Get Inspired – Blow Your Mind Website Examples!

Get Inspired - Blow Your Mind Website Examples!

Looking for some design inspiration? Venturing into the world of UX design? Investigating new website trends?

In our feature article, we’re going to help you get inspired with some blow your mind website examples.

We picked these examples because they are dynamic, user-friendly, interactive websites, and they grab the website visitor and compel them to dig deeper.

You’ll find that these blow your mind website examples take web design to a new level, fully engaging the website visitor on an often wild and unconventional path.

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Magic in New York

We lead off with Magic in New York, a fantastical Google experience that was made for the movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Website visitors can explore a map filled with multiple locations in 1920s New York City. They explore as a wizard would such locations as a speakeasy and the Magical Congress of the United States.

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Get Inspired – Blow Your Mind Website Examples!

It’s always fun to browse the web for ideas for your website and landing pages. Not only can you see what others are doing, but you can find some truly innovative websites.

In this article, we’re going to help you get inspired with blow your mind website examples!

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Life of Pi

An epic website for an epic movie.

This mind-blowing site lets you navigate with just your scrollbar. No need to find the navigation because it’s right under your fingertips.

Have fun visiting this site.

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Audobon Society

This website lands on our list because of its usage of photography and its easy navigation.

It’s a simple website to navigate, plus, you’re immediately hit with relevant, informational content offerings in the home page slider.

Don’t miss this beautiful site.

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AirBnB

We like this website because it’s gorgeous, and the photography is outstanding.

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5 Design Principles Nearly 95% of Websites Screw Up. Are You?

5 Design Principles Nearly 95% of Websites Screw Up

Your website is the face of your brand.

Whether you’re advertising online or in traditional media like print and television, nearly everyone visits your website before choosing to do business with you.  One study shows that more than 81% of people conduct online research before buying.

Because your website is so pivotal to the success of your business, we’re going to look at five design principles nearly 95% of websites screw up. Then, we invite you to ponder the question, “Are you?”

#1: Visual Hierarchy

Visual hierarchy is one of the most important principles of good web design, and one that many businesses routinely mess up.

Every website should have a noticeable visual hierarchy. If it doesn’t, it’s hard for your website visitors to know what’s important.

Let’s define the term: visual hierarchy is the arrangement or presentation of elements in a way that implies importance.

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10 Copywriting Tips And Techniques For eCommerce Homepages

10 Copywriting Tips And Techniques For eCommerce Homepages

We talked about copywriting tips for your eCommerce product pages in a previous article, so this time, we’re going to talk about writing for your homepage.

And, we’re going to put a little spin on it. Not only are we going to discuss 10 copywriting tips and techniques for eCommerce homepages, but we’re going to discuss how to do it tactfully and without sounding like a marketing tactic you learned in school.

You know what I’m talking about. It’s those times when – even though you are an honest, genuine person – your copy starts sounding like a sleazy, cold call.

We think it’s important for your homepage copy to reflect your company and its ideals. For example, if you’re selling women’s perfume, you want to be truthful and descriptive with your copy. You want to evoke a feeling, a smell, and a reason to purchase.

You want to write honest copy that sells, right? Here are ten copywriting tips and techniques for your eCommerce homepage that will attract customers and keep them moving through your site.

#1: Write Winning Headlines

Six to 12 words, that’s all that stands between you and a higher click-thru rate. David Ogilvy says, “On average, five times as many people read the headline as read the body copy.”

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5 Totally Awesome Sites That Don’t Just Sit There – Landing Page Inspiration for 2012

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Disclaimer: This post is being written by one of CV’s designers so hang on to your seats and take it all with a grain of salt.

5 Cool Sites – Landing Page Inspiration for 2012

So you’ve got a website with a high bounce rate and your visitors aren’t hanging around too long to be sold on the information you’re giving them? Well I’ve got a solution for you! Trick them into staying longer with the use of shiny objects! I’ve found some great “sticky” website design inspirations for 2012.

I know that when I come across a site with neat little do-dads I spend way too much time playing with them and then I end up being hooked into the site and I have to read everything that is on it. It’s science.

It’s amazing how far web languages have come in the past few years, especially considering what can be done using JavaScript and Jquery to give your websites a little spice. In fact, I almost can’t believe how great websites have become and I am building them on a daily basis!

With the use of modern HTML and CSS with some JS sprinkled in, you can change your boring, Netscape 4.0-optimized site into shiny object that all your competition is jealous of and your clientele is awed by!

But there’s one thing you need to watch out for… load times! There were a couple of sites I was going to add to this blog post but they took so long to load I fell asleep, took a nap, woke up and ended up closing the site before it even finished.

Here’s five sites I have collected that I’ve wasted too much time playing with:

http://www.creativepundits.com/

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