages and web design trends that are outdated and much more.

Around the world in 18 designs

The world may be shrinking, but it’s growing at the same time. As we quickly approach the three billion Internet user mark, the opportunities to connect and share creative and design inspiration with different cultures and mindsets are multiplying. There are big players, and global studios are opening more international offices, but they may not be as interesting or inspiring as the lesser known and possibly more regionally rooted creatives.

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5 latest design trends for fashion websites in 2014

How many times have you said or heard the ‘I have nothing to wear’ phrase? It is a widespread symptom of fashion boredom, when you urgently need to buy something trendy, something not like the stuff your wardrobe is packed with. Be honest: you feel better when waste money on clothes. Here fashion websitesand online stores come to help you. There you may read a lot about what to wear this season, how to pick right accessories and which footwear is a must; there you can even purchase the things you have fallen in love with.

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Helpful WordPress Tutorials For Web Designers

How many times have you said or heard the ‘I have nothing to wear’ phrase? It is a widespread symptom of fashion boredom, when you urgently need to buy something trendy, something not like the stuff your wardrobe is packed with. Be honest: you feel better when waste money on clothes. Here fashion websitesand online stores come to help you. There you may read a lot about what to wear this season, how to pick right accessories and which footwear is a must; there you can even purchase the things you have fallen in love with.

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5 Lessons for a Better Nonprofit Website

In early 2014, designer Darin Cavanaugh and myself conducted a study to discover the most serious accessibility problems facing nonprofit websites. How? We ran a series of “Please visit this website and make a gift” usability tests on nine different nonprofit websites. The difference was that all of our participants were visually impaired. Our six participants ranged from Blackbaud’s own Grace Strother who surfs the web with a screen reader/magnifier to individuals with difficulty seeing blues, reds, and greens (e.g., color blindness).

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10 Best ShortCode WordPress Plugins

To save your time from doing this, a better solution is to use a plugin. There are plenty of great shortcode WordPress plugins available that are perfect for making your site unique. In today’s article, we have collected some great free and premium shortcode wordpress plugins that can be extremely handy to add extra functions or design features to your site. Enjoy!

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Best Photoshop Tutorials of September 2014

There are many renowned professional designers out there who besides creating masterpieces make sure to lend a helping hand to other designers and let them learn what they have learnt over the course of time or how they came up with the desired results. Tutorials are one of the best way to let others know the level of difficulty, time that is required and steps to be followed.

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32 Examples of Clean Flat Web Design Mockups

Flat design has seeped into the fabric of website design and mobile apps alike. Many popular interfaces are switching over to flat design because it’s simpler and easier to create. Some users prefer flat website layouts because they don’t use flashy graphics or distracting elements on a typically minimalist webpage design.

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Should Designers Go Freelance via Outsourcing?

I often find designers, especially web designers, turning into freelancers and then going onto outsourcing. But sadly, there are more failures than successes in this game. Being a web designer, and having experience of being at both ends of outsourcing, I find it obligatory to share my experiences.

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 The Grid System: Your Outline to a Beautiful Website

As a writer, I live and breathe by the numerous style guidebooks and outline-filled notebooks that straighten out my thought process. Although a reader will never see those coffee-induced pages of madness which hopefully lead to beautiful prose, outlines and frameworks give harmony to what I’m about to write.

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55+ Really Cool and Creative Error 404 Pages 2014

A 404 error page is what the users see whenever they try to reach a non-existing page on your website. This usually happens when the link is broken, the page has been deleted, or they have typed a wrong URL. While the standard 404 page can vary according to your ISP, it is usually not taken in a professional way by the users.

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4 Ways You Can Avoid Failure In Your App Development Process

These days it is a common thing to find our lives occupied with smart phones and tabs. Therefore, it may not come as a surprise that the companies, developing these mobile apps, are also competing with each other to outperform and serve their customers better.

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7 Web Design Trends That Are Outdated

Trends come and go, whether you’re talking about fashion, music, or web design. When it comes to having a great website, it’s important to keep it up to date with the latest design. Even looking at a website that seemed amazing a few years ago, it can now seem dated and out of step with today’s best sites. Worse yet, it might not even function properly on the mobile devices more of us are using for browsing on the go.

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