There’s a lot of advice out there on how to get ranked for some competitive keyword terms (like weight loss, credit cards and so on). What about first ranking for your websites name (if you have a new site)? If you create 2ndwebdesigner.com, for example, that doesn’t mean you’ll be #1 for ’2ndwebdesigner’ or ’2nd web designer’ immediately! Why?Read More
Are you working as a freelancer? Do you constantly feel the pressure and stress of running your own business? In this article we’ll have a look at how this stress can be made easier to handle for you by following a few simple tips. You probably know a few of these from before, but are you able to remember them when it counts?Read More
Trend is a set of rules we somehow follow, not as something we designers obey. It is more like a guidance to help us set new ideas whenever we create a design. In the web design industry, we realized that the trend changes rapidly. Not only to accomplish the aesthetically feel, the user interface plays another great role as well.
Although the year of 2010 will be over in 3 more months, the revolutions in web design this year have led designers to achieve extra ordinaries web designs, while continuing to set the unlimited parameters of it.Read More
According to Wikipedia, a cognitive bias is:
the human tendency to make systematic errors in certain circumstances based on cognitive factors rather than evidence
There are certain things you can do as a web designer to make better decisions by recognizing and thinking twice about these cognitive biases. My attempt here will be to make you familiar some of these common decision mistakes and offer suggestions on how you can avoid them.Read More
Most of us treat our web design businesses not as a business but as a hobby. And hobbies are dealt with in a different way than businesses. Most of us don’t know the exact definition of a business; even Wikipedia says: “the exact definition of business, like much else in the philosophy of business, is a matter of debate and complexity of meanings.” It definitely is.
In my opinion, as a small business owner, in order to start treating your web design business as a business you need to focus on 2 things.Read More
Design is everywhere, all the buildings, cars, planes, clothes and even bookshelves are designed by the designers. Such different visual design is good inspiration source for web and graphic designers because it’s totally different creative field somehow related of course.
This collection will help you to feed your imagination with fresh and creative ideas from furniture design range. Some of the listed examples are very creative and you’ll be surprised that bookshelf could look so impressive and be functional in the same time.Read More
Sitting in a chair working for most of the day is never healthy. If you’re a freelancer, it means you’re pretty much glued to your chair since there is no getting up and going over to a colleague’s desk to talk about a project, walk to a meeting, elevator or across the street for lunch.Read More
Welcome back to part two of our email UI faceoff – I recently wrote about the usability testing process, and set up a test for comparing the usability of Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail and Gmail.
Well, the results are in and we’ve got some pretty interesting feedback from the test – you can get directly to the test results yourself, or read on for our analysis and verdict.Read More
I recently, as many web designers and developers will have, became aware of a fantastic resource put together by web developer, Paul Irish, and Divya Manian. Html5 Boilerplate, as they have named it, is a powerful starting off point for any website or web application. As Paul Irish describes it; “It’s essentially a good starting template of html and css and a folder structure that works., but baked into it is years of best practices from front-end development professionals.”
It is absolutely packed full of fantastic snippets of code that are still very much worth using even if you don’t want to start using html5 boilerplate as your base template.Read More
When building a website, there are so many things and aspects to keep in mind. It often happens that in that mess we forget about some basic things like favicon or maybe about dummy content removal from test site. It’s much easier to go trough all those things when you have all of them written down.
In this article you are going to find bunch of different checklists, questionnaires and tips covering almost everything for an upcoming website. You probably will need just one of these tools, so choose carefully. Read some tips and decide which tool fits the best for your project planning and development process.Read More