How To Use Creative Web Design & Development Effectively

In the universe of Web Design Company India businesses, a debate/battle of sorts is currently under way, with designers on one side heavily defending the effectiveness and practicality of following the latest designing trends, and designers on the other defending the need for creativity and fresh inspiration.

Which paradigm should the world of designers cater too?

While it is true that following the latest trends in design will keep a website current and in the league, maintaining a healthy amount of creativity will also help to give extra edge on your viewers, hence, the internet at large.

The true nature of web designing and Web Application Development is based, not only on creativity, but on effective creativity.

There needn’t be a debate between practicality or creativity in web design, for the designer who is a true designer will understand the importance of the two going hand in hand.

Before any web designer gets started on capturing some fabricated creative web design idea, he must always remember the designer’s rule of thumb:

Know your goal!

A successful Web Design Company India business is one that can establish what the business purpose of the website is and what the user’s objectives are.

The businesses purpose of the website will define what kind of action you want your website to inspire the users to take in order to achieve your client’s business purpose.

web-design-company

The user’s objective will define how the flow of the website should be. A designer’s primary goal is to establish the user’s desires and needs and to satisfy the end-user.

What you don’t want is to spend a whole lot of time getting creative with some far-out design only to find that your end design missed the point of the website in the first place.

The job of every web designer is to not just create great and colourful design, but to also understand both the user and end client’s views and work their requirements into the flow. A designer who can do this has a cutting advantage over those who don’t.

Lastly, a good point to remember is that great web design is not only about “how it looks” but about “how it works”. Creativity must effectively be alive in both fields without one over weighing the other.

This is where it becomes extremely important to sit with the client and completely grasp the overall purpose of the design.

At the end of the day, conversions is what your client’s website is all about, not only classy designs, fancy layouts, and impressive features.

Advertisements

Affordable E-Commerce Website Design Services

Activecraft can provide your business with the most exciting, professional web design solutions—all at cost-effective prices. Are you beginning a new E-Commerce website? Or are you just looking to improve and redesign your current website?

Our E-Commerce website design solutions offer an array of exciting features which can make all the difference in your business goals.

For example, we offer a multitude of options in our designs as well as make your online transactions user friendly and easy for both website owners and their prospective customers.

Our unsurpassed team of experts will develop the custom E-Commerce website that exemplifies your business. With our E-Commerce Website design solutions, there will be no limits to the heights your E-Commerce site can achieve.

ecommerce-web-design-services

At Activecraft, our E-Commerce website optimization solutions are not just about website traffic. Actually, they’re more about winning results and sales figures. Marketing your products or service online is vitally important—just as important as the website itself.

Our E-Commerce search engine optimization techniques will ensure that your website visitors will find you and your product, making your website an overwhelming success.

Our vast experience has placed our E-Commerce websites in the top results for general competitive keywords as well as product specific keywords.

We have the search engine optimization knowledge you need to bring new clients to your site every day. You will achieve higher rankings and greater visibility.

Professional Web Development Company In India

Web Development is an extensive term for the work involved in developing a website for the Internet which includes web design, web content development, client-side/server-side scripting, web server, and network security configuration, and e-commerce development.

Among web professionals, “web development” propose to the main non-design aspects of building web sites: writing mark-up and coding. Web development ranges from developing the simplest static single page of plain text to the most complex web-based internet applications, and social network services.

At Activecraft we understand that a website is not merely a product, but a development process. Like any developing process, website development also requires proper professional planning starting from beginning till the end. Our team of experts has a wide range of knowledge and experience in all aspects of web development.

web-development-company

A website is the product of many technologies and disciplines such as graphic design, web programming, web-based databases and many more. Our highly integrated team of professionals use the up-to-date technologies for making your dream website come true. We at Activecraft don’t rush with the development process.

Rather our web analysis team first studies your needs and examine it carefully and then presents you with a proposed web template. After getting your initial approval, our web designers and development team opens its creative panel and deliver you the unique website that others would like to follow.

Activecraft ranges from developing the simplest static single page of plain text to the most complex web-based Internet Applications, electronic businesses, or social network services.

We understand the challenges involved in Website Development in Activecraft and we have successfully overcome all the challenges by building a powerful team for Web Development at Activecraft. With our cost-effective solutions and quick turnaround time we can add to your growing business need.

Get The Best Mobile Application Development Services

Activecraft is an emerging Mobile app development company in India, delivering high performance mobile apps. We have skilled and well- experienced mobile app development team of professionals who have keen knowledge in mobile app development.

Activecraft’s team of Mobile app developer is innovative and expert to accomplish your business requirement with the sophisticated tools and technology. We at Activecraft, provide highly customized mobile applications for its clients.

iPhone Application development: – With the well-experienced and knowledgeable expert team, We are providing a wide range of excellent iOS apps services. We use latest and sophisticated technologies and ideas to make apps with an attractive interface and advanced features. Our developers use the latest technologies such as – Objective C, Core graphics API, SQLite database, programming tools, interface builder for iPhone apps.

Mobile-App-DevelopmentAndroid App Development: – As an android app development company, we are providing the best mobile app with robust code, seamless UX & a great user interface. Our professional team of Android app designers & Android app developers adopt the advanced technology to provide android application solutions that provide incredible designs and accurate UX to Android app users. Our developers are well- familiar with the android programming which gives an incredible design & functionality a mobile app.

iPad app development: – We also offer the best iPad app designs & creative solutions by using the well-advanced & latest technology. Our developers’ expertise provides a wide variety of designs & a great functionality for iPad app development at affordable prices. We provide a perfect strategy and design for your iPad development and also promote it.

Client trust and confidence is one of our top priorities. We are not limited to mobile apps development services and testing, but actively work for you as a mobile strategy consultant right from the product conceptualization and prototyping stage to final launch and even beyond that.

Technology-oriented

We are very much technology oriented. We provide mechanized services in e-marketing, mobile application development, website development and many more.

Outsourcing Website Design And Development India

Key to communication in today’s world is to be innovative and representative of the company it is originating from.

By outsourcing your web site design and development to Activecraft we make sure to create a design strategy with user friendly navigation making sure visitor’s understand your message and act on its influence.

Our professional website design with latest innovative outsourcing team, our portfolio is an evidence and confirmation to our commitment to excellence.

Website-Design-Development

Activecraft is a leading service provider in outsourcing web site development and website designing development services to our clients all across the world (Europe, china, USA, India).

Our competitive pricing and top notch offshore website design and development team can provide an excellent offshore website design and development solutions giving your company competitive advantage over the web and your competition.

Activecraft has been assisting individuals; small and medium businesses, companies, and organizations in establish Internet presence and have developed over 150+ websites.

With Activecraft on your side, you have access to some of the most talented and professional website designers in IT industry.

With our low cost web development rates you are in a win-win situation. If you are not satisfied with your current online presence, please let Activecraft help you strengths your current website.

How to make web site design by planning your CSS in advance?

A web site is like a building. Over time it gets lived in. And, regardless of the initial intentions of the designer for how everything within it should be arranged, things get moved around, stuff gets added, some things get taken away, more stuff gets added, the occasional renovation takes place, and yet more stuff gets added.

Many web sites are not really designed to be ‘lived in’ — i.e. to support all these changes by different owners with various intentions. After a while they bear little resemblance to any sort of coherent design and are likely to become increasingly hard to manage.

Of course, it’s impossible to plan for all the ‘home improvements’ that will happen to a web site between major redesigns.

However, it is possible to be prepared so that the addition of something new to a page doesn’t break its design.

A good way to future-proof a web site is to create styles in advance for the most common page elements, even if they are not yet being used. This is called ‘planning ahead’ 😉 and is an activity often overlooked by web designers.

Using the ‘planning ahead’ method, if a content author wants to add something to a page — say, a definition list — you’ve already planned how it will look so that it fits within the overall page design and will coexist with the other elements that may be present.

Let’s take a look at the more common page elements a future-proofed site should plan for.

Headings

Even though you may only be using H1s and H2s, it’s worth creating styles for H1 down to H4.

I’d question whether you need to go further than that (perhaps just make H4, H5 and H6 look the same). If a content author feels the need to use heading levels all the way down to H5 or H6 the structure of their content may be in question.

You might also want to create a style for a byline or a page summary as it’s not uncommon for these to be used below the main page heading.

Lists

Lists can be quite tricky from a layout perspective, especially when you take cross-browser display issues into account.

Therefore, it’s essential to plan for different implementations of lists in advance.

Of course, you’ll create styles for the standard ordered and unordered list. But, what about nested lists? I would at least plan for the following variations:

Unordered list with a nested unordered list

Unordered list with a nested ordered list

Ordered list with a nested ordered list

Ordered list with a nested unordered list

I wouldn’t worry about more than one level of nesting. If the content requires this, from a web readability standpoint it should more than likely be rewritten.

Definition lists are a great way to display lists of resources. You’ll often have a link to a resource (such as a PDF) and a summary sentence below it. Take the time to set this style up and you’ll stop users from littering your ‘resources’ pages with <br /> tags.

Web pages often start with a list of jump links to the various sections on the page. It’s worth considering a style for this type of link list, to visually separate it from the regular content on the page.

A list of links with thumbnails plus a summary is quite a popular approach for gallery pages, so you may want to create such a style in advance.

Tables

Tables can be very time-consuming to build and style. However, with a little forethought at least the styling part can be made easier.

Be sure to plan for types of data other than numerical that tables can contain — such as text and images.

Here are the common table elements that you should consider:

Table headings along the top row

Table headings along the top row and left column

Table cell containing text (multiple paragraphs) / list / image

Caption

Footnotes

It’s also worth adding in advance any table-related functionality (often JavaScript-based) that you will likely be using. This can include:

Displaying table row backgrounds in alternating colors

Highlighting the row and/or column being moused over

Sorting a table by a column

If you’re managing a corporate web site it’s a good idea to also think about financial data such as that in an annual report might be displayed.

Images

There aren’t too many variations on how images are placed within content, so they’re pretty easy to plan for. Try incorporating options for the following:

Image floated to the left or right

Image with a caption

Image with a caption that contains a link

Image that is a link

Image that displays a larger version on being clicked

Multi-image slideshow

Image with a photography credit

Links

As well as the standard link states, consider whether links to external sites and to downloadable files should be treated differently (i.e. indicating the target of the link).

It may also be worth planning for how to style an A to Z index.

Forms

It’s impossible to plan for all the layout complexities that forms can require.

However, do plan for all the standard form elements — for example, that are present in a registration form — as well as how error messages will be presented.

JavaScript

I’m no JavaScript expert, but I do know that it’s often a good idea to choose a JavaScript library upfront rather than cherry pick individual scripts and hope they all work well together.

Doing this will help you to avoid functionality clashes and bloat that can come from using scripts from a variety of sources. I’ve used jQuery in the past, which is well established and has a good selection of plugins.

Pull Quotes

Pull quotes are a great way to call out important information or lines from quotations. I’d highly recommend creating styles for these common pull quote variants:

Floated to the left and right

Within a paragraph and at the start of a paragraph

Without a citation

With a citation

Other Things to Consider

If you’re not already using Flash, plan for how you will embed it into your site. Also, consider creating styles for displaying sidebar content such as boxes of related links or featured resources.

Don’t forget to create a print style sheet and maybe even a mobile style sheet (and remember to keep them updated).

How Does Everything Fit Together?

Lastly, it’s important to test the interaction of different combinations of page elements.

It’s simple enough to separate headings and paragraphs appropriately. But what about a heading followed by a table? Or, a heading preceded by a list? Or an H2 followed by an H3?

The same is true for other page elements — for example, lists followed by tables.

It’s worth taking the time to try out these different page layouts (including the more unlikely ones) to make sure that your spacing is set up correctly.

It’s much easier to do this in advance than to incrementally tweak your CSS as content gets moved around and added.

Top 5 Benefits of Using the Bootstrap Framework

Are you a web developer and you are new to the bootstrap framework? Are you thinking where I can get more information about bootstrap development? Let’s explore more about it.

Over the past few years, bootstrap has become a very popular front-end development framework. Many developers and designers continue to get on board. However, there’s a reason for that.

The Bootstrap framework has many features and providing several benefits to those who are using it. Following are the top 5 benefits of using the bootstrap framework:-

  1. The speed of Development– The speed of development is one of its major advantages. If you’re looking to develop an application or a website quickly, you should definitely consider using Bootstrap.
  2. Responsiveness– Bootstrap gives you responsive layout and 12-column grid system which help dynamically adjust the website to a perfect screen resolution. The ‘responsive utility classes’ feature of Bootstrap helps you to hide/show a certain section of content for a particular screen size.
  3. Consistency-Bootstrap was actually founded on this principle. It ensures the ultimate consistency regardless of who’s working on the project. Moreover, the results work uniformly across various browsers and the output remains same whether you’re using Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer.
  4. Customizable– Bootstrap can be customized according to the specifications of your project. Developers can establish the features which are important and the rest can be tossed. This is easily done using the Bootstrap customize page. Just tick off all the features you don’t want and your custom version of Bootstrap will be ready for download.
  5. Support– Bootstrap has a huge support community behind it so you can usually get help to fix issues promptly. Furthermore, Bootstrap also releases continual updates to fix any new issues. It’s currently being hosted developed, hosted and maintained by GitHub with over 9,000 commits and over 500 contributors.