Posts by Jake Rocheleau

Current Design Trends for Digital Shops and E-commerce Websites

by Jake Rocheleau

November 10, 2014 in Web Design

Great web design requires research to pinpoint some of the more popular styles of building layouts. eCommerce is an ever-expanding field which can earn webmasters a lot of money through digital or physical products. Especially when you compare earnings to advertising revenue for small or mid-sized websites.

featured image laptop ecommerce shop website design

In this post I’d like to share some examples and design ideas for creating modern online webshops and eCommerce layouts. The goal is to make a few sales or at least make an impression on visitors so they might return in the future. It’s definitely a competitive market, but by learning what works you can apply better design techniques into your website for higher conversions and greater profits.

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27 Clean & Responsive Design Agency Website Layouts

by Jake Rocheleau

November 4, 2014 in Web Design

How much more can be said about responsive web design? It’s simple, efficient, and really just the bee’s knees dripping with succulent user experience nectar. I’ve found more designers are pushing for responsive design because it solves the problem of every mobile device and monitor resolution.

This inspiration gallery is focused on creative design agencies which employ responsive layouts. If any type of company should understand the importance of user experience it would be creative studios. For anyone building their own studio this post should offer a blend of unique ideas worth testing in your own website design.

Legwork Studio

legwork studio creative design layout

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Guidelines for Building Touch-Supported Website Layouts

by Jake Rocheleau

October 28, 2014 in UI Design

It should come as no surprise that people love to pass the time in waiting rooms by fiddling on their smartphones. These little devices have become a technological gateway to a library of applications and a sprawling metropolis of websites. This means a whole lot of people are visiting websites on the smallest screen imaginable – and it’s a touch-only screen to boot.

tappable iphone safari mobile app website layout

As more people are latching onto touchscreens web designers need to craft new solutions for mobile Internet browsing. In this post I want to cover a few guidelines for helpful touch-based web design trends. The design process will always be improving as designers innovate with new concepts and UI techniques. But starting with the fundamentals will make touchable web design more approachable and easier to accomplish.

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Creating Useful Breakpoints in Responsive Layouts

by Jake Rocheleau

October 24, 2014 in Web Design

In our modern technological era you can find devices with any screen size that all have access to the Internet. This means bored people around the world can visit their favorite websites from a laundry basket full of different screen dimensions. If this were Pee-wee’s Playhouse I’d say the word of the day is: breakpoint!

The process of responsive design creates distinct layout styles that change based on a device’s screen resolution. When a layout shifts into a smaller or larger display style it’s often called a new breakpoint. Choosing when to create a new breakpoint is quite an arduous task since the threshold and number of breakpoints can change dramatically from project-to-project.

featured wireframe sketch mobile website responsive design

In this post I want to outline a couple ideas for creating responsive breakpoints in web design. The end goal is to create a usable website experience that fits naturally onto any device. While this is easier said than done you’d be surprised how much can be learned by just building a site and fixing mistakes as you go along.

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