Stop Making Your Website Look like the Vegas Strip. Start Personalizing.

Las-Vegas-StripToday, UX designers have an impossible task. Create an online experience that directs a visitor to whatever their goal is, on a website that has a lot of different potential audiences with competing interests. Think about it from a visitor’s perspective. This is pretty rough. If you only fall into one or two of a website’s 3 or 4 different audiences, you’re always being forced to endure a lot of content that’s not relevant to what you’re looking for. Because of this, visitors often don’t find what they’re looking for and will bounce off your website.

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4 Top Trending Fonts for Graphic Designers

trending-fonts-for-web-desingersAs a designer, it’s important to keep up with industry news and trends. In my effort to do so, I frequently visit different websites and blogs like Smashing Magazine, OneExtraPixel, Webdesigner Depot, TechCrunch, and many more. I also use a Chrome plugin called Muz.li, which provides feeds of all the major trends, freebies, and design blogs. It’s amazing! I highly recommend it.

Typography plays a big role in great user experience, and to make this happen you need access to modern and beautiful fonts. So, I did some digging on what fonts are trending these days and how you can access them (well, at least most of them) for free.

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9 Awesome Email Marketing Tools for Your Website

email-marketing-toolsIf you own a website, you know that building web traffic is a constant challenge. Building SEO takes time. Social visitors can help spread the word, but you have to reel them in before they bounce.

Once you have a visitor hooked on your content, you want to keep them coming back. You can do this through building your following in the standard social channels, but you should also have an email marketing strategy.

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10 Criteria for Better Website Usability: Heuristics Cheat Sheet

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When visitors arrive, how easy is it for them to use your website?

Twenty-five years ago, usability expert, Jakob Nielsen, developed a set of general guidelines to help answer this question. Sometimes referred to as a “heuristic evaluation”, designers and usability experts use lists like these to measure how easy or hard it is to use a website.

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Free Online Photography Resources

Free-photography-resourcesNo matter what business you’re in today, almost everyone has a website and a blog. Photography has become one the biggest trends to create an aesthetic design no matter what the context. As a designer, I always try to use photography as much as possible, but I often need more resources than just iStock to create different looks and feels. I’ve come across numerous great resources, but I want to share with you the most hassle-free and free of cost photography resources.

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