Usability and User Experience are two things you may not normally think about when building a website. But you should. Learning the patterns and techniques that appeal to users and enhance their experience can make a huge difference in the success of your site. With this Usability and UX for Web Design bundle of eBooks from Smashing Magazine, you’ll be fully armed to best tailor your website for users. Each of these six high-quality eBooks are provided in three DRM-free file formats: PDF, ePUB, and Mobipocket. So you can enjoy reading them on any of your favorite devices. Continue Reading →

Over the past few years more and more web designers have tried to create a very individual web design, often the designers will use everyday objects as a part of their design. When used in the correct way such elements can help give a website a more personal note, as well as help communicate the content in a great and memorable way.

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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 how you can use any font with CSS3, how you can have multiple backgrounds, why not all websites look the same in all browsers, as well as how you can add your website to the iOS home screen.  Continue Reading →

Want to add some pop to your projects without doing a massive overhaul? You should consider using some fun textures in your designs. Great to fill in the backgrounds, textures can make your website look fuller and more professional. And with this Mighty Deal from Pixel Texture, you’ll have more than enough texture backgrounds to keep you busy for months!  The collection normally sells for $27, but for a limited time, you can get this bundle for just $10! That’s more than 60% saving! Continue Reading →

Guys, this is the last chance to grab the amazing WP theme builder, only 12 hours left! Ultimatum’s robust drag-and-drop template builder works with WordPress to create limitless layouts for your site. No need to ever hunt down another template again. With Ultimatum you can easily just create a new one! The Ultimatum Developer’s Edition gives you everything you need to make your mark on the Internet. Besides a true drag-and-drop layout builder, you’ll be able to use unlimited templates on your sites, access a powerful Style Editor for countless CSS options, as well as integrate unlimited fonts, forms, slideshows and SEO throughout all of your sites. The new version 2.3.11 includes:

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Those involved in the web design process knows that this is one of the most important elements for the success of a website. It is not secret that designing a good website takes time and dedication. While most designers handle the task well, there are still a lot of designers making simple mistakes that can easily be avoided. Here is a collection of the 10 biggest mistakes that should be avoided when designing a website.

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