There is a growing dissatisfaction among Smartphone users with the mobile web experience. Now we have got phones that are no less powerful and feature-rich than laptops of a few years ago. But despite massive technological development in this sphere, mobile websites are still languishing in the Middle Ages and there seems to be no visible attempt to bring any changes to this scenario.
It is really frustrating to browse mobile version of sites from your brand new Smartphone with Quad Core processor and 2GB Ram, as the interface of those sites makes you believe that you are still living in Stone Age. Designers still religiously believe that mobile version of websites should be water down version of the standard website and for that reason, they keen on removing designing elements from the standard web version until it looks like a mere shadow of the original version.
So, we are left with mobile versions of websites that are nothing but a template with texts and texts only. This might be a good idea few years back when most of the mobile users had to face data cap and their configurations did not allow much support for websites with heavy designing elements. But those days are long gone. Now, we have got super massive Smartphones and tablets with gigantic screens and powerful processors. The point is that, designers now face very little restrictions as the mobile devices have evolved a lot. So, designers need to take full advantages of this massive development and make mobile browsing more exciting and addictive.
So, it is the high time, we need to move the needle and go beyond stripping down standard web version in an effort to create water down version for the mobile users.
Last week we initiated a series of posts about the hottest eCommerce tendencies and reviewed 2014 eCommerce design trends for men. As promised, this week we’ll talk about online fashion stores for women and come up with the most effective 2014 web trends targeting the female audience.
When it comes to online shopping, women spend more time and money online than men. Since 2001, female shoppers have been driving eCommerce, making up 58% of online purchases worldwide. While mansumers prefer buying digital media and event/movie tickets, women are more attracted to buying clothing, kids’ apparel, toys, and beauty products. Fashion and beauty are the most in-demand sites, while DIY, grooming, food and healthcare web pages are gaining popularity as well. What is the main reason of such tendencies? What mostly attracts female shoppers in eCommerce websites? Let’s find answers to these questions as well as come up with examples of the most popular female-oriented online stores.
Designing an eCommerce site isn’t always the easiest task. You have to meet your client’s requirements, keep in mind the technical challenges, and focus on how to attract and retain the customers of your client.
But it isn’t impossible either. All you need to do is pay attention to the basic tenets of eCommerce web design. What are they? Well, there’s no secret to success. But it’s the small things that are often missed out.
Let’s take a look at a few points that can help you create a perfect eCommerce site.
We initiate a series of posts covering the theme of the hottest male and female eCommerce trends. This time we’ll talk about the most popular trends appealing to mansumers. Check out our detailed guide with the most stunning examples of female-oriented websites in a week!
We all know that men and women shop differently. While mansumers are very functional, women are more emotional and tend to spend more time and money on eCommerce websites. When it comes to clothing and fashion eCommerce stores for women, historically they were more numerous than websites for men. However, the situation has changed over the last couple of years, with more than half dozen eCommerce launches. Let’s have a look at 2014 eCommerce design trends for men and come up with 15 best examples of men’s online stores.
Five years ago the number of male consumers searching and buying attire online was rated at nil. It was widely believed that men don’t shop online at all and there is no need in launching male-oriented online stores. However, the situation has changed a lot recently, with about 70% of men searching and making purchases online, and 67% shopping monthly. Let’s see which eCommerce design trends mostly appeal to men and come up with 15 best examples of men’s online stores.
It’s always the right time to think about charity and how we can help the needy people. There are so many those who need assistance. Just lend a hand, protect, help and do at least something that will make somebody’s living better. Free HTML5 Theme for Charity Site is what TemplateMonster offers you to start a noble mission of spreading welfare online.
How should a well-done charity site communicate its ideas? It should put accents on visuals and make people believe that they can help. This clean design looks positive with light green accents and welcomes to join charity campaigns. They are all presented in the central content part (with JQuery Direction-Aware Hover), so the viewers can browse all of them with ease. Slider in the top tells about the company the theme presents. Notice Media page with YouTube videos where the company can place promo videos to drive more people in.
It’s so easy to engage people in one community that will help poverty-stricken. Try this freebie to start a site and welcome the others to take part into charity campaigns.
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2014 looks set to be another exciting year for exhibition design, with the emergence of some genuinely innovative and exciting uses of imagery, typography and colour – as well as the appearance of four dominating themes. The overarching premise continues to be a reduced reliance on heavy amounts of text, with both display graphics and digital, interactive exhibition design continuing to increase in both relevance and popularity.
The choice of colour palettes again looks set to dominate display graphics design. The difference a selection in colour can make, especially in relation to infographics, cannot be overstated. The right palette can help perfectly reinforce a brand, or solidify an organisation’s message. Although the choice of colour will be dictated by the brand identity, this year will see either a distinctive use of vibrant colours, or a stoic, simplistic colour scheme drawn from a fairly limited palette.
The trend with typography has been minimalism, simplification and an increase in overall styles used. This seems set to continue into 2014, with an added focus on making text easier to read, which in turn will allow brands to be a little more exploratory and courageous with literature and graphics at exhibitions. Continue reading
Is everything going right with your WordPress site? Maybe you’re finding some strange links in your site that suddenly stopped working or something surprising that you won’t saw ever. Only for WP website owners, there are some protective and the most essential steps to check whether your site is working properly or not. In this infographic, we would like that website owners should check their website’s health using below given steps.
Working with typography (font) is regarded as one of the most creative and rewarding aspects of web design. However, mixing the typography to create a site can be a bit challenging. The designer should have a sound knowledge of how to combine different font styles correctly. But you may question why do we need to combine fonts? Well to add to your knowledge,fusion of creative fonts can add dynamism to a website. Mixing fonts can create visually pleasing designs and make it more thoughtful.
Next time you create a website try mixing different fonts keeping the rules in mind:
Avoid Mixing Fonts That are Too Identical
If I ask you what color is mostly associated with spring, the only and the right answer will be green. It imparts a sense of nature and fits the idea of your business’ growth. Websites that implement it in designs easily win the audience’ attention, standing out of the crowd. If you want to be the one, consider this Free HTML5 Theme in nice Persian green for redesign of starting a site for interior, exterior, architecture, design companies.
Here light green works as visually attractive element of the minimal design and helps focus viewers’ attention on menu items and call-to-action buttons. Being placed against clean background, it makes the layout sound well-toned. Using this theme as the basis of a site, you can be sure that all its business ideas will be clearly communicated to the visitors.
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- Camera slideshow (made on free jQuery plugin) is ideal for featuring the works from your gallery. Large images with captions will demonstrate your works at their best and draw viewers in.
- Blocks with featured products welcome visitors with cool transition effects. Animations for Thumbnail Grids is what you need to display image blocks with fancy visual effects.
- Notice social buttons (in the footer) that come with tool tip effect. Using a simple plugin, it’s possible to create such non-trivial buttons.
Setting up an SEO business seems to be all the rage at the moment. After all, the internet isn’t becoming less relevant or integrated into our lives, so companies are becoming more and more reliant on things like inbound marketing and AdWords to get their names out there. If anything, SEO is an industry that is growing in demand, rather than one that is becoming over saturated.
That doesn’t mean starting and SEO company will be a fast track to guaranteed success. You have to do SEO well to get and maintain those clients, and you have to understand how to run the business successfully.
If you are thinking about starting your own SEO agency, you should already have a pretty good understanding of SEO, as well as a shopping list of blogs to read daily. But beyond that, you need to know how to run your business, so below are ten tips for SEO start-ups.
1. Set a goal for your business and work tirelessly towards that
This one is pretty self-explanatory. You need a goal if you’re going to get anywhere. That goal can be a certain amount of revenue, or it can be a particular client. You can focus on one area of expertise, or you can try to be the top SEO agency in a particular area. The goal is up to you, but as long as you choose well, you’ll give your company the direction it needs to make the right choices about clients, hours worked, employees and more.