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Web Design Resources

  1. 5 Key Points Of Good Web Design
  2. 5 Killer Web Design Tips that Will Make Your Life Easier
  3. 8 Effective Web Design Principles You Should Know
  4. 10 Top Principles of Effective Web Design
  5. 15 Top Principles What Makes a Good Website Design
  6. 20 of the Best Website Homepage Design Examples
  7. [A] Quick Guide to Website Design
  8. Top 10 Golden Rules for Good Web Design
  9. [The] Truth About Good Web Design:  What to Consider in 2017?
  10. What Makes a Good Mobile Site?
  11. What Makes a Great Website? 6 Web Design Trends for 2017
  12. What Makes Good Website Design?

Web Design Interactives

  1. Are You a Born Web Designer?
  2. Basic Web Design Quiz
  3. Can You Pick the Good vs Bad Web Design
  4. Design Quiz
  5. Effective Web Design Practices: A Quiz for the Beginner
  6. Web Design Question Set #1
  7. Web Design Question Set #2
  8. Web Design Quiz
  9. Web Design Quiz #1
  10. Which Popular Web Design Trend Are You?
  11. Which Web Design Trend Are You?
  12. [The] World's Toughest Web Design Quiz

These links, unless otherwise noted to a variety of websites, help us understand what today's websites should be and how users look for ease-of-use, interactivity, and multimedia.

Examples & Evaluationing Web Designs

  1. 8 Effective Web Design Principles You Should Know.  Visual hierarchy is one of the most important principles behind good web design. It's the order in which the human eye perceives what it sees.
  2. 17 Amazing Sources of Web Design Inspiration.  A highly curated gallery of premium web design inspiration run by David Hellmann
  3. 20 of the Best Website Homepage Design Examples.  Browse through these cool website homepage design examples to get inspiration for your own homepage design strategy.
  4. American Disabilities Act:  Is Your Website Accessible?  In 1990 Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  In 2008 the ADA was amended to refine and expand the definition of what constitutes a covered “disability.”
  5. Best Minimal Websites.  As is often the case when designing anything, less can be more.
  6. Court: Business violated Americans with Disabilities Act with inaccessible website.  For what is believed to be the first time, a court has ruled that failure to make a website accessible to people with disabilities violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  7. Evaluating Web Design Companies for Your Business.  When it comes to choosing the best web design firm for your company website, evaluating your options can be a daunting task.
  8. First Impressions Matter:  The Importance of Great Visual Design.  People make snap judgements. It takes only 1/10th of a second to form a first impression about a person, and websites are no different. It takes about 50 milliseconds (that’s 0.05 seconds) for users to form an opinion about your website that determines whether they like your site or not, whether they’ll stay or leave.
  9. How to Evaluate the Quality of Your Website Design.  Do you know how to tell if your own web design is working?
  10. [A] How-To Guide For Evaluating Website Search Engine Optimization (SEO).  Getting a good web online is not enough.  Now people have to be able to find it!
  11. Top Web Design Trends To Watch In 2017. Let's explore what design innovations can give your website a serious facelift in 2017.
  12. What the Americans with Disabilities Act Means for Your Website.  Learning the new design trends is not enough.  Today, web designers need to accomodate people with different abilities.

Site Navigation

  1. 6 Examples of Great Website Menu Design (and Why They Work).  Kissmetrics reports that navigation has a bigger impact on usability and user experience than almost any other factor in how your site is designed.
  2. 10 steps for better website navigation.  Menu navigation exists to help us find content and it should be simple and intuitive.
  3. 10 website navigation trends for 2017.  Here are the top 10 emerging navigation trends that’ll keep growing well into 2017.
  4. 22 Principles Of Good Website Navigation and Usability.  Navigation menu is a map and directions of a website and usually what gets users deeper into the site experience.
  5. Are You Making These Common Website Navigation Mistakes?  Let’s look at some common navigation mistakes and see what we can learn. 
  6. Best Website Examples with Navigation.  An effective navigation design is crucial for a website.  Keeping it simple is the key.
  7. Breadcrumbs In Web Design: Examples And Best Practices.  On websites that have a lot of pages, breadcrumb navigation can greatly enhance the way users find their way around.
  8. [The] Importance of Good Website Navigation.  When it comes to websites, the navigation system acts like a road map to all the different areas and information contained within the website.
  9. Website Navigation: 7 Best Practices, Design Tips and Warnings.  The structure and labels of your navigation can have a huge impact on results.
  10. Website Navigation – Planning And Implementing.  The thing that makes navigation difficult to work with in Web design is that it can be so versatile.
  11. Website Navigation Trends: 10 Tips & Examples.  By now the term “hamburger menu” is something we are all familiar with. Love it or hate it, this little element has been one of the bigger trends in website navigation design this year.
  12. Website Navigation Trends: 16 UI Patterns Totally Deconstructed.  Every website needs to present quick orientation (where am I?) and clear navigation (where should I go?)

Evaluating Web Content

  1. 5 Criteria for Evaluating Web Pages.  Books, magazine, journal and newspaper articles have to meet stronger quality control standards, and it's usually not hard to figure out when something was published, who published it and if the information is reliable or not. It's not quite like that with information you find on the web.
  2. Evaluating Web Pages: Questions to Consider.  Cornell University has an excellent system to examine web content.
  3. Web Sites to Use for Evaluation Purposes.  No study of website design is complete without a framework to evaluate web content.

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