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How to Design the Layout of a Website – Part 4


Filed under: Web Development, Website Layouts.

Many times in the world of the internet, website designs and layouts are endlessly copied and reused between different websites. Some top design firm will release a new design for a successful company, and it will suddenly become the “thing to have”. We saw this in 2011 with the introduction of Parallax Scrolling.

Layout Mini-Series

Let’s stop and think for a second. Should we really be blindly copying other designers just because it’s the popular thing to do? Or should we step back and take an objective look at whether that layout style really fits and accents the purpose of our website?

In this article we will look at 2 new popular layout styles on the web and whether or not we should be using them for our projects.

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Should I Have a One-Page Website?


Filed under: Design Inspiration, Web Development.

One of the newest and hottest trends in web design is to create a one-page website for your business.  We’ve all seen this creative page layout whether it’s a web designer like Jakub Foglar or a Gourmet food seller.

One Page Website

You may have been thinking “Should I create this effect for my website”? Or, why would I want to only have one page on my website? Let’s look at some situations you should consider building a one-page website; as well as some when you should not use this design. Read more…

The Case for Fixed Navigation


Filed under: Design Inspiration, Web Development.

Analyze a Trend in Web Design

As good web designers we must carefully analyze each new trend and idea that is thrown into the wild, wild web. Simply blindly following every new “fad” in web design will never make you an awesome and great designer. We need to look at each trend objectively and determine if it has a place in our designer toolbox.

Is fixed navigation a new trend for design?

One new trend is to use fixed navigation either in the header, sidebar, or footer of your browser window. Let’s look at some reasons of why this trend might have some validity in modern design. Read more…