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Making handmade goods might be the easy part when you consider all the work that goes into selling those products online. Now Etsy is giving its sellers a new tool for building a standalone website that easily populates with data from Etsy's own online marketplace, making launching and maintaining an e-commerce site a whole lot easier.
Have you heard of Ello? It's a new social network site that is getting a lot of buzz for its anti-Facebook Inc stance. It promises a "Simple, beautiful & ad-free" experience. While it remains ad-free for now, whether it's simple or beautiful is highly debatable. After all, when it comes to user experience and interface design, is there something that's unanimously beautiful?
Chances are you've looked at the work of Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones at least one time today. The type designers are behind many of the world's most-loved fonts, like Gotham, made famous by Obama's 2008 campaign. But according to a nasty legal document making the rounds today, the duo has parted ways.
You might be building a website because you want to. You have a vision. You're in the zone. But you might be making a website because you need to, even though you have no idea what you're doing. Services like WordPress and Weebly offer prefab options for this basic user, but even then it's easy to get lost in the weeds.
When was the last time you tried to find a government form on the internet? The labyrinth of independent sites you have to visit before finding what you're looking for is amazing. Bringing the web presence of an entire government under one roof is a Sisyphean task, and the UK has done it with with Gov.uk, a one-stop web shop that launched earlier this year.
Just yesterday we learned that North Korea paid only 15 bucks for its website. Now we get the reaction of Robert Westmore, the unwitting man behind the design.
A well-designed website should be clear, above all. No flashing GIFs (we miss you, '90s!), no obnoxious flash menus, no overwhelming lists of links. And heads up, WaPo website: it shouldn't be blanketed in insanely redundant Facebook sharing buttons.
Amazon may be a bargain hunter's dream website when it comes to getting certain products from the US, but the site is fugly. It's also not very user friendly, especially for international shoppers. That's why Maurice from Queensland web design firm Kintek decided to propose a redesign for the Amazon site. And the results are infinitely better.