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Love and passion for things can open the world of creativity to you. This mostly occurs in the attempt to impress a certain individual or be a source of inspiration. However, the phenomenon of love has really got artists and painters to create marvellous creations. Positive Effects of Love 1.      When you’re in love all you want to do is be on your toes just to reach that new height which the world can probably awe at or even want to be a part of it. 2.      Love can make you be a source of inspiration for others where you just convey that all will fall in its right place. 3.      Love makes you feel out of this world to the point that you want …

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Designing is the predetermination of how something will look and function, then implementing the ideas.  We all know that interior design deals with the arrangement of furniture and decor.  We also know that web design does not.  However, it is interesting to realize that a cross-over of interior design concepts to web design, can be applied, and have the same outcome of functionality and appearance. The idea is the same.  Both designers are working to achieve a balance of functionality with an attractive appearance.  The arrangement of text and images on a website creates the same atmosphere as furniture and decor for interior designers. Texture: Textures are used by both designers; in fact, they are very popular in both industries.   With contemporary web design, texture …

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The driving force behind task completion, in every industry is the checklist.  Why is it so significant?  The checklist is the only means to eliminate errors.   The human mind can perform many functions, but expecting it to remember every little detail can be a fatal error in judgment. Oil Changes and Landlords To demonstrate the importance of a checklist, the first thing that came to mind was getting an oil change.  This is one of the few industries that has a dual checklist.  The first checklist outlines the steps they have taken.  The second checklist advises you of further steps that you need to take.   For example, they let you know you what shape your tires are in and will check a box to let …

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Branding is like your client’s fingerprint, and their website is like their face.  If you are handing over the creative elements, you need to have a clear and concise style guide.    Know who your audience is and write accordingly.  It should be short enough in length to keep the reader focused, yet still include everything down to the stationary.  The last thing you want for your client is to become unrecognizable. The packaging of the style guide should include an engaging cover letter and be well laid out.  It should be in an easy to read format, with descriptions of the reasons for the choices.  Be sure to include images to assist with these explanations. In addition your contact details should be included and a …

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Music is the driving force behind the human experience.  Everywhere you go, shopping malls, grocery stores, and even in elevators, you hear music.  Everyone and their dog have an iPod. In fact, even some folks in their eighties can be seen now-a-days with one attached to their ears.  It should not come as a surprise, then, that music is a useful tool to increase productivity while you work. Listening to music is one of the quickest ways for you to get your groove on.  There are a number of ways to utilize music to heighten the production while you are working. Music Centers Your Thoughts Music in the background can stop you from daydreaming.  The beat of the music, keeps your subconscious mind on track …

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A big part of freelance design is dealing with clients. You cannot begin a project until you have found out exactly what your employer wants from you. Generally, you will need to find out what is wanted before you can even draw up an appropriate proposal. Questionnaires can be downloaded which you can then give to your client. This will ensure that all necessary information is gathered before the project begins. However, many clients are busy and do not have the time to properly answer a large list of questions. In order to find out required information from a client, a short list of the most important questions should be made up. If you keep things simple and only ask what is really needed, a …

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If you want to operate a successful business you have to ensure that you are healthy. If you are sick or out of shape, you will not be able to work very well. People who are healthy are generally happy with their lives. If you let your health slip you are likely to become unmotivated and apathetic. Who wants to hire someone who does not have the energy to complete their work on time and up to a high standard? Being successful means being happy and healthy If you are healthy and happy the chances are that it is going to show in your work. Take a look at some of the most successful people in the business world. They are often in good shape …

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Web developers are quite in demand at present and that’s all because everyone needs a strong personal platform that can display what they do. Web development requires you to work for countless hours in an attempt to create just the right page; they work around with the layout, the compatibility issues that browsers today have, continuity of the product and company representation. Finally, they come up with the web copy. This takes tremendous effort; and if the developer has done an excellent job then it is very likely that the viewer ship will take a hike, or it could simply be all a waste of time. The latter normally happens when you create some glitches that pull you away from success. Glitch 01 – All …

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As the saying goes, beauty is only skin deep, the same holds true for a web design. A lot of web designers today are in a neck to neck competition with each other where they’re beautifying the outlook of their pages (as if that’s sufficient). They need to pay more attention to things that will work for them in the long run; however, that’s not likely the case (and wouldn’t be for quite some time, unless someone takes an initiative and creates a monopoly). People often try to go to the extent of complicating things on their pages in an attempt to beautify it. That is a total turn off; refrain from doing so my friends. People today want an easy to work with page …

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Use of text in design can be exciting if you use your imagination. Not everything has to be in a straight line, although I admit it is easier when it is but you and I both know designers don’t go for easy. We like to engage are viewing public and make them think a little out side of the box. Thinking with text in a different way can be both a challenge and exciting. You can use this to pull your site visitors into the web page and get them to read further.   One thing you can do it utilize overlapping text. With overlapping text you can have the large text headline with the smaller insert to head them into the right direction. With …

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