Now that November has come to a close it’s time to take a look at what’s been happening in the world of web design. I’ll cover some interesting reads but, as usual, let’s start things off with last month’s most captivating websites.
Kait Bos’s one page website is pretty simple but it’s the simplicity that really makes this site stand out. All the details that make this site pleasant don’t take away from its minimalism.
As the above screenshot may already have told you, Joint London’s website is another, visually simple site. Boy, oh boy, is it fun to play with and figure out! Definitely check this one out, it’s in a universe of its own.
Let’s start with a few must read articles of the month. These two will go a long way to keeping you entertained.
- Optimizing Typography in Responsive Web Design by Sadaf Fareed on Speckyboy Design Magazine – some great advice and how-to’s for optimizing your website’s typography on smaller devices.
- 8 Books Every Designer Should Read by Gisele Muller on Web Design Ledger – Get it? These books are a “must read”.
Things are always moving and grooving in the WordPress world, with WordPress 3.5 coming ever so close to release the past month has been no different.
- What’s New in WordPress 3.5: The Developer’s Perspective by Anna Ladoshkina on Onextrapixel – Lots of exciting improvements are coming to our beloved WordPress, get ready for all that version 3.5 have in store!
- A Complete Guide to WordPress SEO by Steve Halvorson on Onextrapixel – A very nifty overview of how on optimizing SEO for WordPress based websites.
- WordPress snippets to work with social networks by Jean-Baptiste Jung on Cats Who Code – I’m a huge fan of using code instead of plugins, this is a great round up of code snippets to incorporate social networking in your WordPress site.
Part of being good at what you do is practicing, these are some really useful tutorials to check out and start using in your projects.
- Create multi-column layouts with CSS by Steve Jenkins on Web Designer Magazine – A great look at CSS3 columns and their styling.
- Using the New Blur Filters in Photoshop CS6 by jamesgeorge on Fuel Your Creativity – an overview of the new blur filters in Photoshopt CS6 and how to use them.
Last, but not least let’s take a look at some articles that will help you improve your business.
- 7 Resources New Freelancers Can Use to Figure Out What to Charge by Carol Tice on Freelance Switch – Pricing is one of the biggest question for both freelancers and their clients. Take a look at all the available tools out there to help you price your work.
- How To Build Long-Term Client Relationships by Jeremy Girard on Smashing Magazine – Some very simple but effective advice on making your clients happy and keeping them around.
Did I miss anything?
There you have it! Did I miss any spectacularly designed websites or articles of significance? Let me know and stay tuned for next month’s Best of Web Design!