design

We have new share buttons!

Social media

We have new share buttons! As you know, share buttons are one of these free plugins available on your manager. We care about the interactivity of your website so we made them more modern and more visible to encourage sharing and stuff! See how they look:

How to start on emyspot ?

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Create a website on emyspot with a few simple clicks. It is easy and free!  All you need to do is choose the URL, select a theme and then activate the add-ons as you need. If you are like me, you enjoy a detailed breakdown of the process. So watch the video below as we guide you through the first steps of building your website.

8 tips to create a user-friendly navigation menu

Navigation menu

The menu is fundamental for your website and necessary for an optimal user experience. It's one of the first thing the visitor will see and it determines the way visitors navigate your site. There is one thing you need to focus on when you create your menu: usability (and also aesthetics but that should be considered after usability)!

Icons : A major trend in 2016

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You might have noticed that icons are all over the internet. (It's mostly because they are essential to web design and very helpful for the user)... Remember I told you that a picture worth a thousand words? Well, it's pretty much the same with icons! Icons have more than an aesthetic function, they are all about communication. They are essential to your web design and their use is highly recommended to better the user experience! 

Colors of the wind

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Whether you want to create a new website or entirely refresh your existing website, choosing your color scheme is a fundamental - and we admit a very hard thing to do. You probably already noticed that the visual element of your design is quite important! So if you make poor color choices, chances are, people won't stay long on your site. If you lack inspiration, or just want another point of view, this post will be useful to help you make your color palette!

Google has a new tool to test your responsive design!

Google resizer

Google has a new tool that helps you visualize your site as seen from multiple screen sizes. From the veiw of a computer, tablet, phone : each version is taken into account with Resizer.

The Illustrative Image : What does it do NOW

Illustration image

Just until this moment, the illustrative image was not exploited to its potential, not used the same way for each add-on, and its true function was confusing. Now we have made it use clear and simple! With a tick of a box, your illustrative image will become the image of reference.

Slide on over : the image slider gadget

Image slider gadget

With so many widgets, we are going to break down each and explain how it works to the minute detail. The widgets are naturally intuitive, regardless it is nice to have a detailed explanation and see how the widget works and all of its features. On Widget Weekly we are talking about the image slider.