8 Questions To Ask Before The First Website Design

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It's an enormous privilege to create a client's first website. They have chosen you from millions of other web designers/developers and companies out there – and they could have tried to do it themselves. But now you have secured a new bit of business, it's not the time … [Read more...]

Comparing Photoshop and GIMP for Web Design

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The financial barriers to entry to most online pursuits are extremely low. It should never cost more than a few dollars to set up and maintain a website. Web design is the same – you can edit code, HTML and CSS using free text editors. However, there is one expense that … [Read more...]

My Biggest Web Design Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

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I first designed websites back in 2005. I think I've made every possible mistake along the way. "If I could do it all again I wouldn't change a thing." Scratch that! That's rubbish! If I could do it all again I would cut out the bit when I was banging my head against a … [Read more...]

Using Developer Tools To Change Your Website Design

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There is a simple tool that exists on most computers that will help you understand web design. It's called Developer Tools. What I am about to explain will give you important insight into how your website works. Knowledge is power! What are Developer Tools? Every browser … [Read more...]

Ideas into Pixels: Designing Websites For Clients

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As web designers, we are regularly engaged in one of the most challenging practices: transforming ideas into pixels. The process starts with a conversation and ends up with a website but, how do we get there? Is it always via the same route? How can we avoid some of the … [Read more...]

My 8 Most Memorable Moments In Front Of A Computer

My 8 Most Memorable Moments In Front Of A Computer

So much has changed in the last decade or so that it's good to look back at the turning points in hopes of being at the cusp of the next one. I'd be interested to hear what you think of my 8 moments. Any of them the same as yours? What are some your most memorable … [Read more...]

Growing and Selling Websites with Jon Phillips

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The next guest in my series of interviews for the Design and Marketing Podcast (please subscribe and/or leave a review) is Jon Phillips. http://youtu.be/ksXa6_IINv8 These interviews are mainly of designers who run their own businesses. While Jon may not spend all his time … [Read more...]

How To Build A Website For A Client

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I have been designing and developing websites for my graphic design clients for over 7 years. It's not always been easy and every client is different. But I have learned some "best practices" which I would like to share here. Anyone can create a website... It's never been … [Read more...]

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