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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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The Science Behind A/B Testing

By / Sep 9, 2011 / Tips

If you own a business, there’s always concern that your marketing efforts aren’t reaching their full potential. Of course, great design will sell but having strategies and formulas in place to make sure your hard work is paying off it well worth the time. One of these formulas is A/B testing. A/B Testing, or split…

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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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SEO Essentials for Freelance Web Designers

By / Aug 25, 2011 / Tips

The life of a freelance web designer brings you freedom in your work and allows you to escape the confines of a boring 9-5 office life and develop your creativity within the comfort of your own home. However, as a freelancer, you’ll have none of the support structure that a professional web designer can rely…

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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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Adapting Your Design for a Foreign Audience

By / Jul 21, 2011 / Tips

In this digital age, the rest of the world is just a mouse-click away. More people are wanting to appeal to audiences overseas. And why not? With less content on the foreign language internet , it’s easier for sites to climb the heady heights of Google and claim the coveted top slot on international search…

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The New and Improved Way to Create Forms with HTML5

By / Jul 19, 2011 / Tips

After 12 long years, the core language of the world wide web (HTML or Hyper Text Markup Language) is finally undergoing a major revision with the release of HTML5. Although the much anticipated version is still in beta, with no official launch date having been announced; HTML5 has web designers and programmers buzzing about its…

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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.