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When to Use White Text on a Dark Background

When to Use White Text on a Dark Background

Many websites use black text on a light background to display their content because it’s easy to read. However, using white text on a dark background also has its advantages.

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How User-Focused Copywriting Sells More

How User-Focused Copywriting Sells More

In today’s world of social media, people can’t stop talking about themselves. That’s fine if you’re socializing to family and friends, but not if you’re selling a product.

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6 Surprising Bad Practices That Hurt Dyslexic Users

6 Surprising Bad Practices That Hurt Dyslexic Users

Web accessibility doesn’t only extend to color blind users, but dyslexic users too. Dyslexia is a learning disability that impairs a person’s fluency or accuracy in being able to read, write, and spell.

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Why You Should Never Center Align Paragraph Text

Why You Should Never Center Align Paragraph Text

Text is a beautiful thing. It not only has function, but form as well. When you’re creating text, it’s likely that you’re not only thinking about what your text should say, but how it should look.

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How to Use Color to Successfully Brand Your Website

How to Use Color to Successfully Brand Your Website

Have you ever met someone who had such a strong personality that when they entered a room they would grab your attention, and when they left they would leave an imprint in your memory?

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Why You Should Never Pair Green and Red on the Web

Why You Should Never Pair Green and Red on the Web

Everyone would agree that green and red are colors that pair well together on Christmas. But on the web, pairing these colors together can present problems for your users.

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5 Ways to Customize the User’s Content View

5 Ways to Customize the User’s Content View

How many ways can users view your content? Chances are there’s more than one. Right now, you’re probably displaying your content one way. This is fine if the amount of content you have is small.

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Color Transparency for Drag and Drop

Color Transparency for Drag and Drop

If you’re a fan of Grooveshark, then you’ve probably seen their new HTML5 interface. It’s a huge improvement from their old Flash one. It’s leaner, faster and smoother.

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What Your Home Page Needs for Users to See Value

What Your Home Page Needs for Users to See Value

After weeks of hard work, you’ve finally finished designing and developing your website. Now you’re ready to drive users to it to and convert them into sign ups or sales.

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Applying the Golden Ratio to Layouts and Rectangles

Applying the Golden Ratio to Layouts and Rectangles

1.618 is a number all serious designers should know. It’s known as the golden ratio found throughout nature, art and architecture. Seashells, the Mona Lisa and the Parthenon all show the golden ratio.

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