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Do Video Backgrounds Hurt or Help Your Website’s UX?

Many top-ranked websites and brands unrolled video backgrounds in 2015, and as a modern website design trend, it might be one of the more popular options during that year. But while video backgrounds might look cool, there might be some very significant UX reasons to keep them off websites. So before you follow the herd and…

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Adobe Illustrator Tips for Beginners Based on a Newbie Experience

Learning a new tool or software could be quite an overwhelming experience for a beginner. It is not like old days were there were few known softwares with limited functionalities, and a newbie could easily get a step-by-step tutorial to master them. With hundreds of apps and a wide range of client requirements, it is…

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Basic Animation for Web Design

The world of animation for web design is vast and somewhat complex. Professional animators undergo quite a bit of training and work for years to master their craft. But animation can be found in much more than cartoons. Print work and other static mediums don’t have the luxury but web design is the perfect outlet…

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Music as a Productivity Tool

Creativity is a strange beast. It is critical for great work yet impossible to quantify. Steve Jobs once said, “When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something.” Some can turn it on and off at will, others wait for inspiration to…

Interaction Design: The Final Ingredient to a Perfect Website

Interaction Design: The Final Ingredient to a Perfect Website

If you have a website for your company or are trying to promote your personal brand through social media, odds are you know a couple things about the Internet. One, you’re probably aware that a lot of people use the internet, to the tune of 168 million DVDs’ worth of information exchanged online on a…

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The Vital Guide To Visual Design Interviewing

Visual designers are foremost interdisciplinary experts; their expertise covers both digital and print. Their work focuses on details and their final goal is impeccable visual communication. Function and form are achieved through carefully understanding and dissecting briefs and goals from their clients, copywriters, strategists and creative directors. They design big and small branding projects from…

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Value-based billing: Escaping the trap of trading hours for dollars

In the Billing Like a Boss series, you’ve learned about how to work through the uncomfortable money talk with clients and the basics of an invoice for web designers. We’ve also shared some easy ways to get your invoices paid lightning fast. In this post, we’ll share with you the problems with hourly-based billing and…

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