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Archive for September, 2013

Distinguish your website with a custom navigation

Monday, September 9th, 2013 by Servage
Many elements participate in creating the personality of a website. Navigation is a suitable element to present your creativity and innovations in your web design work. Today I talk about navigation with some example sites, to provide some decent inspirations. As we know, navigation is an essential element to go back and forth on a website. Yet, you don’t always need navigation when engaged with web page content or other interactions on the site. Due to this, most designers either minimize the navigation or completely hide it when the user doesn’t need it. This saves visitors from further distractions often caused by navigation menus. Distraction Free Navigation If we wish to minimize navigation ...

Make proper use of colors

Saturday, September 7th, 2013 by Servage
Color is a prominent factor of success in website designing. Therefore, in this post, I explore the elements of color with some useful tools and tips. What Colors Can Do For You For a web designer, colors can speak volumes in a fraction of moment. A color is responsible for setting the mood of your website. Through effective use of colors, you can convey your emotions appropriately. You can make an element peach to trigger psychological reactions in your audience. By using appropriate color schemes, you can draw the attention of your visitors towards your message and lead them to take desired actions. Thus, learning color theme preparations, and their effective implementation ...

Choosing the right framework matters

Thursday, September 5th, 2013 by Servage
If you are a coder, you know that coding can be a daunting task, but one that has to be done anyway. Therefore, all web programmers constantly struggle to make their tasks easier, through various techniques and utilizing relevant tools. Frameworks are one such tool that is used to avoid having to repeat tasks, as well as organize coding and documents. Advantages of Frameworks With frameworks, we are saved from reinventing the wheel each time we start a new project or new page/section. Frameworks also save us from creating various UI components from scratch, that we need frequently. With frameworks, we get instant solutions for our HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery needs. ...

Browser-based responsive design testing

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 by Servage
Testing responsive designs is really a headache for modern web developers. It is not possible to have all devices at your disposal, so we need to find someway to get this testing done for free. To accomplish this task, it is important to have access to some good browser based testing tools. Need to Test From small business to big corporate, all design teams want to present mobile sites first. Therefore, each needs some sort of responsive implementations, while creating a new website by redesigning the existing one. The web development community has a new paradigm which is to be responsive in web designing and programming. Once you start responsive web designing ...

Design case-study: Wedding website

Monday, September 2nd, 2013 by Servage
In the life of humans, a wedding is considered one of the most auspicious days and biggest life-changing events. Therefore, we take great care to make it most pleasurable for ourselves as well as our near and dear ones. We go shopping for fine clothes according to the latest trends and fashions. Our modern society is evolving in terms of technologies, so likewise, we tend to apply the latest technological trends to our wedding occasion. Placing wedding information online is one of those trends. Lately, many people make use of Facebook to place their events, though it has certain limitations, especially if you have a preference to personalize such things. Most ...

Design meaningful presentations of complex data

Sunday, September 1st, 2013 by Servage
Since the web evolves while also being bombarded with a variety of data, this affects our web design process; especially when we are dealing with data driven or data rich websites. In normal circumstances, we have to integrate portions of data in our designing and programming efforts. Today, I will focus on the data designing. In this case, I don’t mean to confuse the graphic designing tasks with data designing. Instead, this will include the broad spectrum of programming and UX for data. This is especially true when we are implementing the latest animation techniques to make our graphics relevant, as we are living in mobile-first era. In the earlier era ...