Freelance Series Wrap-Up: Moving Through the Project

Posted in Freelance, Tips, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 1 Comment

As we finish up this freelance series, I thought it would be great to go through the phases that every project needs to be successful. I’ll touch on things like analysis, sketching, design, development, content, and testing. Now, remember that I’m coming from a web design perspective so there will be some phases in here that wouldn’t be applicable to a graphic designer or someone who’s project doesn’t require development. But all in all, I think that the majority of freelancers would use a very similar process. Here we go.

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Basics: Difference Between Pixel and Vector-Based Graphics

Posted in Logos, Tips, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 8 Comments

This article is about the differences between pixel and vector-based designs but before going into details, I would like to give you an introduction to graphic design.  A design is a combination of words and drawings which is integrated in a manner so that it can enhance creativity and exquisiteness through innovative ideas whereas graphics are a visual presentation of images in print media. Graphic design is the production of images and text artistically and in an appealing style. Graphic design can be referred as a visual communicator in the field of multimedia. If someone wants to enhance interactivity in his website, logos and signs or to convey a strong message through brochures and posters then he should incorporate graphic designs in his work.

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Finding Your Perfect Employee: Brains or Chemistry

Posted in Freelance, Tips, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 5 Comments

Hiring people is just the beginning of a tough adventure. An employer can go for either the brains or people person, of course it is a given that both should have the skills needed for the job. The dilemma lies in what type of person will make a difference as a part of the team. For some weird reason there is only one bully in school and there’s only one nerd. But does that have something to do with this article? Find out.

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Different Image Formats – And When to Use Them

Posted in Photography, Tips, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 22 Comments

Are you familiar with the extensions after your images? There are so many image formats that it’s so easy to get confused! File extensions like .jpeg, .bmp, .gif, and more can be seen after an image’s file name. Most of us disregard it, thinking there is no significance regarding these image formats.

These are all different and incompatible, though. These image formats have their own pros and cons. They were created for specific, yet different, purposes. What’s the difference, and when is each format appropriate to use?

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Where Have all the Comments Gone?

Posted in Blogging, Freelance, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 53 Comments

Discussion on blogs has significantly dropped over the last couple of years. Going back, you will see people fighting or immensely contributing their knowledge on blogs via comments. There are actually only a few websites/blogs left with a large number of commenters that deserve praise. Most of the comments we see now are either spam or a little thank you note to promote their websites. WHY?

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20+ Websites To Help You Learn Flash and ActionScript

Posted in Tips, Tutorials, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 14 Comments

There are many software products that are available in the market for website development. In the world of multimedia, Flash has its own position. In designing interactive demos, standalone movies, and aesthetically pleasing web content, flash plays a main role.

Tips and tricks can be learned from different websites.  The good reputation of Adobe products is one of the core reasons that Flash and ActionScript are so popular. A major reason for it’s popularity is that ActionScript is similar to JavaScript. There are many websites that are very helpful for learning Flash. Below are 25 websites that will help you in learning Flash/ActionScript.

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The Secret Of Successful Minimal Font Usage

Posted in Inspiration, Tips, Typography, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 13 Comments

Minimal fonts can awesomely enhance any artwork if used properly. You can see more and more websites using minimal fonts in their designs. Personally I love the neat look of bold minimal font in a minimal design. In this article you’re going to find some tips together with stunning examples to learn more about minimal font usage in web design. While minimalism seems easy – it really isn’t,  it takes great skill to come up with something clean, professional and unique at the same time! Let’s jump into art of minimal fonts?

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Cost Effective Services to Help You Launch Your Own Site

Posted in Tips, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 10 Comments

Creating a website does not really require you to have all the technical skills to create one. There are various services available, both free and paid, that will be a great help in your website building process. Whether you are a developer, a designer, or neither, you can still have your dream website, all you have to do is read through this guide. This article is primarily for people who have always dreamed about having their own site, but always thought you had to be a tech savvy person to have one. However I will also touch on and explain how to leverage rapid website building possibilities for serious entrepreneurs too! I am sure you’ve been there – you had an amazing new project idea one that you wanted to realize immediately but the painfully long process of website creation took too much time and you lost your excitement or even worse – never launched your website!

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Piracy and Plagiarism in the Modern World

Posted in Blogging, Freelance, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 10 Comments

Ever since man created the concept of “mine” and “yours” originality and plagiarism has always been an issue. Plagiarism is defined as a close imitation or an exact copy of a piece of work or idea. Many creative geniuses have fallen into oblivion because someone of higher status stole their product or idea and claimed it as their own. Piracy, on the other hand, is the illegal distribution of materials. Evil? Very. But it happens.

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Freelance Proposals and How to Make Them Effective

Posted in Freelance, Tips, Tools, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 7 Comments

I’ve been getting requests for the article on doing proposals, and it is finally here! This will cover the portion of your freelance career where you get the joy of quoting a project now that you’ve met with the client and have some time management skills under your belt. Whether you’ve done this two times or 200 times, the process will constantly need refining but the most important thing is to be clear, concise, accurate, and on time. Make your proposal bulletproof. Make sure it includes the scope of the project, so that anything outside of the scope will be billed extra. This will help with your time management, your billing, your timeline, and of course, your sanity. We’ll also talk a bit about a proposal system I love and highly recommend. Here we go!

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