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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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