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Practicing the Basics of Web Typography

By / Apr 19, 2011 / Tips

Typography is an art form rarely covered in the spotlight. Web designers too often indulge into page graphics and CSS effects. Ironically page text is what carries the information you’re trying to spread, thus should hold much higher importance to your visitors. I find the problem isn’t with a lack of interest but a lack…

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The Process of Planning a Perfect Website

By / Mar 23, 2011 / Tips

As web designers it is very easy to get lost in our own heads. The process of a web design can be broken into many flavors and styles across the globe. Graphics artists and digital animators are just some of the people getting into building applications for the web. Although it’s bold to pop open…

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Focus on Effective Coming Soon Pages

By / Mar 14, 2011 / Tips

When first launching your own website, it can be troubling deciding how to handle the first few weeks. This is generally a time when your website may not be ready to go live online but you own the domain name and branding rights. In these scenarios a properly designed coming soon page can affect the…

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Legal Guidelines for Freelance Web Designers

By / Mar 1, 2011 / Tips

Handling the legal side of freelancing could possibly be one of the more annoying tasks required for the job. Having worked as a full-time freelancer I can attest the amount of legal paperwork and information can become overwhelming, especially for newbies entering the field. No matter what your practice, be it web design to freelance…

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35 Stunning Designs from Dribbble

By / Feb 11, 2011 / Inspiration

Dribbble is a network of very talented graphic designers and digital artists from all around the world. Here the community is able to share small photos (or shots) onto their profile and critique others’ work. The list features icons, UI elements, buttons, vectors, and so much more! For your inspiration, here are 35 stunning Dribbble…

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Key Elements in Designing a Product Landing Page

By / Jan 31, 2011 / Tips

Landing pages for product sales can be seen everywhere. Affiliate marketers are constantly examining some of the newer techniques to mastering digital e-commerce. When the situation involves just a small market segment, the rules for landing page design can change. Overall it takes a strong designer’s eye to create something extraordinary. Product landing pages offer…

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Getting Started in iOS User Interface Design

By / Jan 11, 2011 / Tips

iOS devices are becoming mainstream as avid technology buffs are playing with Apple’s latest technology. The release of the iPad tablet computer along with the HD iPhone 4 retina display has shown an impressive year for company branding. We’ll be going over a few tips for designing a simple iOS interface in Adobe Photoshop. Out…

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How to Design App Icons for iPhone and iPad

By / Dec 28, 2010 / Tips

Mobile iOS devices have seen some tremendous growth over the 2010 period. With the growing sales of iPads and the popular release of the new iPhone 4 Apple has had an amazing year. Not only in these two markets but all iPod Touch devices are also running iOS which can access the App Store. Here…

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CSS Sprite Tips and Techniques

By / Dec 21, 2010 / Tips

Spriting is a skillset in the web design field gaining lots of credibility. We initially saw these techniques applied to high-traffic websites such as Yahoo! and Digg. Over time even smaller-scaled web apps began applying sprites to their front end design specs. We’ll be going over some of the major benefits towards using sprite images…

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Finding Your Passion in Web Design

By / Dec 7, 2010 / Tips

The youth is powering our digital age and they will control the future of our web. The position of freelance website designer seems lucrative and very enticing from the get-go. Set your own hours, work on whatever you want, get paid to work from home and learn as you go. What could be better? Problems…