Tuesday, May 21, 2013

SEO or Web Design – What Is More Important While Designing Your Business Website

SEO or Web Design - What Is More Important While Designing Your Business Website

This question is something odd, but when it comes to the practicality it is often a question to be thought and well planned about. We can see that there will be websites, which are well built and designed but is almost invisible when searching on the web. Similarly, there are websites that will show up amongst the top of the web results for effective utilization of the SEO tools. However, the user will end up in not revisiting the website due to lack of effective web designing.

Therefore, it is clear that if you want to boost your business online, you have to think well on these two aspects contributing equally to add revenue and popularity in the web. Your website should be not only rich with the information to your target market, but also give a good visual retreat to your customer or the visitor. Remember that you are selling your business to the world and there are several similar website in the market. Your uniqueness should be defined and convinced equally compromising to the graphic and content retreat. Once you are able to succeed in these aspects, you just have to watch bringing up revenue to your business.

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Friday, May 10, 2013

How to Build an Attractive Website? Best Practices

How to Build an Attractive Website? Best Practices

Visitors to your website will make a pretty quick decisions regarding how they feel about the aesthetics of your home page. In fact, it’s usually your best shot to make a good impression on a first time visitor. If that visitor deems that you haven’t taken the time to come up with an attractive and functional layout, then they aren’t likely to stick around for your content.

The idea is that once someone has their eyes on your page, they should be immediately drawn in and excited about seeing more of what your site has to offer.

While that alone isn’t enough to win them over, it might be enough to get them to spend some time getting to know your site and browsing through your content, which can eventually lead to sales, faithful readers, subscribers and ad-click conversions.

So we need to ask the question: What should a website’s look and feel do for a visitor, and what kind of reaction or thought response are we looking for?

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A Showcase of Minimal Logo Design

There is a large trend in design for minimal logos right now. The idea of saying ‘less with more’ in logo design is the route that many designers are turning to. Simplicity is the key factor in this trend. The reason behind the rise in popularity is due to minimal logos being seen as more recognizable for consumers than complicated ones. This helps to increase brand awareness which is vital in business.

A minimalist logo needs to be clean, uncluttered and void of unnecessary details. Using simple shapes to represent a brand is relied upon in minimalism. Negative space is another common tactic used in minimal design to try and optimize the use of space. The best logos are when no explanation is needed to explain what the brand is about, it can be shown just by looking at the logo.

Take a look at some great examples of minimal logo design below. Hopefully they will inspire you to create your own logo using a minimalist template. Remember to not over-complicate your design and think about a clear message that you want to get across to consumers.

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Monday, March 25, 2013

A Collection of Beautifully Designed App Icons

A Collection of Beautifully Designed App Icons

When you’re designing an iOS app, keep in mind that it’s the app icon that will be seen on a daily basis. While you’re refining and polishing and perfecting the app interface, it’s the icon that will be seen most often – and so it’s important to spend a lot of care and attention on creating a beautifully crafted app icon too.

A superbly designed icon has unexpected benefits. A nicely designed icon may be more likely to be added to the user’s home screen, and as such could result in your app being used more often. It may even be the difference between a user choosing to download your product from the App Store instead of a competitor.

To help give you some inspiration, we’ve collected some amazing examples of expertly crafted, beautifully designed app icons. We hope this collection gives you some creative ideas for your next iOS app design.

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Giveaway: 5x 200 Vector Icons From PixelGlyph

FileSquare is a prototyping tool and a remote collaboration platform for designers and developers. They just launched a new set of 200 well-designed vector icons, which are perfect for iOS toolbar and tab bars, Android app, websites, t-shirts, tattoos… anything you want to use them for.

About PixelGlyph

PixelGlyph is a set of icons, and it comes with two versions.

The free version has 2 sizes (16 and 48 pixels squared), 1 color and in PNG format. You can directly download this 4.2MB zip from its website. Just leave your email, and download link will be sent to your inbox. No other information required.

For $25 version, besides PNG files, FileSquare provides you with the vector source files in AI and EPS formats. It’s better for you to have vector icons because you’ll be able to change them into the color and size that you want.

Giveaway 5x 200 Vector Icons From PixelGlyph

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