Working as a web designer requires knowledge in a slew of different areas. You need to consider user experience design, color schemes, and especially typography. This is one subject which is discussed often yet can still become an issue in website layouts. (more…)
When getting started as a freelancer the most important task initially is to build a portfolio. Whatever your select talents are from graphics design to writing or web development, clients will want to see good examples of past work. But how can you know which projects are worthy? How do you know which skills are the most impressive? (more…)
Working as a web developer often requires compromise and trying out new systems. Some of your code will turn out to be a flunk, and other codes will become staples in your development process. I have learned a lot about useful code snippets and how greatly these can affect your development process. (more…)
Branding design is one of the toughest fields to understand. It requires knowledge of marketing and what people like to see. When branding any website or mobile app you will want to draw attention towards your logo in some form. Illustrations are a really creative solution to build instant recognition for your company.
Website interfaces often require a large starting point to get going. You’ll need to spend some time planning out a design style or simple prototype in advance. But how do you go about starting the HTML5/CSS3 development cycle? (more…)
Back in time over a decade ago, web development was still living through its infancy. Developers would commonly build website layouts constructed with HTML4 tables, and this was standard practice most of the time. When CSS finally grew into popularity precedents began to change. It was now easier for developers to use div elements and position everything with CSS stylesheets. (more…)
The first step of the design process for every designer should be research. The research process is especially important for website and user-interface design, although it is often overlooked. This may be due to time constraints, bosses or clients who are ignorant of the design process or think it is unimportant, or it could be out of just plain laziness. Sadly, design research is often set aside because nothing tangible is seen to come from it, like a wireframe or a mockup, even though research always helps to create a better end result. (more…)
The startup scene has been changing tremendously in a few short years with a heavy influence on mobile devices. The iOS App Store combined with Google Play brings about a large sense of innovation. Mobile app developers are constantly jumping from one trend to the next when building their ideas. And in today’s world it only takes one good idea to find yourself well ahead of the curve. (more…)
Working as a freelancer is a tough job with long hours at the desk. You’re always scrambling from one task to the next figuring out the best way to accomplish projects on time. But then other months you’ll find yourself dry on work and begging for a new project. This life cycle of freelancing is tough and mentally straining. But it also brings out strong personality traits through perseverance and real dedication. (more…)
Whenever you’re putting a new website online there’s no simple way to attract lots of visitors. Social media allows for a much faster viral growth process. But ultimately you need to find different marketing outlets to build up links, so more people will find your website over time.