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50 Clean and Modern Ecommerce Sites

Smaller ecommerce sites have the luxury of not having to follow the pre-defined design styles that many larger corporate stores need to use. They really don’t need to have a content-heavy landing page, a mega-menu with hundreds of categories, or even a section for suggested or alternative products. All smaller stores need for their prized products is a great designer…

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The Difference Between Visual Art and Graphic Design

The fine line that separates visual art and graphic design is something that’s been debated for a very long time. While both artists and designers compose visuals and have a shared toolkit and knowledge base, there’s a distinct difference between the two. Pinpointing exactly what the difference is, that’s where things gets tricky. [Image Source] Many designers would consider themselves…

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Should You Write An Ebook?

Gone are the days when publishing houses were the gate keepers of the book industry. We are in the midst of a revolution. The book industry is being turned upside down. If you have a message to convey to the world, the time has never been better to do so. The Internet has provided everybody with a stage and a…

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Best Open Source CSS3 and jQuery Image Captions

The use of image captions within HTML has been a long-standing tradition among web developers. Typically this involves the <figure> and <figcaption> elements, plus some additional CSS styles. Because of the large open source movement we can find even more great examples of plugins and starter scripts for building these image captions in your own projects. I want to present…

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The Principles of Typography: Back to Basics

Content is king, but typography is the crown and design is the throne. Typography and design both help content maximize its potential and withstand the test of time. Typography enhances the readability of information on a web page, yet — quite ironically — it also helps users avoid reading. This is the true and "most humane purpose" of design. Mind…

30 Innovative and Creative HTML5 Sites

HTML5 has introduced amazing new features and technologies that have helped us create fast, interactive and stunningly beautiful websites like never before. Its advanced multimedia has enabled us to build creative websites with smooth transitions, fancy images sliders and animations that previously had been built with Flash, JavaScript or some seriously hardcore designing. So, if you’re in need of inspiration…

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“To Mobile App” or “Not To Mobile App”

In this age of mobiles, everyone is using a smartphone or tablet device. As a result, more and more developers are actively pursuing mobile app development. No matter which platform you use — be it iOS or Android — you will find a plethora of mobile apps serving a multitude of purposes. Amidst such crowded mobile-first scenario, what do you…

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The 5 Most Common UX Mistakes

Many companies are heads-down in their product development process. It makes sense — building a great product takes not only hard work, but collaboration across teams, especially in larger organizations. Sometimes, companies make mistakes when building their products, especially when it comes to user experience. Here are a few UX mistakes we commonly see: 5 Common UX Mistakes Cram That…