4 Pro Tips to Nail Your Web Design in 2016

Graphic And Web Design Trends 2016 – What Are the Top Ones To Look Out For?


1Imagery Web Design Trend: Large Background Images -Stock photos still play a major role in digital communication, whether it’s an eCommerce store, portfolio or blog. “Users pay close attention to photos and other images that contain relevant information but ignore fluffy pictures used to “jazz up” Web pages.” – Nielsen Norman Group.

2. Personal Branding Trend In WebDesign - Personal branding exists whether you focus on it or not. Your identity and your image (how you are perceived by other people) are very different. “Your brand is what people say about you when you’re not in the room” – Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon

3. Mobile First Websites - Web usage patterns are changing and statistics cannot be ignored if you want to succeed in today’s market. Every third website visitor now uses a mobile device and websites that do not offer mobile optimized versions are causing an unpleasant experience and eventually losses money as users tend to abandon the website if it doesn’t render well on mobile device. “The number of people using mobile devices outstripped people on desktop computers in 2014.” – Jim Edwards, Business Insider, April 2014

4. One Page (Single Page) Web Design Trend - Scrolling is winning over clicking due to the changing web browsing patterns. As mentioned earlier, mobile device usage growth has influenced the way websites are designed nowadays. With smaller screens and super natural touch scrolling movement, people prefer to scroll around instead of clicking on the links and waiting for the content to appear.

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5 Insanely Powerful Anti-Marijuana Lobby Groups

These 5 Industries are the Reason Why Marijuana is Still Illegal

We’ve seen some big, public pushes for marijuana policy reform from certain legislators and pro-marijuana organizations in recent years. But we hear less from the other side —  the groups fighting to keep marijuana illegal. That’s probably because these anti-marijuana lobby groups are interested in preserving the War on Drugs for their own financial interests.(read more)


Hemp - The Little Crop That Could Change Everything

“There’s no question in my mind that this could be a multibillion-dollar crop where we could see millions of acres, eventually,” Eric Steenstra, executive director of Vote Hemp

“The crop right now is sellable,” Colorado hemp farmer Jim Denny told NPR reporters earlier this year. “I’ve already had people contact me on my website saying, ‘We know you’re growing stuff and we want to buy it from you already.’ And we haven’t even put it in the ground.”

What Denny is experiencing is called demand, and it’s one half of the most basic blocks of modern economics. The other, supply, is what he is trying to generate. And he’s not alone. The fact is, industrial hemp — which is a cousin of the marijuana plant, sans the psychoactive compound THC — is a potential gold mine for the agricultural industry. The problem is that so far, it’s been lumped together with marijuana and made out to be dangerous, when it is in fact no more dangerous than cotton or wood.

“There’s no question in my mind that this could be a multibillion-dollar crop where we could see millions of acres, eventually,” Eric Steenstra, executive director of Vote Hemp, said to NPR. “Is that going to happen in a year or two? Of course not.”

But that doesn’t mean that the gears aren’t in motion to establish a legal market. As marijuana legalization is slowly but surely spreading across America, one of the biggest hidden benefits that should come along with it is the resurgence of industrial hemp production.

Hemp is a material that is as practical and useful as almost anything in the world, and can be used to produce a variety of products, including building materials and food. The problem, as of right now, is that those who would be willing to jump in and start growing face a combination of pitfalls, including legal roadblocks, and a scarcity of seeds and research.

In what is a bit of a surprise, there are actually members of Congress who are seeing the potential in the hemp industry. As most policymakers are quick to shrug off and ignore matters related to marijuana or hemp, there are states that could benefit monstrously from the market opening up. The most glaring example of this is Kentucky, which has a couple of political powers who have come out in support of pushing forward with deregulating the hemp industry.

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