Posts tagged webdesign
Posts tagged webdesign
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Usability.gov is a one-stop source for government web designers to learn how to make websites more usable, useful, and accessible. The site addresses a broad range of factors that go into web design and development. The site will help you to:
- Plan and design usable sites by collecting data on what users need
- Develop prototypes
- Conduct usability tests and write up results
- Measure trends and demographics
From Farra at Big Duck:
Using this chart can help you answer questions like:
- Does your website give users what they need in the way that they want it?
- Does it serve your mission and current goals?
- Do you have a content strategy and the resources you need to keep your site up to date?
- How have the trends toward interactivity, social media, and responsive design affected your website?
Colllor: Colllor helps you find specific colors and their corresponding shades, hues and tones. You can even look for associating colors to broaden your palette, which can be a useful tool in a Web developer’s belt. You can input color names using plain English as well as in Hex code
Whoa, that’s a mouthful, but very exciting.
For those of you who have embraced jekyll, Octopress (the WordPress alternative for hackers) or NestaCMS - Reverie may not be for you. But there are still
tonsMILLIONS of sites/blogs running on WordPress.
As of today’s date (02/10/2012) there are 71,176,074 WordPress sites in the world and WordPress.com hosts about half.
- ZURB’s Foundation (perfect for mobile to the desktop)
- HTML5 Boilerplate standards
- hNews microformat
- Optimized for SEO
- Basic CSS is included, or use it as a finished theme (please don’t)
- Foundation is separate, and can be updated without any problems
Zhen has licensed the Reverie Framework under an MIT License, the same as Foundation and encourages developers and designers to keep the footer information (“powered by Reverie Framework”) to help spread the word, though it’s optional.
In the past few months, I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time discussing the differences between the “adaptive” and “responsive” web design philosophies. Don’t get me wrong, I love having these discussions, but I felt the need to set the record straight: these two philosophies are not at odds, despite numerous blog posts and tweets to the contrary.
Over the past 2-3 years, the homepage slider (or “carousel”) has become a ubiquitous feature on institutional websites…Now that sliders of all kinds are easy to implement (if not necessarily easy to update and maintain), it’s worth taking a step back and looking critically at this staple of contemporary website design.