Fonts are an essential tool for many web designer. Often an appropriate font, or lack thereof, can make or break a type-based site, for example a blog or a news site. Also essential for headlines, and all sorts of creatively placed text, fonts are great way to spice things up in your design.
Skeuomorphism has become something of a buzz-word in the design world in the past year. If we take a look at Google Trends' account of global searches for the word "skeuomorphism" in 2013, we see two main spikes, the first coinciding with the announcing of iOS 7 (circa June 2013) and the second with the release of iOS 7 (September 2013).
Some time ago I wrote a post about Minimalism. Published in July was a more complete article of mine on the subject of minimalism for the famous "Web Designer Depot" website that published many articles, how-to's and all the current news regarding web design. Head on over to their site and check it out!
Minimalism is probably the top web design trend of 2013, and we here at Blazing Spider are happy it is. Minimalism is a beautiful and simple mindset that, when applied to web design, produces stunning results. It’s no secret that becoming a minimalist designer is made much easier if you already have a pretty good foundation of design in general.
Drupal has many features that make it stand out from the crowd when it comes to SEO.
A Built-In Taxonomy system: Taxonomy allows you to tag content with relevant and keyword-rich tags- an invaluable tool for anyone that’s SEO oriented. You can even have multi-level, hierarchical category organization and content-type specific “vocabulary” (for example your products have a different vocabulary set than your blog). Way cool!
Google Web Fonts have quickly become the number one choice for web designers. There are other options available, however, as the quality of most Google Web Fonts is questionable and here we showcase a mix of our favorite fonts to use for paragraphs.
jQuery is a fantastic and essential tool for any web designer, and using its features for creating a drop-down menu prove to be quite effective.
By the end of this page you should be able to produce something like this: