Design, Theory & Ramblings

A brief look into our ‘making an awesome website routine’

One of the key roles as a Web Designer here at MadeByShape is to think of how not only the page elements interact with each other, but how best to interact with the user.

UX or User Experience is 'the process of enhancing user satisfaction with a product by improving the usability, accessibility, and pleasure provided in the interaction with the product.' 

So what do we do? 

Your website in comic sans

For this blog I decided why not have a little bit of fun and change the fonts on a few websites to the infamous 'Comic Sans', why? because its the font everyone loves to hate and I thought well why not give it a chance and see what site look like when they are converted to comic sans and also I thought it would be funny as well.

Web Design trends : 2017

Each year Web Design changes and adapts to whats current and this year is no different. Check out what we have seen as the latest trends for 2017

7 of the best websites that use Illustration and Animation

Websites can often be missuse illustraions and animations and their sites soon become cluttered. So I've found 7 of what I believe to be the best websites that use illustration and animation to add that extra something.

2016’s Christmas Adverts

The battle for the hearts and minds of people is well underway as its the Christmas season and with that comes festivities, laughter and... advertisements. Now each year we see a lot of variety of ideas when it comes to the different marketing campaigns and this year is no exception, we have some truly brilliant adverts from the likes of John Lewis, M&S and Sainsburys to name a few.

Challenge Yourself

Wether you’ve left University and your currently looking for a job or if your still in education or even if your employed but want to keep up with current trends challenging yourself and keeping yourself motivated is something everyone should be looking to do.

5 Of the most Inspiring Event Websites

Events don’t usually get their own website, but when they do, it’s hand crafted specifically for what they need. These types of websites tend to be a lot more informative than your usual sites and have to draw you in, make you care about what they're trying to say.

Looking to get started in Web Development?

Looking to get started in Web Development? Learning code can seem like a daunting task at first, especially if you're teaching yourself, but there are many resources out there dedicated to helping you learn and improve.

Slack : Communication On Steroids

Slacks motto is ‘Be Less Busy’. Slack is an app designed to bring all your team communication into one place, now its not a substitute fortalking, but when you're working away with your headphones in its a lot easier to reply to someone on slack than to grab someones attention.

Bootstrap: What Is It and Why Should You Care

Bootstrap is a free and open source front end web development framework/toolkit primarily used for creating websites and web apps. It was created by Mark Otto and Jacob Thornton in 2011, whilst they were at Twitter as a way to maintain design consistency and reduce the maintenance burden that came as a result of using different libraries and tools on a single project. 

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