Beautiful designs

For this week, let me just share with you some really great samples of infographics and website pages that hit quite a mark with me.

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10 Humorous Infographics Beautifully Designed

Like many web surfers, I could waste a lot of time browsing through infographics, especially if they are insightful or funny. In fact, infographics are becoming a popular way of providing information, creating awareness, or simply attracting attention with some humor. As such, infographics are a design speciality that should be added to any designer’s list of skills. The benefit? You will always find businesses needing an infographic for their blog. The drawback? Infographics can take a long time to create.

However, just as with any other design skill, becoming faster and better at creating infographics is as simple as researching and practicing. And, of course, it doesn’t hurt to have a little fun along the way. So, here for both your entertainment and education are 10 humorous infographics that are quite beautifully designed. Some are thigh-smacking hilarious, a few clever, and others a little odd in a funny way. Take a look, enjoy, and be sure to let us know which of these are your favorite.

More on ‘humorous infographics’ here.

Use infographics to win your target market

Infographics are effective because most people are visual learners.

Aside from being colourful and interesting to look at, people in general tend to remember pictures better than they remember groups of words.

In the last two years, infographic searches have increased by 800% and publishers have increased their website traffic by at least 12%.

More on the effectiveness of infographics here.

Designing the Very Best “About” Page Possible

Ahhhh, the old “about” page. It’s been around since the very beginning of the mainstream Internet, offering site visitors all sorts of useful information and pointless tidbits alike! Whether you have an eCommerce site, a news site or just run a personal site simply for kicks, you’ll have an “about” page, for sure. It’s as commonplace as a site map or social-media buttons.

For something that’s as typical as this, you’d be surprised at how horrendously bad some companies’ and people’s “about” pages actually are! We’ve seen everything from lifeless, boring biographies to cases of too much information being present! That naturally means that there’s an actual science to creating an “about” page that doesn’t stink. Not everything you think is interesting about you will be interesting to your site visitors – that’s the truth.

Learn to ‘make the best about page’ here.

40 Amazing Shopify Themes for E-Commerce Websites

If you’re looking for an e-commerce platform to use for an upcoming website, Shopify is an excellent choice. Shopify is a hosted system that makes it easy to get your online shop up and running very quickly. Part of the appeal of Shopify is the selection of beautifully-designed themes that are available. Although custom design is always an option, it’s not a necessity with the quality templates that are available for reasonable prices.

Shopify includes a wide variety of features, including a powerful content management system, blogging engine, integration with more than 70 payment gateways, unlimited hosting, coupon codes, and more. They also offer 24/7 support and since they provide the hosting you won’t have to worry about things like security and PCI compliance.

Check out the ‘shopify themes for e-commerce websites’ here.

First impressions last on the web especially if that first impression is a great visual experience. So keep these samples on your list and check them out when inspiration needs to hit.

(via Vandelay Design)

 

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