MotoCMS Design Digest: 27 Best Articles for March 2015
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.
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.
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.
Mobile usability is essential for any website. And you can improve it with just one simple and accessible service from Google – Webmaster Tools.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Surprisingly, many web designers still confuse user interface design and user experience design. Read this article from Paul Boag to avoid such mistakes.
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.
Check out Usabilla’s monthly collection of the latest and greatest UX design infographics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Another cool guide on how to choose and use typeface in web design projects. This article focuses on font readability and legibility for users.
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.
Vertical navigation is a cool element that attracts visitors’ attention. Learn how to create a nice-looking and useful vertical navigation menu.
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.
This offer contains over 2,000 icons ready to use on iOS, Android and Website projects.
Vintage is trendy. Grab this set of 10 cool retro-style badges that will fit and web or graphic project.
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.
Another set from Web Designer Depot includes the latest and coolest fonts that will be a great addition for any website or app design.
Inspired Magazine also offers a fresh collection of free icons, mockups and typefaces that were seen around the Web this March.
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.
Onextrapixel has also published recently a cool roundup of free ebooks that will help you perfectly optimize your website for search engines.
These grungy-looking textures can be used on background designs or other projects. The pack contains 13 high-res textures.
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.
These inspirational roundups will give you a few hits on website design trends and best practices.
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.
Centrally-divided layouts show perfect symmetry of design. This roundup offers the best implementations of such trend.
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.
Found some interesting stuff for you or think some cool stuff for March is missing here? Share your thoughts in comments below.