How to Safely Match Web Design and Typography

Posted in Typography, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 18 Comments

As web designers, our designs have to be both usable and attractive, communicate information and create a name. Our designs must be technically proven and tested for our dear readers. With that in mind, web designing is definitely a form of communication and nowadays, this type of communication is very, very important. As a form of communication, we, as web designers do the speaking and we hope our readers and viewers listen.

For all types of communication, the most important thing is to be able to fully transmit the message to the receiving end. In other words, in web designing, the most important thing is to make our readers understand whatever it is we are trying to convey. This is where typography comes in. If the text in our design is too small to read, or too cramped up, or if it irritates the audience while viewing the design, the page won’t get a second glance.

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The Battle Between Psychedelic & Minimalist Design: Which Side Are You On?

Posted in Tips, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 17 Comments

A minimalist would say Less is more, but on the other side of the spectrum, an advertiser would argue: The bigger, the bolder, the better! Who would you believe, and which is really better–all, or nothing?

Psychedelic and Minimalist art are very different aesthetically, but equally brilliant. Both can be effective in certain instances, and both can flop. Psychedelic art is about boldness and richness. Minimalist art…just the opposite –stripping a design to its bare essentials.

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13 Perfect Valentine Day Gifts For Your Beloved Geek: Him&Her

Posted in News, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 11 Comments

Valentine’s day is coming and I know why you’re here. Either you were sent here by a tweet, search engine, or a frequent visitor, one reason stands among the rest: you are here to see some of the best, and affordable, gifts for your partner!

I must say as early as now that what I’ve listed mostly are for geeks or technology-inclined individuals. Inside you will see stones with engravings, sculpted trees, heart-shaped USB drive and other cute things that even you would want for yourself.

Read on!

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Introducing Google Chrome: All In One Super Charged Guide

Posted in Blogging, Social Media, Tools, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 18 Comments

Google Chrome is the most fastest browser anyone could ever use. It has lived up to most people’s expectations with its speed, security, innovative navigations, ease of usage and very cool extensions. And because it uses WebKit as a rendering engine, it’s completely web developer-friendly.  So, let those HTML5, CSS3 & Flash-less designs come rolling in.

In this article we aim to deliver an All in one resource guide for Google Chrome users. From extensions to some advanced tricks we got it covered for you. So Fasten your seat belts and lets check out more than 90 kick ass extensions, themes, web apps and tips to customize your Google Chrome.

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What Everyone Ought to Know about Initial Client Meeting

Posted in Freelance, Tips, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 19 Comments

In the glorious field of web design there are far too many prices, skillsets, levels of professionalism, and difference in deliverables for any client to really understand them all or even comprehend where to start. We live and work in a field that is ever-changing and as hard as it is for us to keep up with technology, clients can’t possibly be expected to. This post is going to be the start of a series on the entire process of building a website for a client. It will entail many phases from initial meeting to design mockups to development, testing, and launch. Within each of the articles there will be pertinent information for anyone in the freelance field whether you’re a full-timer or not. My simple goal is to provide information for each of you that will aid you in streamlining the process and help cut out some pitfalls along the way. I’d also like to ask for your feedback on each of the phases I’ll be outlining here. There is no “right way” to do things so give your thoughts and opinions, no holding back. Let’s get started.

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Art Direction Trend Coming To 1WD: Foundations And History

Posted in Blogging, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 6 Comments

Art Direction is here. The art of creating kick-ass blog posts with great content and super awesome unique designs.

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Excellent Ideas to Having a Positive Outcome to Your Website

Posted in Freelance, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 10 Comments

A business owner loves to put up a website. In fact, this is the way to reach millions of people in the market to buy your products and services. But the problem you might encounter once you have the website is how people or online visitors will discover it. Whether you have a big or small company, having a website makes a difference. In prominent search engines, so long as your site is ranked on the topmost pages, you have every which way to compete with big online stores like Amazon, Microsoft and eBay.

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Why Make Effective Networking Part Of Your Freelance Job

Posted in Freelance, Tips, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 4 Comments

Being a freelancer is no regular job to do. It takes a lot of hard work to become successful in this field. And as a freelancer, it is essential to build contacts for your business work. You need sufficient references – people who work out as your clients. You need people to help you deliver expected results. So what drastic steps should you do in establishing contacts for your business?

This is where effective networking comes in. Networking simply means the act of creating, extending and maintaining personal connections with different types of people in the business. It is a way to seek sources for opportunities like extending business to more clients and how to gain technical expertise.

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Please All Types of Clients: Guide to Choosing Color Combinations

Posted in Tips, Tools, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 17 Comments

Every graphic designer knows that choosing the color combinations is among the most important parts of the design making process, on print or on the web. There is no universal color combination that will please all types of clients. For some designers, it is a matter of trial and error. But trial and error means you wasting plenty of precious time. Time is an important commodity in the graphic designer’s fast paced world. Through proper research, sense of style and good common sense, you can eliminate the long time of experimentation.

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Simple Ways To Sharpen Your Freelancing Skills

Posted in Freelance, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 11 Comments

Most people find themselves working eight hours a day, five days a week. They could be connected to a small business or work in a prominent establishment where income is manageable. However, working on a daily basis makes you burn-out and want to work on your own with no boss watching you around.

Why freelancing is right for you? These days, seeking regular 8-5 jobs seem impossible to find. Employment seemed to have decreased over time with the current recession. Because of this, you find many people out of work. This then calls for a freelancing job where you can maximize your own time. But remember, you need to have the quality skills to become a successful freelancer.

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