12 Small CSS Frameworks To Use In Your Web Designs

You probably don’t need most of the features that come with large UI frameworks such as Bootstrap, especially when you’re working on small, straightforward projects that you just want to get up and running as soon as possible. Fortunately, there are smaller, simpler CSS frameworks out there that you can use instead.

Using a small CSS framework typically translates to a gentler learning curve for developers, non-dependency on JavaScript for functionality, and faster load times for your users.

I’ve created an excellent list of small/minimalist CSS frameworks for you to explore. Most of them are under 5 KB (when minified and gzipped) and contain the essential ingredients for building responsive web designs.

10 Inspiring “Contact Us” Pages

Your company’s website serves many purposes, like explaining your services, highlighting your successes, and building your brand. But most important of all, it helps visitors become customers.

But in many cases, those visitors need to get in touch with you before making a purchase. And for that to happen, you’ll need a compelling “Contact Us” page.

Creating a page that’s simple enough for visitors to finish, but thorough enough to get the information you need can be a challenge. These 10 examples will provide some inspiration for your company’s site.

If you need some help coming up with more inspiration or help implementing a contact page, an agency offering digital marketing solutions, like WebFX can help! Contact us today for contact pages help.

20 “Coming Soon” Pages for Inspiration

Even if your site is still months away from being ready for launch, you should put up a “coming soon” page as soon as possible. A “coming soon” page can help you collect user information, like email addresses and feedback/suggestions. It can therefore help you build buzz and a base of early adopters prior to your site’s launch.

6 Free Tools for Creating Your Own Icon Font

Although there are many icon font sets (such as Font Awesome and Iconic) that you can readily use in your UI designs, there are times when you might want to generate your own custom icon font. For instance, you might have icons that you have designed that you would like to convert into an icon font set, or perhaps you would like to combine icons from various icon font sets.

Fortunately, creating icon fontsis fairly simple.  Here are some free icon font generators that allow you to create your own icon fonts.

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4 Tips to Simplify Your Web Design

Simplicity can be a valuable asset, especially when it comes to web design. Simplicity makes websites look sleek, reduces navigation confusion, and it helps achieve the desired goals and results (i.e., more signups, subscribers, and sales) in the most efficient way possible.

But too often, simplicity eludes many of us designers in our attempts at a well-designed site, often giving in to feature creep or scope creep or just plain old whimsy. So what’s a website designer to do? Fret not, for we’ve put together a few starting points to get you on your way.