Spring has officially arrived in New York City as I write to you with every window open in the house. It’s a great day to start thinking about getting a new business website and it has been a great month for fresh new WordPress themes. Without further delay, I bring you some of my favorite WordPress themes of March 2012:
Perfect to Showcase a Portfolio
You’ve probably learned by now that of all things, I prefer minimalist website designs with a modern touch. That’s why I love this theme from templatesquare. The clean, no nonsense layout is clear, easy to read, but still cutting edge. Some of my favorite features include the 3D-looking box effect around all the content, the clean widget design, and the thin columned blog layout. (I once read it’s easiest to read lines spanning no more than 8 – 12 words per line and this theme follows that rule exactly.)
When it comes to websites, typography can make or break everything. WE can all recognize great typography, but when it comes to creating it for our own websites the equation is a little more difficult. That’s why so we brought in web design expert Chris Pentago of Kamloops Web Design Agency to give us a glimpse of the most important typography takeaways.
Many of today’s web designers debate more over typography than any other issue. When it comes to website typography, it’s hard to nail down what works best because typographical preference is both subjective and relative to the individual website. The deciding factor for any major web-based typographical decisions in the end, come down to the client and what they want to see happen. In working with the client, any talented web designer understands that good typography accomplishes the goal of readability.
At the very least, the website visitor or user should be able easily scan, read and understand the text on the web page. But just as Internet users’ likes and dislikes are changing, the methods by which web designers engage readers with typography are changing as well. In this article, we’ll take a brief look at the current state of web design typography; it’s current trends, widely implemented best practices, and the future of web design typography.
Over the past few years I’ve had the pleasure of working with a number of brands expanding into China. Every time we start digging our heels in and talking about how to best penetrate the market digitally I’m humbled and amazed at how different everything is over there.
The conventions of network effects and virality may be universal, but when it comes to platforms and vehicles for seeding a message the differences from here to there are like night and day. Mobile internet connections dominate the country (making mobile optimization extremely important there) and most e-commerce sites accept cash payment on item delivery.