The Importance of Unique Icons in Web Design

by Jake Rocheleau
on August 29, 2014

Crafting your layout around iconic symbolism offers a method of communication beyond just text. Symbols quickly explain the function of a button or link. Symbols become recognizable logos for companies. And symbols let us know when we’ve meandered our way into the wrong bathroom. Well, symbols and the lamenting screams of horrified women(or men?).

Keep in mind that a website using too many icons will get confusing real fast. You generally need some context to help readers understand what they’re looking at. Finding a balance between visual and contextual information is the name of the game. And that game’s called Connect Four. But instead of connecting colorful plastic it’s like connecting design elements. And you’re not really playing as much as frantically overthinking to find a good solution.

While there isn’t any magic formula to use on every webpage I’d like to offer advice for designers who want to better understand icon placement. Specifically how to fit and craft icons which blend into a page while offering a dash of convenience to the user experience.

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35 Best Premium Shopify Themes for E-commerce Web Shops

by Jake Rocheleau
on August 26, 2014

Looking for a captivating layout to entice potential customers into your webshop? Well look no further than these brilliant Shopify ecommerce themes! Shopify is one of the safest content management systems that you could use to build an online store. Along with a manageable backend panel the entire website is often easy to customize with a unique theme.

In this post I’ve collected 35 unique website themes for Shopify. The designs are brilliantly hand-crafted to work with practically any market or product. Regardless of what you’re selling it shouldn’t be tough to find a theme which perfectly matches your web store. Take a peek at some of these examples and see if any specific designs catch your attention.

Flat Responsive

flat responsive shopify theme

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July iStock Promo Codes – 2014

by brantwilson
on August 1, 2014

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Today we have a little something different for you. Much of our traffic consists of designers looking for stock resources. While we wish we could offer you everything you’re looking for, unfortunately that isn’t always the case. Luckily our friends at iStock have reached out and provided BittBox readers with two awesome coupon codes for you to save on your next purchase.

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