Collaboration: An Important Factor To Have At Work

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A successful project depends on how the working relationship of the workers involved are. In the process of working, collaboration is one factor that workers must have to reach their goals or be successful on the project they are working on. In this article, I will be focusing on how important collaboration is between entities.

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Web Designers’ 2011: New Year’s Resolutions

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Time to kick 2010 out and kiss 2011 hello. Yep,  it’s that time once more when you make new year’s resolutions. And looking at it, it’s pretty much just like last year – funny. Well for some, who can really stick to their resolutions I salute their determination. One fact about resolutions is that they are just too good to be true, which makes it even harder to accomplish. For example – “A chain smoker’s resolution : Quit smoking”. Now, that would be very hard to do because as we know smokers are addicted to nicotine and feel like they’d die without a puff an hour. It’s better to go like – ” Go slow and take only 3 sticks of cigarette a day instead of 5″. You can’t rush perfection, take one single step at a time. This time, lets stick to making a more realistic list and something that would make you realize your list of resolutions.

Here is an inspiring list of resolutions for web designers, developers and bloggers. Hopefully to get you started on the new year right.

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45 Top and Most Popular Articles of 2010 in Design Community

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2010 was a great year for everyone, even for web design bloggers. In this article, you will see a compilation of the great and most popular freebie articles, those that are inspirational and those that give tips and tutorials published by several design blogs. In this way, we can recap on what are the topics and ideas many people got interested in. I know you are all excited, so here are the best and useful design articles of the year 2010!

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1WD Giveaway Contest Winner Announcement & Feedback

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Hello everybody! We’re finally back with our contest results –  I am apologising it took so long, but wasn’t easy to gather all results from Facebook, Twitter, comments –  decide which prizes get each winner and finally putting that all together and contacting all our kind sponsors. Holiday season also didn’t help to get job done faster..:)

Huh, okay, but to move on –  finally results are announced and you can check if you’re one of the winners in the list by reading further. Don’t worry we are contacting everybody even if we didn’t get your email –  expect for Twitter private messages or Facebook message so we can be sure you receive your prize as supposed.

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How to Create a Perfect White Web Design? Tips and Inspiration

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White is clean and elegant, these are the two things we see on White. This color has always been popular that is used in different kinds of industries. For instance in interior designing, designers prefer more White to stand out as the main color in decorating a room or a house.

But how to create such design on our own?

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How To Write Well The Ernest Hemingway Style

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Ernest Hemingway, minimalist, good at writing. The first thing everyone will know in a skill are the basic principles and exercises which will be the foundation for the more advanced levels. Take for example the masters in martial arts, every day they practice their basic footwork, basic kicks and punches, everything basic. Why? Because mastering the fundamentals of a skill is the correct path into becoming awesome! Master the basics of writing a sentence and you’re on your way to becoming a superstar.

“Eschew obfuscation, espouse elucidation,” meaning “avoid being unclear, support being clear” as written in Wikipedia. But no matter how much you want to be clear on the things you write there will come a time when you simply can’t be clear. Why? Read on.

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How Can Web Design Affect A Website’s Bounce Rate?

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One thing a blogger or an owner of a website needs to take into consideration of is its bounce rate. This is very important for it tells you on how many visitors are “bouncing” away on your site. A bounce rate determines the success or failure of a website.

Wikipedia defines bounce rate as:

A term used in web site traffic analysis. It essentially represents the percentage of initial visitors to a site who “bounce” away to a different site, rather than continue on to other pages within the same site.

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A Graphic Designer’s Dilemma: How to Prevent Revisions & Other Client Issues

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Time is a freelance graphic designer’s biggest asset. We are paid per project basis. Unless we get a project done and approved by the client, we won’t get paid nor start on another project.

Being a freelance designer is a job made in heaven or hell. Don’t you love the feeling of fulfillment once your design has been approved?  Being recognized and praised for your work is the best feeling to have, but this is not always the case—some bosses are harder to please than others. We have been on that road before, on one time or another—clients demanding revision after revision, asking for changes and modifications. There are so many demands that you feel like every creative juice has been squeezed out of your head. What do you do?

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What Mythology Tells Us About Creativity

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No matter what account of creation you believe you can’t deny the overpowering creativity of the world’s mythologies. The essence of every mythology is to tell a story about how things came to existence and of how the earth and life on it emerged.

In every aspect of our lives we learn from all the things that surrounds us, same goes for the stories that have emerged from the inquisitive minds of people. We can learn a thing or two from them, it doesn’t matter even if we are ages apart from those people.

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Is The Art of Handwriting Really Dying?

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Glorifying the use of computers and cool fonts from blog to blog seem to not end and it probably never will. One must put a stop to this insanity by looking back from where it all came from, a more traditional art. Handwriting or penmanship, if you will.

The art of handwriting is dying, I only have one friend who has a very artistic handwriting and when people do see her write they get mesmerized. That is one hint that it is a dying art: when people around see it like something straight from a fantasy film.

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