Welcome to The Design Pixel’s Roundup! Where we bring you the latest design and development news, discussions and resources around the web, curated and linked for your enjoyment.
This week we talk about SVG tools, the role of traditional design elements in the 2.0 era of web design, the process of creating sites for multiple devices, and the benefits of using breadcrumbs for usability and sitelinks for exposure in SERPs.
If your site uses SVG techniques frequently enough, you may benefit from using specific SVG software to create, edit and optimize SVG graphics. EGrappler has compiled a nice list to help you choose the right tool for the job.
An interesting look at the elements that make up traditional web design and how they can still be useful in the 2.0 era. Complete with a showcase of websites that strike a good balance between both philosophies of design.
What makes up great responsive design? How should you approach designing sites for so many devices as visitors use nowadays? Much has been written about the elements of responsive design, but sometimes it’s useful to take a step back from hands-on work and actually stop to think about the general ideas that should guide the process of designing for multiple devices. This article contains a few tips on that.
Breadcrumbs have been a staple of quality web design and usability for a long time now. This article explains the benefits of using them (including possible SEO implications), the different types of breadcrumbs, and in what cases you should or shouldn’t be using them in your web project.
Sometimes, results in a Google SERP include several links to a site’s subpages, right below the main search result. These are called sitelinks and they are a great way to increase your visibility and push down your competitors’ results. While you can’t directly decide if Google shows sitelinks for your page, you can follow the tips in this article to increase the chances or even tell Google not to show specific sitelinks if that’s what you want.
That’s it for this week’s roundup! Check back next week for more!