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...]

Justify Your Web Design Work To Your Clients

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One of the biggest mistakes we as web designers can make is thinking that our creative work will sell itself. It’s an easy mistake to make. After all, when a client chooses me out of all of the other web designers around, I feel like they made the choice because they implicitly … [Read more...]

Download Free Web Design Proposal

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It's great when new client calls up. Sometimes I really fall in love with the potential site. :) But, as always in business, it's important not to get too emotional and to back up your enthusiasm with cold hard figures and a professional-looking web design proposal. … [Read more...]

How To Tell The Client They’re Wrong

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Web design is a new and poorly understood industry. Everyone has opinions. Sometimes you get criticised by the client, your peers and the bank manager. On the other hand, life as a web designing business owner is brilliant. You get to work on your own terms, you can be … [Read more...]

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