5 Reasons Why I Love Being A Web Designer

Designing websites seems to appeal to a certain niche of people. Sure, we get called geeks and nerds (and we somehow find it endearing), but that doesn’t begin to cover the wide array of personalities that make up the design community.

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Measuring Up: Are You a Good Designer or a Great One?

I was once told an inspirational little nugget of truth that I have clung to since, and allowed its influence to guide me along my path. The saying was told to me by an old manager whom I worked under for only a short time, but whose simple words stuck with me. He said, ‘Good is the enemy of great.’, and the words took a second to wash over me and for me to fully grasp what it was he was saying.

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Elements of a Great Band Website

As web designers, we never know what field our next client is gonna to come from, so we always have to be prepared to work in their niche, even if it is outside our proverbial design box, and therefore outside our comfort zone.

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6 Ways To Take Your Webdesign From Good To Great

The difference between good and great webdesign is relatively small. The average person may not be able to explain the tangible differences that make up great design, but they can usually spot a design they like. By examining some awesome sites, I’ll attempt to put my finger on some of the small details that make up the difference.

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8 Designers Who Never Fail to Inspire

As creative people we are always looking for that spark of energy or that person who’s work never fails to get our heads thinking in a new and more creative direction. I have profiled eight people who I always look towards in inspiration for both product and graphic design.

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Social Media Expertise – Designing the Myth

You see the label everywhere cropping up all over the cyberspace landscape these days as people pridefully rush to establish their dominance and touting themselves as a Social Media Expert.

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8 Pivotal Developments in Web Typography

The world is full of stunning, unusual and powerful fonts. We see them in newspapers, magazines, on TV and on billboards, but rarely on websites. Website authors are still very much limited to using the 10 or so fonts that are supported on computers around the world.

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10 Tips for Writing Better jQuery Code

jQuery is totally cool. I’ve been using it for a year now and I find myself constantly learning new tricks and running into great improvements.


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Choosing a Hosting Company: What to Know

When working with and setting up your website you will need to decide on a hosting provider. Hopefully the two of you will have a happy relationship but make sure that you have an understanding of everything involved before agreeing to a plan.

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Left-Brained vs. Right-Brained – The Developer/Designer Paradox

Psychologists will tell you that people are either right or left-brained dominate. When you look at the inherent differences between a designer and a developer this can make for an intriguing discussion.

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A Showcase of Popular Web Design Trends

I was wanting to put together a showcase that featured some design trends, and began to wonder which ones I felt would have longevity. I poured through the different rising and pervading trends, struggling to don my prognosticating perspective and choose a few that I just knew would be sticking around.

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Traps To Avoid When Designing An Online Photo Portfolio

Creating an online photo portfolio can be a very tedious and laborious task. The personal showcase of your art works is the main indicator of your skills and abilities and makes a major impression on your site’s viewers. The importance of the issue may seem frightening, but there are certain principles that will help you create a really impressive and successful photo portfolio.

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