Graphic Design Basics Part 2: Design Principles

In the first part of the series we covered the basic elements of graphic design with shapes, lines, textures and color among others. Today we go a bit more in-depth and will take a look at the principles of design, which are very important to know because they’re what separate the good designers from the … Continue Reading

Hot WordPress Themes For Freelancers For Personal Branding

In order to succeed as a freelancer and build a successful brand, website creation is paramount to displaying a professional image. WordPress makes it easy for freelancers to build beautiful, professional websites that are not only impressive to potential clients, but also easy to manage and customize. The right WordPress theme can make or break your website, … Continue Reading

Reasons Why Every Web Designer Should Blog

I won’t be polishing a non-existent shoe. Those web designers who are totally against the idea of blogging (believe me, there are a few who really won’t appreciate this post) can hop out of this discussion. Although, I would feel blessed if you leave your thoughts – positive or negative – in comments section below. … Continue Reading

8 Techniques To Create An Irresistible Landing Page

A landing page is a very important tool for online marketing and is also known as a lead capture page. The definition of it is a single page that appears in response to clicking on an advertisement. These pages are usually designed with a clear scope: to sell or make the user subscribe. They are normally … Continue Reading

Remembering the Unparalleled Visionary that was Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs was a creative visionary and innovator. There is no doubt about that. Jobs changed how the world live their lives, from how they listen their music to how we communicate with people, and how we interact with technology as a whole. The date was October 5, 2011. Apple released the news through press … Continue Reading

Easy Tips To Optimize Local Search For Targeted Traffic

Local search is becoming more and more important because when you operate only locally, it is to your advantage to be found by your local clients, not by the global population you can’t serve anyway. With the increased usage of mobile search, a huge portion of which is local, it gets even more important to … Continue Reading

Graphic Design Basics Part 1: Elements

Graphic design is a very wide domain and getting a job as a graphic designer is not an easy task. Besides the many skills you will have to learn, getting a job on the web also requires personal attributes such as resistance to stress, creativity and self-motivation. But before your personal skills will be evaluated, … Continue Reading

Part 2: Creating Your Own Architecture, Content, And Design Document

In Part 1 of the ‘Website Planning’ series we discussed the importance of creating a website blueprint and the 5 keys to developing a successful website. Before undertaking the website build individuals and/or businesses should set clear goals for their website, identify the target audience with whom they want to communicate, set a call-to-action to … Continue Reading

7 Things Clients Should Know About A Web Designer’s Job

Clients always have a lot of questions, don’t they? They ask a lot of questions because they just don’t know how things work on this “Internet thing”. They just want their pretty site online and with Comics Sans, please. So, guess who will have to tell them the bad news, and teach them the basics? … Continue Reading