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Adam Gray

Take Your Scrolling Animations to the Next Level

Posted by Adam Gray on May 8, 2018 4:26:00 PM

 

Scrolling animations and effects are all of the rage in web design these days, and sometimes using basic parallax just isn’t enough. Fortunately there’s ScrollMagic, a free JavaScript library for creating dynamic, interactive scroll effects.

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Topics: Web Development

What Is Parallax Scrolling?

Posted by Adam Gray on Apr 8, 2018 8:39:00 AM

Parallax scrolling is one of the latest buzzwords in web design, but what is it, exactly? In this article, you’ll learn about parallax, its pros and cons, and how you can maximize its potential for your web site.

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Topics: Web Development

JavaScript 101: What Is It and Why Should I Care?

Posted by Adam Gray on Mar 1, 2018 9:39:00 AM

JavaScript is a programming language that is used to create interactive elements and online programs that can be incorporated into webpages and desktop applications. Along with HTML and CSS, JavaScript is one of the three core technologies that are used in web development to build pages and sites across the internet.

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Topics: Web Development

Top 10 Google Fonts Pairings

Posted by Adam Gray on Feb 14, 2018 8:55:00 AM

Google Fonts are an awesome resource in a designer’s toolbox thanks to their open-source license, helpful interface, and cross-platform display for web design projects. The biggest challenge can be finding the right font pairing to use for your project. Fortunately, Blue Frog is here to help with a list of our top 10 Google Font pairings.

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Topics: Graphic Design, Web Design

Cover Photo Tips for Facebook Business Pages

Posted by Adam Gray on Feb 1, 2018 8:55:00 AM

When visiting a Page on Facebook, one of the first things you see is the cover photo. It’s crucial to use a cover photo that makes a strong first impression of your Facebook Business Page when people see it.

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Topics: Social Media, facebook

How to Use Visual Hierarchy and Scanning Patterns

Posted by Adam Gray on Dec 10, 2017 2:46:00 PM

Understanding visual hierarchy is a crucial part of web design. When designing for the web, you want users to be able to quickly and easily navigate your site. By correctly organizing the elements of your website, you can lead users through the site with visual cues. Careful application and balance of fonts, colors, size, and white space can make your website intuitive and easy to use.

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Topics: Web Design

Why You Should Design With Google Fonts

Posted by Adam Gray on Dec 7, 2017 3:01:00 PM

When designing for the web, web designers and developers had been restricted to a few web safe fonts. Now they are able to choose from a much larger selection of web safe fonts thanks to Google Fonts. They boast over 800 font families to choose from and provide many tools to help narrow down and find that perfect font. The extensive selection isn’t the only thing that make them a designer’s best friend. If you still need convincing, here are some of the top reasons you should utilize Google Fonts.

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Topics: Web Design

The Benefits of Responsive Design

Posted by Adam Gray on Nov 29, 2017 3:43:00 PM

More than 3.75 billion people across the globe access the internet every day. According to StatCounter, just 53% of internet traffic in the United States comes from desktop users, leaving web designers with the challenge of creating responsive designs that adapt to each screen size. Without responsive design, your site may be difficult to access from mobile devices, which can cause users to ignore your site and move on to the next result.

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Topics: Web Design

Secure Your Webpage with HTTPS

Posted by Adam Gray on Nov 6, 2017 1:02:10 PM

HTTPS is a must for every website nowadays, allowing users to browse the web with confidentiality, integrity, and authentication. When users visit a webpage, seeing the iconic padlock in the search bar gives them a sense of security when providing personal details. Chrome and Firefox explicitly mark websites that provide forms on pages without HTTPS as being non-secure; it is an SEO ranking factor; and it has a serious impact on privacy in general.

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Topics: Web Design

5 Web Design Trends in 2017 and Beyond

Posted by Adam Gray on Sep 26, 2017 12:49:49 PM

Is your website looking a little outdated? It might be time to check out some of the latest web design trends that have been on the rise in 2017. From graphic styles to emerging technologies, web design is an ever-changing field. Check out these five trends of 2017 that Blue Frog has seen in graphic and web design!

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Topics: Web Design