We try to avoid all of these.
An interesting article detailing how shopping cart design / development decisions could affect the usability of your site. All of this backed up by research. This is a must-read for everyone who is developing an e-commerce platform. I’m now going to go look at the Magento checkout process and see how I can build some of these recommendations into it.
I’m not sure who’s going to make the most money from this, Adobe or Apple?
A great overview of user interface design from Smashing Magazine.
But regardless of how much has changed in the production process, a website’s success still hinges on just one thing: how users perceive it. “Does this website give me value? Is it easy to use? Is it pleasant to use?” These are the questions that run through the minds of visitors as they interact with our products, and they form the basis of their decisions on whether to become regular users.
I couldn’t agree more. Check out the post to see some of the techniques, and tools you can use to create great user interfaces.
Some good (and bad) examples of Logos for web based companies. If you’re designing or creating a brand for a web based service then this is definitely worth checking out.
I’m not sure if I would agree with Mashable’s opinion that these are the best, however they are some great themes. I will agree with Mashable regarding “you get what you pay for”. In my experience “premium themes” (namely themes you pay for) are a lot better than their free counterparts.
Fonts were the great limiter of Web-Design, and always focused on designing for the lowest common denominator. Thankfully the @font-face tags in CSS are becoming more and more supported, and has helped to increase the possibilities for web design dramatically.
At the House of Type we’ve been doing more and more with custom fonts on web sites, and have found it incredible and using certain font formats, it’s even supported in IE6!