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Weekly Web / Design News Round Up – October 19th-23rd

By | October 23, 2015

Hello world (as WordPress says), and welcome to this week’s edition of our Web / Design News Round Up! We’ve got several quick, gratifying reads this week along with a fun site or two that we hope will keep those creative juices running through the weekend.

Play Your Cards Right: Exploring the Cards Trend in Web Design

We just aren’t tired of card design yet, and we don’t intend to be anytime soon. This is a very nice blog post on card design’s benefits and how to do it right, beautifully illustrated with examples from around the web. Whether you’re a diehard fan or you’re not quite sold yet, PLEASE click on this link. If nothing else you’ll understand our love of this web design trend and why we hope it sticks around for a bit.

Web design is now completely boring

We take it this writer is not quite as pleased with the card design trend as we are. He has a point though: the web used to be more crazy, design more individualized, and maybe–just maybe–the internet has lost some of its “charm.” Yes, the Space Jam website makes us nostalgic too, but then we look at our Worst Website of the Week… and its contenders that don’t quite make the cut… and we remember why we’re happy to be web designers in 2015.

Type-a-Tone

This isn’t exactly news, but it IS a site we discovered this week that was entirely too fun not to pass along. This site matches tones to characters you type, so you can literally make music with words. Or code. Hey, if you’re going to be typing it anyway, you might as well see what it would sound like as a little melody, right?

3 Must-Haves For Your Company Website

A great super-quick read on three essential needs for your company’s website (or the site you’re building for someone else’s company). Spoiler alert: the three things are: 1. a precise message, 2. a call to action, and 3. social media integration. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves, so we encourage you to click through for details!

Google Fortunetelling

This one has to be seen to be understood.

Exmouth View Hotel

They may offer “affordable accommodation with excellent quality home cooked food” and have an interesting little connection to Fawlty Towers, but NOTHING could make up for the circa-1997 design motif, dancing palm trees, or MIDI files that play on every page of the site. Enjoy this walk on the wild side, y’all.

Thanks for joining us on this wild and crazy adventure, also known as S2N Design’s Web / Design News Round Up! Who says the web has lost its charm, eh? Well, who besides Owen Williams, anyway? We’re of the opinion that the web is what you make it, and would love to help you make your little corner of the web world a safe and comfortable place for your business to thrive.