by admin ~ March 27th, 2013
As a Web designer who works for yourself, you might have a difficult time coming up with the price ranges to charge your customers. You obviously don’t want to charge so much that it is difficult to find customers, but you also want to charge enough so that you can make a good living and get paid what you deserve for your hard work. In fact, you might be unsure of whether to charge your customers by the hour or by the job.
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by admin ~ June 28th, 2012
When you have decided you want to learn about web design, you can do so at a local college or university in addition to learning on your own time right from home. If you choose to practice building websites and learning techniques of web design from home, it may seem difficult to stay motivated and focused on the project at hand. You can help yourself to stay motivated while you are learning all about the rules of web design, HTML, and CSS by implementing a few techniques when you are working.
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by admin ~ January 2nd, 2012
Building a professional website is all about attracting and retaining visitors, customers and clients. The five fundamentals of successful web design will accomplish your goals by using the visitors’ natural habits to create interest.
Website readers start at the top and work their way down the page, paying special attention to headings, colored text and graphics. Make your website user friendly with an attractive and informative header graphic and an easy-to-use menu bar or navigation. The most important information–what the site is about and how to find what you are looking for–should be visible as soon as the website loads.
Using graphics well makes your website more interesting and attractive. Do no overload the site with flashing banners and clip art. Photos and diagrams should add to the content of the website. Bold or colored headings break up the text in a similar way. Use them to separate ideas so the reader can scan for what they want. Use colors that compliment the graphics throughout the site.
Above all else, it is fundamental that you consider ease of use and organization when designing a website. Well-placed navigation links, an attractive color scheme, pertinent photos and graphics and essential and entertaining content will make your website a success.
by admin ~ December 19th, 2011
When you first start out on your career as a web design professional, the first experience that you will have is that of working with people. This can be the biggest hurdle in becoming successful. Regardless of how good you are with people or how much experience you have had working with people, once you begin to take money in return for a professional service such as web design, you have entered a new world. It is not just a question of working with people, but also to the extent possible, giving people what they want.
This is really no different from any professional service. The skill set always involves the same things regardless of whether you are a web designer, lawyer, interior decorator, or a hundred other professions. It begins with being a good listener. Making sure you know your customers needs and desires. You then must be able to communicate what can and cannot be done in a way that they can understand. This simply means without a lot of technical jargon. But never talk down to your client. You are the one with the skill in the area of web design, but this in no way means you are smarter. Never forget that and always show your client the respect they deserve.
by admin ~ December 4th, 2011
You can be a web designer in no time by learning how to do these ten steps.
1.Learn how to do HTML. HTML or hyper text markup language is the structure of how the web pages look. This is the foundation of a web designer and must be mastered first.
2.Learn CSS. Cascading Style Sheets or CSS is the look and presentation of the site.
3.Learn server side scripting. Server side scripting processes HTML code on the web server before it launches on another person’s machine with internet access.
4.Learn about web servers. Web servers process document requests such as HTML code and have data and content inside of a database.
5.Understand SQL language. SQL or structure query language communicates with the database.
7.Learn web framework. Depending on the server side scripting you choose a framework can speed up the developing process.
8.Learn version control. Version control allows you to undo mistakes inside a database.
9.Learn regular expression. Regular expressions are a set of letters, numbers and symbols that specify a matching pattern.
10.Learn the basics of UNIX/LINUX. UNIX is a operating system and LINUX is an example of this.
by admin ~ November 4th, 2011
Whether you’re still in school or fresh on the job market, web design is a great place to launch a successful technology career. We’ve got some tips for scoring the attention of all the right people when you make it out on your own in the web design field.
Get Your Own Website Up: The best thing you can do is create an online resume of sorts to show prospective employers. Look into great < Continue reading »
by admin ~ June 18th, 2011
There are an abundant amount of jobs available for individuals that are interested in web design. The internet is filled with positions that all of those that interested in bringing creative and fresh ideas to the web. The field is diverse, but it takes a little time to carve out a niche. The following spotlights some important tips that are needed to find a career in web design.
It’s important to establish an adequate skill level in the area before conducting a job search. It’s idea to have partial experience HTML and Continue reading »
by admin ~ October 8th, 2010
While many of us might spend more time thinking about our dream date than their perfect web-designer, the latter will probably have more of an impact on the professionalism and efficiency of your company’s web site. If you’re new to the game, you’re probably wondering what to look for.An easy (and obvious) first step is to visit the website designer’s site and imagine it as your own home page. Would it reflect well on your company, and more importantly, does it look like something you couldn’t do by yourself? Website designers should have intimate knowledge of the aspects of web design that elude laymen, such as Java applets. Continue reading »
by admin ~ October 1st, 2010
In William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, Juliet asks, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose/By any other name would smell as sweet.” Is the same true for fonts as well, thoughwill your content be “as sweet” regardless of the typeface? In one sense, yes. A good font won’t make up for poorly-written content, so it’s still important to invest time in copywriting. However, a font can give your already good copy that extra “pop.”There are several choices for people looking to spice up their type. FontStruct is a font editor where users build different fonts by filling in blocks in a grid-based tool. You can create your own, edit an existing user’s creation, or simply select one from the CreativeCommons-licensed archives. Almost any Flash-based browser should be able to view a FontStruction (as the user-created typefaces are affectionately known). Continue reading »
by admin ~ September 24th, 2010
It can be hard to predict what a website background will look like without actually previewing it. Even if you are an individual or a company with a clear idea of what you want your background to look like, it can be hard to figure out exactly how to make it easily readable and good-looking. For this reason, and many others, many companies hire web design companies to create their site. If you’re designing a site yourself, there are certain guidelines to follow to prevent disaster.The three main types of backgrounds are solid color, textured, and image. Obviously, plain color is the easiest to code. All that’s required is a simple hexadecimal color call. If you don’t have the hexadecimal color chart memorized, you can find many reference charts online, or tools to give you the code of a color you particularly like. Beware of using darker colors as backgroundsyou’ll have to use light-colored text, and blocks of this can be very difficult to read. It’s easier to use lighter-colored backgrounds with dark text. Continue reading »