Walking the SEO and Web Design Tightrope: How to Balance UX and Site Crawlability?

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It’s no longer enough to be a web designer in this day and age. Thanks (or no thanks) to website builders that allow startups and business owners without any design experience to create a website by just dragging and dropping elements unto a page on their site,  the need for a professional designer may not be as […]

How To Use Balanced Symmetry in Web Design


Professional designers incorporate many different ideas related to composition. One of the lesser-discussed but vitally important ideas relates to symmetry. This is the process of adjusting page elements so that they align in exactly equal parts. Creating a layout using balanced symmetry aligns certain elements together into groups. There is also value in using asymmetry […]

What’s Your Response to Responsive Design?


More than two years have passed since web designers, SEOs, and the web-savvy community predicted the need for a responsive website; but, until recently, not everyone got the message. According to some, trending reports indicating that the majority of websites are using responsive designs are grossly inaccurate. Research conducted by Guy Podjarny found that the […]

A Primer to Scalable Vector Graphics: Advantages, Benefits, Resources, and More!


Scalable vector graphics (SVG for short) let designers create high-quality images using  XML by describing two-dimensional graphics. Users associated graphic files with JPEG and GIF. But the advantage that SVG has over these most popular graphic file extensions is that it retains its quality when zoomed in or out using your desktops or tablets. As a […]

The 10 Best Parallax Design Tutorials Ever

Pure CSS Parallax Websites by Keith Clark

Parallax scrolling is nothing new to web design. If anything, this effect must be used more often to create stunning and attractive pages on your website. Once a hot web design trend, parallax scrolling lost its steam with the growth of mobile use to view websites. Parallax scrolling isn’t mobile-friendly but there are a few who have […]

25 Eye Candy Websites Built with the Be Theme


Is the inspiration fairy trying her best to elude you? She may be fast, but we’re faster. We gathered some fine-looking samples of homepages to get you back on track and continue to do what you love: design stunning websites. We had some help from Muffin Group. Be Theme is the source for all the […]

A Brand New Direction in Web Design


Looking back over your shoulder, it’s obvious that web design has evolved in many respects, and it will most likely continue on the same accelerated course. Next year, you’re probably going to think of today’s circulating trends as the established norm. What are the areas where we have seen the most significant progress? With regard […]

5 Web Design Trends in 2015 That Matter


As 2014 draws to a close, it’s time for entrepreneurs, freelancers, and small businesses to prepare for the coming year so they can gain a head start over their competition. The same can be said of web designers who want to cut through the job market by preparing for the popular trends of 2015. That […]

28 Well-Designed Marketing Agency Websites


Traditional marketing agencies have evolved following the path of modern design agencies. Most companies who specialize in marketing also offer design, development, PR, copywriting, and a slew of additional tasks. Although the line is slightly blurred, creative agencies as a whole seem to adapt web design qualities relative to each other. In this gallery I’ve […]