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TIPS: How to create a beautiful website

gadgets Updated: Jun 19, 2012 13:24 IST
Relaxnews
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Jason Amunwa, Director of Products at digital-telepathy is on a mission to beautify the web. He works at the design studio that created SlideDeck and HelloBar.com and specializes in web and user experience design.

Jason Amunwa shared his top five web design tips with Relaxnews:

1. Work from scratch every time
Simply copying and pasting elements from previous designs is a crutch that prevents you from experimenting, learning and growing as a web designer.

2. Invest in custom icons & graphics
Custom site illustrations, imagery and iconography create a unique experience for your site.

3. Remove friction that impedes scrolling
A user scrolling down a page encounters far less obstruction compared to clicking a link and waiting for a new page to load.

4. Retain engagement through interaction
Providing clear points on the page, where users interact with your design rather than passively view it, helps to break up the burden of wading through long passages of copy.

5. Pay attention to detail
Look at the elements you’ve designed and consider if they have the right amount of detail to make them serve their purpose effectively.

If you need some extra website design inspiration check out http://www.thefwa.com/, http://siteinspire.com, http://bestwebgallery.com/, http://www.csselite.com/, http://designshack.net/gallery/all/, http://cssremix.com/, and http://www.webbyawards.com/.