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Pinterest Lessons for Better Web Design

July 30, 2012  

We've talked plenty about Pinterest's potential to spread the gospel of your awesomeness, but what about the lessons its success can teach us about creating fashionably cutting-edge Web design?

Here's a big one: According to Babar Suleman, writing at The Daily Egg, "Pinterest's meteoric rise to social media ubiquity is powered by its blend of great visual design and highly intuitive user interface." Bingo.

Below, some tactics out of Pinterest's playbook to help you create a kicky Web page that grabs—and holds— user attention.  

Post in simple blocks. Images on Pinterest appear as note-sized blocks that operate like mini webpages, featuring comments boxes, "Like" and "Repin" buttons. "The masonry layout eliminates visual gaps between images of different sizes and proportions, and thus effectively utilizes available space," Suleman notes.

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  • by Pinterest's Clean Pages Tue Jul 31, 2012 via iphone

    I've only recently joined Pinterest. Facebook's disorganized clutter make me want to just scroll pass the many online marketing sites. I see posted on my wall. Pinterset's clean and cute buttons are just the right bait to keep my interest.

  • by Cynthia Tue Jul 31, 2012 via web

    The other thing I absolutely love? SCROLL TO THE TOP. It is a necessity with the long pages - I keep wishing for a similar button on Twitter and FB for sure.

  • by Ryan Key Sun Aug 26, 2012 via web

    I have been using Pinterest for about 4 months now and simply can't get enough, the creators have done the impossible and made a new addiction. I love browsing the Design category, try typing in Quotes and read some the most inspiring quotes you've ever heard.

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