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Web design is a creative field which requires imagination as well as a technical dimension to make it complete. Some particular fields including that of design is a continuously evolving one and designers need to seek avenues to continually improve at their craft and develop their skills. This kind of attention to self improvement has several benefits. It helps to fine-tune your craft, prevents stagnation, it keeps your interest alive and it keeps you ahead of the pack. Remember most designers will not bother to keep up with new developments continually, so this is good news for those few who will persevere sincerely in their pursuit of improvement. This list will provide a run through of those factors which will stoke your interest in growing …

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If it’s important to know what makes a professional successful in his chosen field, it is equally important to understand what makes him fail. The word ‘fail’ does not refer only to financial failure. On the contrary, the obsessed pursuit of financial gains can make a web designer fall short in his commitment to his art. This article will explain how a designer can fail despite probably being a professional success. 1.    The lure of the lucre: If you have given the nod to several projects just because it means more money, take a step back. You may have: •    Accepted work from an unethical client. •    Accepted more work than you can handle comfortably which means quality will necessarily take a back seat. •   …

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Pro Bono is a shortened form of Pro Bono Publico, which is a Latin term for doing public good.  Pro Bono work is done without expectation of money and differs from general voluntary services in that the volunteer uses his special skills (for which he would normally charge) for charitable purposes. Doing Pro Bono work has a two pronged advantage. The first is of course that it allows you, as a designer, a chance to serve an organization that is working for non-profit. Secondly, it provides you with a chance to work and gain experience. The primary aim of doing Pro Bono work The primary focus of doing Pro Bono work is or should be the fact that you are able to help out a …

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Every website aims to increase traffic by improving visibility of their websites. But this does not naturally imply that the revenue for the website has increased. An apt analogy may be found in a shopping scenario. The shop may receive plenty of visitors but how many of them actually buy things is dependent on what the shop has to offer. But the first step to getting subscribers is to ensure a steady stream of visitors. Thereafter optimize your website to convert them into regular subscribers. Meanwhile these are a few tips to help your website become successful in netting improved revenue levels: 1.    Make your website user friendly. This may done in the following ways: •    Make sure you include a phone number or address …

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Search optimization has become an internet marketing mantra for website promotion. The entire concept revolves around the idea that SEO can make or break your website and that if you don’t use SEO, your website will never see enough traffic. SEO companies have mushroomed all over the place and many of them will create countless links and bogus posts by using ‘key words’ or ‘key phrases’ from your website to maximize the chances of your website being brought up during a search. SEO might be successful in doing this but does that mean your website will attract more subscribers? Types of SEO techniques There are two techniques of SEO that are popular: The black hat and the white hat SEO. Black hat SEO refers to …

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If you are thinking to set a brand new blog style website, then getting it designed by some professional can be quite costly. Fortunately, you have a great alternative to this, as you can get the desired template at just a fraction of the price. At the same time, your visitors and customers will not notice any difference. To help you get the one for you, I am featuring 20 outstanding and high quality blog style templates. All are available at reasonable prices. So, quality and affordability is all that you would get here. Have a look.   1. Standardone-html 2. Midtone-html 3. Bluestripes-html 4. Noisy-html 5. Weblist-html 6. Blackblue-html 7. Bluebirds-html 8. Minimal-html 9. Oldtimer-html 10. Simplewhite-html 11. Inewspaper-html 12. Redwhite-html 13. Myart-html 14. …

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Designers and coding are like cats and mice. Designers live with their heads locked in a globe of creativity where computer coding is anathema to them. Coding belongs to geeks and nerds who thrive on it to get their highs. Designers and coders live in their own separate worlds with almost no overlap. But website designing has changed that equation to a large extent. Designers cannot be isolated from codes. Most designers do know basic HTML coding but it stops there. There are several ways that coding works for designers: 1.    Improved coding capabilities: Every website is written in basic HTML coding. A deeper knowledge of how to code will help to unite your designs better with the website on which it is going to …

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There are many uses for jQuery. Using this for creating your drop down menu for connecting to various social Apps like Face book and Twitter is one which holds a lot of appeal. This works with an Icon finder but one may use it for any application which requires a drop down list. Start with your language You may use HTML 4.01 or XHTML for scripting your page. The appropriate headers such as “DOCTYPE html”, and “html lang= “en” ” are enclosed within the < at the beginning and closed with the > at the end. This way you should include your import statement for your style sheets in CSS also. Once you have done with the headers you should know how to label of …

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There is no fidelity in transition, non actual representation but for the idea. It is a kind of a path not the vehicle. This concept of the wireframe should be clearly understood.  These help in organizing the information and dealing with the functionality of the design. It is not as if you can remove the skin on the design and you will have a wireframe. Wrong! It is in fact one of the most important aspects of design which you should pay a lot of attention to. This is the place where you will be able to govern the direction and the functionality of the overall device. You will be able to make the small distinctions which make your design different form the next. Most …

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We all know a business website should have the feel of the corporation and its aim towards the users in a clean, direct and user-friendly way. So, attention should be paid to these aspects while building your corporate website. Nowadays the easiest and fastest way to build your corporate/business website is through using a website template. There are numerous web resources, which offer a vast range of website templates. However, to help you get the best template for your website, I’ve selected 20 best corporate/business website templates with graceful and exceptional designs. Have a look.   1. Myweb-cuber 2. Silverlight-cuber 3. Excellentbiz 4. Simplicity 5. Elegantdesign 6. Simpletext 7. Scrolllist-cuber 8. Uniweb 9. Pixelcolors 10. Designlab 11. ebusiness 12. Qualityweb 13. Optimaldesign 14. Simplemedia 15. …

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