What is common between sports and travel WordPress themes? It’s the adrenaline and excitement which is caused by the design. In order to illustrate the similarity of top sports and travel WordPress themes, let’s imagine that YOU are the customer. Case number one: let’s assume you’re looking for a tour to… Norway, for example. What can make you convert when you visit an agency website?
There are many stories of success in the world. People tell them not because they want to boast their money or statuses. Really successful people always ready to share their experience and lifehacks to help other to grow, develop and reach their own dreams. Our today’s guest for the interview is one of such personalities who creates and inspires others to find their creativity source. Meet David Braun – CEO of TemplateMonster.com, one of the largest website themes marketplaces on the Internet. He is one of those creative personalities who bring inspiration into everything they do. He’s a founder of…
I’m very interested in web design trends and try to keep up with a number of industry blogs. Design and user interface are essential aspects of running a successful website, so web design shouldn’t be something only web designers are interested in, but also business owners.
Earlier this year one of my favourite web designers in the WordPress space, Rafal Tomal (lead designer at Copyblogger Media), released a book called The Essential Web Design Handbook. The word book is a bit of a misnomer as there is much more to this release than just the book, as I’ll be describing in this review.
We, as web designers, are a naturally creative people. Using digital technology to express our ideas and passions is just what we do. While inventive layouts and eye-popping visuals are the most common ways to make our hard work stand out, typography remains an often overlooked avenue to elevate our designs.
Now that we are in the final quarter of 2014, we can conjure up an idea of what web design trends will be influencing the way we design our sites in 2015. This is obviously subject to personal preference, however certain trends seem to be featuring more predominantly throughout the web.
2014 (and a little earlier) has seen the introduction and use of some great features and styles, all of which make your browsing experience more enjoyable. WordPress has kept up very well with all these trends through a multitude of themes and plugins.
I am currently working on some site redesigns and as usual, I started to take a look around for some inspiration. It was then that I came across ‘Design for Conversions’, by Brian Casel.
Now this is not your typical web design book, what caught my eye is that Brian is specifically talking about design for a particular purpose, in this case conversions. In reality, we all want better conversions for our sites, don’t we? However not all design books and resources take that into consideration.