The last Fall month has brought a lot of great articles for web designers, developers and other web-related persons. Responsive design and UX were the most discussed topics of November. Some authors took a look at collaboration between web designers and developers as well as on their interaction with customers. One of the most inspiring topics discovered this month was the way users read and perceive websites and how web designers may improve this interaction. So, let’s find out what cool articles and resources on web design related topics from November you may want to read.
As it was mentioned above, responsiveness was the main topic for most authors this Fall. They discussed possible pitfalls for responsive websites and searched for the best solutions to make responsive designs beautiful and functional.
As 2014 comes to the end, authors try to explore which trends are fading away today and which ones will boom the next year. In this article on Creative Bloq you may find some suggestions on upcoming typography trends and solutions.
In modern world responsive web design is a must-have feature. It’s a great solution for website owners and their users. Thus you should learn more about this trend and the following Ultimate Guide is a nice opportunity to do it.
Pagination on website is a no-brainer. However, there are always some considerations that may help to make this element more helpful.
Tips and Tricks for Web Designers
November’s tips and tricks were focused on various techniques of creating landing pages and infographics. Most resources offered their readers cool tips on improving the website design in terms of loading speed, readability and UX.
In web design what you say and how you say it are equally important ways of conveying your message to users. This article from Smashing Magazine is to teach you how framing your message in a proper way can persuade users to engage with your brand.
Landing page is one of the best ways to draw users to your website and product. This article will tell you about main characteristics of landing pages and which general elements of landing page you shouldn’t miss while designing your own.
This is not exactly a tips collection, but the article featuring a round up of the best and the most useful infographics that may be helpful for web designers and web developers. Here you will find graphics on design history, typography and color theory as well as on web design trends.
This post offers a nice collection of the latest and the most helpful tools, plugins and tutorials for web designers and developers. Here you’ll find jQuery plugins, code snippets and analytic tools from around the web.
A really useful article from Julia Blake reveals skills you need to create your own website with minimum external help. Here you’ll find not only tips on what you should learn to make a website but also resources where you can get additional help with your website.
This amazing post discovers techniques and principles of creating a fully responsive email design. It shows the ways of creating a great email with CSS that will be fully compatible with mobile devices.
This nice article from Hongkiat offers 20 great tutorials that show how to create various patterns in Illustrator and Photoshop. Handy stuff you may use for your designs.
User experience is one of the most important thing in modern web design. No matter how stunning and trendy your website looks, if users can’t find what they need or consider your website inconvenient to use – you lose these users. This set of articles offers you advice on how to improve the UX of the website.
Building trust in your website helps gaining more customers and engage loyal followers. This post from Web Designer Depot reveals a few secrets that should help you to build trustful relationships with your customers.
Another article that is focused on a page loading speed as a key factor that impacts UX. Wonder how your website speed may help you gain or lose customers? Read this post.
Best November Freebies
It’s time for some free stuff that is always handy for any website project. Here you’ll find free brushes and fonts collections as well as mockups and icons to make your design look cool and attractive.
Christmas is a favorite holiday for many people. So it’s time to add some Christmas inspiration to the website with cool holiday elements. This set of icons is a great idea to bring a festive atmosphere to the website.
Maps are handy tools for many websites, especially for local businesses that use maps for better connection with customers and better UX. This post contains 10 handy tools that allow you to create a customized map for your website.
This article is a first part of the Marta Dahlig’s tutorial on how to create a painted character in Photoshop with the use of custom brushes. These 10 free brushes are perfect for creating various skin and hair effects.
Hero images, like huge background photos, is the recent trend that gains attention of more and more designers. This set from Noupe offers 25 free Hero images and mock-ups ready-for-use in your website projects.
Google has revealed its Material design not so long ago, but it already has gained its backers around the web. This article shows how main Material Design principles may be applied to web design projects.
Negative space is a clever technique that allows creating a double meaning of an image with the help of contrasting color and shape. This inspirational post shows a roundup of the best logos that make use of negative space.
Slide-out menus become popular due to the responsive design trend that requires making the best use of a small amount of space. Take a look at these cool examples of slide-out menus that should inspire you.
This was a collection of the best articles and resources for November picked by our editorial team. Tell us what you think about our top picks in the comments field.