5 Ways to Improve a Website’s Conversion Rate

5 Ways to Improve a Website’s Conversion Rate

Creating sites destined for success is tough. It requires a lot of planning, testing, and data analysis. So I asked a person who’s a veteran in the subject — Paras Chopra, the founder of Visual Website Optimizer — for his tips on how to improve a website’s conversion rate.

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Using Landscape Visual Imagery in Web Design

Using Landscape Visual Imagery in Web Design

Photos are extremely expressive and can evoke pleasant emotions. Is this why we’re seeing landscape visual imagery being used in web designs?

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6 Websites for Responsive Web Design Inspiration

6 Websites for Responsive Web Design Inspiration

These gallery sites will show you plenty of great responsive web design examples. They will be useful when you’re in need of design inspiration.

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Interesting UI Concept: Navicon Transformicons

Interesting UI Concept: Navicon Transformicons

By now, you’ve probably seen the navicon — an icon with three stacked lines representing a navigation drawer menu that can be shown or hidden.

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A Guide to Designing a Portfolio Website

A Guide to Designing a Portfolio Website

For web professionals, having a portfolio website is crucial because it’s one of the key ways of attracting new projects and clients. In this guide, I’ll walk you through the different parts of a portfolio website.

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30 New Free Graphic Resources for Web Designers

30 New Free Graphic Resources for Web Designers

The Web often surprises us with beautiful and useful free stuff. In the last 2 months, I took on the task of compiling the newest free, high-quality web and UI design resources I could find that feature the latest design trends (flat UI, long shadows, iOS 7, minimalism, etc.). I would like to share my discoveries with you.

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How to Use Images Effectively in Websites

How to Use Images Effectively in Websites

Using images, just like any other component of a website, should be done with careful thought and consideration. If you want your images to enhance the user’s experience, increase conversions, help with branding, and improve visual appeal, consider the following ideas I will share with you in this article.

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5 Great Books for Learning Web Design the Right Way

5 Great Books for Learning Web Design the Right Way

I’m a self-taught professional web designer/developer. I’ve been fortunate enough to be one for over a decade. I’ve learned how to design websites just through experience on web design and web development projects, and through books and blogs.

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17 Experimental Examples of Using HTML5 Canvas

17 Experimental Examples of Using HTML5 Canvas

The HTML5 canvas element is a very powerful addition to the Web’s favorite markup language. With the canvas element, along with other new HTML5 APIs and with JavaScript, you can create mind-blowing dynamic graphics and animations that can be rendered in an ordinary web page. The possibilities are endless. Below, you will witness some interesting examples of HTML5′s canvas element in action.

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13 Best Responsive CSS Grid Systems for Your Web Designs

13 Best Responsive CSS Grid Systems for Your Web Designs

When it comes to CSS grid systems there’s a lot to choose from. Here are my top picks for open source, free CSS responsive grid systems. These CSS grid systems will help you create beautifully responsive site layouts quickly. There’s a comparison table of at the end of this post.

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What Is Responsive Web Design?

What Is Responsive Web Design?

For the first time in more than ten years, PC sales are expected to see a significant decrease from the prior year. In a new age where tablets and smartphones are performing the same duties as our PCs and Macs, we’re seeing the face of the Internet change. Predictions show that, by 2014, mobile will be the dominant form of web browsing. The Web has responded. The answer? Responsive Web Design.

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Can Card Sorting Improve the Usability of Your Designs?

Can Card Sorting Improve the Usability of Your Designs?

Card sorting is one of the most basic, easy-to-do usability testing techniques available at your disposal. There are already plenty of articles and tutorials that discuss how to conduct card sorting activities (like this one) so I will be skipping the basics. Instead, I will share some of the benefits I have derived from conducting card sorting tests during my experience as a usability analyst.

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