Archive for the ‘Web Design’ Category

March 20, 2010 4

5 Amazing JQuery Image Gallery/Slideshow Plugins

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Image slideshows are trending within web pages now and are used as a medium to showcase important information for the readers in an elegant way. jQuery being popular among web developers is used to create these stunning image slideshows and galleries. Following are some of the intriguing jQuery plug-ins which might come handy for you.

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March 9, 2010 1

Finding Well Paid Work for Web Designers

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In my last post, I talked about a method of marketing many web designers, including myself, like to use: freebie marketing. It is an excellent method for marketing and gaining momentum for your work, but when it comes down to it — every designer still needs to get paid. Marketing oneself is a task in […]

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March 3, 2010 2

‘Freebie’ Marketing for Web Designers

By in Design, Web Design

Any designer must constantly be marketing themselves and their services for a steady flow of work, but marketing in itself can be time consuming; only taking away from a work day. To combat this issue, we as web professionals must become smart business people as well, which of course comes with smart marketing techniques. The […]

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March 2, 2010 9

Online Template Generators for Blogs and Websites

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Though there are many ready-made blog and web site templates available on the web, you might want to build your own unique custom design. Having a basic structure might make it easier to build the template. Following is a list of some of the best tools which enable you to create a basic framework so […]

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February 22, 2010 17

How to Take Better Screenshots

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While highlighting the features of a product or a service apart from writing perceptive content, screenshots do play a key role. The images and screenshots need to merge well with the content to give the web page a perfect blend. As part of this article, I wanted to share some useful tips and tools to […]

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February 15, 2010 Off

Tutorials vs. Teachers

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Once upon a time, I was a student attending school for copywriting. I was excited about entering the world of advertising. I was full of inspiration and hope, itching to unleash my creative ideas and witty words onto the world. Unfortunately, there was this one pesky little thing that seemed to be getting in the […]

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February 8, 2010 1

Home, Home on the Web

By in Design, Web Design

People HATE ads. As a copywriter who makes a living writing ads, this is a very unfortunate fact to bear. Every copywriter, art director or person vaguely involved in the production of advertising is most likely hated for writing ads, and really hates to hear this. It means our days spent wading through the crappy […]

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February 3, 2010 3

If Design Isn’t Profitable, Then It’s Art.

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Henrik Fiskar once said this quote, and while it isn’t always true, it is an excellent observation nonetheless. The freedom of art and creativity is exhilarating to say the least, but design is off in a separate tangent — one that solves business problems, and earns a hefty profit for doing so. Still, though, many […]

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January 29, 2010 4

How to Add a Stunning 3D Flash Image Slider to Your Site With CU3ER

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If you are a web developer or designer and are looking for a stunning 3D flash image slider for your site to impress your visitors at the first sight then, here is an effective flash component worth trying. To intrigue your further it sports 3D image transitions, horizontal and vertical cubing, auto play, description boxes and a lot more.

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January 28, 2010 Off

Why you should create free templates for open source CMSs

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One of the most heated debates within the web design community is on the subject of speculative – or spec – work. What happens is that a client seeking design work releases their proposal and invites interested parties to apply for the job by submitting a mock-up. Basically, it involves the designer working for free […]

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January 28, 2010 7

How to Plan for a Portfolio Redesign

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The ever so daunting redesign of one’s own portfolio can be the trickiest project to come by. Despite us knowing ourselves best, and knowing the goals we have in mind for our careers or business, we as designers have the most trouble with only one client: ourselves. Perhaps it’s the pressure of perfectionism, the ability […]

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January 20, 2010 4

When to Say “No” to Web Design Clients

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While it may happen more with freelancers than with firm workers, the feast or famine style still exists. When we can’t find clients, we cannot pay the bills, and perhaps may not be in a position to pick and choose our type of work. No matter how desperate, though, there are a number of times […]

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January 11, 2010 13

How to: Create Slick Designs with Detail

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Web design is about more than just making things look nice on screen — it’s about creating interfaces that are functional, easy to use, as well as aesthetically pleasing. There are a number of visual techniques that can be used in web design to create the correct hierarchy, tell the user where to click, and […]

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