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These Startups Created by Designers are Proof You Can Do It Too

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In recent years, the number of designers has increased tremendously. Most of them are confined to their actual career goal, while some have changed tracks and started their own business.

Startup businesses focus a lot on innovation to solve problems. In a startup, it is easy to make quick decisions and execute them to carve out the best using limited resources.

It is relatively easier for designers to face the challenges of a startup since they built their careers with the ability of solving problems.  

Nowadays, many startups create and deliver products or services whose entrepreneurs are designers.

So, after they’ve designed websites for other startups for quite some time, most designers want to create their own thing.

Here are some popular startups that were started or partnered by designers. 

YouTube – Chad Hurley

There is hardly any person who doesn’t know or hear about YouTube, yet few of them know Chad Hurley, who is definitely a successful entrepreneur, emerged from the design field.

He is the designer of the famous PayPal logo. His decision to boost up his career to the next level by launching YouTube, along with two colleagues from PayPal, was very successful. Later in 2006, Google purchased YouTube for $1.65 billion.   

Airbnb 

Airbnb was founded by Brian Chesky, and Joe Gebbia, a startup that made a revolutionary change in the hospitality industry like Uber did to the Taxi business. Chesky and Gebbia got to know each other while in the Rhode Islan School of design where Chesky earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design, and Gebbia received dual degrees in Graphic Design & Industrial Design.

Airbnb is now doing business in more than 150 countries and earned a revenue of around $2.4 billion during 2018, and while you might do your own financial projections for this company and think it isn’t that big of a deal, I can tell you that it is now considered the third most valuable privately owned startup.  

Flickr – Stewart Butterfield

Flickr is one of the most popular image sharing sites was co-founded by Stewart Butterfield. He has been very successful as a designer, entrepreneur, and technologist. Flickr was acquired by Yahoo in 2005 when it had near about 80 million users. 

Lynda.com – Lynda Weinman

Lynda.com is an online learning site that helps people learn apps, software, technology, innovative business skills, and achieve professional goals. It was founded by Lynda Weinman, a multimedia professor who is also an expert in special effect animation, web design, and graphics design, in 1995 as a digital platform that supports her books and classes. It was quite popular when LinkedIn acquired it in 2015 for $1.5 billion.   

Pinterest – Evan Sharp

Pinterest is another popular social media web and mobile application company that was founded as a startup by Evan Sharp, along with two other cofounders in 2010. It was named the best new startup in 2011 by TechCrunch. The growth is fantastic since its launch, and they just keep going at it.

Storehouse – Mark Kawano

Mark Kawano was a ‘User Experience Evangelist’ in Apple just before launching Storehouse. Hundreds of software firms around the world seek advice to design apps for iPhone, iPad, and Mac from this former designer of Apple. He was the lead designer at Apple for quite a few years and also worked at Frog Design and Adobe as a UI designer. In 2015, TechCrunch named storehouse as the best-designed app of the year.  

Path – Dave Morin 

Dave Morin, a former designer at Facebook, who contributed to the modern FB timeline and FB connect, is one of the successful co-founders of Path. The path is a social networking app that helps to connect only close friends and family.

Foodspotting – Alexa Andrzejewski 

Foodspotting, a website and a mobile app for discovering, sharing, and recommending food dishes, was founded by Alexa Andrzejewski. She acts as the chief storyteller at Foodspotting and shares stories of her team, partners, and investors using sketches, designs, metaphors, and user stories.  

Kickstarter – Charles Adler

Another successful startup among the hundreds is Kickstarter, which was co-founded by Charles Adler, a well-trained graphic designer who served Kickstarter as the head of design. Prior to starting Kickstarter, he also cofounded Subsistence, an online art publication site, and Source-ID, an interaction design studio. Talk about work ethic on this guy. At the moment, Kickstarter is considered the largest funding platform for innovative projects.

Since its inauguration, the funding is around $2billion on more than 98000 innovative projects in the field of music, art, film, technology, games, apps, designs, food, publishing, and other creative fields from more than 10million users.  

Push Pop Press – Mike Matas 

Push Pop Press is an online publishing company founded by Mike Matas, who is a UI (User Interface) designer. The company’s first successful digital publication, working together with Al Gore, is Our Choice, the first full-length interactive book in history. Prior to starting Push Pop Press, Mike worked as a user interface designer of the iPhone, iPad, and Mac OS X at Apple.

Behance – Scott Belsky

Scott Belsky is a designer and co-founder of Behance, a popular online platform for designers and professionals of creative background. He is mostly popular for his book ‘Making Ideas Happen,’ in which he describes the best way to implement ideas to achieve tasks. Fast Company also featured Scott in the list of 100 most creative business people around the world.  

Square – Jack Dorsey 

Jack Dorsey, a successful entrepreneur, and designer started Square Inc., a mobile payment platform and merchant, together with Jim McKelvey, in 2009. It has been successful over the years, and more than 30 million business organizations use Square to facilitate their transactions like credit card payment and sales tracking. The company has launched ‘Square Cash App’ in 2017, which allows people to use bitcoin. A lot of people compare Square with Stripe, yet there are some differences.

Typekit – Jeffrey Veen

Jeffrey Veen is another designer and web developer who is also a successful entrepreneur. He co-founded the Small Batch, Inc., where he is the CEO and the Head of a team of Developers and Designers who work to create user-based web products. Typekit is their team effort, which provides subscription font service and is already widely praised for its contribution to featuring real typography on the web. 

Etsy – Rob Kalin 

Etsy, a US e-commerce site that sells handmade products, vintage items, and craft supplies, was founded by a designer named Rob Kalin. This site is specialized in providing a wide range of vintage items such as art, apparel, jewelry, furniture, bags, home décor, and utensils. An item must be at least 20 years old to fall into the vintage category. 

These Startups Created by Designers are Proof You Can Do It Too

Post pobrano z: These Startups Created by Designers are Proof You Can Do It Too

In recent years, the number of designers has increased tremendously. Most of them are confined to their actual career goal, while some have changed tracks and started their own business.

Startup businesses focus a lot on innovation to solve problems. In a startup, it is easy to make quick decisions and execute them to carve out the best using limited resources.

It is relatively easier for designers to face the challenges of a startup since they built their careers with the ability of solving problems.  

Nowadays, many startups create and deliver products or services whose entrepreneurs are designers.

So, after they’ve designed websites for other startups for quite some time, most designers want to create their own thing.

Here are some popular startups that were started or partnered by designers. 

YouTube – Chad Hurley

There is hardly any person who doesn’t know or hear about YouTube, yet few of them know Chad Hurley, who is definitely a successful entrepreneur, emerged from the design field.

He is the designer of the famous PayPal logo. His decision to boost up his career to the next level by launching YouTube, along with two colleagues from PayPal, was very successful. Later in 2006, Google purchased YouTube for $1.65 billion.   

Airbnb 

Airbnb was founded by Brian Chesky, and Joe Gebbia, a startup that made a revolutionary change in the hospitality industry like Uber did to the Taxi business. Chesky and Gebbia got to know each other while in the Rhode Islan School of design where Chesky earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design, and Gebbia received dual degrees in Graphic Design & Industrial Design.

Airbnb is now doing business in more than 150 countries and earned a revenue of around $2.4 billion during 2018, and while you might do your own financial projections for this company and think it isn’t that big of a deal, I can tell you that it is now considered the third most valuable privately owned startup.  

Flickr – Stewart Butterfield

Flickr is one of the most popular image sharing sites was co-founded by Stewart Butterfield. He has been very successful as a designer, entrepreneur, and technologist. Flickr was acquired by Yahoo in 2005 when it had near about 80 million users. 

Lynda.com – Lynda Weinman

Lynda.com is an online learning site that helps people learn apps, software, technology, innovative business skills, and achieve professional goals. It was founded by Lynda Weinman, a multimedia professor who is also an expert in special effect animation, web design, and graphics design, in 1995 as a digital platform that supports her books and classes. It was quite popular when LinkedIn acquired it in 2015 for $1.5 billion.   

Pinterest – Evan Sharp

Pinterest is another popular social media web and mobile application company that was founded as a startup by Evan Sharp, along with two other cofounders in 2010. It was named the best new startup in 2011 by TechCrunch. The growth is fantastic since its launch, and they just keep going at it.

Storehouse – Mark Kawano

Mark Kawano was a ‘User Experience Evangelist’ in Apple just before launching Storehouse. Hundreds of software firms around the world seek advice to design apps for iPhone, iPad, and Mac from this former designer of Apple. He was the lead designer at Apple for quite a few years and also worked at Frog Design and Adobe as a UI designer. In 2015, TechCrunch named storehouse as the best-designed app of the year.  

Path – Dave Morin 

Dave Morin, a former designer at Facebook, who contributed to the modern FB timeline and FB connect, is one of the successful co-founders of Path. The path is a social networking app that helps to connect only close friends and family.

Foodspotting – Alexa Andrzejewski 

Foodspotting, a website and a mobile app for discovering, sharing, and recommending food dishes, was founded by Alexa Andrzejewski. She acts as the chief storyteller at Foodspotting and shares stories of her team, partners, and investors using sketches, designs, metaphors, and user stories.  

Kickstarter – Charles Adler

Another successful startup among the hundreds is Kickstarter, which was co-founded by Charles Adler, a well-trained graphic designer who served Kickstarter as the head of design. Prior to starting Kickstarter, he also cofounded Subsistence, an online art publication site, and Source-ID, an interaction design studio. Talk about work ethic on this guy. At the moment, Kickstarter is considered the largest funding platform for innovative projects.

Since its inauguration, the funding is around $2billion on more than 98000 innovative projects in the field of music, art, film, technology, games, apps, designs, food, publishing, and other creative fields from more than 10million users.  

Push Pop Press – Mike Matas 

Push Pop Press is an online publishing company founded by Mike Matas, who is a UI (User Interface) designer. The company’s first successful digital publication, working together with Al Gore, is Our Choice, the first full-length interactive book in history. Prior to starting Push Pop Press, Mike worked as a user interface designer of the iPhone, iPad, and Mac OS X at Apple.

Behance – Scott Belsky

Scott Belsky is a designer and co-founder of Behance, a popular online platform for designers and professionals of creative background. He is mostly popular for his book ‘Making Ideas Happen,’ in which he describes the best way to implement ideas to achieve tasks. Fast Company also featured Scott in the list of 100 most creative business people around the world.  

Square – Jack Dorsey 

Jack Dorsey, a successful entrepreneur, and designer started Square Inc., a mobile payment platform and merchant, together with Jim McKelvey, in 2009. It has been successful over the years, and more than 30 million business organizations use Square to facilitate their transactions like credit card payment and sales tracking. The company has launched ‘Square Cash App’ in 2017, which allows people to use bitcoin. A lot of people compare Square with Stripe, yet there are some differences.

Typekit – Jeffrey Veen

Jeffrey Veen is another designer and web developer who is also a successful entrepreneur. He co-founded the Small Batch, Inc., where he is the CEO and the Head of a team of Developers and Designers who work to create user-based web products. Typekit is their team effort, which provides subscription font service and is already widely praised for its contribution to featuring real typography on the web. 

Etsy – Rob Kalin 

Etsy, a US e-commerce site that sells handmade products, vintage items, and craft supplies, was founded by a designer named Rob Kalin. This site is specialized in providing a wide range of vintage items such as art, apparel, jewelry, furniture, bags, home décor, and utensils. An item must be at least 20 years old to fall into the vintage category. 

These Startups Created by Designers are Proof You Can Do It Too

Post pobrano z: These Startups Created by Designers are Proof You Can Do It Too

In recent years, the number of designers has increased tremendously. Most of them are confined to their actual career goal, while some have changed tracks and started their own business.

Startup businesses focus a lot on innovation to solve problems. In a startup, it is easy to make quick decisions and execute them to carve out the best using limited resources.

It is relatively easier for designers to face the challenges of a startup since they built their careers with the ability of solving problems.  

Nowadays, many startups create and deliver products or services whose entrepreneurs are designers.

So, after they’ve designed websites for other startups for quite some time, most designers want to create their own thing.

Here are some popular startups that were started or partnered by designers. 

YouTube – Chad Hurley

There is hardly any person who doesn’t know or hear about YouTube, yet few of them know Chad Hurley, who is definitely a successful entrepreneur, emerged from the design field.

He is the designer of the famous PayPal logo. His decision to boost up his career to the next level by launching YouTube, along with two colleagues from PayPal, was very successful. Later in 2006, Google purchased YouTube for $1.65 billion.   

Airbnb 

Airbnb was founded by Brian Chesky, and Joe Gebbia, a startup that made a revolutionary change in the hospitality industry like Uber did to the Taxi business. Chesky and Gebbia got to know each other while in the Rhode Islan School of design where Chesky earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design, and Gebbia received dual degrees in Graphic Design & Industrial Design.

Airbnb is now doing business in more than 150 countries and earned a revenue of around $2.4 billion during 2018, and while you might do your own financial projections for this company and think it isn’t that big of a deal, I can tell you that it is now considered the third most valuable privately owned startup.  

Flickr – Stewart Butterfield

Flickr is one of the most popular image sharing sites was co-founded by Stewart Butterfield. He has been very successful as a designer, entrepreneur, and technologist. Flickr was acquired by Yahoo in 2005 when it had near about 80 million users. 

Lynda.com – Lynda Weinman

Lynda.com is an online learning site that helps people learn apps, software, technology, innovative business skills, and achieve professional goals. It was founded by Lynda Weinman, a multimedia professor who is also an expert in special effect animation, web design, and graphics design, in 1995 as a digital platform that supports her books and classes. It was quite popular when LinkedIn acquired it in 2015 for $1.5 billion.   

Pinterest – Evan Sharp

Pinterest is another popular social media web and mobile application company that was founded as a startup by Evan Sharp, along with two other cofounders in 2010. It was named the best new startup in 2011 by TechCrunch. The growth is fantastic since its launch, and they just keep going at it.

Storehouse – Mark Kawano

Mark Kawano was a ‘User Experience Evangelist’ in Apple just before launching Storehouse. Hundreds of software firms around the world seek advice to design apps for iPhone, iPad, and Mac from this former designer of Apple. He was the lead designer at Apple for quite a few years and also worked at Frog Design and Adobe as a UI designer. In 2015, TechCrunch named storehouse as the best-designed app of the year.  

Path – Dave Morin 

Dave Morin, a former designer at Facebook, who contributed to the modern FB timeline and FB connect, is one of the successful co-founders of Path. The path is a social networking app that helps to connect only close friends and family.

Foodspotting – Alexa Andrzejewski 

Foodspotting, a website and a mobile app for discovering, sharing, and recommending food dishes, was founded by Alexa Andrzejewski. She acts as the chief storyteller at Foodspotting and shares stories of her team, partners, and investors using sketches, designs, metaphors, and user stories.  

Kickstarter – Charles Adler

Another successful startup among the hundreds is Kickstarter, which was co-founded by Charles Adler, a well-trained graphic designer who served Kickstarter as the head of design. Prior to starting Kickstarter, he also cofounded Subsistence, an online art publication site, and Source-ID, an interaction design studio. Talk about work ethic on this guy. At the moment, Kickstarter is considered the largest funding platform for innovative projects.

Since its inauguration, the funding is around $2billion on more than 98000 innovative projects in the field of music, art, film, technology, games, apps, designs, food, publishing, and other creative fields from more than 10million users.  

Push Pop Press – Mike Matas 

Push Pop Press is an online publishing company founded by Mike Matas, who is a UI (User Interface) designer. The company’s first successful digital publication, working together with Al Gore, is Our Choice, the first full-length interactive book in history. Prior to starting Push Pop Press, Mike worked as a user interface designer of the iPhone, iPad, and Mac OS X at Apple.

Behance – Scott Belsky

Scott Belsky is a designer and co-founder of Behance, a popular online platform for designers and professionals of creative background. He is mostly popular for his book ‘Making Ideas Happen,’ in which he describes the best way to implement ideas to achieve tasks. Fast Company also featured Scott in the list of 100 most creative business people around the world.  

Square – Jack Dorsey 

Jack Dorsey, a successful entrepreneur, and designer started Square Inc., a mobile payment platform and merchant, together with Jim McKelvey, in 2009. It has been successful over the years, and more than 30 million business organizations use Square to facilitate their transactions like credit card payment and sales tracking. The company has launched ‘Square Cash App’ in 2017, which allows people to use bitcoin. A lot of people compare Square with Stripe, yet there are some differences.

Typekit – Jeffrey Veen

Jeffrey Veen is another designer and web developer who is also a successful entrepreneur. He co-founded the Small Batch, Inc., where he is the CEO and the Head of a team of Developers and Designers who work to create user-based web products. Typekit is their team effort, which provides subscription font service and is already widely praised for its contribution to featuring real typography on the web. 

Etsy – Rob Kalin 

Etsy, a US e-commerce site that sells handmade products, vintage items, and craft supplies, was founded by a designer named Rob Kalin. This site is specialized in providing a wide range of vintage items such as art, apparel, jewelry, furniture, bags, home décor, and utensils. An item must be at least 20 years old to fall into the vintage category. 

5 websites to find free 3D models for 3D printing

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With the diffusion and popularisation of 3D printing, the online world got flooded with pages that offer a large number of free 3D models in .stl format. If you are a newbie to 3D printing and didn’t know that you can print even casino accessories in 3D, know that you don’t have to start building your model from a scratch – there are many websites full of downloadable free 3D models that may help you get started.
Here is the list of 5 most popular ones that are completely or partially free with the dailyincreasing depositories of 3D models waiting to be used for your project!

1. 3D WAREHOUSE

3D Warehouse’s depository counts more than 4,000,000 free 3D models made in a popular 3D modeling software SketchUp. New models are being added daily through users’ contributions to the site. This website is an amazing resource where you can find literally anything that pops into your mind and thanks to the Advanced Filters you can get as specific as you want in your search for the ideal 3D model for your design project.

2. GrabCAD

GrabCAD started as a website to aid mechanical engineers in building their products with more ease and at faster pace, but soon it grew its audience far outside of this narrow field.

The page also has a blog section with useful information on all things design, 3D printing and fresh news from design-related areas. When visiting the page, click on ‘Library’ and select ‘3D printing’ in the Category bar to have access to all printable 3D models in .stl format. Note: even if the file you’d like to use is not in .stl format, you can easily convert it using some free online software, such as www.makeprintable.com.

3. Sketchfab

Sketchfab is an awesome depository page with a wide range of categories: whether you are looking for a 3D model of a type of food, certain character, famous site or building, pieces of clothing or sports equipment – this page got you covered. Although not all of the models are printable, most of them are and I would also recommend selecting ‘downloadable’ in a Filter bar, to make sure you can successfully download the file you are searching for.

4. Thingiverse

Just like the previously mentioned sites, Thingiverse allows you to browse through a wide range of categories, including 3D models of furniture, toys, decorations and many more. It has a printable option to customize the existing files, so you can add your personal touch to it or change something that you don’t like about the model. To create 3D models or customize those already uploaded by other users, click the ‘Create’ button in the main option bar. You will have to open a free account to use the Customizer software and download some of the models, but do not let that stop you from using this download and easy-to-navigate tool, suitable for the beginners as well as for the more advanced 3D modeling lovers.

5. Cults

I have to mention that this page is not a hundred percent free as are the four listed before, but most of the 3D models that are ready-to-print are free and downloadable, though. Again, you can find anything from jewelry, fashion items, gadgets, house utensils and much more.

What I particularly like about this page, other than a nicely designed clean interface, is that it offers models made by regular users, but also a made and extremely high-quality designs made by renowned product designers. Definitely a treasure chest for anyone looking for some aesthetically pleasing 3D models!

5 websites to find free 3D models for 3D printing

Post pobrano z: 5 websites to find free 3D models for 3D printing

With the diffusion and popularisation of 3D printing, the online world got flooded with pages that offer a large number of free 3D models in .stl format. If you are a newbie to 3D printing and didn’t know that you can print even casino accessories in 3D, know that you don’t have to start building your model from a scratch – there are many websites full of downloadable free 3D models that may help you get started.
Here is the list of 5 most popular ones that are completely or partially free with the dailyincreasing depositories of 3D models waiting to be used for your project!

1. 3D WAREHOUSE

3D Warehouse’s depository counts more than 4,000,000 free 3D models made in a popular 3D modeling software SketchUp. New models are being added daily through users’ contributions to the site. This website is an amazing resource where you can find literally anything that pops into your mind and thanks to the Advanced Filters you can get as specific as you want in your search for the ideal 3D model for your design project.

2. GrabCAD

GrabCAD started as a website to aid mechanical engineers in building their products with more ease and at faster pace, but soon it grew its audience far outside of this narrow field.

The page also has a blog section with useful information on all things design, 3D printing and fresh news from design-related areas. When visiting the page, click on ‘Library’ and select ‘3D printing’ in the Category bar to have access to all printable 3D models in .stl format. Note: even if the file you’d like to use is not in .stl format, you can easily convert it using some free online software, such as www.makeprintable.com.

3. Sketchfab

Sketchfab is an awesome depository page with a wide range of categories: whether you are looking for a 3D model of a type of food, certain character, famous site or building, pieces of clothing or sports equipment – this page got you covered. Although not all of the models are printable, most of them are and I would also recommend selecting ‘downloadable’ in a Filter bar, to make sure you can successfully download the file you are searching for.

4. Thingiverse

Just like the previously mentioned sites, Thingiverse allows you to browse through a wide range of categories, including 3D models of furniture, toys, decorations and many more. It has a printable option to customize the existing files, so you can add your personal touch to it or change something that you don’t like about the model. To create 3D models or customize those already uploaded by other users, click the ‘Create’ button in the main option bar. You will have to open a free account to use the Customizer software and download some of the models, but do not let that stop you from using this download and easy-to-navigate tool, suitable for the beginners as well as for the more advanced 3D modeling lovers.

5. Cults

I have to mention that this page is not a hundred percent free as are the four listed before, but most of the 3D models that are ready-to-print are free and downloadable, though. Again, you can find anything from jewelry, fashion items, gadgets, house utensils and much more.

What I particularly like about this page, other than a nicely designed clean interface, is that it offers models made by regular users, but also a made and extremely high-quality designs made by renowned product designers. Definitely a treasure chest for anyone looking for some aesthetically pleasing 3D models!

Why parallax scrolling websites are still impressing their visitors

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If this is the first time you hear about a parallax-scrolling website, then you should check this article. Web-users need more and more a dynamic experience that offers a good content layout. One of the best solutions for this is to use a parallax scrolling effect.

Websites that have this effect increase their chances of getting more engagement and get the chance to tell their story. The effect has gained a lot of popularity on websites, and there are more and more that go for it.

What is a parallax scrolling website?

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Parallax scrolling is a special type of scrolling technique where the background images move slower compared to the foreground images. This creates a sense of depth for any website. So it’s not complicated, especially when there are JS plugins you can use to get there. The motion is simple but brings a dynamic vibe.

The process of creating a parallax means that different layers of images need to be created at different speeds, especially when they are scrolled in a browser. The programmers can also design parts of an image that move in a particular order to bring more diversity.

Why has it grown in popularity?

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One of the first websites that were done using this effect was the well-known brand Nike. They launched a website that was focused on athletes worldwide, and it got a lot of good feedbacks due to its parallax scrolling techniques. Besides that, another important thing is that you don’t need to be an expert to use it. Today Parallax is a widely-used design on websites.

What are the benefits of having a Parallax scrolling website?

A Practical Approach

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When a new user comes to a website, they need to understand what the site is all about. Most of the time, they need to go through different pages, and this might not be the best way of exploring. Parallax sites let developers put the content in one place.

The secret behind making it look good is to also have a story, some structure, so people understand the subject.

The scrolling lets users move at their own pace. Even if a website has a lot of information, this doesn’t mean things are going to get overwhelming.

Increases Engagement

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A Parallax scrolling website is going to engage users from the first second they enter. When they open the website, they feel that they are traveling through time as users scroll from one page to another.

This only encourages them to stay for a longer period of time, and this is harder and harder to do in a world full of captivating content.

Presentation

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It’s a cool way of presenting products. Usually, brands go for static web content, but with this effect, people can explore products at their own initiative. It can be a real game-changer for your company.

Even if you’re fixated on using a dark color scheme, the parallax effect can turn your presentation to eleven. However, if you’re using a pastel color scheme would look even better.

Keeps the size small

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Parallax websites have most of the information going on a single page. So you avoid having multiple ones, so there is no complicated navigation. People don’t have to jump to different sections of the site in order to see what they were looking for.

As more and more users are going mobile-only long-scrolling is one of the best options for them.

Tell a story

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Parallax scrolling gives the ideal frame to tell a story. It does this engagingly and interactively, letting visitors take control and go through the story at their own pace. The layers that have a different response to scrolling offers visitors a sense of depth and makes room for multiple storylines.

Increases curiosity

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One of the best things about a parallax scrolling website is that it makes every visitor think about what is coming next. The element of surprise is present all the time on such websites. This is done by using awesome graphics or simple text that keeps people on a hook.

Some WordPress themes use this by default in their pages. For a client and its visitors who aren’t necessarily used to this effect, it looks like it’s out of this world and makes them intrigued about the subject.

Trigger

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One of the most important aspects of parallax scrolling is that you get instant feedback when interacting with the site. This makes us more alert and ready to go on because, after each scroll, something different happens.

This depends from website to website and how they were built. Still, a good concept is going to make people want to stay more and keep exploring all the content on a particular site.

Generate Backlinks

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This effect promotes a bigger chance of backlinking as its innovative design improves the site desirability. Our own site is going to be a good starting point to generate natural backlinks through the web and by creating shares on social media platforms.

Call to action can be more direct.

You don’t have to wait until the bottom of a page in order to showcase a compelling call to action. Parallax scrolling can add direct calls to action in different stages. The more a visitor is exposed to join a newsletter or become a member, the more likely they are going to take action.

Tips on creating a Parallax Scrolling Website

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  • Don’t use it too much; you don’t want to make your site too complicated
  • Take advantage of it and build up a story
  • Try to make it engaging by using depth layering
  • Put in focus calls to action that direct the visitor through the site
  • Make sure it works on an older browser
  • Understand how it works with SEO, you always need to take this into consideration
  • If it’s the first time you are using it, search for in-depth guidance or tutorials, many online resources can help

Conclusion

In conclusion, having a parallax scrolling website sounds like it is a good deal for anybody. If you check the tips that we just analyzed, you will understand what the main reasons for doing this are. Maybe you are building a new website or want to make a change to an existing one. Parallax scrolling can do a good job for you and your business.

Still, while parallax is something that looks great and can generate some buzz, don’t use it on any kind of website. If you’re working on a website for a practical tool, let’s say a scheduling app, or whatever SaaS tool, you can’t embezzle it with parallax.

With that type of website, you need to be on point and deliver to the visitor quickly what he is looking for.

Why parallax scrolling websites are still impressing their visitors

Post pobrano z: Why parallax scrolling websites are still impressing their visitors

If this is the first time you hear about a parallax-scrolling website, then you should check this article. Web-users need more and more a dynamic experience that offers a good content layout. One of the best solutions for this is to use a parallax scrolling effect.

Websites that have this effect increase their chances of getting more engagement and get the chance to tell their story. The effect has gained a lot of popularity on websites, and there are more and more that go for it.

What is a parallax scrolling website?

fourpicapita.jpg

Parallax scrolling is a special type of scrolling technique where the background images move slower compared to the foreground images. This creates a sense of depth for any website. So it’s not complicated, especially when there are JS plugins you can use to get there. The motion is simple but brings a dynamic vibe.

The process of creating a parallax means that different layers of images need to be created at different speeds, especially when they are scrolled in a browser. The programmers can also design parts of an image that move in a particular order to bring more diversity.

Why has it grown in popularity?

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One of the first websites that were done using this effect was the well-known brand Nike. They launched a website that was focused on athletes worldwide, and it got a lot of good feedbacks due to its parallax scrolling techniques. Besides that, another important thing is that you don’t need to be an expert to use it. Today Parallax is a widely-used design on websites.

What are the benefits of having a Parallax scrolling website?

A Practical Approach

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When a new user comes to a website, they need to understand what the site is all about. Most of the time, they need to go through different pages, and this might not be the best way of exploring. Parallax sites let developers put the content in one place.

The secret behind making it look good is to also have a story, some structure, so people understand the subject.

The scrolling lets users move at their own pace. Even if a website has a lot of information, this doesn’t mean things are going to get overwhelming.

Increases Engagement

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A Parallax scrolling website is going to engage users from the first second they enter. When they open the website, they feel that they are traveling through time as users scroll from one page to another.

This only encourages them to stay for a longer period of time, and this is harder and harder to do in a world full of captivating content.

Presentation

studiochevojon.jpg

It’s a cool way of presenting products. Usually, brands go for static web content, but with this effect, people can explore products at their own initiative. It can be a real game-changer for your company.

Even if you’re fixated on using a dark color scheme, the parallax effect can turn your presentation to eleven. However, if you’re using a pastel color scheme would look even better.

Keeps the size small

stock.jpg

Parallax websites have most of the information going on a single page. So you avoid having multiple ones, so there is no complicated navigation. People don’t have to jump to different sections of the site in order to see what they were looking for.

As more and more users are going mobile-only long-scrolling is one of the best options for them.

Tell a story

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Parallax scrolling gives the ideal frame to tell a story. It does this engagingly and interactively, letting visitors take control and go through the story at their own pace. The layers that have a different response to scrolling offers visitors a sense of depth and makes room for multiple storylines.

Increases curiosity

studiomee.jpg

One of the best things about a parallax scrolling website is that it makes every visitor think about what is coming next. The element of surprise is present all the time on such websites. This is done by using awesome graphics or simple text that keeps people on a hook.

Some WordPress themes use this by default in their pages. For a client and its visitors who aren’t necessarily used to this effect, it looks like it’s out of this world and makes them intrigued about the subject.

Trigger

rested.jpg

One of the most important aspects of parallax scrolling is that you get instant feedback when interacting with the site. This makes us more alert and ready to go on because, after each scroll, something different happens.

This depends from website to website and how they were built. Still, a good concept is going to make people want to stay more and keep exploring all the content on a particular site.

Generate Backlinks

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This effect promotes a bigger chance of backlinking as its innovative design improves the site desirability. Our own site is going to be a good starting point to generate natural backlinks through the web and by creating shares on social media platforms.

Call to action can be more direct.

You don’t have to wait until the bottom of a page in order to showcase a compelling call to action. Parallax scrolling can add direct calls to action in different stages. The more a visitor is exposed to join a newsletter or become a member, the more likely they are going to take action.

Tips on creating a Parallax Scrolling Website

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  • Don’t use it too much; you don’t want to make your site too complicated
  • Take advantage of it and build up a story
  • Try to make it engaging by using depth layering
  • Put in focus calls to action that direct the visitor through the site
  • Make sure it works on an older browser
  • Understand how it works with SEO, you always need to take this into consideration
  • If it’s the first time you are using it, search for in-depth guidance or tutorials, many online resources can help

Conclusion

In conclusion, having a parallax scrolling website sounds like it is a good deal for anybody. If you check the tips that we just analyzed, you will understand what the main reasons for doing this are. Maybe you are building a new website or want to make a change to an existing one. Parallax scrolling can do a good job for you and your business.

Still, while parallax is something that looks great and can generate some buzz, don’t use it on any kind of website. If you’re working on a website for a practical tool, let’s say a scheduling app, or whatever SaaS tool, you can’t embezzle it with parallax.

With that type of website, you need to be on point and deliver to the visitor quickly what he is looking for.

Tips on Designing a Cross-Platform Mobile App

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These days, the mobile app market is expanding very quickly. And, mobile marketing has become quite competitive. In this scenario, if you want to make sure about the visibility of your app, you need to be precise about the practice followed for the development of your mobile app.

Your app is expected to give a rich user experience, beautiful design, and a great UI. To address different challenges of the cross-platform app development and throw some light on certain things to avoid, here are some important things you should consider. This way, you can develop those apps with the least hassle.

Make use of a platform-independent method

It is very common for developers to design an app based on one platform, which is either Android or iOS. And, there is no surprise that they tend to test their app using the same platform that they use most frequently. To help avoid the situation, cross-platform mobile developments should try to create an app in the same way as a web service. This way, it provides a better structure for all the platforms when the designer makes use of an independent program module to set up that specific app. Also, it helps to give results in the performance of both engines.

Make your app an interesting one

Because the app is intended for users to buy and experience it, everything should feel and look pleasing and engaging. It should be one-of-a-kind type of app and consistent across different platforms. It is important for the app and for its brand success. This way, it guarantees that the app is designed perfectly for each platform, and retains recognition.

Have close relations with the designers

Establishing a healthy relationship with the design team is the only way to make sure that all the researches have been duly conducted to make the app usable on different platforms. The combination of your knowledge and their designing skills helps you identify the merits and demerits of the app. This kind of teamwork is necessary to optimize the app. Cooperation of developers and designers work wonders for the app. The design plays an integral role for cross-platform usage.

Let UI guidelines happen for both platforms

While addressing the needs of different platforms, developers need to consider separate UI guidelines. The developer has to be familiar with the guidelines and requirements for different platforms before planning to build the app. After becoming familiar with how the app works, the developer has a deep understanding of how to navigate the cores of each platform and makes sure the app is handy for all engines. Many differences occur when developing an app for cross-platform. For example, the iOS platform has a tab system, which is not present on the Android engine.

Use reputed cross-platform app modules

Different types of modules help app development intended for cross-platform handling. As such, it reduces the time spent on developing the app for different engines. The app modules can bring much quality information in the entire process that can be utilized. Third-party modules help to mold amazing UX throughout several platforms. It saves you time if the modules consist of extensive toolsets. You can have plenty of flexibility when developing additional features.

Take the app to the test

The special kind of combination that developers need to make use so as to create a cross-platform app includes universal elements that are applied to the different engines and specific features present on each of them. This is what makes proctoring important for those apps. When the app is tested on all platforms it helps to estimate real progress and make further adjustments before it’s too late to return. There are a lot of areas where these apps might be utilized for such as in the field of e-learning.

Users are the core link

When developing an app, the user is the only link. There is no difference between designing a cross-platform application and one for a specific engine. This helps in understanding the experience better and what needs to be done so as to improve the functionality and usability of an app.

Conclusion

Apps aren’t universal as they are meant to be. The top platforms won’t work in the same formats. That has created problems for many developers who are creating cross-platform apps.

Why parallax scrolling websites are still impressing their visitors

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If this is the first time you hear about a parallax-scrolling website, then you should check this article. Web-users need more and more a dynamic experience that offers a good content layout. One of the best solutions for this is to use a parallax scrolling effect.

Websites that have this effect increase their chances of getting more engagement and get the chance to tell their story. The effect has gained a lot of popularity on websites, and there are more and more that go for it.

What is a parallax scrolling website?

fourpicapita.jpg

Parallax scrolling is a special type of scrolling technique where the background images move slower compared to the foreground images. This creates a sense of depth for any website. So it’s not complicated, especially when there are JS plugins you can use to get there. The motion is simple but brings a dynamic vibe.

The process of creating a parallax means that different layers of images need to be created at different speeds, especially when they are scrolled in a browser. The programmers can also design parts of an image that move in a particular order to bring more diversity.

Why has it grown in popularity?

clarity.jpg

One of the first websites that were done using this effect was the well-known brand Nike. They launched a website that was focused on athletes worldwide, and it got a lot of good feedbacks due to its parallax scrolling techniques. Besides that, another important thing is that you don’t need to be an expert to use it. Today Parallax is a widely-used design on websites.

What are the benefits of having a Parallax scrolling website?

A Practical Approach

leela.jpg

When a new user comes to a website, they need to understand what the site is all about. Most of the time, they need to go through different pages, and this might not be the best way of exploring. Parallax sites let developers put the content in one place.

The secret behind making it look good is to also have a story, some structure, so people understand the subject.

The scrolling lets users move at their own pace. Even if a website has a lot of information, this doesn’t mean things are going to get overwhelming.

Increases Engagement

nc-soft.jpg

A Parallax scrolling website is going to engage users from the first second they enter. When they open the website, they feel that they are traveling through time as users scroll from one page to another.

This only encourages them to stay for a longer period of time, and this is harder and harder to do in a world full of captivating content.

Presentation

studiochevojon.jpg

It’s a cool way of presenting products. Usually, brands go for static web content, but with this effect, people can explore products at their own initiative. It can be a real game-changer for your company.

Even if you’re fixated on using a dark color scheme, the parallax effect can turn your presentation to eleven. However, if you’re using a pastel color scheme would look even better.

Keeps the size small

stock.jpg

Parallax websites have most of the information going on a single page. So you avoid having multiple ones, so there is no complicated navigation. People don’t have to jump to different sections of the site in order to see what they were looking for.

As more and more users are going mobile-only long-scrolling is one of the best options for them.

Tell a story

regnum-carya.jpg

Parallax scrolling gives the ideal frame to tell a story. It does this engagingly and interactively, letting visitors take control and go through the story at their own pace. The layers that have a different response to scrolling offers visitors a sense of depth and makes room for multiple storylines.

Increases curiosity

studiomee.jpg

One of the best things about a parallax scrolling website is that it makes every visitor think about what is coming next. The element of surprise is present all the time on such websites. This is done by using awesome graphics or simple text that keeps people on a hook.

Some WordPress themes use this by default in their pages. For a client and its visitors who aren’t necessarily used to this effect, it looks like it’s out of this world and makes them intrigued about the subject.

Trigger

rested.jpg

One of the most important aspects of parallax scrolling is that you get instant feedback when interacting with the site. This makes us more alert and ready to go on because, after each scroll, something different happens.

This depends from website to website and how they were built. Still, a good concept is going to make people want to stay more and keep exploring all the content on a particular site.

Generate Backlinks

raoul.jpg

This effect promotes a bigger chance of backlinking as its innovative design improves the site desirability. Our own site is going to be a good starting point to generate natural backlinks through the web and by creating shares on social media platforms.

Call to action can be more direct.

You don’t have to wait until the bottom of a page in order to showcase a compelling call to action. Parallax scrolling can add direct calls to action in different stages. The more a visitor is exposed to join a newsletter or become a member, the more likely they are going to take action.

Tips on creating a Parallax Scrolling Website

say-cheese.jpg
  • Don’t use it too much; you don’t want to make your site too complicated
  • Take advantage of it and build up a story
  • Try to make it engaging by using depth layering
  • Put in focus calls to action that direct the visitor through the site
  • Make sure it works on an older browser
  • Understand how it works with SEO, you always need to take this into consideration
  • If it’s the first time you are using it, search for in-depth guidance or tutorials, many online resources can help

Conclusion

In conclusion, having a parallax scrolling website sounds like it is a good deal for anybody. If you check the tips that we just analyzed, you will understand what the main reasons for doing this are. Maybe you are building a new website or want to make a change to an existing one. Parallax scrolling can do a good job for you and your business.

Still, while parallax is something that looks great and can generate some buzz, don’t use it on any kind of website. If you’re working on a website for a practical tool, let’s say a scheduling app, or whatever SaaS tool, you can’t embezzle it with parallax.

With that type of website, you need to be on point and deliver to the visitor quickly what he is looking for.

Tips on Designing a Cross-Platform Mobile App

Post pobrano z: Tips on Designing a Cross-Platform Mobile App

These days, the mobile app market is expanding very quickly. And, mobile marketing has become quite competitive. In this scenario, if you want to make sure about the visibility of your app, you need to be precise about the practice followed for the development of your mobile app.

Your app is expected to give a rich user experience, beautiful design, and a great UI. To address different challenges of the cross-platform app development and throw some light on certain things to avoid, here are some important things you should consider. This way, you can develop those apps with the least hassle.

Make use of a platform-independent method

It is very common for developers to design an app based on one platform, which is either Android or iOS. And, there is no surprise that they tend to test their app using the same platform that they use most frequently. To help avoid the situation, cross-platform mobile developments should try to create an app in the same way as a web service. This way, it provides a better structure for all the platforms when the designer makes use of an independent program module to set up that specific app. Also, it helps to give results in the performance of both engines.

Make your app an interesting one

Because the app is intended for users to buy and experience it, everything should feel and look pleasing and engaging. It should be one-of-a-kind type of app and consistent across different platforms. It is important for the app and for its brand success. This way, it guarantees that the app is designed perfectly for each platform, and retains recognition.

Have close relations with the designers

Establishing a healthy relationship with the design team is the only way to make sure that all the researches have been duly conducted to make the app usable on different platforms. The combination of your knowledge and their designing skills helps you identify the merits and demerits of the app. This kind of teamwork is necessary to optimize the app. Cooperation of developers and designers work wonders for the app. The design plays an integral role for cross-platform usage.

Let UI guidelines happen for both platforms

While addressing the needs of different platforms, developers need to consider separate UI guidelines. The developer has to be familiar with the guidelines and requirements for different platforms before planning to build the app. After becoming familiar with how the app works, the developer has a deep understanding of how to navigate the cores of each platform and makes sure the app is handy for all engines. Many differences occur when developing an app for cross-platform. For example, the iOS platform has a tab system, which is not present on the Android engine.

Use reputed cross-platform app modules

Different types of modules help app development intended for cross-platform handling. As such, it reduces the time spent on developing the app for different engines. The app modules can bring much quality information in the entire process that can be utilized. Third-party modules help to mold amazing UX throughout several platforms. It saves you time if the modules consist of extensive toolsets. You can have plenty of flexibility when developing additional features.

Take the app to the test

The special kind of combination that developers need to make use so as to create a cross-platform app includes universal elements that are applied to the different engines and specific features present on each of them. This is what makes proctoring important for those apps. When the app is tested on all platforms it helps to estimate real progress and make further adjustments before it’s too late to return. There are a lot of areas where these apps might be utilized for such as in the field of e-learning.

Users are the core link

When developing an app, the user is the only link. There is no difference between designing a cross-platform application and one for a specific engine. This helps in understanding the experience better and what needs to be done so as to improve the functionality and usability of an app.

Conclusion

Apps aren’t universal as they are meant to be. The top platforms won’t work in the same formats. That has created problems for many developers who are creating cross-platform apps.