32 Google Chrome Extensions For Smart Designers

Posted in Web Design4 years ago • Written by 33 Comments

Google chrome is a relatively new web browser but it has already gained huge popularity with its great speed and features. Web developers must work more faster and more productively – what could help more than these extensions aimed to ease your daily development process and save time.

At least for me – none of extensions have made browser load speed slower – I cannot say this about Firefox though, which I don’t use anymore. Scroll through this list – I am sure you will find at least few new extensions to use daily!

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Case Study: Call to Action in Web Design Usability

Posted in Web Design4 years ago • Written by 10 Comments

I’ve recently been working on a new website for a very large organization. The organization is made up of numerous policy teams who are all tasked with keeping different topics of interest up to date. The one downfall of this is that each policy team considers their content to be the most important. This has led to every new section being given to us with the instruction of “making it more prominent”.

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5 Ideas To Help You Become Better Web Designer

Posted in Web Design4 years ago • Written by 26 Comments

Web design, like every other form of design is ever-changing! Web designers thus need to be updated with the latest trends to be able to design creative websites. Web design has seen the emergence of new trends and new ideas in last few years. There was also the addition of website interactivity to web design. Newly designed sites are inclined towards displaying their content in an interactive way. Their focus while designing websites is beyond a creative canvas; it is more about attracting users and getting a user engaged on the site.

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30+ Things You Have to Know about being a Freelancer

Posted in Web Design4 years ago • Written by 67 Comments

Wanting to be a freelancer? – there are many things you need to be aware of. In this article I will list many things for you to think through and consider before jumping into the freelance business. I hope this list will be a valuable tool for you to evaluate the current situation and being prepared for possible challenges along the way.

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Be a Design Commando: Can You Make the Cut?

Posted in Web Design4 years ago • Written by 10 Comments

We have heard of the code ninja or samurai designer but today’s article will introduce you to becoming a designer with a different perspective; the ways of the design commando. We can learn plenty from the spirit and code commandos live by. Learning to apply the best of these qualities to the lifestyle and attitudes a designer should have, you can become a design commando as well.

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5 Unusual Yet Great Ways To Make Money With Your Blog

Posted in Blogging, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 31 Comments

Blogging has been growing in popularity since a couple of years. It started out as a way for people to publish their thoughts online, and for others to comment on them. What started as a few sentences of thought and personal opinion has evolved into thousands and thousands of articles and posts about anything. As blogging continues to become more advanced, the advertising and marketing world has tapped into its potential.

Most Internet Marketers suggest you to put up adverts on your site to make money, but such solution needs a good blog traffic, and frankly in my experience there are many better ways to make money. So in this article I will be talking about the best ways a blog can make money.

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18 Wireframing, Mockup And Prototyping Tools To Plan Designs

Posted in Tools, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 36 Comments

I will keep repeating how important is to plan your webdesign, sitemaps, draw flowcharts,wireframes before even start to do actual functional and design planning! Since I am deeply researching this topic myself, this time I found the most popular wireframing software available.

Just 3 of tools I found were free, but every tool has free trial or basic plan so you can definitely try and test it yourself for one time projects.

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Client Tactics: Freelance Contract Basics Part 2

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

As said in part one of this article, contracts are one of the most vital and misunderstood tools of the freelancers arsenal. Here in the fifth installment of the Client Tactics Series, we will look at schedules in contracts between a freelancer and his clients.

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9 Etiquettes And Tips of a Photoshop Rockstar Designer

Posted in Tips, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 16 Comments

Hello friends! I don’t think we need an intro to the legendary tool, which has celebrated its 20th birthday last month, since its release, in 1990. Let it be designing those inviting little ad banners, to the finest of hand-crafted webapp UIs, PHOTOSHOP have a special place in a web-designer’s heart!

With the bustle of web-designers and photoshopers around the world, every day I feel left behind, seeing the awesomeness in the works of millions of talents out there who manage to outplay me, and as a result, help me rekindle my efforts to learn, every single moment.

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Client Handling:Finding your Client’s Pain Points

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

In my years of dealing with a variety of different clients, I have noticed one curious trend. It is amazing how many other Web designers have left a bad taste in people’s mouths from previous experiences they’ve had. I think this boils down to two things: lack of experience and lack of awareness.

I want to cover the second point today. As a Web designer/developer, you have an amazing opportunity to shape your clients’ perceptions of what the Internet and online technology can do for them and their business.

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