New website – check it out!

Check out my portfolio website –http://www.veronikalesnakova.co.uk/

If you like what you see and you have a project in mind then I’m happy to hear from you.

Student Web Awards

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Student Web Awards is an online competition for undergraduate and graduate students. Judges are leading design practitioners and educators. Submitted work is evaluated visually and interactively.

These are judging categories: 

  • TYPOGRAPHY
  • VISUAL DESIGN
  • INTERACTIVITY
  • USER EXPERIENCE
  • PEOPLE’S CHOICE
  • BEST IN SHOW

Winners for year 2015

This is the website called Pacific Crest Trail by Nathan Holter that won 3rd place in category Visual Design.
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This is the best website from all the winners in my opinion. Interactivity is great and it follows all design trends 2015. It is well worth having a look at it.

 

The Webby Awards

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The Webby Awards is international award for best websites in certain categories. It has been going for 20 years now. There are two honors in every category – The Webby Award and The Webby People’s Voice Award. Judges are members of  International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS); but also for The Webby People’s Voice is voted by public all around the world.

Entry requirements 

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There are five main categories in which users can enter the competition – Websites, Advertising & Media, Online Film & Video, Mobile Sites & Apps, Social.

Judging Criteria for Websites

The judging criteria for websites are:

The same judging criteria applies to this project and that is why it is important to have a look at it.

Web design trends for 2015 – 2016

Being up to date with design trends is highly important in order to produce good quality web design not only visually but also produce good user experience. This is the reason why research about web design trends for this year and following year has been done.

Patterns that are ‘in’ and will not go away any time soon

  1. The hamburger menu
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  2. Split screen design
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  3. Card Design
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  4. Hero Image
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  5. Responsive Design
  6. Flat Design – consists of vibrant colour scheme, simple typography, minimalism
  7. Material Design
  8. Block grids
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  9. Account registration – easier registrations consisted by choosing information rather than typing
  10. Long scrolling
  11. Rich Animations – they are not supposed to be used all the time and in a big amount but use such as loading bar is appropriate
  12. Hover Animations
  13. Background video/animations

(Research was done at http://www.awwwards.com/6-web-design-trends-you-must-know-for-2015-2016.html 
http://www.creativebloq.com/web-design/layout-trends-2015-so-far-71515699 )

(Images were downloaded from http://www.awwwards.com/6-web-design-trends-you-must-know-for-2015-2016.html 
http://www.creativebloq.com/web-design/layout-trends-2015-so-far-71515699
http://webbyawards.com/)