Web Design Tips, Tutorials & More!

In order to fully realize the purpose of your existence, you need to accept your mistakes. When you make mistakes, you learn in the process. Most designers in the market today have a Masters degree which is not always related to the field of web design. When it comes to UX design, all education systems are trying to cope with it, when it comes to Art and Design. All hope is not lost as there are people like Liz Danzico, Nicklas Persson and Christopher Murphy who have immensely transformed the curriculum which will act as a model for majority of the design colleges. What happens when you don’t reside in the United States especially in Belfast or New York to be specific? Does it mean …

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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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Product testing is the first step to be taken before launching any new product into the market. Same thing applies to websites. You have to thoroughly check your site functions and usability. As a website developer, you should not sit back and expect complaints from your client, since many of them are too busy. And instead of wasting their time complaining, they would rather look for better options.  So make sure you give proper attention to testing before your website goes live. Usability Testing Usability testing refers to the act of testing products for their quality before finally launching them. The technique also applies to web designing and developing, as most companies go to the extent of hiring professionals whose main task is to perform …

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For every web designers, time management is very important and sometimes it can be wracking to manage different projects. So firstly, you should avoid various elements that may cause distraction while you are working on your projects. Since they are the main cause of time wastage. For example, instead working on the required wireframe, you might find yourself browsing through unnecessary sites for inspiration. This is a sign that you cannot properly concentrate on your work. Concepts on improving time management To enhance your productivity, you need to focus on time management. Here are some of the guidelines that you should know: 1. Learn to use the ‘NO’ factor Web designing projects require a lot of attention and time. So as a designers you need …

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Current web-browsers have ignited a lot of debate amongst their users. These software applications which are normally used to navigate through various websites have received a lot of attention in an ever improving, competitive and advanced market. The excitement that comes with modern browsers is based on their capability to support CSS3 and HTML5. In addition, they have outstanding performance that supports intensive script processing and sophisticated graphic animation. All these have led to the sidelining of older versions of web-browsers such as IE6. Despite the fact that the internet has a great market force, other web-browsers such as chrome and Firefox have been improved in terms of market superiority. Web designers are fond of taking advantage of these advanced browsers, while accomplishing their day-to-day …

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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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