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What Are the Most Common Web Design Mistakes?

Let’s imagine that you have put your heart, soul, time and money into building the perfect website for your company. You’ve carried out a diligent search engine optimisation (SEO) campaign focussing on such elements of your site’s written content and link profile, and you’ve even employed web development professionals who have made the updating and maintenance of your website a …

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Graphic Design, Web Graphics

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Give Your Print Some LIFE

Many believe that since the dawn of email, online editorials, and social networks, print has been on a sharp decline in almost all of its forms from journalism to promotional material and further fields. Some would even go so far as to say that print is dead. I, on the other hand, believe that print is still very much alive. …

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Graphic Design

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It’s all in the Mind of the Beholder

It’s really easy to get lost in how pretty things look when designing things. While aesthetics are important in design, we shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that we need to communicate a message first and foremost. I will illustrate this concept by quoting here some comments I made for recent makeover projects on About Desktop Publishing. Other designers have …

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Graphic Design

Design Adventure of the Day

Here I am on my way to work, half asleep on the train. Two studends are sitting nearby and at some point one goes,”A gradient filter is… hm… makes you go from dark to light, and maximises… Damn! I don’t remember and I just studied it!” So, still half sleeping, I raise an eyebrow and think, “Maybe they are not …

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Graphic Design

Create a Portfolio in 6 Days

Self promotion is very important for freelance designers. If you want to get clients, you need to let them know you exist, you need to tell them what you can do, and, most of all, you need to show it to them. To that end having a portfolio is not an option, and it is the only tool that will …

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Graphic Design

Adobe CS3 Overview

Adobe released Creative Suite 3 today, which is probably their biggest release ever. Since the merge with Macromedia a lot of speculation has gone on about which programs were to make it into the Suite and which ones were to be ditched. For the web designers who were wondering, GoLive has been replaced by Dreamweaver, for starters. You will find …

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Desktop Publishing & Prepress, Graphic Design, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Web Graphics