The Horrifying Problem With the Way Web Design and Development Is Taught

I heard something horrifying at a networking event. This particular event focused on having website designers and developers help answer questions from business owners and non-technical people seeking to, well, have their own website. While the idea of such a tech-savvy bunch might be horrifying to some, that wasn’t what horrified me.

When people would come up and show their websites and ask for feedback, the responses were almost universal from the group of my colleagues. Every single time someone would ask for help, the responses would be about things like accessibility compliance, what plugins they need to be using, why their choice of a particular plugin was good or bad, how they needed to worry about PageSpeed scores and a huge laundry list of deeply overwhelming technical terms for the layman.

This hyper-focus on the technical feedback of websites is precisely the problem with web design and development

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Web Consultants Share 4 Design & Content Tips to Grow Conversions [DesignRush QuickSights] | News

Good design boosts a website’s conversion rate by up to 200%. DesignRush reached out to experts to discover the top design and content tips to grow website conversions.

MIAMI, May 13, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — A study from Forrester Research reveals that good design increases a website’s conversion rate by up to 200%. Yotpo, on the other hand, shares that user generated content boosts conversions by an average of 161% across different industries. It suggests that design and content play a big role in driving website conversions.

DesignRush, a B2B marketplace connecting businesses with agencies, leveraged its 13,000-agencies-strong network for quick insights – or “QuickSights” – on the design and content tips to grow website conversions.

1) RELY ON CONSISTENT SPACING AND BALANCED ALIGNMENT

Daniel Houle, owner of Azuro Digital, suggests that designers should particularly pay attention to consistent spacing and balanced alignment to create designs that

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After DeFi, DeSoc: Finding Web 3’s Soul

Web 3 has stunned the world by forging a parallel system of finance of unprecedented flexibility and creativity in less than a decade. Cryptographic and economic primitives, or building blocks, such as public key cryptography, smart contracts, proof-of-work and proof-of-stake have led to a sophisticated and open ecosystem for expressing financial transactions.

Yet, the economic value finance trades on is generated by humans and their relationships. Because Web 3 lacks primitives to represent such social identity, it has become fundamentally dependent on the very centralized Web 2 structures it aims to transcend, replicating their limitations.

Glen Weyl is a researcher in the chief technology officer’s office at Microsoft and co-author of “Radical Markets.” This article is adapted from “Decentralized Society: Finding Web 3’s Soul,” a paper he co-wrote with Puja Ahluwalia Ohlhaver, a strategist at Flashbots, and Vitalik Buterin, the co-creator of Ethereum.

For example, the lack

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Concepts (app review): Sketching with Vector and Infinite Canvas

Concepts is drawing app based on vector, designed with touch interface in mind and is available on iPhone, iPads, Windows and Android devices.


I’m a big fan of the app and have been using it for several years. This app is easy to learn because it’s a simple and straightforward app. This app is great for people who like sketching, visual journaling and vibrant colours.

Price

Concepts is based on the freemium model. The app is free to use with certain features locked behind the paywall.


There are two ways to unlock all the features.

You can unlock some of the features with a one-time purchase of the US $10 Essentials pack. This will unlock infinite layers, tap+hold selection, transforms, more export formats which includes lossless PNG, SVG, DXF, PSD and CONCEPTS native. This is the best deal because it unlocks infinite layers and gives you the option

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