Archive for the ‘Web Design’ Category

March 31, 2011 Off

How do you Differentiate Yourself as a Web Developer?

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Freelance web designers, and developers might find it challenging to get projects on a consistent basis. There can be various means to get identified as a skilled designer or developer. Passion You might have come across numerous articles showcasing prolific web development work. Passion speaks; some portfolios are creative, while some are inspirational. Adding rich design, […]

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January 10, 2011 2

10 Useful Web Design and Development Books

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Web designers often go through various books and magazines to find out about various new designing tips and techniques. It is very important for a web designer to stay updated with the latest trends. With so many new books coming up each day, many people get confused as to what to read and what not. […]

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July 4, 2010 1

5 Time Saving Resources for Web Designers

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Web designing is about giving attention to detail, maintaining an effective workflow and producing prolific results. Shortcuts, web applications, typography tools etc., might be handy for web designers and thereby save some time and effort in building intriguing web applications and designs. Following are five time saving resources for web designers I came across, which […]

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June 28, 2010 2

How To Create An Effective Design Portfolio

By in Design, Job Finding Tips, Web Design

When you’re looking for a job in design, your design portfolio is your ticket. Well, that or having a connection somewhere. But assuming that you’re on your own in the job hunt, you’re going to have to pack a lot of work, time and talent into your portfolio to show what you can do. In […]

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June 9, 2010 Off

The In’s and Out’s of Project Management

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As web designers, we are required to be project managers as well. With each client, we must plan, organize, manage resources, and develop a project independently. For some types of designers, managing subcontractors is needed as well. It takes great discipline to get a project done on time, and done well. In this post we’re […]

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June 6, 2010 17

10 High Quality Free WordPress Themes

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WordPress users have thousands of free themes to choose from. However, finding a high-quality theme is pretty hard. With the influx of Premium themes, this task has become even harder. We hope this compilation of free high-quality WordPress themes helps you choose the best theme for your blog.

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June 2, 2010 6

5 Tips to Having a Steadier Freelance Web Design Career

By in Design, Web Design

The thrill of not knowing what you’ll be doing tomorrow can be exhilarating, and a huge rush for your creativity — except when that unknowing feeling comes to your finances, work, and where you’re going to find your next client. Being a freelancer puts a lot of unknowns into play, and the first several months […]

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May 25, 2010 9

Top 10 Web Design Standards

By in Design, Web Design

There are countless websites that the average user has access to. Out of all those websites, how many of them are great websites? Probably a small handful. Below you’ll find my thoughts on the 10 key standards that a great website abides by. 1) Compelling Copy Yes I’m a copywriter and so this is the […]

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May 21, 2010 2

The Secret to Becoming a Great Designer: Stealing

By in Design, Web Design

Everyone in this field is always striving to become a better designer, more unique, and more creative. It seems to be the only way to advance our careers, right? After all, some of our most admired designers have their own unique style, which we often just attribute to natural ability. Behind every designer, though, is […]

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May 17, 2010 Off

Website Programmers – The Hidden Artists

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When you visit a cool website, you’re usually dazzled by a neat looking design, a catchy headline or an inviting flash intro. Copywriters and art directors play a big role in putting together the creative aspect of a website. But in many ways they are just the artists that stand in the forefront while the […]

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May 12, 2010 Off

Before You Start a New Website

By in Design, Web Design

As web designers, we build new websites all the time from complete scratch, whether it is for a client or our own project. We know that the best websites take time to create, careful planning, and adequate detail. Yet, as creative people, we don’t like to do a lot of planning and often times jump […]

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May 10, 2010 Off

The Pros and Cons of Adobe Flash

By in Advertising, Review, Web Design

Adobe Flash, which was previously known as Macromedia Flash, is a multimedia platform that is used to add video, animation and greater interactivity to many different areas. Its use in advertising is becoming increasingly common, and it has spurred an endless parade of online games. It can enhance audio, text layout and flow, colour correction, […]

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May 8, 2010 Off

Common Mistakes Designers Make for Winning Over Clients

By in Design, Web Design

Winning over clients is about half the battle when it comes to web design. Of course, without them, we don’t have much of a career at all. Even the best freelancer, company, or web designer can try to get a hold of a client, and only be successful about 10% of the time. However, there […]

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May 2, 2010 Off

The Power of Learning Something New

By in Design, Web Design

Inspiration and even motivation can be a hard thing to come by, as long as you’re forced to design something every working day of your life. Working for clients only can also be a motivation killer, by not allowing oneself to express their own design style and talents. One way to kill that loss of […]

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May 1, 2010 Off

3 Really Useful CSS Grid Systems

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A Grid based design gives your website consistency and allows flexibility between various elements. Grids make your designs more usable and provides a good correlation between different page elements. In order to make it easier for you to find out which grid systems suits best for you, following are three useful CSS grid systems.

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April 20, 2010 3

What You Can Do to Stand Out as a Web Designer

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In the large pool of web designers today, it can be difficult to stand out and get noticed. A recent Ask FreelanceSwitch post spoke of one individual who wanted to break into the industry, but had no connections or references. I then asked myself, how does that apply to my own field of web design? […]

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April 16, 2010 7

5 Useful Typography Tools to Aid you Web Design

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Typography plays a key role in web designing and it has to chosen sensibly to meet the needs of overall design of a website. Beautiful typography can always enhance the website’s look and feel. Following are some useful typography tools and resources which help designers in styling their web content. These tools can be pretty […]

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April 15, 2010 5

5 Things a Modern Web Designer Must Know

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Sometimes we forget that web design is an incredibly new industry, only being a few decades old. With this comes fast changes in technology and the need to keep up. Constant learning is a must. In this post we’ll look over 5 things a modern designer needs to know in order to be a successful […]

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April 9, 2010 38

4 Useful PHP Tools for Image Manipulation and Graphs

By in Review, Web Design

PHP is one of the widely-used scripting languages that is especially suited for web development. PHP can be embedded into HTML and has got a broad range of applications. PHP has more than 20 million domains using it, where-in some of the major brand names include Facebook, WordPress etc., It’s huge community, comprehensive documentation and […]

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April 8, 2010 1

Unique Business Template

By in Review, Web Design

For businesses online, it is difficult to find the perfect web site design that complements your business but not too complex at the same time. Fortunately, MyTemplatez has a Unique Business template that has it all. The template is simple yet highly elegant, fit for large companies as well as with the small industries. It […]

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