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Here is an interesting document about web design trends. The most important concept to remember is “responsive design”. This concept means that the page is designed to work on any platform, desktop, tablet or mobile, i.e., it’s “platform agnostic”.

Another interesting trend is the over-simplification of navigation structures. Pages look increasingly more like apps, encapsulating all the functionality in a single page. In fact, if it were not so, responsive design wouldn’t be enough: the contents could adapt to the format, but the navigation would be almost impossible on a smartphone. Therefore, the current development pattern privileges navigation structures that can function in the smallest platform possible. From that point forward, they are most likely to work in larger platforms such as tablets or desktops. An example of this pattern is to never have more than two navigation levels. Smartphone apps rarely have more than two depth levels. Otherwise, users would possibly get lost.

You can get this document as a free ebbok at: http://www.awwwards.com/web-design-and-mobile-trends-for-2013-ebook-download-it-for-free.html

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IF – A poem by Rudyard Kipling

IF you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;
If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings – nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And – which is more – you’ll be a Man, my son!

My first post had to be meaningful. Something to set the pace for the rest of the content I want to share. I know I won’t be as good as Kipling. But I will try to bear his message in mind.