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5 Web Design Blunders of Small Businesses

By / Jun 7, 2011 / Tips

You’ve decided to invest a lot of time and money into building a better web presence for your company. The last result you want to see from all this hard work and money is no growth in traffic or business from the new website. Before your company can reap the rewards of releasing a new…

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Building Strategies for Written Website Content

By / Jun 1, 2011 / Tips

When you sit down initially to write out webpage content it may feel ultimately boring and a trivial task. But from a broader perspective you should understand just how powerful your writing will become. Each of your visitors interested in the content you write will spend at least a few seconds drilling through your pages….

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7 Ways Designers & Developers Can Optimize Sites for Search Engines

By / May 18, 2011 / Tips

Web designers and developers have many responsibilities when it comes to building websites. From creating a solid layout for the front-end, to writing clean code so that the site runs bug free – there’s a lot involved. However, one thing that is often neglected and should fall on both the designer and developer is search…

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Budding Logo Design Trends for 2011

By / May 10, 2011 / Tips

Logo trends have been ever-advancing with the changing web. As digital artists are becoming more creative and mainstream we can see the crescendo of new ideas. Logos are some of the most important graphical pieces in any website, as they display your company and purpose to each visitor. As designers are able to collaborate with…

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Adding Constraints May Boost Your Creativity

By / Apr 26, 2011 / Tips

In 2003, acclaimed filmmaker Lars Von Trier challenged his idol Jorgen Leth to recreate his 1967 masterpiece The Perfect Human. Not only was he to recreate one of his best films ever, but he was to do it five times, each time being limited with a new more challenging list of constraints than the time…

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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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Is Your Search For Inspiration Getting in the Way?

By / Apr 15, 2011 / Tips

Many of us creative types spend a lot of time seeking out “inspiration”.  In fact, if you’re like me it’s your job to find and write about art or other things that might spark artistic inspiration in the minds of readers.  I’m not here to make light of that either, it’s what I do and…

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Designing an SEO Friendly Website

By / Apr 7, 2011 / Tips

Nearly every business from local plumbers, large blue-chip organizations and even churches have websites, and each and every one wants to spread the message about their products, services and profiles, and what they can offer you as a consumer. That is where SEO comes in. SEO has become a valuable online marketing tool for businesses…

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Freelance Personal Finances: Your Guide

By / Mar 28, 2011 / Tips

Managing your finances as a freelance designer can lead to a multitude of cluster headaches and obscure nosebleeds. Luckily there are many tools, tips and software designed to ease the money burden, allowing you to spend more time on your work than time on the figures.

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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…