Articles by Ioanni Mitsakis

Design

Web Design: Transparency as a Design Element (plus Best Practices)

March 27th, 2015
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Web Design: Transparency as a Design Element (plus Best Practices)

Transparency has become a big hit in web design since most browsers can display it. Transparent elements are used to either set accents or draw attention to a certain area like images or text passages. But there are a few things that can go wrong while developing websites with transparent effects. Today we’ll show you what you should pay attention to. Let’s create a...

Development

The Decline of Script Directories: Modern Times Dinosaurs [IMHO]

March 20th, 2015
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The Decline of Script Directories: Modern Times Dinosaurs [IMHO]

Websites don’t exist forever. Through the years I have seen a number of websites that continuously grew bigger and more popular, while others started to decay. Today, the latter are not relevant anymore. Several blogs I have read haven’t been provided with fresh articles for years. This is the natural evolution of the web. Owners of websites are quick to abandon websites that are...

Design

Design Trends in Responsive Navigation: Best Practices 2015

March 17th, 2015
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Design Trends in Responsive Navigation: Best Practices 2015

Responsive websites have become standard. More and more people switch from their desktop devices to mobile clients like smartphones and tablets to consume websites. If you don’t want to fall behind and lose valuable visitors, it’s about time to optimize your website for mobile view. Such a website provides a good and accessible navigation on mobile devices. Practically speaking, mobile navigation is one of...

Plugins

New and Unspent: 10 Fresh Free WordPress Plugins (Edition: March 2015)

March 16th, 2015
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New and Unspent: 10 Fresh Free WordPress Plugins (Edition: March 2015)

The great popularity of WordPress stems in large parts from its almost unlimited expandability with plugins. No matter what you want to create with WordPress, with almost absolute certainty a plugin for it already exists. However, it is not easy to find the proper one out of the 35.959 currently listed plugins. This problem tends to intensify when it comes to niche plugins that...

Business Online

Six eCommerce Design Trends for 2015 to Level up Your Online Shop

February 11th, 2015
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Six eCommerce Design Trends for 2015 to Level up Your Online Shop

Just like any other type of web design, eCommerce design is subject to certain trends. If you have been planning to change your design, this is the right time. The trends of 2015 can turn your eCommerce website into a beautiful sales machine. You can put our examples on the next meeting agenda with your designer. With these trends, your site will be well-prepared...

Design

Looking Into the Crystal Ball: The Ultimate Web Design Trends 2015

January 22nd, 2015
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Looking Into the Crystal Ball: The Ultimate Web Design Trends 2015

Web workers wonder where web design is heading in 2015, as it is also subject to a trend – which is not a bad thing. Otherwise, the internet would still look like in its beginnings in the 1990s. This is surely not what we want, is it? So, what is the trend for 2015? Let us have a look into the crystal ball and...

(Free) Services

Titania Foto: Free Photo Collections, Made in Germany

May 30th, 2014
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Titania Foto: Free Photo Collections, Made in Germany

This is a rarity. We often introduce you to free commercial-use photo providers. Rarely any of these stem from Germany, the country were the Noupe world headquarters happen to reside. Of course we have the great resource Pixabay.com coming from here, but besides that, needle in a haystack and such. This new entry we found a few days ago is one of this rare...

Design

Magic.css: CSS3 Animations on Steroids

May 21st, 2014
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Magic.css: CSS3 Animations on Steroids

It is almost a year ago, that Christian Pucci from Italy introduced his stylesheet-project Magic.css. Magic.css lets you build CSS3 animations with special effects. Last year, Christian, better known as miniMac, had only a handful of effects to show. Up until today, this number has grown to 55. All the effects come in a single stylesheet, prefixed for all modern browsers. Magic.css is published...

Design

CSS Vocabulary: Definitions for Beginners

May 16th, 2014
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CSS Vocabulary: Definitions for Beginners

Even experienced designers are not constantly keeping CSS vocabulary in sight. Or are you permanently rattling off commands with your eyes closed? If so, people might start to avoid you. Did you notice such signs, now you probably know where to search. Thank me later. Probably it helps to know that there is a very conclusive technique to avoid running around murmuring CSS properties....