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Checklist: heb je deze 5 conversiekillers al van je webshop gehaald? Vorige week had ik het over vijf conversiekillers voor webshops. Maar er zijn er natuurlijk nog veel meer. Vandaag kijk ik nog verder: welke 5 zaken kunnen de conversie op je webshop nog meer onderuit halen? 1. Shoppers laten veel gevoelige informatie achter op je site. Daarom moet je site er erg betrouwbaar uitzien. Ik weet niet welk jij gevoel hierbij krijgt, maar als ik in het checkout-proces op de betaalpagina alleen dit zie staan, op een voor de rest volledig blanco pagina, dan ben ik niet zo zeker of ik het wel kan vertrouwen. Professioneel design. Werk aan je microcopy. Gebruik ‘https‘. 2. Snelheid is voor webshops cruciaal. Als er één cijfer is dat je uit deze infographic moet onthouden, dan is het wel deze: voor elke seconde dat je site trager laadt, verlies je mogelijk tot 7 procent conversies. Kijk naar de laadsnelheid van je individuele pagina’s Tijd om even in je Google Analytics-account te duiken. Mik op een laadsnelheid van onder de 3 seconden 3. 4. Vermijd ‘error puke’ 5.

The 100 best free fonts | Design In this freshly updated free fonts for designers post, we bring you the world's best free fonts. We've filtered out the diamonds from the thousands of less perfectly designed free fonts available online, for you to use in your designs and illustrations. Get Adobe Creative Cloud now This list represents the 55 best free fonts we've found in eight categories. You can use the drop-down menu at the top of the page, or the boxout, right, to jump to the section you want. Don't forget, we have many other articles covering specialist font types including handwriting fonts, kids' fonts, cursive fonts, beautiful fonts, web fonts, professional fonts and more. Most of the typeface collections listed here can be used in your projects for free, but please be sure to check the terms. Serif fonts 01. This free serif display font takes inspiration from the late 18th century European Enlightenment and the work type designer John Baskerville. 02. Lora is a free font that has its roots in calligraphy. 03.

8 SEO tips for migrating your site Whether you've expanded your business into a new market, or simply want to help existing international customers find your site more easily, it's important to maintain your web presence in international markets. Sometimes, this can involve moving an existing website from one domain to another. But that doesn't mean you have to risk your traffic and search engine rankings to do so. In this tutorial, I'll take you through some of the basics that you should think about before, during and after a big international site migration, so you can be sure your website and business don't suffer. Subscription offer 01. Whatever your reason for migrating your website, you should put some thought into the domain you want to move to. Obviously, your choice of domain depends on a variety of factors, but when taking search engines into account, you should bear the following in mind: 02. 301s RewriteEngine on RewriteRule (.*) [R=301,L] 03. 04. 05. 06. User-agent: * Disallow: / 07.

100+ Creative Web Designs 2012 Below you’ll find 100+ creative website designs 2012. We sincerely hope that you’ll enjoy all of them. And don’t forget to share your thoughts on the footers issue in the comments section to the post. One way to easily define the tone and mood of a website is to use a big background image. You must have noticed the increasing trend of using ribbons in web design. Typography is one of the most important aspect of successful website design and the layout of website’s typography can make it stand out from the crowd or can break the whole design.Especially in 2011,a new trend has begun to gain strength and that is utilizing huge and bold fonts to attract visitors. Parallax scrolling has been used in computer games for years – it is the effect where the background remains static and the foreground scrolls vertically or horizontally, or vice versa – the foreground remains static and the background moves. Here’s a collection of beautiful website header designs for inspiration!

5 Mistakes to Avoid With Free Shipping More online retailers are offering free shipping as customers come to expect it. Last year, more than half of all online transactions during the holidays included shipping at no charge, a 10 percent jump from 2010, according to a survey of online shoppers by comScore. While you may need to offer free shipping -- at least as a promotional feature during the holidays -- to retain and attract customers, don’t jump into it too quickly. Here are five mistakes to avoid when offering free shipping to your customers. Related: 7 Effective Ways to Promote Free Shipping 1. 2. 3. Related: 7 Ideas for 'Greening' Your Shipping Strategy 4. 5. Related: 10 Ways to Trim Shipping Costs 5 Signs You Need to Fire Your Logo Designer Any designer who tells you that logo creation is easy is clearly running their operation from the back of a Chevy Aveo. Logo design is more, much more, than coming up with a font and a mascot; it has to clearly communicate not only the message of the product, but also the brand in an evocative and visually appealing manner. If you’ve hired a logo designer that has done any of the following five things, then have his Aveo towed from your premises immediately. 1. Use Other People’s Images Not only could this hideous mistake result in a wholly unoriginal logo, it could also be legally problematic. You see, although your logo designer might have used a copyrighted image in a slightly unusual way (traced it, digitized it or used a slightly different color scheme), it is still copyright infringement, and it is quite easy to trace using such sophisticated and James Bond-ian electronic tools as Google. 2. 3. 4. 5. Designer 1: I have an idea for the logo design for the Temecula dental office.

9 GIFs That Explain Responsive Design Brilliantly What is responsive design? Most people vaguely understand that it refers to websites that work just as well on desktops as they do on smartphones, but there's a lot more to it than that, leading to widespread confusion (heck, I'll admit, I've even been known to misuse it myself, even after fellow Co.Design writer John Pavlus called me a dummy for it). But the principles of responsive design aren't that hard to understand, thanks to this amazing collection of animated GIFs put together by the guys Froont, a San Francisco-based company specializing in making tools for designers to create responsive websites. Spend just a few minutes with these GIFs, and you'll never be hoightily corrected by a design pedant about "responsive websites" versus "adaptive websites" ever again. The GIFs below show many of the basic principles of responsive designs, with explaining quotes by Froont co-founder Sandijs Ruluks. "Does your icon have lot of details and some fancy effects applied?

UX design portfolio: Web applications, mobile and hardware products This is a detailed portfolio listing with newer projects first. Other views: projects from the early days of the Web, some featured portfolio samples, and portfolio by category. WorldPay – Design & run a usability study on a moble credit card processing app Problem: WorldPay wanted user feedback on a new app, WorldPay Mobile. It runs on Android and iOS, and allows merchants to process credit and debit transactions wherever they have an Internet connection. Part of the challenge was setting up a study for a mobile device. Solution: I designed a setup partly based on another study that I did with a colleague. Results: The study itself went well. Read a blog post about setting up a mobile usability study. WorldPay – Full redesign, strategy, mentoring, UX design, process Problem: WorldPay needed a new version of the Merchant Portal, reporting software they provide to users of their credit card processing services. Results: Customers said they like the updated UI and the new features. Mass.

155+ Premium CV Resume Templates in INDD, EPS & PSD - XDesigns It’s really important for designers, artists or web developers to have a creative resume template design to boost your professional image in the eyes of companies or your new clients. A resume should contain accurate and honest information, showcasing your design skills, and just keep the resume design simple and understandable. And here we present 155 premium CV and resume templates in INDD, EPS and PSD file format. For another examples of resume design and freebies, please check our previous post: 35 Free Resume Templates. 21×29.7 PSD CV Resume Vol01 (Cv, Business, Info, A4, Foldered) 8.5×11 PSD Resume CV V2 (Interview, Cv, Simple, Clean, Photoshop) 8.5×11 PSD Fresh Resume Ultra (Employment, Corporate, Print Template, Agency, Green) 8.5×11 PSD Simple ResumeCV Template (Curriculum Vitae, Clean, Modern, Black, Letter) 8.27×11.69 AI/EPS/PSD 4 Pages Resume (Curriculum Vitae, Cmyk, Interview, A4, Designer) 8.75×11.25 PSD Resume Bundle 2 in 1 (Cv, Bundle, One Page, 8.75X11.25, Minimal)