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Design Trends for 2009: Current and Future

Design in general is always evolving and changing. From the dull, lifeless days of bland, boring websites to the age of color and excitement when it comes to web design – all in the space of just a few short … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Skyrocket Your Marketing Efforts as a Freelancer

It can be tough at times for freelancers, especially those new to it all, when the number of clients they have requesting work are small. One can begin to get worried and worked up about how they’ll pay the bills, … Continue reading

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7 Reasons Why Designers Need to Blog

During current economical times, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find and secure good clients. A “good” client is one who plays on time and presents his/her needs in a precise, and efficient manner. That’s why freelance designers need to work … Continue reading

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The Secret to One-Page Designs

One-page websites, or “one-pagers” as I like to call them have proven to be a very simple and effective way of relaying all needed information effectively. An issue with the standard website is that visitors need to go through a … Continue reading

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Weekly Top Standards-Most Gallery #14

Growldesign.co.uk Freelance portfolio of Hertfordshire, UK’s web designer Jenna Smith, a well rounded code specialist with all of these in her skillset; PHP, MySQL, XML, XSLT and jQuery -“yea-a open source!” Awayback.com One of my favorites this week, Freelancer – … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Show Your Visitors that You Don’t Care

If you’re not interested in your website’s visitors, here are 7 things you can do to make this clear to them. Continue reading

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5 Ways to Make Your Website More Effective

5 things that any website owner can do to improve the effectiveness of the website. Continue reading

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Redesign: Complete Overhaul or Just Upgrades?

Redesigning a website can be a huge project. In most cases, a complete redesign means starting from the ground up, which can be every bit as time consuming as designing a brand new website. The other option is to make smaller changes to update and upgrade the design rather than starting from scratch. Which is best for you? Continue reading

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6 Methods to Make Your Website Standout

A goal of most designers is to make their projects stand out in some way. With millions of websites online and more being added everyday, creating something unique is increasingly difficult. Each designer has a different approach. Here is a look at 7 things you can do to make your site standout.

1. Large Background Images

One of the easiest ways to create a unique design that is sure to stand out is to use a large background image. The images can enhance the layout of the page and make it more complete and visually appealing. With CSS, the background image is simple to add, and it can drastically change the look of an otherwise routine website. Continue reading

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