Email campaigns are easy for web designers, right? It’s just streamlining a webpage isn’t it?
Well, yes and no. For the most part graphical emailers are basic HTML sprinkled with sensible graphics. They can have similar visual impact as web pages and sport most of the same code. However there are a few rules that you need to know to create successful emailers.
It’s always fun to speculate on what might be around the next corner. Design is a constantly evolving entity, full of its own life. It’s interesting to think that a little nudge from anyone in the design community might have a profound effect on how we view things in the future.
This article has some good information, especially for those that have found our footing as web designers mostly on our own. There is a lot of stuff to know out there and this covers some of the biggies.
Here’s a great one from one of the gurus of great web design, Paul Boag. Productivity Tips
I have been a follower of Mr. Boag’s for years now, a regular listener to his podcast, and his insight has opened up a lot of doors for me. Check out his blog at boagworld.com and listen to his recently revamped podcast on iTunes. The podcast is set up in such a way that he divides it up into seasons based on who he is addressing (ie. Season 1 is aimed towards website owners, Season 2 towards the web designer). Regardless of this, there is great usable information for web designers in every podcast.
Often in web design we fall into the mode of doing everything the “normal” way. We stick our menu across the top or in a sidebar to the left. Easy and comfortable, all of us have tendencies to go in this direction. Here are 25 examples of websites that go against the norm.