Checklist: 5 Ways to Improve Your Design Using Pre-Built Websites

You’ve finished a project, you go through it once more, and you find a few odds and ends that need some fixing. There might be even the need for a major improvement. That’s how it should be, but there are also times when a project goes online, and you wish it hadn’t. You finished it in a rush and it looks more like a first draft than a finished piece of work. That’s not a nice feeling to have when…...

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File Sharing is Caring: Best Ways to Share Files with Clients

As a graphic designer, half of your workday can feel like it’s taken up struggling to find a way to share big files with your clients. If you’re creating large promotional materials, website wireframes, e-books or video content of any kind, your files are probably very bulky and many traditional ways to transfer a quick word doc won’t work for you. If you’re constantly searching for better file sharing solutions, we’ve got some suggestions for you to try. The suggestions…...

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10 SEO Tools Which Will Help You Optimize Your Website in 2018

One of the most challenging parts of running your site is search engine optimization. The way search engines and Google rank your website keeps changing numerous times a year. This means that you have to be updated every day about the current SEO developments if you want to stay ahead of the competition. Although SEO is hard, there are various tools which you can use to handle SEO and get the necessary data which is needed to boost your rankings.…...

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7 Ways to Improve Your Design Team Collaboration

Being a creative professional can feel like a solo adventure - even if you work for a company or with a team of colleagues. Sometimes it can feel like you lose your collaborative spirit when you’re working, head down, on a big production-heavy project. However, you know that a great collaborative environment can refuel your best ideas, earn you the most useful kinds of feedback, and give you the opportunity to learn from others who create like you do. What…...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Visual Hierarchy for Designers 

If you are a graphic designer, a web designer, or if you do visual work at all, then you probably have developed your process when creating a new document or product. Whether you refer to it this way or not, one of the essential tasks to starting a new project is to come up with a sort of visual hierarchy for the piece – a layout of all the elements or sections in your visual breakdown. Composing a new visual…...

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Tips for Choosing the Best Mobile App Developer For Your Business

The internet changes constantly, doesn’t it? Ten years ago, hardly any company was worried about operating a mobile app and now, we do everything on our phones. Phones have evolved too, going from being tiny bricks with hardly any capabilities, to being three times the size, with ten times the capabilities. All of our research about companies, our interactions online, and our use of the internet was once done on our laptops and now we mostly save those for work…...

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The 12 Best Colors For Your Brand (and What They Mean)

Choosing the right color for your brand and products can immediately affect how your customers view and respond to your products and services. By simply using the right colors you can persuade customers to buy your product. What colors are more attractive? Which colors evoke certain emotions? Certain colors are more attractive than others – not in the sense of being prettier or better looking, but in the sense of being magnetic to customers. Black, red and copper are regarded…...

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How to Build a Web Design Portfolio & Grow Your Freelance Business

What makes a good web design portfolio? That’s the question that each and every web design freelancer has asked herself at one point in her career – especially when just starting out in the business. You want to stand out among your competition, express your skills, and gain the attention of your ideal clientele but you don’t have a lot of experience yet. How can you show what you’re capable of before you’ve had the chance to secure your own…...

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What Can Photography Teach Us About Web Design? 

Photographers and web designers might seem like their jobs are 100% different. One is focused on traveling to locations, capturing moments, and working with humans and cameras while the other is focused on developing an online location, manipulating code and handling client demands. However, photographers and web designers aren’t that different. Both work creatively and technically to create something special and new, something that will tell a story for a business or a personal client. Both must be highly professional,…...

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How to Learn Photoshop if You’re New

Photoshop is one of those software treasures that everyone needs a little familiarity with. Whether you’re a business owner, a graphic designer, a web designer, a photographer or just a social media user, Photoshop could really upgrade your visual game. With the ever-evolving technology, designers have always wanted to create something appealing and unique to capture the attention of their followers and prospective clients. Photoshop is the tool to make that possible. It takes some bits of skill, resources, and…...

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