First. Speed is the greatest Keanu Reeves movie ever.
Second. I'm not going to write about how to program a fast site. I am going to write as a designer and how to think when you are crafting that website masterpiece.
I know what you're thinking.
"I'm the designer. I don't need to worry about speed. That's up to the programmer."
Wrong. Your design has a dramatic affect on the user experience and site performance.
The good news is that designing a super-cool, yet efficient and fast-loading site, is not that hard.
There are three rules to remember when designing speedy websites:
Let's break these three rules down further.
Efficiency (in general describes the extent to which time or effort is well used for the intended task or purpose.)
Simplicity (is the state or quality of being simple)
Size (it does matter)
Remember, It's really not that hard to think about speed when you are designing a website. Keep the rules above in mind as you craft your next website.
Continue reading: The Need for SpeedView all: "Driving More Traffic to Your Website" blog series
Sometimes a little eye candy can help get the creative juices flowing. These sites come highly recommended by our art directors and web designers at Balcom. Adoholik
Design is Kinky
The Die Line
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