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The 15 WordPress Sites That Are Changing the Design Game. Have you ever come across a website and thought “Wow, how did they do that?” I know I have. New websites are popping up all the time that challenge convention and push the limits of what a website can (and should be). But what about sites built on WordPress in particular? Because so many people use themes, there’s a reputation that follows this CMS around like it can’t be used to create truly remarkable things. But I’ve got news for the naysayers: WordPress sites can have just as much wow factor. I’ve spent some time digging through best-of lists, award sites, and asking for input from various WordPress groups to come up with a list as good as I can make it of the best WordPress sites out there right now. Amalthea Catering Services The website for Amalthea Catering Services is based on the Vigor theme by Edge Themes. As you scroll down, two images slide together like puzzle pieces. Stupid Studios The site looks fairly standard, though well-conceived, at first glance.

Midori Aoyama I Shot Him. 18 Insider Web Design Tricks to Simplify Your Process & Workflow. Posted on 25'15 May Posted on May 25, 2015 along with 12 JUST™ Creative Comments Over time, every web designer collects their own stash of tricks to make work easier – hacks, workflows and insider information that only experience teaches. This article is a collection of some of these well-guarded secrets as shared by the industry’s top gurus – quite the collection for a young web designer trying to speed up workflows and improve design. Have fun as you read on! Tricks for perfect site planning 1. Ask yourself: can you fit your design idea on a Post-it?

2. Another great use for Post-it notes is to help in planning your user flow. 3. It’s common for visually-inspired artists to pull out their sketchpads first. 4. Dropbox Pro is a useful tool if you need a simple versioning system. Tricks for faster coding 5. Expert web designers advise using the wildcard CSS rule – this involves making an asterisk (*) your selector – which enables you to apply any changes globally to the whole page. 6. 7.

The 50 most popular fonts on the web. 10 web design trends you’ll actually see in 2015 (and how to survive them) This time last year I made 7 predictions for web design in 2014, with mixed results (I’m looking at you SVG). This year, I’ve sought out 10 web design trends that will be big in 2015, and what you need to survive them. I’ve omitted predictions that are too obvious to include: mobile will continue to grow, large image backgrounds will be popular; instead I’ve focused on trends driven by three clear patterns in the current web design landscape: The growing influence of site-builders is forcing web designers to seek out unique craft skills; technology continues to roll onwards, influencing the sites we design; and some of the most established names on the Web have grown too unwieldy to keep pace with demand. 2015 will see a substantial overhaul in the technologies that we use and our resulting creative output.

Let’s take a look at what’s coming soon to a browser near you, and how to get through to December with a portfolio bulging with fresh, exciting work… 1. Lettering 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Daily Material Design Inspiration - MaterialUp. Responsive Design: Defined in a Single GIF. This past weekend, I went to a dueling piano bar in San Diego. What I quickly learned while watching this show was that the people performing were very talented musicians, but even better businessmen.

This particular duet consisted of a male and female, who used their genders to garner a sense of rivalry in the room. “Ladies, can we get some Taylor Swift requests going tonight?” The woman yelled into the mic. What I found most exciting among all of this was the way these two used mindgames to bring in money. A Selection of Ampersands - Knoed Creative Blog. How to Become Exceptional at Your Craft Some brilliantly simple words of wisdom from Ira Glass of “This American Life” on becoming exceptional at your craft. Job Book: A Simple Way for Designers to Organize Project Finances At Knoed, we’ve been talking a lot lately about the value of sharing vs. hoarding information. We’ve learned so much from other people throughout our careers, that we want to start giving back and sharing what we’ve learned.

So we’ve decided to share a business tool that we use on a daily basis. We call… Get Fueled Get Fueled with Brenda Bergen of Wink Design, who curates a list of creative types that speak about their process. 6 web design trends you may want to forget | Infographic | Creative Bloq. Web design has come a long way in past decade or two. Since it first landed on our screens, websites have gone from the ghastly to the great, with some nostalgic references still making their way into web design today. "Remember what websites looked like in the '90s? If you're thinking Comic Sans, Scrolling Marquees, Hit Counters, and Animated GIFs, you're on the right track! " explains WhoIsHostingThis' Kate Miller. Subscription offer Featuring everything from Comic Sans, frames, Google and animated GIFs, this inforgraphic from Who Is Hosting This is a blast from the past that you may not necessarily welcome.

Which web design trend would you rather forget? Words: Sammy Maine Sammy Maine is staff writer at Creative Bloq.