I have been scouring the Internet for some of the best posts that we can add for this week’s best resources on web design. A ton of great posts were published this week, but I was able to come up with a list of some of the best. Here are some that I got a lot from and recommend that you check out as well.
This was a great post from Nataly Birch at Noupe. She found a ton of great templates that you can use. Some of them are UIs and others are collections of icons. All of them are free for personal use and a few are free for commercial purposes as well.
Justina Bakutyte at Six Revisions recently published a post on the need for digital typography to evolve in the coming years. Bakutyte said that typography has used pretty much the same concepts since the Internet went mainstream. Artists did an amazing job expressing the written word in other mediums, but technology has evolved a lot since then. She makes a compelling argument that we can improve on digital typography.
I have written a number of posts about the benefits of responsive web design in the past. Firas Kittaneh just published a new post in Search Engine Journal that reemphasizes the issue. Responsive design is going to become even more important in 2014, so it is definitely worth repeating. Kittaneh pointed out that the mobile eCommerce market is going to be worth $86 billion by 2016, so it is essential to make sure that your posts are optimized for mobile devices.
Every Internet marketer needs to maximize conversions to boost their profits. Unfortunately, there is no exact science to help people figure out how to do that. You will need to experiment with a number of different designs, layouts and copy to see what converts the best. Colors play a surprisingly important role. This is an old post from Jimmy Rikky of 1st Web Designer, but it is still gaining a lot of traction so I felt it was a worthy addition to this list.