2022 Web Design Trend: Animations with GSAP

Door Diego Nijboer gepost op January 5, 2022

GSAP has been actively maintained and developed for over 12 years and there are no plans to stop. Although it has been around for a while, many features have been added and it is increasingly used in modern websites.

What is GSAP?

Simply put, GSAP is the most robust, powerful JavaScript animation library in the world, which is probably why Google recommends it for JS-based animations. GSAP is completely flexible; you can use it throughout the website to animate anything you want. Think of logos, images, text or the background of the website.

This makes for an interactive and visually appealing experience.

Why GSAP?

It is built to give you a good animation workflow for all your projects. And it's insanely fast. Perhaps that's why Google recommends GSAP for JavaScript animations and that it's used on over 10 million websites.

Examples of GSAP animations on other websites

On the showcase page of the developers of GSAP there are many impressive examples that can be used for inspiration:

https://greensock.com/showcase/


Do you want to implement GSAP on your website and need help with this? Schedule a meeting here to discuss the options for your project.

Artikel geschreven door Diego Nijboer
Tijdens mijn studententijd heb ik mijzelf geprobeerd zoveel mogelijk te ontwikkelen, niet alleen door te studeren, maar ook door veel nevenactiviteiten, cursussen en ervaring op te doen. Naast mijn studie heb ik aan veel verschillende projecten gewerkt, ik heb veel werkervaring opgedaan bij verschillende bedrijven waar ik enorm ben gegroeid, en vervolgens ben ik vanuit passie met dit bedrijf begonnen.

The 20 Components of Fonts / Fonts

Door Diego Nijboer gepost op December 16, 2021

Almost 90% of the website consists of typography. Websites are designed and developed in such a way that consumers can get the required information about the company and its products or services. People visit websites to read this content, therefore the words written on the website play a very important role. At the same time, the way these words are presented is equally important. Hence, typography occupies an important place in website design.

Type Terms is a great website to learn the 20 components of a font in an interactive way. You don't need to know these terms, but being aware of the concepts will help you see why a font looks the way it does.

The influence of the font on your website

A font has more influence on some important aspects of a website than many people think, for example it contributes to:

  • User-friendliness (UX)
  • legibility
  • Brand Identity

There are tons of fonts available, but it's important to understand that every industry or brand needs a different font for their website. For example, a beauty product manufacturer or a marketing website may not use the same font as a law firm or engineering firm.

Often companies prefer a simple font to avoid a wrong impression or communication. But at the same time, using decorative fonts can also help attract more people to the website, beautiful and innovative fonts can generate interest among the viewers. That is why it is very important that you as a company or brand have to decide on what kind of image you want to build. What message do you want to convey through your website? Once you've established these points, you can determine your ideal font.

Artikel geschreven door Diego Nijboer
Tijdens mijn studententijd heb ik mijzelf geprobeerd zoveel mogelijk te ontwikkelen, niet alleen door te studeren, maar ook door veel nevenactiviteiten, cursussen en ervaring op te doen. Naast mijn studie heb ik aan veel verschillende projecten gewerkt, ik heb veel werkervaring opgedaan bij verschillende bedrijven waar ik enorm ben gegroeid, en vervolgens ben ik vanuit passie met dit bedrijf begonnen.

The 7 Best Free Stock Photos Websites

Door Diego Nijboer gepost op November 18, 2021

What are stock photos?

  • A stock photo is a photo that has been taken to be used in other places, for example companies can use it on their website without having to take the photos themselves or hire a photographer.
  • There are many paid stock photos, but there are also many high quality stock photos available that are free to download.

Why you can't use every image on your website

Copyrights, licenses.


These are the best websites for free stock photos in 2021

1. Unsplash

There are tons of free stock photos available on Unsplash, lots of product images, and the photos are uploaded by professionals. The navigation and search function of the website also work very well, we usually quickly find a photo on this website that we want to use.

2. Pexels

At Pexels you can choose between many categories that give a certain feeling or have a certain atmosphere.

3. Pixabay

4. Stocksnap.io

5. Free images

6. Wallhaven

This website is more focused on Games and Digital Art, this website is a forum around photos that fall into this category.

7. Flickr

You must pay attention to whether the photo has a 'Public Domain Dedication' or 'Public Domain Mark' license on this website, otherwise you may not be able to use the photo commercially. (the link above points to the page with photos that are free to use.)

Bonus website:

Tineye Labs

Tineye labs is different from the other websites mentioned, because this website lets you search images based on color. Very useful if you want to stick to a certain color scheme on the website and want to find suitable images.

Artikel geschreven door Diego Nijboer
Tijdens mijn studententijd heb ik mijzelf geprobeerd zoveel mogelijk te ontwikkelen, niet alleen door te studeren, maar ook door veel nevenactiviteiten, cursussen en ervaring op te doen. Naast mijn studie heb ik aan veel verschillende projecten gewerkt, ik heb veel werkervaring opgedaan bij verschillende bedrijven waar ik enorm ben gegroeid, en vervolgens ben ik vanuit passie met dit bedrijf begonnen.

Selecting a payment provider

Door Diego Nijboer gepost op December 6, 2020

There are more payment provider options today than ever before and many of them are designed for very specific niches. This is a good thing, given the sheer diversity of payment preferences – especially across age groups, business types and technologies. But with so many options, finding the right payment processing solution for your own business can be a challenge. Keep reading to learn what to look for when finding the best remote payment solution for your business.

Payment Security

It is very important that you choose a payment provider that offers secure data processing. Accepting credit and debit cards means that you need to choose a provider that is PCI compliant. You should choose a processor that can secure your customers' payments with the latest data security. This means you can take advantage of technologies such as tokenization, point-to-point encryption, and other fraud management tools.

Average transaction frequency

Many payment providers offer different prices based on transaction frequencies and amounts. You should choose a package that fits your current needs in the here and now. After all, if you miss or exceed these transaction limits, you will be paying more than necessary.
Ultimately, you want a payment provider that can quickly adapt to your needs as your business continues to grow. Ideally, you should be able to review your pricing with a dedicated account manager on a quarterly basis to determine any cost-effective changes. This will help you choose the best payment processor company.

Easy setup and maintenance

Getting started with your payment provider should be as simple as possible. This includes enrollment applications, hardware and software upgrades, and training. These steps - if they are difficult - become 'hidden' costs that should play a role in your decision-making. The same goes for maintenance. If you constantly have to solve problems with your payment environment, it is better to choose another provider. Every second you spend on a buggy interface takes time away from your core business.

Integrations

Integrations ensure that payments can be made from various functionalities or applications. For example, if you want your customer to be able to pay after filling out a form, it is good to check in advance whether the payment provider already has an integration with the form plugin you use. LightSpeed-IT can provide you with further information if you have any questions.

Payment processing fees

Of course you want to keep all processing costs as low as possible. The more money you have to pay, the lower your profit will be. Therefore, it pays to look around for providers that offer the most attractive rates, but be careful. Processing fees aren't the only way payment providers make money.
There are also hidden costs that can affect your bottom line. The most important thing is to be aware of this before committing to any provider. However, keep in mind that it sometimes makes sense to pay a little more if the processor can guarantee certain benefits, such as data security and fraud protection.

the takeaway

While there may be many smaller factors that are equally important, these key factors will help you differentiate and choose the best payment processing company. Taking all these factors into account, Stripe offers the best payment solution in my opinion, they offer a lot of options for integrations and have the most important features that are beneficial for your business.

Artikel geschreven door Diego Nijboer
Tijdens mijn studententijd heb ik mijzelf geprobeerd zoveel mogelijk te ontwikkelen, niet alleen door te studeren, maar ook door veel nevenactiviteiten, cursussen en ervaring op te doen. Naast mijn studie heb ik aan veel verschillende projecten gewerkt, ik heb veel werkervaring opgedaan bij verschillende bedrijven waar ik enorm ben gegroeid, en vervolgens ben ik vanuit passie met dit bedrijf begonnen.

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