Archive for 'Content'

Why You Should Never Pair Green and Red Together on the Web

Why You Should Never Pair Green and Red Together 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. There are three reasons why you should avoid using green and red together on your website.

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5 Ways to Customize Your Content Display

5 Ways to Customize Your Content Display

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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Grooveshark’s Drag and Drop: A Case for Color Transparency

Grooveshark’s Drag and Drop: A Case for Color Transparency

If you’re a big 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 Headlines and Images Can Do for Your Home Page

What Headlines and Images Can Do for Your Home Page

Does your website offer value to users? The chances are that it does, but users can’t see it. If users can’t see the value of your website, chances are they won’t stick around for long.

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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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7 Useful Design Strategies for a Successful Pricing Table

7 Useful Design Strategies for a Successful Pricing Table

One of the most important and difficult pages to design for web applications is the pricing table. When users get to your pricing table, they likely have a basic understanding of your web application and what you offer.

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How Color Saturation Affects User Efficiency

How Color Saturation Affects User Efficiency

Have you ever decided to pass on a product because you didn’t like its colors? Colors affect the way we see products, but they can also affect the way we see websites.

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Increase Text Leading for Easy Reading

Increase Text Leading for Easy Reading

When designers talk about leading, the chances are they aren’t talking about mechanical pencils. What they are really talking about is the spacing between text lines, measured from baseline to baseline.

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What the Rule of Thirds Can Do to Your Images

What the Rule of Thirds Can Do to Your Images

If your website sells products, it’s important that your product images look beautiful. Most people believe that the beauty of an image comes from typography and color.

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Use Low Color Contrast for User Interface Constraints

Use Low Color Contrast for User Interface Constraints

Low color contrast has always been the devil when it comes to web design. The problem with low color contrast is that it makes text and other objects hard for users see.

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