Make Your Web Design Stand Out With These Tricks

8 Tips To Make Your Web Design Stand Out

When web designers are just starting, they sometimes find that their website designs are a little too derivative. This is especially true for new designers that use tools like Photoshop and Illustrator during the design process. Fortunately, you can do simple things to make your website stand out from all of those cookie-cutter sites out there. Some tricks require a little bit of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, or jQuery knowledge. But don’t worry if you are not a developer–even using some of these tricks are as simple as copying and pasting some code provided on the Web.

1. Create Unique Gradient Backgrounds With CSS3

One of the easiest ways to make your site stand out is adding unique gradient backgrounds, which are possible with CSS3. You may find Gradient Generators on the Web that may help you create the best backgrounds.

2. Make Your Social Media Buttons Unique With CSS3

If you are using social media icons on your site (for example, Facebook likes or Twitter follow buttons), adding an icon to indicate a link is a way to make your site stand out from the crowd. In this case, you can use CSS3 to add arrows beside these buttons by simply adding an indicator as a semi-transparent PNG file and setting it as a background image with CSS.

3. Use 3D Transforms With WebKit Only

Transforms are one of the most impressive features in CSS3. For example, you can use them to make your pages look like they are part of a game. But currently, only WebKit browsers (Chrome and Safari) support 3D Transforms.

4. Use Transitions Instead Of Animations

Animated GIFs have long been used as an alternative to Flash. But fortunately, there is now a better way of showing animations on your site without using animated GIFs by CSS3 transitions. It means that you can animate any element on your page just by changing its background color rather than creating an animated GIF for each different effect.

5. Add A Parallax Effect To Your Site

If you want to take your site to the next level, then adding a parallax effect (where the background moves slower than elements on top) is something you should try. There are several tutorials online for this type of effect. Still, if you are not interested in creating an HTML5 game or an animated 2D or 3D scene to achieve this effect, you can use a parallax script that is easy to implement.

6. Add A Tilt Shift Effect To Your Site

Adding a tilt-shift effect to your site makes it look like a miniature model or toy. You can create many different effects by using HTML5 canvas in combination with jQuery.

7. Add Shadows And Bevels To Your Site With CSS3

One of the easiest ways to make your site stand out is by adding shadows and angles to any element on your page (including text). You can use CSS3 to create this effect, but currently, only WebKit browsers support these effects, which means that you will also need to add a fallback for other browsers.

8. Add An Amazing 3D Cube To Your Site With CSS3 And jQuery

Another way to make your site stand out is by adding a rotating cube that you can use as a menu, header, or even a call-to-action box on any site page. You can create this effect yourself with HTML, CSS, and jQuery, or you can use a tool like http://csscube.com/ to generate the code for you in just a few minutes.

Make your Website Standout with Us

These tricks will help you make your website stand out from the crowd, and they are all very simple to implement. They may require a little bit of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript knowledge, but if you don’t know how to do any of this yourself, there is no need to worry, Sharp Tack Media is here to assist you! 

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