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Hi Emma: A conversational Heek helps you create your website. (Tech Xplore)—You make things, you fix things, you help people get to where they want to go.

Hi Emma: A conversational Heek helps you create your website

No matter what type of business you plan on starting, the first to-do tasks on your mind include getting a website going. A newly launched conversational website builder by the name of Heek aims to help you do just that. The team is based in France (their English is first-class). They blogged, "After a private and a public beta, we are very excited to launch Heek, a straightforward way to create a website through conversation.

We've had a phenomenal response to the product since we started to show it. " The service is aiming to bring businesses online and connect with their audience, a no-brainer advantage for any startup in 2016. Hello, Emma, what do you do? The conversational interplay with Heek's well-placed questions could potentially result in your building a site in minutes. In a sense, Heek is a personal designer/developer/marketer, according to the team's blog. Playing with SVG Design. After years of quarantine, the Scalable Vector Graphics is finally raising fame as a feature of HTML5 with full native browser support.

Playing with SVG Design

Vlog.it, by Marco Rosella, is an experimental site launched last month to explore two aspects of SVG with interesting potential for the design of original interfaces: clipping paths and scalable 2D motion graphics. Marco is going to share a quick tutorial on how it is done. View Demo Wheelayout Download Demo ZIP Overview The interface of vlog.it is composed by three rotating circle created by 48 thumbnails (chosen randomly) that let play over 300 Vimeos and over 1000 YouTube videos from my favorite ones. About the idea behind this work, if it was a commercial project I probably hold the client's hand and whisper: "close your eyes and think about the centrality of The Man, surrounded by The Movement in The Digital Universe Welcome back SVG An SVG interface example: the wheelayout (view demo) we will use it later.

<div id="wheel"></div><header> ... Javascript. 22 Essential Tools for Testing Your Website's Usability. The Web Design Usability Series is supported by join.me, an easy way to instantly share your screen with anyone. join.me lets you collaborate on-the-fly, put your heads together super-fast and even just show off.

22 Essential Tools for Testing Your Website's Usability

A site's ease of use, or its usability, is an integral part of its success, especially with websites becoming more and more interactive, complex and packed with features. User-centered design is all about building websites that fulfill the goals and desires of its users, and at the heart of this concept is that a user must be able interact with your website effectively. Testing usability is an art and a science. There are many times when usability testers rely on qualitative measurements, intuition, opinions and feedback from users and experience. However, there are also factors you can test quantitatively to ensure that a site is usable.

In this post, we'll discuss six crucial factors that affect usability. Free PSDs & Resources for Web Designers by Orman Clark. A Collection Of Resources For An Up To Date Web Designer - 30 New Tools. By Bogdan Sandu in Resources Almost a month has passed since the last web design & web development resources article and it is time for a new one.

A Collection Of Resources For An Up To Date Web Designer - 30 New Tools

This one doesn’t contain as many tools and plugins as the last one, but has a few really good and useful. I’m inviting you to check them out and see which apply to your needs. Hopefully there are a few that make your work better or easier, or, in case of the CSS experiments, enlarge your horizon and give you a hint of what can be done in the near future on all browsers, not just Chrome or Safari. 34 Responsive Grid System 34Grid is a Responsive Grid System based on “equally distributed columns” layout basis. Makisu: CSS 3D DROPDOWN CONCEPT Opal. Doomby: Free Website, Easy CMS. SnapPages - Free Drag & Drop Websites. Essential tools for every web designer. Every web designer requires the right tools to do their job.

Essential tools for every web designer

To create well crafted original designs you certainly need to be inspired to do so. Getting to that point is sometimes the hardest challenge in the field of web design. Luckily enough for us and our fellow design community there are tools available to assist in completing the job quicker and more efficiently. Below, I have outlined a list of tools I recommend for any web designer. Be sure to bookmark these pages so you can utilize them to your advantage like I have!

Color Adobe Kuler (free) A great tool offered by Adobe which allows members to upload, create, and edit color schemes of their choice. Pictaculous (free) From the creators of Mailchimp comes a color palette generator different to any other. Loader Generator. Design Tips, Tutorials and Inspiration - Hongkiat.com.

8 Useful Online Tools for Web Designers and Developers. Doomby: Make A Free Website Directory. BigVideo.js - The jQuery Plugin for Big Background Video. The jQuery Plugin for Big Background Video (and Images) This plugin makes it easy to add fit-to-fill background video to websites.

BigVideo.js - The jQuery Plugin for Big Background Video

It can play silent ambient background video (or series of videos). Or use it as a player to show video playlist. BigVideo.js can also show big background images, which is nice to have for showing big background images for devices that don’t have autoplay for ambient video. BigVideo.js is built on top of Video.js from zencoder.