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Focus On: Design Trends in Mobile Apps for iOS

By / Nov 29, 2011 / Inspiration

Apple’s mobile operating system has gained a huge following in just a few short years. Although it can take months of dedicated study to even begin programming iOS apps, there still seems to be a solid market of intelligent developers. In the last year alone we’ve witnessed the iPad2 and iPhone 4S releases which have…

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Perfect Beginner Tips for Branding your Startup

By / Nov 22, 2011 / Tips

During the process of launching a new company your logo and branding ideas are possibly the most important concepts. You have to consider not only the solid brand, but a whole slew of factors additional including website design and user interface, internal graphics, print work, marketing & conversion goals, maybe even branding yourself on mobile…

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Popular Networking Tools for Freelance Web Designers

By / Nov 15, 2011 / Tools

Communications and networking are the sole properties we look for in web applications. The Internet has improved our communications tenfold and allowed us to share information at a much quicker pace. As such I tend to jump around through many different applications just to get a feeling for their interfaces.

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Teaching Yourself Web Design While You Freelance

By / Oct 18, 2011 / Tips

There is plenty of opportunity to make a decent living online. The field of web design is extremely popular in the current information age. Everybody needs to have a website up and you can always find a few solid business clients. But what about building upon your already-existing techniques?

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Practicing Perfectionism as a Web and Graphic Designer

By / Sep 13, 2011 / Tips

The idea of artistic perfectionism lies in a duality. Most web designers try to perfect their work with creative updates and patches. Not only to code, but also in Photoshop mockups and Illustrator vectors as well. There is a limit to this perfectionism mindset where you can take things too far overboard.

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Avoiding Distractions and Procrastination

By / Sep 6, 2011 / Tips

We have all been there. Staring down the nasty to-do list and mentally checking through each of your tasks. Procrastination can be a deadly practice for those working on the Internet. It is so easy to put off work until tomorrow while focusing on more pleasurable activities. Even including work on your own projects!

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Techniques for Constructing Usable Registration Forms

By / Aug 23, 2011 / Tips

Most websites offer a way for users to sign up into their databases. This is often coupled with a username or e-mail address tied to a unique user ID number. The process of creating a user database is heavily developed and streamlined to a point. However there is still a lot of debate in the…

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Arranging and Designing Synchronized User Interfaces

By / Aug 16, 2011 / Tips

In the design field there is a deep understanding of intuition vs science. Often designers will stress when trying to perfect a layout. This could be within sizes, positioning, page structure, color theory, or a whole host of other categories. But as you mature your design senses grow with you, making it a lot easier…

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Basic Tips for Getting Started with jQuery Development

By / Jul 14, 2011 / Tips

The jQuery programming library has dramatically changed the way we work online. Web developers are able to prototype animations and backend effects much quicker with fewer lines of code. This brings to the table a profound collection of functions which you can read about here. It doesn’t take long to figure out jQuery syntax, especially…

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Developing Streamlined and Efficient CSS Styles

By / Jul 5, 2011 / Tips

CSS can be compared to the sculptor’s tool set when crafting a sculpture. We as web designers utilize all the assets CSS brings forth to create structured layouts for our websites. Over the years this design process has become more organized and fitted. Rules have been put in place for best-practice procedures when coding.