PHP Frameworks – Laravell V’s Zend  

In computer programming, frameworks are software based abstractions that supply functionality for developers to add user-written code if required and provide application specific software. However there are different types of frameworks that are analogous with various coding languages. PHP, originally an acronym for Personal Homepage that evolved to Hypertext Preprocessor, is a coding language that has many different frameworks – including […]

Fontastic Typefaces  

The work of graphic designers often requires the use of fonts. These typefaces not only combine artistry with legibility but also convey meaning behind messages that are not just image based. A free service that provides an abundance of these fonts includes Google Fonts, with a selection of 650 different font families. However, not all fonts complement each other and […]

Website Trends 2015: Super Synaesthesia  

Digital art is becoming more stimulating by appealing to all the senses. The personification of concepts ascribe emotional attributes to inanimate products or brands, in an endless stream of possibilities that enhances their visual entertainment factor. Human computer interfacing is now evolving to incorporate all of the senses by manifesting a playground design for mega dataflow, a fully immersive experience […]

Website Trends 2015: Polarity Paradox  

One neoteric direction of graphic design is to encompass a variety of extremes catering for all tastes and options, enabling consumers to oscillate from one end of the spectrum to the other. Web design that reflects this offers products and services that explore the opposites within duality, hence the paradoxical nature of polarities. Online digital split personalities have been coined […]

Website Trends 2015: Social Media and the Self  

Social media influences opinions and interactions forming a digital portrait of your character, yet only revealing a fragment of your personality via the internet where privacy is less protected than desired. Over time, computer systems store your personal data via automatic learning algorithms that record your search patterns and interests accessed on your personal digital devices, which carries the risk […]

Website Trends 2015: Awakening Tech  

As the use of technology online becomes more prevalent, so does human dependency on the digital world. Strategic web designers aim to inspire and engage users with their creations. There are so many emerging technologies and one example is adapting for virtual reality head-mounted display, such as Oculus Rift. This invention creates an intuitive user experience with real time tracking movement […]

10 Usability Heuristics for User Interface Design  

Picture: www.gonifie.com Heuristics derives from the Greek word ‘heuriskein’ and the equivalent meaning in New Latin ‘heuristicus’, translating to ‘discover’ or ‘find out’. Heuristic evaluation is one of the most notable usability methods founded by Jakob Nielson – an expert on computer human interaction. Having been the biggest influence on improving user experience via the ‘discount usability engineering’ movement, he shaped […]

Infographics  

Infographics are bitesized parts of information that present complex data with clarity and brevity. Information graphics enhances users’ sense of familiarity with patterns or trends. The process that follows is known as data visualisation, information design or information architecture. Utilising infographics as a tool often includes statistics, graphs, pie charts, maps, schematics, grids, site plans and other relevant data. In […]

How To Create The Best Website Content  

When deliberating about which information is the most effective for providing the best website content, there are multiple factors to consider. It is not just about dynamic visuals and efficient functionality but also the written aspect of the web pages that inform the users. The important guiding principles for this literary element, includes data that is useful, credible, friendly and […]