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Social Networks Reprise

Social networking and bookmarking tools have been growing since they hit the mainstream in 2005/2006. Nearly everybody uses Facebook, and mostly all activity is through smart phones or tablets. Those who don’t use Facebook, at least have a Facebook account. Even if they live in a cave. Webmasters are harnessing bookmarking technologies such as Digg.com […]

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A guide to modular interface design on the Web

This is quite a specific topic but hopefully it can apply to all your web design endeavours. The topic of interface design is often overlooked and it really shouldn’t be. Creating a user interface is not an easy task and it’s something that should be created with care because all said and done, the layout […]

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CSS3 is Good, HTML5 is Good, Browsers are… old.

Without question CSS revolutionised the way web pages are built, disposing of ugly and bloated table layout in favour of a more semantic, light weight solution. It’s only in recent years however that webmasters have truly been able to harness its power due to lack of support from mainstream browsers (naming no names IE6). Thankfully […]

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Business Etiquette – It’s not that Hard!

I have been freelancing for around 9 months and this involves dealing with various individuals from various companies on a daily basis. One moment I may be talking to the receptionist of a cleaning firm, the next a director for a large printing business. I’ve met many, many types of people in trades that I […]

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Design Your Own Letterhead a Quick Overview

Designing the corporate identity is essential to drive business and its objectives successfully for any company. As such every company is on look out for appropriate ways to market their products by using their identities in the market. Designing of corporate identities involve designing of logo for the company, design of letterhead and business card […]

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Logo Design Essentials: an overview on logo design

Starting up a business requires lot of formalities to be fulfilled like getting a license, setting up office, acquiring stationery and of course a website for marketing over internet. The business requires a clear identification and demarcation from others and getting a logo is to serve that purpose. Design of logo becomes important in the […]

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PSD to CSS/XHTML an Overview

Website designing includes applications that involve certain standards for the construction of the site and are approved by statutory authorities like w3c that lay the standards for the development and design of website. Several applications go in the creation of websites. Some of the applications used for the creation of websites are HTML, CSS, SVG, […]

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Shop Window sites – An overview of Brochure sites

Even if the nineties have long gone, there are still many sites designed as online brochures. We should probably ignore this kind of sites, as Google, Bing and Yahoo ignore them and potential customers stay away from them driven by gut instinct. However, for a freelance web designer, sometimes it’s time to raise some money, […]

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Landing Page Design Tips

Marketers found in Online Business an opportunityto reach far and wide, and have started marketing their products or services through internet. In fact, internet has become the no.1 option for information look out. Various vendors have set up their own websites to market their products or services. Several people have set up their website to […]

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Website Design Overview

Recent years has seen a boom in the usage of internet in several countries. Internet has become a one source stop for acquiring all the information irrespective of the subject or discipline one looks for. This phenomenon of looking out for information has thrown out a host of advantages for those looking out to make […]

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Basic Definition of CMS – Content Management System

CMS or Content Management System is a server software that aids in the management of, er… content. Or as someone could say “streamlines the work flow in any environment collaborative in nature”. Gosh. In simple terms, a CMS aids people across the domain to contribute or share data. Using the system one can control the […]

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Self-employed Web Designer? Consider renting office space

I took the plunge of going self-employed 6 months ago and truly, I have not looked back. This lifestyle is so much better – I can manage my own time, I value my hours and money more and I get to work from any location. Currently my chosen location is my home. I don’t intend […]

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Business Card Design Essential Tips

Businesses are driven with an intention to promote a product or a service. Several tools are required to drive a business effectively. One could think about tools like websites for providing the required information to the customer over internet, logo design to drive the concept of uniqueness of their business and so on. One can […]

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Business Networking Tips

The most important thing in business networking is to… network. This can be intimidating – especially for web designers and other geeky artists like me. Here you’ll find a few tips on making business networking work for you.

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Google Wave + iPhone = The Web Of the Future

Social networking and bookmarking tools have been growing since they hit the mainstream in 2005/2006. Nearly everybody uses Facebook, and those who don’t at least have an account. Webmasters are harnessing bookmarking technologies such as Digg.com which allow people to post links to their favourite pages. Tools such as Squidoo and HubPages allow for the […]

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Photoshop: use gradients sparingly

Where would I be without Photoshop? Flipping burgers, probably. I’ve spent years mastering the tool of my trade, and even today I’m still discovering cool new things in Photoshop. Something that I love doing is creating interfaces, and this includes creating buttons. There has been a buzz in recent years with the whole “Web 2.0” […]

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Design a Business Card, Beginner Photoshop Tutorial

Learn how to create a simple Business Card design with this Photoshop tutorial for absolute beginners. A quick and easy guide to explore many Photoshop functions while having fun and creating a simple badge design step by step.

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Freelance Webdesigner – They Have a Plan

Excuse me for the Battlestar Galactica pun, but to become a freelance webdesigner and enjoy some success you really have to act like a Cylon: prepare, plan and act. First of all: structure your workload for a happy life! You will find yourself buried if you don’t plan your work. Think about working in a […]

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Own Photoshop? Don’t Overlook What You May Have Got For Free (sort of…)

Say you have purchased Photoshop in the nice bundle known as Adobe Creative Suite Production Premium. You did so because it was actually way cheaper than purchasing just Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash. But never spent time installing or trying out the other applications Then you’re missing out remarkable tools such as After Effects for web […]

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Start a freelance web design career – Part I

I have been freelancing for a couple of years and I’ve come across all sorts of people and done a lot of varied work in internet web design and web development. This is a summary of experiences and tips regarding freelancing.

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