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3 Ostentatious Alternatives for Flash

Thursday - May 30th, 2013

Written by: Jolleen Tran

3 Ostentatious Alternatives for Flash

With Adobe Flash unable to work on many mobile devices alongside the rise of newer competitors on the market, the general consensus is that Flash is on its last leg. This once powerful web design tool has turned into a headache for many designers looking to create magnificently interactive websites. Fortunately, newer competitors on the market provide alternatives for brands to use. (more…)

Tips to Engage Visitors Through Your Mobile Site

Tuesday - May 28th, 2013

Written by: Tristan Pelligrino

Tips to Engage Visitors Through Your Mobile Site

With research showing that mobile sites are officially used more in the bedroom than televisions, it’s important to ensure that your site is optimized for mobile traffic. The paradigm of entertainment and industry is shifting at such a rapid pace that it can be difficult to keep up with all the changes. While we had to worry about desktop optimization a few years ago, now mobile optimization is just as important. Since sites load differently for mobile devices than they do for desktops, it’s important to implement certain elements to engage visitors and encourage loyal fans.

Since the average internet user only stays on a page for 10-20 seconds before deciding to leave, you have to engage visitors quickly. Furthermore, once you convince them to stay on your site, you’ll want to create a mobile site that encourages them to return time and time again. (more…)

Why Whitespace is One of 2013’s Top Design Trends

Thursday - May 23rd, 2013

Written by: Jolleen Tran

Why Whitespace is One of 2013’s Top Design Trends

The rise of the internet marked the rise of information. Whether it’s through social media or the mobile devices we carry, information continuously flows through our lives. In a time when users are surrounded by information, it’s crucial for web designers and brands to remember creating pages that clearly deliver the message. In other words, the site design must be clean, easy to navigate, and readable.

One of the greatest ways to accomplish this is through the use of whitespace. Now, whitespace doesn’t necessarily have to be white. Instead, it refers to the empty spaces between page elements, content, and throughout your overall web design. Whitespace allows the site to breathe and doesn’t overwhelm visitors with too much information.

We’ve all heard the saying that less is more, and this is what white space is all about! It’s tempting to stuff pages with graphics, content, widgets, plugins, and other elements to enhance the user experience. Sometimes our efforts backfire by creating a cluttered page that doesn’t have any focus.
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