In a highly competitive marketplace landing pages are among your website's most important assets. This is where you must convince potential customers with a short and effective sales pitch to spend their hard earned money on your products, therefore it is crucial to get things right.
Although designing a landing page is not an exact science, this set of best practices outlined in Formstack's useful Infographic by will definitely help you achieve more conversions. Highly recommended read for everyone, especially beginners.
I think I've just encountered the dumbest article ever written about web design, and it's a bit surprising since I thought the Guardian was a proper publication.
Parallax scrolling is a special scrolling technique in computer graphics where background images move by the camera slower than foreground images, creating an illusion of depth. The technique grew out of the multiplane camera technique used in traditional animation since the 1940s and it is frequently used in video games. Recently it has become a quite popular trend in web design as well. Check out my favourite parallax scrolling websites after the jump!
Great news from Roger Capriotti on the official Internet Explorer blog:
I’m thrilled to say that the United States has joined the ranks of Austria, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway in dropping below 1% usage of IE6.While global use is still somewhere around 7%, it's heartwarming to see that horrible piece of junk finally phasing out. Read the rest of Capriotti's post here.
This pretty impressive rendering of the iPhone 4 and its icons were made in pure CSS3 by a guy called TjRus. He used no images, no base64, no SVG, no canvas, just a hell lot of CSS and JS code. Looks best in the latest versions of Safari and Chrome on a Mac.