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The web has changed in a lot of ways. Moving ahead of Web 2.0 look, we saw the dilution of the design trends and saw it take the epidemic turn. Glass button got fewer, beveled edges got included along with special effects like reflection and badges. Various phases also saw vibrant inclusions like vulgar patterns and dominant transitions.  Symptoms of the trending in web designing have been epidemic but what exactly started it? Beginning with some of the most common ones which you may have noticed, here are the main reasons for the transformation. Borders with Zigzag Pattern One of the most common entities in web design elements is borders. Anything that grab attention is a designer’s delight. This is where zigzag pattern borders come …

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Most businesses tend to have the same needs. Whether it is small business, sole proprietorship, large corporations or even game developers, it all waters down to the same principle. The user experience is an important aspect when it comes web usage. Every project presents new challenges and there are proven techniques to address these challenges. These techniques are UX researched and they can guarantee a high success rate. Focusing on key experience Majority of the web designers focus on the smallest of details of a project. This is considered as waste of time by the experienced designers who tend to think that the focus should be on a specific element. This approach may be deemed counterproductive but there is a reason to it. At the …

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When it comes to website, there are constant updates and changes to how things are accomplished. The creation of tools such as content management systems has revolutionized the creation and maintenance of website. CMS make it easy for people of all skill levels to easily design and update their sites. Whether or not this is actually a good thing is up for debate. With only a small amount of technological knowledge needed, the use of content management systems has sky rocketed over the last few years. The most obvious benefit of using content management systems is that website owners can now take responsibility for their website. They can add new content so that visitors and search engines have something to find on a regular basis. …

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Managing every aspect of the business is quite challenging. If not handled correctly, a business can go down very fast. So, to keep your freelance business sustainable by all means you should keep all your bases covered. In an attempt to cover all your bases, there are four essential elements that you should put into consideration. Most of the freelancers have faced rough times because they didn’t learn the modern techniques of maintaining the growing businesses. Time management: Time management is probably among the essential elements that should be considered in a freelance business. Effective scheduling of your days and the ability to stick to the schedule is the key to success. It assists you, especially when trying to curb the competition emerging from other …

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Everybody is trying to achieve simplicity, as they say less is more but few of them know the actual meaning of it. Some people think that by removing excess stuff, they can make things simple. Content writers think that by reducing the size of an article, simplicity can be achieved. Web designers think that by removing unwanted decorations they can achieve simplicity. But reducing the size or design is not exactly simple.  Filling just enough information, which is required, is known as simplicity. If you are a designer then reducing design elements won’t makes things simple, to achieve simplicity, one must put enough information, which is required at that scenario. Below we are going to discuss some ideas and tips, which can help you in …

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One major hurdle that many freelance designers are facing is how they manage their finances. For those, who had the opportunity to be freelance designers for a long period of time, they can attest to the fact that their finances can go down every now and then. Due to the fact that many freelance designers are not able to manage their finances appropriately, it becomes a great obstacle in achieving their set goals. For that reason, I have come up with some budgeting tips to assist a great number of freelance designers as well as other freelancers on how they can control and maintain their budgets. Avoid These Common Freelancer Money Problems Here are some of the common money problems that many freelance designers face …

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The internet has billions of users worldwide with an even bigger capacity to expand. If you are designing for your client, you must make sure that it will appeal the global audience. If your website has a global appeal then it means that there will be volumes of traffic directed to it. So, you  need to ensure that the website optimization is done in such a way that is tailored for a specific country or region. You could start by the common languages accepted across the globe. Doing so will automatically lead to a surge in profits. In order to realize the dream of cross-cultural design, you need to create content that is specifically for a given culture. This is only possible if you know …

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Whether you are designing for small businesses or big corporations, you should adhere to the process of web design. Without this, you are most likely to reach the unsaid web design rules. The process also applies when developing applications for general use.  A good website needs to be carefully planned and researched. This will give you a cutting edge over your competitors. The next question you should be asking yourself is; what is the process of web designing? The web designing process could simply mean a well-planned method that consist of a logical plan, design and well documented procedures in the making of a website. If this process is adhered to, it can lead to the creation of professional and rich websites. This enhances the …

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What Cameron Moll labeled as incessant in his 2005 article is known as redesign these days. If you are aware of the fact, then well and good and if you are not, then I must put the whole thing in a nutshell for you. The idea that he wanted to put forward was, that great designer readjust a little of the existing programs for a certain goal or purpose, but the good designers make sure that they redesign the existing work based upon the aesthetics of it without giving slightest thought to the matter of users interface. They normally think that this way the design will turn up better, but what actually happens is he or she disrupts the user experience and make the whole …

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Most designers have complained that what goes live is very different from what they hand over to the coding team. Majority of them are not aware of where the misinterpretation exists. The change takes place in the period where the codes are handed over until the user go through the page. The easiest solution to this problem is to let the coding team to discuss the changes with the web designers get a positive result. After this experience, the designers team will be able to know about codes and to ensure a smooth transition. It is important to build a common understanding between your team members in order to bridge the gap in terms of thinking and the tasks they perform. Developers and web designers …

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