There’s a million ways to make content look good. Ideally, it’ll be able to shine because it’s well-written, witty and interesting…but we all know that’s not always the case. Or even all that often. So instead, it needs a little help with grabbing the customer’s or visitor’s attention.
Fortunately for the clients, web designers tend to be good at that. Fancy colours, layouts and graphics – they all work, but they have one ‘flaw’ – they are static. Good for a solid foundation, static websites will only get you so far. Users are used to motion, animation and effects on the web by now, and have come to expect it in some regards.
Lucky you, because employing them is easier than you might think. While you can, of course, do simple animations with key frames and CSS (which depending on the size and impact of your project can be the perfect solution!), but if you want to go the extra mile towards something really special, you need something else.
Any web designer will agree that the appearance of a website layout design can be as important as the content, and just like good (or bad) content, it can make or break a website. The best content will appear mediocre at best when the presentation is lacking.
And when it comes to presentation, there are several layers to it. There’s the resources a designer has to work with for one. Graphics, audio, fonts… they all feature into a great finished product, and their quality can make a huge difference. However, before you need to decide WHAT to put, you need to figure out WHERE to put it.
In other words, layout designing. How to set up the basic layout design of the page is one of the most important aspects to designing a site. Now, the client may well have specific wishes that they don’t want to deviate from, but more often than not, they’ll pay more attention to images, videos and the like, and less to the actual page layout design. There is a certain ‘standard’ of what is currently considered trendy, and the go-to layout.
Nowadays a lot of people are left without jobs or can’t find a steady position. That’s why many of them are turning to the Internet and decide to become front-end developers and web designers. They’ve heard there’s some serious money involved and want to get paid. But, deciding you want to become something isn’t the same as learning it, and the sooner people realize that the better. There are two question you need to ask yourself – should I become a web designer or front-end developer, and how? – and here are the answers.
In this post we are going to show you some of the best UX podcasts you should listen to. As we’ve stated it earlier: “Podcasts are the radio stations of our days. They are fitting perfectly into our busy lives and coming in all the types and sizes so everyone could find the ones of interest to him or her.”
Podcasts are the radio stations of our days. They are fitting perfectly into our busy lives and coming in all the types and sizes so everyone could find the ones of interest to him or her. Last time in a pretty similar post we collected the best web development and web design tutorial channels on YouTube and now we are going to focus solely on the latter.
In the form of web design podcasts
Without further ado here are some of the most interesting web design podcasts you should listen to. Try them out and maybe even subscribe to the most appealing ones. Stay tuned!