License: GPL License
When we are designing a website, we not only want that site to look great, but we need to make sure that our design encourages people to complete important tasks for which the site was created.
This could be making a purchase, requesting more information, becoming a member, or some other action that turns a random visitor into an actual customer. This is website engagement, and the design decisions that we make in our work can help increase that engagement and the overall success of the website. At Webydo, we are constantly monitoring these decisions to improve the product by understanding customer behavior.
In this article, we will look at 5 design tips that you can use to increase engagement on your next website project.
1. Clear Calls-To-Action
Have you ever been to a website and thought, “what do I do next?” You are not alone. One of the best ways that you can increase website engagement is by making it easy and obvious for customers to determine what they need to do to proceed.
When designing a website, think about the path that visitors should take and then make this path obvious with clear calls-to-action that do not allow those visitors to wonder “what do I do next?” Read the rest of this entry »
Grav is a Fast, Simple, and Flexible, file-based Web-platform. There is Zero installation required. Just extract the ZIP archive, and you are already up and running. It follows similar principals to other flat-file CMS platforms, but has a different design philosophy than most. Grav comes with a powerful Package Management System to allow for simple installation and upgrading of plugins and themes, as well as simple updating of Grav itself.
The underlying architecture of Grav has been designed to use well-established and best-in-class technologies, where applicable, to ensure that Grav is simple to use and easy to extend.
License: MIT License
You will find the best and most attractive free graphics for designers at 1001FreeDownloads. They make it easy and fun to search and find the graphics you need in an quick and easy to use platform. They have a collection of tens of thousands of files and they are constantly expanding our content. We have selected the following 15 Free Vector Design Resources for Designers. Enjoy.
Set of retro labels and badges
Icons for news and journalism
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Cachet HQ is an open source status page system, for everyone. It shows beautiful & simple service statuses. Cachet has been beautifully built, both by design and code. Using Bootstrap 3, Cachet is completely responsive and works perfectly on mobile, tablet and desktop devices.
Cachet supports several languages straight away, with more translations being worked on every day. Within the Dashboard you’re able to setup metrics – a measurement of something. Using the API you can then send the metric a “point” or a measurement of the metric. This is great for displaying your number of Visitors, or new sign ups etc.
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License: License Free
Awesomplete is an ultra lightweight, customizable, simple autocomplete widget with zero dependencies, built with modern standards for modern browsers. You can simply add
awesomplete for it to be automatically processed (you can still specify many options via HTML attributes) Otherwise you can instantiate with a few lines of JS code, which allow for more customization. Awesomplete is released under the MIT License.
License: MIT License
Communication at work. While email isn’t going away, team communication platforms like HipChat are allowing for more collaborative and productive communication experiences between co-workers.
HipChat combines every communication method you’d ever need—IM, group chat, screen sharing, file sharing, link sharing, video and voice calling—into a single solution. Working remotely, working across time zones, and working with the person right next to you becomes infinitely simpler and more efficient.
Create a chat room for your team or project so you can brainstorm, discuss work, or share files all in one place. Everything in HipChat is archived and searchable by keyword so you can go back to a conversation whenever you want. @mentions allow you to bring your co-workers instantly into a conversation so you can get all of the right people involved in the discussion.
Best of all, HipChat is completely free for unlimited users. The Basic plan offers everything you need to get your team started: group chat, IM, file sharing, unlimited users and integrations. And if you’re interested in video chat and screen sharing, HipChat Plus is just $2/user per month.
Get your team on HipChat, sign up for a free account.
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If you’ve ever compared website creating to magic, you may have noticed that both online shop creating and a magic trick consist of 3 parts.
In the first part you see the object: a ‘raw’ template with plenty of Latin text, a name which doesn’t even fit your project and a design which you still need to adjust. The second part is “The Turn”. The ordinary thing turns into something extraordinary. At this stage you customize a template to a state which you hope impresses your customers and becomes eye-candy to you. The third part of the trick is usually getting everything back to the initial state… but not for you. This is actually the only thing that differentiates a website creation from a regular magic trick. Your rock-solid, online store endures for a long time, spreading joy and profit to the owner and customers alike. Actually, it is more magical than a regular trick, and that’s great.
We suggest that you check out these 20 free & premium eCommerce templates: OpenCart, Magento, Prestashop & WooCommerce. Beautiful, elegant and ready to roll, they can become a superb foundation for your online stores. Start a new project at the drop of a hat, check out the themes, get inspired and – most important – remember anything is possible for you.
Free PrestaShop Themes
1. Tire Rack
Wheel & Tires template will become a great theme for a wheel & tire store. Strict square design is the central idea of the layout. Ironically, square design sells round-shaped items best. Anyway, this theme will also be perfect for industrial, architecture, interior and sport stores.
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IKON is a free PrestaShop theme. A truly clean design excludes any distracting items, focusing your attention on the products in the store. The proper effect is achieved by using lots of white space and the hover effect applied in the menu. Simplicity – that’s the main idea.
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Another free PrestaShop theme for creating an online shop. An unusual shape is used in the design of this theme – a rhombus. There is a call-to-action button on it; overlooking it is absolutely impossible. When you scroll down, you see the first New Products section, then Featured Products and Recent Blog almost at the bottom. Read the rest of this entry »
Primer is the CSS toolkit that powers GitHub’s front-end design. It’s purposefully limited to common components to provide our developers with the most flexibility, and to keep GitHub uniquely GitHubby. It’s built with SCSS and available via Bower, so it’s easy to include all or part of it within your own project.
It is available for use under the MIT license and built with open source projects like SCSS, Jekyll, Grunt, and more. It includes a small Gruntfile for compiling SCSS, Autoprefixer for vendor prefixes, and Parker for CSS stats.
License: MIT License