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55 EXAMPLES OF MINIMALISTIC WEB DESIGN

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“Less is more,” this quote might be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of minimalistic design. Minimalistic web design always held a strong influence on designers. Most people argue and have different opinion on what minimal design should be. One thing we can all agree, that simplicity is the key. Here are some beautiful websites that meet web design standards, in the most minimal way possible. We hope these websites will inspire you. Please comment below if we missed any.

Written by Igor Ovsyannykov on Jul 05, 2010

Link to the full article @ INSPIRATIONFEED.

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50 Unique and Inspiring Website Designs

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“In this article we’ll have a look at some websites that are a bit different to what we usually see. Web design sure has come a long way in recent years, and we can see all kinds of creative and unique websites popping up.

This collection is comprised of websites offering many different services/merchandise. They’re colorful, funny, artistic and more. What they all have in common is the fact that they do stand out a bit – at least they did to us.”

Read the full article @ OneXtraPixel

Living Content: It’s What People Want

contentMost web content is barely alive, even when it is first written. It is pumped out by content mills, optimized and uploaded. This kind of bulk content is often referred to as backfill content. I prefer the term “landfill content.” Dead and rotting from day one.

In sharp contrast, living content is quality content. It is shared quickly through social media—because it is worth sharing—and takes root across the web. Better still, true living content is updated and added to on a regular basis.

Let’s look at the attributes of these two types of web content.

Defining landfill content

Landfill content is written primarily for the search engines. Working from a list of strong keywords or phrases, marketers aim to create a new page of content optimized for each phrase.

The purpose of this content is to please or mislead the search engines, and achieve a page-one position in the search results.

The focus is on volume, and not on quality.

This kind of content can achieve its purpose very well, particularly if the strategy is employed by an authority domain. The site’s historical authority lifts the landfill content pages higher in the search results.

But there is one huge downside to this approach. It’s a customer killer, and a brand killer.

When a visitor’s first experience of your website is through one of these low-quality pages, they get a very poor first impression of your site, company or organization. They won’t become customers, they won’t return to your site, and they certainly won’t share the page through Facebook or Twitter.

That’s the fundamental problem here. Bulk content is written to impress the search engines, and not your visitors.

And, as you know, only people buy. The Googlebot will never become a customer.

Read the full article @SEARCHENGINELAND.

How to Design the Web in a High-Def World

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One of the first design considerations a web designer has to make is the resolution that the project is going to be built in. Will the site be optimized for 800×600 systems? 1024? Will the width be fluid or fixed? Will it work for mobile devices? There are certainly a lot more screen resolutions to consider now than there were just a few years ago.

There are quite a lot of articles written about designing small for mobile devices, but what about the largest common resolution; High Definition (commonly referred to as HD or High-Def)?

This article is going to show you a process for making your site work for multiple resolutions by using a real-world case study: Debut Creative. Granted, you can use this without dealing with HD resolutions, but why not go extreme?

Read the full article @SIXREVISIONS.

5 Good Habits That Will Make You a Better Coder

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We all want to grow in the things we do, and in the field of web development, one of the main areas that we spend a lot of time on is our code. This could include HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Python, ActionScript or any other language that you may choose to use for building websites.

In this article, I’ll share some practical steps that you can take to expand your skill set and become a better coder. I would like to propose five different habits that you can adapt in order to help yourself become more excellent at what you do.

Read the full article @SIXREVISIONS.

40 Tasty Restaurant Websites to Inspire You

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Restaurant websites are a great place to find inspiring designs and also to check out some nice ways of displaying photographs within a design. Since the main content of a restaurant is their food – or at least it should be – there is no better thing to do than show beautiful images of the food. So for this post, I’ve rounded up 40 Tasty Restaurant Websites to Inspire You. You’ll notice that these restaurant web designs use images in a variety of ways to put the focus where it needs to be. Whether it’s a full background or in a slideshow, the images make it all about the food. So here we go, enjoy the tasty selection and remember that sometimes images are better than a thousand words.

Checkout the list here @webdesignledger.