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The Anatomy of a Web Page: 14 Basic Elements

Via @MYalanska Sometimes it's good to review the basics. Here's a run-down on the essential elements of a web page, the impact each element has, and how it contributes to the general user experience. Read full article Read more

7 Modern Website Design Examples (and What You Can Learn From Them)

Via Martin Luenendonk A look at some successful websites to discover how they’ve been designed for maximum engagement and conversions ... and how you can do it, too. Read full article Read more

A Guide to the Modern Minimal UI Style

Via @DianaMalewicz Functional, readable, sleek, and sexy, this design style has a lot going for it. Sometimes less is more. Read full article Read more

3 Essential Design Trends, April 2021

Via @carriecousins Some of this month's design trends include a style that nods to brutalism, slide scrolling that’s interesting and fresh, and animated typography. Read full article Read more

Dark Patterns, the Tricks Websites Use to Make You Say Yes, Explained

Via @SaraMorrison There’s a movement to ban dark patterns — design that manipulates or heavily influences users to make certain choices — and that may lead to consumer protection laws. Read full article Read more

20 Common Web Design Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Via @mahamschappal The author of this article polled 30 experts, asking them what they believe are some of the most common web design mistakes, and how business owners can rectify them. Read full article Read more

Five Simple Design Patterns to Improve Your Website

Via @whipalash Common design patterns — like these five found on The New York Times website — can help solve common website design problems. Read full article Read more

Design Trends 2021

Via UXPin It's always fun to speculate about where web design might be headed in the future. Here are seven trends spotted by product design platform UXPin. Read full article Read more

Chris Graff

Long-time Vermont journalist and broadcast Chris Graff turned to Signal in 2006 to create a website to promote his then-new book "Dateline Vermont." Years later, we've expanded the site to include a broader sampling of Chris's work, including his... Read more

11 Tips for Creating a Usable Website Contact Page

Via Design Shack Contact pages are among the most-visited pages on many websites. But they're an often-neglected part of website design. You can remedy with these tips for creating a usable contact page. Read full article Read more