20 Best New Portfolios, September 2018

Hello Readers. It’s September, so as soon as your kids are off to school, maybe you can finally have a five-minute power nap. Take that power nap with equal parts gusto and relief, dear Reader. You’ve earned it.

Last month, one of you asked for less “ultra-modern” designs, and the design gods have seen fit to provide. We still have some of that ultra-modern goodness — because apparently now that it’s been started, we can’t make it stop — but I managed to find and sprinkle in a few more classic-feeling designs. Enjoy.

Note: I’m judging these sites by how good they look to me. If they’re creative and original, or classic but really well-done, it’s all good to me. Sometimes, UX and accessibility suffer. For example, many of these sites depend on JavaScript to display their content at all; this is a Bad Idea<img src="http://idgraphics.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2122-png.

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Popular Design News of the Week: August 27, 2018 – September 2, 2018

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers. 

The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the most popular designer news that we curated from the past week.

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21 CSS Animation Examples

 

Google is Rolling Out a New Chrome Design Across all OSs Next Month

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Popular Design News of the Week: August 20, 2018 – August 26, 2018

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers. 

The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the most popular designer news that we curated from the past week.

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The Case for Slow Design

 

Why We Redesigned Our Website … Again

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20 Freshest Web Designs, August 2018

Welcome to our roundup of the best websites launched (or relaunched with significant updates) this August. The Summer’s almost over, vacations are less frequent, and we’re starting to see businesses gearing up for the Fall. This month we’ve included some great e-commerce, some design agencies with a difference, and some products with marketing challenges.

There’s a huge trend for bold color, subtle animations, and scrolling effects this month. And not before time, big type is making a comeback. Enjoy!

Epicurrence

The creative conference for creatives that don’t do conferences, Epicurrence 2018 takes place in Yosemite later this month. The accompanying site uses stunning illustrations and subtle parallax to draw the user into the spirit of the event.

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Popular Design News of the Week: August 13, 2018 – August 19, 2018

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers. 

The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the most popular designer news that we curated from the past week.

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Scroll Bouncing on your Websites

 

Site Design: Kommigraphics

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Simple and Easy SEO Strategies and Guides You Can Follow

As you know, in SEO, continually challenges digital marketers mainly due to search engines’ algorithm changes. What worked yesterday might suddenly not work today, and what works today might not be effective for very long. What does this mean for your ongoing SEO campaign? As long as you recognize which SEO strategies are here to stay, and constantly be on the lookout for new changes, it really doesn’t make a big difference. In order to help you get a better handle on things, we’ve listed some SEO strategies and guides you can follow to help you create an SEO campaign that will last the test of time.

The Fundamentals Of SEO

Before we dive ahead to our main topic, you must first understand the fundamentals that make SEO work the way that it does. The following three things are the key to building an SEO campaign that will last.

  1. The right keyword focus.

A well-researched keyword that focuses on your ultimate, long-term target audience can lay a solid foundation for a successful SEO campaign. This means you need to do an in-depth analysis of all possible keywords that may be relevant to your product or service. One good way to start is listing out long tail keywords relating to each other, repeating the pattern, and highlight the ones can convert well and might be easy to rank for.

  1. Solid HTML Optimization

SEO just doesn’t rely on your website’s content, but also on the optimization of HTML elements on each page. It’s essential to include targeted keywords and search terms in various places in the HTML layout to tell search crawlers what that particular page is about.

Here are some things you can optimize:

  • Page Titles
  • Page Headings
  • Image Alternative Texts
  • Link Anchor Texts
  1. Well-written and relevant content

The last thing that will solidify your SEO success is excellent, high-quality content that can establish your page as an industry expert. As search engines have constantly tried to improve the quality of people’s searches, the need to have relevant and professional content on your web pages is more important than ever. Your content should be consistent, unique, well-researched, and engaging. Having good quality content not only helps your SEO score but also give other sites a reason to link your website.

SEO Strategies and Guide

Now that you know how to lay down the groundwork for a successful SEO campaign let’s talk about the simple and easy strategies you can do to manage it.

  1. Blogging

Through blogging regularly on your own website or guest blogging on high-traffic blogs, you can continually increase your SEO. This is an excellent strategy to elevate your SEO score without getting penalized by Google for low quality, spam content. Don’t expect much to happen at first. An excellent blog takes some time to nurture. So keep writing awesome content.

  1. Backlinks

Link building has always been and will continue to be a defining factor on a website’s SEO ranking. Google is only able to recognize that your site carries a lot of weight when you accumulate high-quality backlinks from enough quality sources.

  1. Mobile Website

Let’s face it, most people these days view information from their mobile devices. If you haven’t done so already, you should consider optimizing your website for mobile viewing. This isn’t only good for your SEO score, but also to improve your User Interface to attract site engagement.

  1. Video Content

With websites like youtube dominating over actual blogs, it’s time to start considering creating video content. Internet users tend to prefer accessing video content over blogs and images. You need to capitalize on this new and booming medium. It’s just like starting your own blog,e except it needs to be in a video. Do some research and see what kind of content viewers respond to and try to create the same content that relates to your service or product. Additionally, videos are much more likely to be shared and linked back.

These are simple and easy strategies you can use to boost your SEO campaign. Remember, it’s important you keep track and analyze everything. If you can, try to think and come up with other ways to manage your campaign effectively. Like it or not, SEO will be a long-term commitment if you want your site on top.

Popular Design News of the Week: August 6, 2018 – August 12, 2018

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers. 

The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the most popular designer news that we curated from the past week.

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20 Must-Have Wireframe Templates and UI Kits for your Design Library

 

Common Webpage Design Mistakes

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Popular Design News of the Week: July 30, 2018 – August 5, 2018

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers. 

The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the most popular designer news that we curated from the past week.

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Evolving the Firefox Brand

 

The Age of the Wordless Logo

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Popular Design News of the Week: July 23, 2018 – July 29, 2018

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers. 

The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the most popular designer news that we curated from the past week.

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The Future of Mobile Web? It’s all About Progressive Web Apps

 

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20 Freshest Web Designs, July 2018

Welcome to our roundup of the best websites launched (or significantly updated) this month. July is a strange time to launch a site with the Summer slowdown in full effect, but these intrepid entrepreneurs have done so. We’ve got examples of great ecommerce, a couple of agency sites that we couldn’t resist, and lots of incredible art direction.

This month sees a big trend in compass navigation (a link in every corner of the page), and parallax is definitely still a big deal. Whether it’s inspired by the World Cup, or Le Tour, there’s a subtle gallic feel to a lot of sites this month…savourer!

Drift

Drift is a creative agency with some chops. Rejecting the minimalism that seemingly every other agency opts for, they’ve put together a charmingly animated, hand-made site. Not too functional, unless your aim is to communicate creative courage—they stand out.

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