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Do you want to design your own website, but have no idea how to begin? If you start by following these three rules, you should be ahead of the game: 1) Make Your Website Easy to Read Consider the colors of your text and background carefully. Don’t use flashy backgrounds behind text
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Three Golden Rules for Website Design
For anybody who may have missed it, last week we announced on the WPBundle progress blog that we were joining forces with the awesome WooThemes on our latest project, the WordPress Bundle, or WPBundle . The new partnership means an even more exciting future for the project that we’ve put so much love into.
We’re Joining forces with WooThemes for WPBundle
Starting out in a freelancing career can be tough. Ranging from freelance authors to graphic designers and programmers, freelancing comes with many of the same hurdles. One large aspect is building your personal brand – how do you get people to recognize you for your skills? Thankfully the internet has provided a very simple medium for sharing and obtaining information in a very short time.
Beginner’s Guide to Social Media Branding
Web design can sometimes feel a little like mind reading–clients trying to express abstract ideas about what they want, you trying to divine what they mean, all of you hoping to land on some kind of common ground. But the design process doesn’t have to be such a scary leap into the unknown
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Tips for Taking the Guesswork out of Web Design
MediaBistro is offering one killer deal for anyone looking to bump up his/her web design skills. Right now you can get a year subscription to their On Demand Video library for just $97–that’s more than half off the usual price! The On Demand Videos are a great resource for any designer, and include practical online tutorials
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Quick Ways to Bump up Your Web Design Skills
Earlier this week, the New York Times reported that Apple banished app developer Thuat Nguyen and all of his applications from the iTunes online store. It was a severe punishment for a prolific book app provider, but a necessary one.
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How to Design an iPhone Application: Part 1
Are you doing anything to develop your current clients into bigger clients? Do you have a few small clients that you enjoy working with, but they aren’t giving you quite enough work to keep you busy? You might think I spent a bit too long working under the golden arches, but I think it’s better, and easier, to develop the clients you like working with instead of finding new ones.
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How to Upsell Your Services as a Freelancer
It’s easy to let the creative juices cool off during the summer, what with all the sun and sand and vacation time. So how about a day or two of intensive inspiration therapy? Conventions can be a great way to put some fire under your well-tanned bum.
After a rough year, the fashion industry is making a comeback–but not without some help from innovative new web concepts. Leading the charge is fashion mega-mag InStyle, which plans to complement its jam-packed fall issue with an online pop-up store powered by StyleFeeder, an online product recommendation service.
Fall Fashion Forecast: Innovative Web Design
Genevieve asks, “Where can I find royalty-free photos and graphics to use on my website and blog?” Watch this video on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmxpdPJ0AMY Got a question for me about growing your business? Ask your questions here: http://www.AskKarynAnything.com New videos will be posted each Tuesday
Finding Royalty-free Photos and Graphics
I like to think that this is a list of some of the more high quality 3D text effect tutorials out there, Some of these aren’t for the faint hearted as they use programs such as Xara and 3DS Max, then they are imported in to Photoshop to get the desired results. While some are quite labour intensive there are some that can be quite easily achieved just by using Photoshop …see my selection below.
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15 Awesome 3D Text Effect Tutorials
Today we’re launching a redesign and refresh of our popular Creattica gallery of inspirational work. The site features almost six thousand items, many of which are just mind-bogglingly amazing. Anyone can submit work for inclusion to the gallery, and we pick the best of the best for showcasing.
37 Unusual Examples of Business Card Design
For many people, this is the first you’ve heard of this. We’ve not really spoke about WPBundle before, we’ve just had our heads down working hard on it for a few months now. WPBundle is a Bundle of WordPress Themes we’re busy building and we’ve just launched the WPBundle Progress Blog
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WPBundle: A WordPress Themes Bundle by Function
In the name of Avatar and the soon-to-hit-theaters Toy Story III, we’re going to focus on animation this week. New technologies are sprouting up daily, so if your work in web design isn’t animated, it’s hard to make it pop. Without further ado, let’s take a look at some animation programs that just might blow
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The Art of Animation
There are a lot of dreamy fantasies that come to mind when you picture the work-from-home life. The dress code is pajamas and there is no nosy cubicle neighbor, and whenever you feel like it, you can just get up and take a walk
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Web Design & Working From Home: How to Stay Motivated
This article will be of interest to anyone considering hiring a character design illustrator , or becoming one themselves. Regardless of which path you are on, identifying the traits of a great character design illustrator will be of great interest to you. First we must really look at the purpose behind a character design illustrator, and then analyze what it would take to be, or identify a great one.
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Traits of a great character design illustrator
There once was a time when web design was open to amateurs looking to claim their own little space on the World Wide Web. Of course, those opportunities for amateurs still exist today, but back when GeoCities reigned supreme, web design for newbies was a force to content with.
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The Rise and Fall of GeoCities
Web Design for the iNation As if you weren’t busy enough, Apple has devised a way to fill your idle time. The “apps” that have largely distinguished the iPad from its Blackberry-type competitors are becoming necessities in our day-to-day lives. Well, the successful ones are
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Hopping on the App Train
Web Design Conference Happy April! Spring is here, gardens are in bloom, and one of the largest web design conferences in the world is about to take place. If you are currently a web designer or at all involved in the industry, it may very well be worth attending the 2010 Future of Web Design Conference. Info Held
Last week I re-charged my cultural batteries in London. I was reminded what an incredible centre it is for art exhibitions. In which other city could you see Michelangelo’s ‘Dream’ , read VanGogh’s letters to his brother, marvel at Henry Moore’s ouvre & scrutinize hundreds of Ronald Searle originals all in one day?! In my experience only Paris has more top exhibitions simultaneously on the go (and London admission prices are catching up with the French capital too; for £12 a pop they should throw in a complimentary catalogue).