It’s no secret that the web design world is teeming with opinion pieces, resources and blogs, but sifting through all of the noise in search of quality advice can be quite the unpleasant task.
That’s why we created a curated list that takes all of that work out of the equation. This is the definitive resource guide on Web Design, giving you all the information you need to bring your website to life in 2018.
How can a brand be reinforced through colors and fonts? How should video be used on a website? How can I join the modern world and create responsive websites? All of the information you need is right here.
Simply read through everything or select the chapter that interests you most.
Fonts can truly make or break a website. A great font is an opportunity to reinforce a brand and even influence the user experience of a website. That’s why they need to be chosen wisely.
However, the font itself is only half the battle. How it’s used matters just as much. Using multiple fonts that work well together on a website can be a fantastic way to reinforce consistency, flow and an attractive aesthetic.
These are the best resources to help you with everything from choosing fonts to applying them successfully to a website.
Similar to fonts, colors have a huge impact on how a website is perceived. There’s a lot more to color than picking one out to dominate the appearance of a website. Color can be linked to emotion and purchasing decisions. Color combinations can also give a brand a unique look and feel. These resources are helpful for finding a great color palette that fits the goals your website wants to achieve.
Responsive web design isn’t just important, it’s imperative. A website that doesn’t provide the same quality of user experience on every device may as well not exist. Here you will find resources that define responsive web design, explain why it’s crucial, and get you started on creating responsive websites.
If you’re diving into the world of web design you may be tempted to ignore the importance of copy. Don’t. Web copy can improve or ruin even the most beautiful websites. It can be used to bring a brand to life, provide clarity on a product or service offering, or demonstrate evidence of past success. Oh, and if you want your website to rank on Google but plan on ignoring copy, forget about it.
With that said, your approach to copy can’t be to write something that sounds good and plop it on a website. Just like design and user experience, copywriting strategies should be strategic and data-driven. The tools below will give you everything you need to know to get started.
Videos have the unique ability to add a new dimension to a website. People react more favorably to video content than written content. In short, videos are cool and people like them.
Not every website needs to have video content. On websites that do have video content, it’s important to first think about the purpose of video before throwing it on a site. As great as videos are, they should serve a purpose.
Learn everything there is to know about website video by checking out the resources below.
A CTA, or Call to Action is a tool that should be present on every website. It’s essentially the part of the website that gets people to do what you want them to do.
Here’s some great material on what a call to action is and how to create one. The list also includes great research on what tends to work and what does not.
Writers get writer’s block, designers get… design block? Yes! It’s a thing.
The easiest way to get past the block is to find inspiration. Here are our favorite places to go when we need to find inspiration to create websites.