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How to Make Effective Use of Color in Your Website

In the world of web design, color is one of the most powerful communication tools. Colors change our moods, inspire specific behaviors, provoke various emotions or cause physiological reactions – for instance, increasing our heart rate. Picking the color palette for a website is essential. It's color that will sell your product, pass your brand message and impact consumers' perception of your company. Here are some hacks on how to make the most from color in web design. Know your target audience Before choosing a color palette, make sure to first analyze your audience. Knowing the general demographic is crucial because colors mean different things to different cultures. Take white, for instance – while in India it's associated with death, a typical Englishman will think about innocence or cleanliness. But geographical location is not everything. Think about age as well. Young audiences love saturated and lively colors and will be attracted to such an extravagant website. Mature audiences might find the same colors annoying and leave your website. Match colors to your product Graphics, borders, headline types, buttons, backgrounds and pop-ups should all be coordinated in their look. All this will create a balanced and harmonious environment, but also reinforce your...
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Solid Tips for Designing a Big Website

Crеаting уоur own wеbѕitе саn be a bit diffiсult if you dоn’t knоw whаt уоu аrе doing. There аrе many design сhоiсеѕ tо make and mаnу ways to code thе ѕitе itѕеlf. Luсkilу, the web dеѕign tiрѕ in the fоllоwing article will givе you еnоugh infоrmаtiоn to mаkе creating уоur wеbѕitе аn еаѕу tаѕk.Inсоrроrаtе a tаglinе рrоminеntlу оn your website. A tаglinе iѕ a motto оr statement thаt еxрrеѕѕеѕ what уоur buѕinеѕѕ iѕ аll аbоut. Using a clear tаglinе is imроrtаnt bесаuѕе when ѕоmеоnе viѕitѕ уоur раgе, you hаvе roughly еight ѕесоndѕ to сарturе thеir аttеntiоn and еntiсе them tо еxрlоrе thе rest оf уоur site.Mаkе sure уоur wеbраgеѕ аrеn’t tоо lоng. Yоu оnlу gеt оnе сhаnсе to make a first imрrеѕѕiоn, аnd if уоur mоѕt important соntеnt iѕ “bеlоw thе fold,” it may nоt even be read. If you hаvе a lоt оf rеlаtеd content thаt needs tо ѕtау together, соnѕidеr breaking it up intо sections аnd adding links to еасh ѕесtiоn.Sрееd is еvеrуthing whеn it соmеѕ tо thе Intеrnеt, ѕо mаkе sure thаt you kеер your website’s lоаding timе to a minimum. If Intеrnеt uѕеrѕ hаvе tо wаit a long time fоr your website tо load, they will probably...
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7 Kick-Ass Apps for Web Designers

Do you want to get the most out of your iPad when it comes to web design? This nifty device is now being used more than ever to create fantastic websites that will appeal to a wide audience. Listed below are 7 apps that will prove to be very valuable for designing great sites. BookCreator If you are in the market for creating text, images, audio and video for a website, BookCreator can be an invaluable tool. It will allow you to place all of the above in a book layout format that can be read in iBooks and will be compatible with many reading software packages. This is a good app for working with picture books, and it will be especially helpful if you are just starting out with creating any type of book. ColorStrokes HD This app lets you take a black-and-white image and add stunning color to it. There are three ways that you can accomplish your objective. You can put the original colors back into a grayscale photo, you can remove color and turn the photo back to grayscale, and you can add colors that were never there to begin with. FxCamera Here is a free app...
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Creating Favicons For All Mediums

For those of you who are unfamiliar with favicons, they are essentially customisable short cut icons that are associated with a particular web page or site. They crop up in many forms – a favicon is the icon you see in the tab of your browser window, the icon that appears in Opera's Speed Dial or the app icon that appears on the iPad. Gone are the days when web designers could get away with just creating a bog-standard 16x 16 pixels favicon – Opera’s Speed Dial platform, for example, uses 256x160! Adjusting Pixel Sizes To Suit Different Devices Currently these are the standard pixel sizes you will need to consider when designing a favicon for different devices. Depending on the type of work you undertake for clients, you may not need to worry about the larger specs that are designed for the Chrome Web Store or the Google TV platform. 16x: Favicons of this size are displayed in browser tabs next to page titles and they’re also used in a typical Bookmarks bar. This is the bare minimum number of pixels you should be working with – if you try to develop a favicon with any less, Google will mark...
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Top 3 Web Design Tips for the New Website Builder to Follow

Building a website from scratch isn’t the easiest thing in the world, but once you get rolling and have a completed site right before your eyes, there’s little out there that can match that feeling of accomplishment. But even though it can be rewarding and a fun experience, there are still things you need to look out for so you don’t run into any unnecessary problems with your design. So if you’re looking into building a proper site, here are 3 things to keep in mind: Clean, Efficient, Bold These are the three ideals that you should keep in mind when building your site. You want it to have a clean look so it doesn’t look too busy, which is an efficient use of space. But you also want it to be unique and bold at the same time. If your site doesn’t hold anything in these areas, you should do some serious thinking as to what you can do to fix this. But let that scare you into thinking you need to reinvent the wheel, because you don’t. Use What’s Familiar If you don’t know how to use Dreamweaver like the pros use, don’t sit there and pretend to know....
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