Web design can sometimes seem overwhelming, especially with all of the components involved. Let’s Simplify It Web design doesn’t have to be as scary or messy as it may appear. Back before Wordpress (and other platforms) people did it by hand… hand coding the HTML. I still do that, but seriously, back in those [...]
Wedding websites are all the rage among engaged couples today. Instead of dealing with family and friends constantly calling them on the phone, sending them emails and blowing up their phones with text messages, those loved ones can learn about the upcoming nuptials on a simple website. Whether you are still in the early stages of planning your big day, or you haven’t yet set a wedding date, you can still create a wedding website. There are just a few things you should keep in mind before that site goes live.
Graphics creation was once the domain of graphic designers. For large projects, graphic designers are still an indispensable resource. However, with the proliferation of blogs and the rise of new, image-based social media platforms (i.e. Pinterest and Instagram) companies and individuals are seeing the benefit of creating their own graphics. There are plenty of options [...]
Images will be more critical in 2015 than they have to date – particularly on Twitter – because not everyone is currently using them effectively. There is a great advantage to using them now that will not exist when most tweets and other social media shares include an image. Today, any image gets more attention; [...]
Visual tension can be defined as asymmetry in a design. This prevents the design from becoming static and attaining a superficial appearance. Is visual tension improtant? This is the most important aspect of designing, since the designer would like to convey or communicate some important message or a point to a visitor or the client. [...]
In some of my other design articles, I’ve discussed techniques that contribute to making a WordPress site accessible to individuals with disabilities. While these techniques address many of the most common problems that disabled persons will encounter while online, there are still more issues that need to be addressed. The tips,below, will contribute to making a better web experience for individuals with a variety of disabilities.
Captions must be provided for videos. If you are going to have any videos on your site, it is essential that you add the option for captioning. This will enable deaf individuals to get the full meaning of your video content. It is also important to make sure captions are synchronized with the words that are being said, so deaf viewers can adequately read both the speaker’s words and body language. If deaf viewers desire to read the speaker’s lips, they can without issue.