MotoCMS Design Digest: 27 Best Articles for March 2015

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The spring is in bloom. March has gone making way to April’s jokes and Easter eggs. This month’s MotoDigest on web design gathered some nice articles on web design and UX issues, tips and tools roundups. Of course, we’ve found tons of cool freebies that will satisfy the pickiest taste and a couple of awesome website design showcases to get you inspired.

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Web Design and Development

Responsiveness and mobile-friendliness seem to be high priority topics in recent times. This month many web design websites focused on mobile usability issues as well as on design aspects for creating websites for business and startups.

Headscape – Sorry, Your Site Is Not Responsive

Making a website truly responsive doesn’t mean just make it easy-to-view on any device. True responsiveness lies in making a website loading equally fast on desktop, tablet and smartphone.

Smashing Magazine – Assessing Mobile Usability With Google Webmaster Tools

Mobile usability is essential for any website. And you can improve it with just one simple and accessible service from Google – Webmaster Tools.

Smashing Magazine - Assessing Mobile Usability With Google Webmaster Tools

Andy Sowards Blog – 5 Keys to Building a Powerful Business Website

With these simple tips you can revamp your small business website or create a new one that will show strong online presence and results in good income.

Inspired Mag – Use Google Analytics to Tweak Your Website Design

Wonder how are SEO and website design connected? Using Google Analytics insights you can really improve your website in terms of design and make it more attractive to users.

Inspired Mag - Use Google Analytics to Tweak Your Website Design

Designmodo – 10 Actionable Design Tips for Startups

Startups are usually unique projects that should be treated carefully in terms of website design. Here are 10 tips on how to make startup website design unforgettable.

Designmodo - 10 Actionable Design Tips for Startups


UX Issues

Website usability and accessibility for different categories of people is one of the main focus point in modern web design. The following articles shed some light on the most interesting topics in UX design and development.

Boagworld – User Experience Design Is Not What You Think

Surprisingly, many web designers still confuse user interface design and user experience design. Read this article from Paul Boag to avoid such mistakes.

Boagworld - User Experience design is not what you think

Web Designer Depot – How Eye Scanning Impacts Visual Hierarchy in UX Design

People scan a web page through a few certain patterns. You can improve your website impact and create a perfect hierarchy by following those patterns in your design.

Web Designer Depot - How Eye Scanning Impacts Visual Hierarchy in UX Design

Usabilla – 10 of the Best UX Infographics

Check out Usabilla’s monthly collection of the latest and greatest UX design infographics.

Usabilla - 10 of the Best UX Infographics

SitePoint – Why Make Websites Accessible?

Website accessibility means it can be easily used by any category of people regardless their abilities. Why you should make such efforts? Read this post from SitePoint and find answers.

SitePoint - Why Make Websites Accessible?


Tips and Tricks for Web Designers

This category features best posts for March on various tools and plugins for web designers as well as tips for tweaking some design elements.

Vandelay Design – 12 Excellent Font Identifier Tools To Speed Up Your WorkFlow

Choosing a perfect font for your design can be a hard task. There are too many various typefaces around the Internet so you may get confused what font you see on a particular website or design. This roundup will help you to choose a cool font identifier.

Vandelay Design - 12 Excellent Font Identifier Tools To Speed Up Your WorkFlow

Vandelay Design – Top 25 OS X Sketch Plugins for Designers

This collection of plugins will be useful for web designers who work on the OS X Sketch. They should improve designer’s workflow and help in creating various elements – from icons to user interfaces.

Vandelay Design - Top 25 OS X Sketch Plugins for Designers

CSS Tricks – SVG is for Everybody

It’s a cool Screencast recorded by a Treehouse team on BlendConf. It describes typical advantages of SVGs and shares some tips on how to use it in web design.

CSS Tricks - SVG is for Everybody

Web Designer Depot – 5 Rules for Choosing the Perfect Web Typeface

Another cool guide on how to choose and use typeface in web design projects. This article focuses on font readability and legibility for users.

Web Designer Depot - 5 Ways for Choosing the Perfect Web Typeface

Design Shack – 10 Tips for Delicious Menu Design

Ever thought how traditional restaurant menu can help you in web design? Read this post and get some tips on cool website menu design you can find in real world.

Design Shack - 10 Tips for Delicious Menu Design

Web Design Ledger – Tips for Designing Vertical Website Navigation Menus

Vertical navigation is a cool element that attracts visitors’ attention. Learn how to create a nice-looking and useful vertical navigation menu.

Web Design Ledger - Tips for Designing Vertical Website Navigation Menus


Best Freebies

Here you will get the best and the latest free packs of icons, badges, fonts and textures you can use for your projects. A cool collection of ebooks will also be helpful for those who wish to get a website’s SEO on new heights.

Just Creative – Six FREE Icon Packs + More of my Favorite Icons

This offer contains over 2,000 icons ready to use on iOS, Android and Website projects.

Just Creative - Six FREE Icon Packs + More of my Favorite Icons

Web Design Ledger – 10 Free Vintage Retro Badges(PSD)

Vintage is trendy. Grab this set of 10 cool retro-style badges that will fit and web or graphic project.

Web Design Ledger - 10 Free Vintage Retro Badges

Web Designer Depot – 50+ Incredible Freebies for Web Designers, March 2015

This monthly collection of free stuff from Web Designer Depot contains tons of free icons, vector packs and backgrounds as well as mockups, fonts and UI kits.

Web Designer Depot - 50+ Incredible Freebies for Web Designers, March 2015

Web Designer Depot – 65 Best Free Fonts, Spring 2015

Another set from Web Designer Depot includes the latest and coolest fonts that will be a great addition for any website or app design.

Best Web design Articles - 65 Best Free Fonts, Spring 2015

Inspired Mag – Freebies for Designers: March 2015

Inspired Magazine also offers a fresh collection of free icons, mockups and typefaces that were seen around the Web this March.

Best Web design Articles - Freebies for designers: March 2015

Onextrapixel – Collection of Fresh Design Freebies – March Edition

Grab some more free web design stuff on Onextrapixel website. Aside of UI kits, icons and mockuos it includes links to the latest free web design services.

Collection of Fresh Design Freebies – March Edition

Onextrapixel – 10 Latest Free Ebooks for Web Designers and Website Owners

Onextrapixel has also published recently a cool roundup of free ebooks that will help you perfectly optimize your website for search engines.

Onextrapixel - 10 Latest Free Ebooks for Web Designers and Website Owners

Spoon Graphics Blog – 13 Free High Resolution Grungy Photocopy Textures

These grungy-looking textures can be used on background designs or other projects. The pack contains 13 high-res textures.

Spoon Graphics Blog - 13 Free High Resolution Grungy Photocopy Textures

Hongkiat – 40 Freebies & Goodies For Web Designers – March 2015

Grab another collection of free goodies that were found around the Web in recent weeks. The collection includes UI kits, icons and even mockups for printed designs.

Hongkiat - 40 Freebies & Goodies For Web Designers – March 2015


Design Inspiration

These inspirational roundups will give you a few hits on website design trends and best practices.

Web Design Views – The Beauty of Infographic Style Web Design

Infographics has gained a huge popularity recently. So this trend has resulted in creation of beautiful infographic-style websites. Let’s take a look at some of the most interesting ones.

Web Design Views - The Beauty of Infographic Style Web Design

Line 25 – Web Design Trend Showcase: Centrally Divided Layouts

Centrally-divided layouts show perfect symmetry of design. This roundup offers the best implementations of such trend.

Line 25 - Web Design Trend Showcase: Centrally Divided Layouts

Web Designer Depot – 6 Essential Website Photography Trends for 2015

Photographs are one of the most vital and popular website design elements. Find your inspiration in the latest trends of photography that are used for various websites.

Web Designer Depot - 6 Essential Website Photography Trends for 2015

Found some interesting stuff for you or think some cool stuff for March is missing here? Share your thoughts in comments below.

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