Social media is a great way for us as designers to share our work with others online. Possibly the best platform for this is Pinterest. While most other social media revolves around text or sharing interesting articles, Pinterest is a purely visual medium, making it the perfect choice for putting our portfolio pieces on a virtual pedestal for the world to see. In order for a Pinterest photo to be widely shared, it is essential that it be pinned and repinned by the masses. The trouble is, there was never any way of knowing what kinds of photos garner the most repins. But thanks to Philadelphia based startup Curalate, we now have a pretty good idea about what makes for a popular Pinterest photo. If you can work some of these elements into your portfolio photos, you will increase the likelihood that your work will be shared in front of a worldwide audience of other designers looking for inspiration, as well as potential clients. So what factors increase a photos “pinnability?”
A new web design feature is now available that brings us out from the traditional way of viewing content from a website that takes us from one page to another in order to view the web page content. The Scrollspy Navigation is an intuitive feature of web designing that allows a website visitor to view each page of a site without the need to leave the current page they are viewing. The Scrollspy navigation feature allows a website visitor to scroll down the screen in order to view each separate page and the scroll menu highlights the page to guide the user in knowing what page they are now viewing. If you are one of the webmasters who wants to give a try of building a website that is optimized with a Scrollspy navigation feature, here are some 15 awesome websites that use this kind of web design where you can draw some inspiration.
One of the most trending fonts in the market are the hand drawn ones. They add an edge to the content by being explicitly different from the other fonts available in the market. They are extremely useful for a writer since, they can be custom made to suit your own handwriting which gives an authentic touch to the content. The ability to customize the content font sets the handwriting fonts apart from the others available in the market. The fonts available in MS Word and other Window platforms induce a monotonous approach to the content, whereas hand-drawn fonts appeal to most of the readers.