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Are Cards the Future of Web Design?

With the advent of smartphones and tablets and with their tight integration into our (online) lives, a natural need arose to optimize the content on the internet in such way that it is more easily and elegantly presentable on handheld devices. The idea of responsive design came fairly quickly, as one of the most logical solutions to the problem of adapting website content to look good on all screen sizes. However, synchronously with this change in web design paradigm, another idea gathered a lot of attention from design professionals. Existent for quite some time (after all, the whole concept is not truly original) but first brought into the spotlight by Google’s information hub, Google Now, the idea of cards which stand for chunks of information which are easily digestible and just sufficiently informative spread like wildfire in the world of web and mobile app design.   It would not be fair to call Google Now a new idea, either. After all, information hubs are a pretty old thing on the internet, and Apple’s Siri, a hugely popular (albeit often disputed) iOS virtual personal assistant does almost exactly the same thing: informs the user about weather, traffic and provides them with quick...
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5 Web Design and Development Trends Set to Take 2014 By Storm

If you’ve been paying any attention to the web development world in the past few years, you’re likely already familiar with the one thing that’s remained constant: change. Every new year brings new innovations, especially given how mobile web browsing continues to climb in popularity. More websites are optimizing for mobile use through responsive design, and developers are even launching apps that allow for coding on tablets and, in certain situations, even smartphones. Talk about mobility. But those advancements, though groundbreaking, are now technically old news. So, that begs the question: What can we look forward to in 2014? If we look at past trends as indicators of a possible future, this year is already shaping up to be one ripe with new features both for design and development. For example, keep a lookout for... 1. Long-Scrolling Websites This one harkens back to the early days of user-made sites, when GeoCities seemed to rule the web. Before site designers fully figured out that a lengthy post could be parceled out over separate pages in order to score more ad space, readers could just keep scrolling for what seemed an eternity. Now, with mobile technologies becoming absolutely ubiquitous, there’s a move back...
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Web Design and Web Development Trends 2014

I have to admit, that web design/development trends for 2014 are not as clear as those for 2013. Last year we clearly saw trends becoming standards in face of HTML5, CSS3, responsive design, LESS and Bootstrap. My personal opinion is that these standards will continue this rapid development and become even more popular during 2014, however let's emphasize few probabilities. 1. Open Source CMS will become even more popular during 2014 It is not a secret for anybody that building custom based CMS is a tough call, require huge team and need even more regarding maintenance and to stay in tact with latest design trends. Certainly more and more new web development projects during 2014 will be based on popular open-source CMS like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Magento, etc... Much easier to select something that work out of the box with few reliable and mature, modules, components, plug-ins and amended template. You also might want to check open source CMS reviews section at WebmaisterPro. 2. Application UI "Big Boys" already started doing that, of course the first in this list are Facebook, Google Plus, MySpace, etc... I would say that we at WebmaisterPro are not behind either. Realistically this is an outcome...
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Ways To Keep In Constant Touch With Current Web Design And Its Changes

There are constant changes in the world of graphic designs and there are new technology, tools and software to aid the designers. This gives a constant change in the appearance of the visual designs of the sites and makes your site pages better with effort. You must keep up with these changes of technology and appearance so that you are ahead of the competitors. You can also experiment with the new trends and software so that you give interesting looks to your site. The current trends will keep you ready for the new ways and thinking and will pave way for you to become an exceptional designer. Learning Never Ends There are many things that you can learn. There are constant evolution of new technologies and tools. You can keep on continuing with your education as a graphic artist to become successful with your designs and creations. The continuing of education in local colleges from time to time can bring about consciousness of the current thinking and trends. Exhibitions at art museums and checking out of the works of the graphic design workshops and organizations can also enrich you with ideas. You will meet new people and listen to a discussion...
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Useful Information to Build Small Business Website Design

A person that is new in web designing may have difficulty in making a small business website design. If you are interested in making a small business website design, you should follow the steps as under that will lead you towards success. Start making your website gradually and do not try to compete with large websites such as Google, the BBC, CNN, and CNET, etc. Take help from someone who knows about web designing. Professional help is quite good to take for the success of a website. Avoid using graphics and make use of text mostly. Quality content is quite helpful for the success of a website. Avoid doing changes in your website quickly. Small business website design takes time in becoming familiar ad famous among audiences. Website design must show your business and its purpose. It adds the value to your business; otherwise, there is no use of a web design. Keep on updating a website after a particular time so that user could recognize your site along with getting new updates. Make changes carefully so that your website could retain its originality. People often think that acquiring the services of web designers will be costly. However, if you look...
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What Are New Trends Being Followed In Web Designing?

Internet is one of the most dynamic places, which keeps on changing every second. It is a digital space with new technologies and trends. You can communicate and interact with your clients and engage in a lot of activities. Quality of website design depends achieving the client’s objectives. An outstanding web site provides with dynamic functionality, navigation, SEO and tremendous usability. Best design can be made if you initially work on some idea that how it would go to be: Web is Now Designed for Smart Phones Too A new trend came in to existence that everything is searched from mobile rather than note books and desk top. People always keep on crawling over internet. They always have something to find out or they surf for social networking. Thus a dynamic web site must provide with the dynamic features of mobile web site. Your web site must have compatibility for using it over smart phones. This can optimize the usability of your web site. A user frustrates when he is restricted to view a certain site just because he / she is using a smart mobile device. Social Media – A  King This is a fact that social media is changed...
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