When it comes to design projects, especially those entering global markets, the process from conception to realization is typically an involved and arduous one. Web design is one of those globally released markets that give the process the added depth. So we are going to break down this process in a series of posts here on the blog for all of our readers. Welcome to Step by Step Web Design!
Ever wondered which internet technologies are the most popular? Or which content management systems are preferred by hosting users around the world? Did you know which CMS are slowly fading away and ones that are leading? Where do users migrate most often? Continue Reading
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I recently made the mistake of including a link to a design contest site in a business article. Of all the suggestions for small businesses to improve their web presence, I had a sentence on using crowdsourcing for small budgets but included small expectations. Needless to say, despite the attention given to hiring a professional designer, the mere mention of crowdsourcing made for some boiling blood among designers. But why were they so mad and was it warranted?
Design is an extremely communicative creative field that reaches out to the audience and guides them along through the content it is delivering. As designers, one of the most important aspects of the industry to comprehend is the various ways in which our work speaks to the users who encounter and interact with it. The flip-side of which is that we must also be able to figure out why the design may be failing at this. Continue Reading
It’s the second time the subject of written content was shoved under my nose. The first time was an educational talk being given by a sharp content strategist just a day ago and then today, when I clicked on something so horrid… I mean beautiful… no… I mean the examples of inforgraphics were superb but, unfortunately, the content killed them as whole pieces.
There are a lot of people working in the web design and development fields, but among the ranks are those who are simply waiting. Waiting to dive into this expansive and ever-changing industry so they can begin honing their skills and flexing their creative design muscles in engaging and innovative ways. But why are they waiting? For many, they are ready to go, but still something is holding them back. Continue Reading
Yes, yes, I know, I know — Pinterest is hot and people love it, blah, blah, blah. Well, I DO love it! I was falling behind keeping my writing blog up to date and in the time it would take to add four or five articles to that blog, I was able to add my entire collection of writings onto Pinterest. That’s one big advantage right there. I was pleased to see there were a few more my blog didn’t offer.