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With the growing number of laptop and mobile devices from which we can access the web, and their different sized screens and browsing options, web designing has become very challenging. The issue is no longer just related to the type of browser and mobile device; you have to consider what type of mobile device the users browsing through the website you are creating will most likely be using. There are now numerous types of devices available on the market, including smartphones, netbooks, desktop computers, laptops, iPhones, tablets and so on, and the screen size and resolution of each one may vary yet again. So it really can be very tiresome, in fact you can consider that today’s web designers are focusing more on market research …

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Color is an essential element in any design, whether for the web or any other printed material or even a plain or business-like design. The use of color will enhance the design and have a specific impact on readers; this is why it is important to create a framework that will help you determine which colors to use and how they should be integrated within the design. It is not always that obvious when having to choose a color as color can be influenced by a number of factors including personal taste and the amount of contrast there is between several colors. The right colors will enhance the content of a website and have a positive effect on readers. To make sure the colors you …

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There is no real secret involved when writing for the web, basically if you already know how to write good content then you have all you really need, and simply have to add a few essential elements that will get your content out to the public to as many readers as possible. There are however, some mistake you really should avoid when producing web content and other steps you can take to make your writing really effective. A common mistake that is often present in content is the confusion between it’s and its. To avoid this, write without using contraction forms and ask yourself if you can say “it is” or not. If not then you know which form to use. Avoid using too much …

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If you are a freelance web designer and would like to give a boost to your professional credibility and add more clients to your existing portfolio, then there is one good solution that will help you find more projects to work on. If you do a bit of research in your field, you will find that most of the successful and busiest web designers all have a blog that is related to their professional website or portfolio presentation. A blog draws the attention of potential clients and helps provide useful, up-to-date information that is really informative. It also helps you keep in touch with people in the same industry and can provide you with useful tips, as well as helping other people. A blog provides …

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Logos are an important aspect and image for a company or a single professional and allow the public and potential clients to identify you amongst the competitors within your industry. It is important to create a logo that can have an impact, and at times it may be necessary to redesign the logo if you feel it does not have the power to attract clients as you had thought it would have. It is then the time to redesign your logo for a better impact or simply because it is time to give it a trendier look. The redesigning process can be just as difficult as the actual creation process and you need to consider a few issues before proceeding. Ask yourself a few essential …

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Have you ever wondered why you really want to re-design a website when it is not really necessary to do so, indeed it may be a big mistake. The truth is people browsing the Internet do not come back and visit your website because you have an attractive design, the reason they come back is for the information the website provides and the written content. This may not please web designers, but it is a fact, after all people are looking for useful information and an easy access to website not for attractive images or fantastic creations. The key to a successful website is to provide facts and information in a simple and swift manner. What you should be aiming at when creating a website …

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When you first start on a project, it offers a new and exciting prospective but it also gives most web designers a sense of expectancy as to how they should keep a good balance between the style and aesthetics of a web design as well as the ease of use. Nowadays many websites are actually created by the owners of the company, for two main reasons: one because there are so many ready-made templates, tools and options you can use on CMS sites such as Joomla and WordPress and the second is because it can be very expensive to hire a professional web designer. However, this will render the website unoriginal and certainly not unique. Another problem lies in an equal balance between style and …

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Brands are not necessarily an exclusive mark for companies; they may also represent an individual freelancer. A brand is an important element that marks your professionalism and represents you every time you come into contact with people and potential clients. Each time you provide a service or help someone out with some useful advice you are establishing your professionalism through your brand, and this will allow people to recognize you immediately. All connection and communication you have when you work with a brand, will help you attract new clients and provide you with a solid and powerful means to get yourself known to the public. Branding your profession with the use of social media is one of the most powerful means to get your profession …

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One of the most recurrent issues when in the freelance industry is that of earning enough to live on one indeed of increasing your income in general. The open market comes with problems such as competition and effectiveness in productivity as a professional freelancer. It is essential to keep up with the changing trends, tools and software if you want to keep your professional activity going strong and avoid competition, which in turn means we need more funds to finance these additional supports. Without the help of new tools it is practically impossible to get more work done and it is a common situation with those professionals that can afford the latest software. Time management is also a key element in a freelance profession. It …

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Nowadays, with all the possible devices you can connect to the Internet with, the creation of websites is becoming quite a trying profession. The family desktop computer or laptop are no longer the only devices users can use to access the web, the number of people who rely on iPhones and iPads is growing, and web designers have to adapt to the new trend. Unfortunately, many websites are not equipped for these devices and do not offer the options and tools users need to be able to view the web pages correctly. This may be due to lack of updates or money to invest in for their websites, whichever the case, it is essential to keep up with the trends and work on the redesigning …

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