When it comes to creating and building websites, designers are using advanced techniques and new technology to craft the perfect site. This often means combining an easy navigation layout with a professional looking design. However, it seems that many designers are still using old pricing tables on websites.
If you are a service provider or are selling your product online, a pricing table is so much more than just an element where users can click through to your payment processor. It’s actually a place where you can include all the important details of your product or service and provide a call-to-action to further entice the user to make the purchase.
For the majority of people, using a pricing table on their website is mandatory. However, it’s important not to use just any pricing table. You have to take all your options into consideration and find out what will work best for you.
There are 3 main things to consider when you are thinking about pricing tables. First, make sure the pricing table is easy to access, it might be best if placed at the bottom of your homepage or on the page of the respective product/service that you are trying to sell. Second, maintain your design and layout throughout the whole site.
In other words, if you are using a certain color on your home page then be consistent, don’t switch it up and change everything around. Third, be concise and give your users the information that they need, but don’t ramble on and include unnecessary details. Make the most important information the easiest to read by using different styles and font sizes.
When you are designing a pricing table it’s good to have some inspiration for you to work with. Instead of searching the internet for hours trying to find sites with great pricing tables, you can simply take a look at pricing page inspiration.
Tablets, mobile phones, and even lighter, easy-to-carry laptops are in the hands of more and more people as time passes and technology advances. By the year 2015, there will be more mobile users than desktop users, which means it’s increasingly important for companies to transition their focus toward mobile internet users.
Additionally, it’s imperative that companies design their platforms to work across all types of devices, no matter the screen size or shape, through the use of responsive design.
By definition, responsive web design is a system whereby the desired website responds to the particular device on which it is being displayed in order to show the site with full visible content.
From small mobile smartphones to tablets and laptops, responsive web design allows optimal viewing on any device. By using flexible grids and creative styling, it is possible to display the website’s content in a format that suits the width and configuration of any user device.
To help determine how the layout of a website will appear, breakpoints are used in conjunction with the design process. Generally speaking, breakpoints are the specific points where the site’s content begins to provide the best visual layout in the way the users wish to use the content.
The future of Photoshop as an essential tool used by web designers to stylize websites has come under some debate in recent days. Many people in the web designing industry have argued that Photoshop won’t be the first choice software for designers in the years to come.
Although the role of Photoshop in the world of web design has come under some doubt, there are few designers today who use other software for their work. There are countless alternatives, but none have established themselves in the same way as Photoshop.
It is no surprise that Photoshop continues to be the leading tool used by web designers all over the world. Although it has been around for almost as long as the industry itself, it is flexible enough to enable users to do all kinds of designing tasks – be it to create functional mock ups, web graphics, UI elements or even wireframes.
If you’re like most web designers and web developers out there, then you probably fall back on one or several familiar tools in order to prototype, create, distribute, and publish your apps.
Yet, new resources are frequently added to the market, and some of them could best your established favorites in some respects. So, I took the liberty to round up over a dozen fantastic solutions, by today’s standards. Scroll down to see the list.
I am jump-starting my compilation with a glorious app builder: Apper. It’s created by IGenApps Inc., and has a self-explanatory name. ‘Apper’ is the common denomination of web designers who choose to side-step coding when creating apps for their clients. As such, Apper is a genial do-it-yourself mobile app that gives you a comfortable setting to build, share, and publish your apps. Word has it that mobile web apps made on this platform seem identical to native apps.
If you own a website, there is little doubt that you haven’t seen something on another website and wished your site would do that. Personally, it happens to me all the time. You find yourself sitting there wondering how they exactly they did that and how you can make your site do something similar to that.
One of the easiest ways to do that if you use WordPress, is to install a WordPress plugin. Plugins extend the functionality of the base WordPress installation allowing it to provide both you and your users with additional functions not normally provided by the theme you are using.
While this is the most common way, you can easily add code snippets to your WordPress theme files to accomplish the same goal. In fact, most themes modify the base install of WordPress to change how use it.
Code Snippets are small pieces of code that you can easily insert into your theme’s functions that will enhance your WordPress installation in a variety of ways.
If you own a site running WordPress, one of the best things you can do for your site is to find these little tools and hacks that improve your site for both you, the administrator, as well as for your visitors.