Digital Artist Design tools or design tools for website developers.. These seem to be the same thing lately. Digital artists like me have chosen to learn, become educated and create their own websites. Wonderful! I’m going to add a few of my favorite site tools, tips and tutorials for artists. There are lots of great shortcuts and design tools for 2013. As Craig Grannell of .net says,”it’s been a year of design shifts, evolving device usage, and web consumption adjustments, all of which will impact on designers and developers.” Times they are a changing. 2012 was full of standardizing and best practices. I believe in 2014, we will see an even more unified structuring and the progression of universal, easy to use tools to help us achieve that structure.
I read an article released recently by .net titled, 20 must-know web design and development trends for 2013… It made very much sense and I would advise anyone to check out their web design and development trends list and see if your site is up to standards and on the cutting edge of today’s technology. User interface has changed, it is now a world of touch and slide. How does this play into your site as it stands? Does your CSS system have the ability to stand next to the sites most popular now? I think interactive websites will be the future if not already. Giving your visitor something to do is always a great idea, give them something to do while educating and informing them in a fun way and you’ve got yourself a grand idea. The big trick will be in integrating the new interface, no matter it’s abilities, with SEO.
I’m going to read the article again and see if RWD Responsive Web Design, Multi-Device Design, Learner, performance-focused websites and all the rest that .net has to share, is a good direction for my internet presence. I know my site does comply with the standards of yesterday, but does it comply with the standards of today?
<— I SPLIT THE PAGE AND MADE THIS BOX, YOU CAN TOO Design Tools, Page Division and Boxes: I am using a one_half code in the page to divide the text and the box equally. You can access this tool on the WordPress edit box under ‘Text’ at the upper right hand corner. The other choice is ‘Visual’. You may divide your page or post into any number of divisions and combinations. You can have two separate defined spaces in what is typically one space. In that case you would choose one_half for the first area and one_half_last for the last area. The update box to the left is simply a WordPress plugin. I have a choice of colors and the size is determined by the amount to text I use in the space. I can control these with a button on the edit page of each post/page.