Helpful Posts About Web Design
The top-of-page slideshow or carousel has become very common in modern web designs. These design elements allow that precious top-of-page real estate to contain more content, by adding the time dimension so the same spot can contain multiple items. They also introduce some motion into the page, which makes it seem more attractive. However, they have their downside.
In creating a great website or app, you have a diverse set of guidelines and considerations to deal with. Despite the wide variety of issues, opinions, and platforms, there is one underlying constant you can depend on (we hope): the user is a human being.
Open-sourcesoftware has made an enormous impact on the web. From operating systemsto database software, open-source software has been a driving forcebehind the growth of the web. Despiteall the benefits of open-source software, however, its advocates oftenunderestimate its costs and fail to recognize the value of alternatives.For many applications, SaaS solutions—which typically are built upon an open-source foundation but include a substantial layer of proprietary software—better meet users' needs.
If you’ve been reading this blog, you already know that we’re big fans of An Event Apart. The world of the web is moving quickly, and attending a conference like this is a great way to make sure you’re on top of the trends and current with the latest techniques, as well as to meet like-minded folks.
The last of the interviews we did at An Event Apart in Seattle was with Jeffrey Zeldman, the cofounder of the event. Jeffrey has been a prominent figure in the web design world since its earliest days.
JeremyKeith gave a great talk at An Event Apart about design principles. Inthe talk, he shows how everything should start with goals, which thenlead to principles that reflect those goals, and finally result indesign patterns to implement them.