I’m sure you have seen this all the web over but there are some websites that go a little bit out of their way by embracing asymmetric designs. If you take a look at the examples below, you will see exactly what I have in mind; what I am referring to are websites which don’t have the typical, cookie cutter layouts – no, no, no. I mean websites where things are not typically rectangular elements displayed in a neat and predictable fashion; I mean something different and edgy.
In the simplest of terms a grid is a layout guideline. They are most often used by designers to align elements vertically, and even horizontally, so that the design looks well manicured due to the alignment.
Website navigation has always been, and remains one of the most important parts of the design. It must be clear where it is and where the links will lead the user. Poor navigation will very quickly lose viewers, possibly more so than any other part of the design.
Style guides were originally created for printed publications to establish a consistent usage of layout and language by a variety of contributors. Today, branding style guides have a similar purpose to establish consistency but of a company’s brand instead.
Some of you are probably already familiar with the front-end framework Foundation 4 or have heard of it. Not too long ago they released a new version of their popular framework, which is called Foundation 5 and supposedly faster than it’s previous version and comes with a modern, flat look.
Many e-commerce websites are not well designed and presented, so it is a real pleasure to find those ones that are. It is a juggling act for the designer to create a great user experience, whilst projecting the style of the company’s products at a glance. The plethora of slider and carousel plug-ins that are currently available go a long way to helping with this dilemma, but a beautifully presented e-commerce website still remains a relative rarity compared to the amount of poorly designed sites.