The Content Dilemma – Executing and Scaling Your Campaigns

  The concept of Content Personalization is to show a customized message to the right person with the hypothesis that this will lead to higher revenue/engagement/[Insert KPI here].  The idea is solid and has been proven out at small scale but very few, if any, organizations are successfully executing.  As marketers, we’ve bought the DMPs, […]

How to Design a Profitable Landing Page

Good design of a Landing Page (LP) is not just about the emotions you experience when looking at it – it’s actually a much wider concept and the main goal of it is to solve business tasks. Unfortunately, many novice marketers and businessmen make a common mistake and set wrong priorities when designing an LP. […]

Hand-Picked Weekly Web Design Jobs in your Inbox

It can be difficult searching around on various job sites looking for work. Both freelancers and those seeking full-time employment will often fall into dry spells. Luckily there are many great resources to lean on in times of need. Naturally job boards are a big help, but it takes a lot of browsing to pinpoint […]

Timeline Interface Trends in Web Design

Presentation of content is a big consideration for designers. In fact, design is fundamentally about content and how it works. Form follows function. Many web designers strive to conceive brand new ideas for content organization. The web is a great medium for dynamic content with a fluid backbone. This is what makes timelines so enchanting: […]

The Current State of HTML5/CSS3 Browser Support

W3C standards have created a beautiful ruleset for web developers to create ubiquitous behavior in website layouts. These rules are much more commonplace and have been adopted by professionals in every area. Unfortunately the one area that is somewhat lagging is browser support. Modern browsers have jumped onto the HTML5 and CSS3 bandwagon as it […]

Using Vector Icons in Modern Web Design

Mastering web design requires understanding design fundamentals coupled with various design techniques. One such area worth studying is icon design because it can be used for a variety of purposes. Vector icons are a newer facet of web design as browser support has evolved to reach global demand. The following ideas and sample websites should […]

Design Methods & Best Practices for Parallax Website Layouts

All of the many trends in web design have their own best practices and provisional guidelines for creating a great design. Although many rules are borrowed from traditional art, these techniques differ in the realm of digital design. When people are expected to interact with your design you’ll need to approach each problem from an experiential viewpoint.

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Parallax web design is a tricky subject because it encompasses many different ideas. But most of these ideas follow a similar trajectory of dynamic navigation, fluid content, and visualized ideas. This post delves into some practical methods for crafting usable parallax layouts that people will enjoy. At times it can be a balancing act but once you have a direction the whole creative process becomes much clearer.

36 Inspiring Website Layouts for Books & Libraries

From online startups to book swaps and public libraries, there are thousands of unique website ideas dedicated to books and authorship. In fact many authors will create their own personal website to advertise their novel(s) or writing work. But style & aesthetic is very important when it comes to designing a classy layout.

The examples below are hand-picked from all over the web related to books and libraries. Some websites are newer while others have been online for years. But you should notice that the most well-designed sites tend to follow similar guidelines for basic interface design. Try to pick up on these ideas and it’ll be much easier to implement them into your own design projects.

Oyster Books

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