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The (Semi-serious) Arguments of Web-Design

During last year I’ve not been really present: my articles have been so few you could count them on the fingers of one hand.

You know, the joys (and above all the strains) of maternity.

I didn’t write much, it’s right, but i read a lots of things. In my bedroom’s dim light, with my daughter sleeping by my side, I turned my iPhone into some sort of mentor. I installed the Kindle app and I devoured eBooks, I read articles, I wandered around several Italian and foreign blogs.

I miss Web Design, the job I deeply love and that, before Noemi’s birth, lead me running in front of my pc in the middle of the night because of a sudden inspiration flow.

This is why I left behind the practical side on my profession for sometime and I dedicated myself to web design theory. And I took sometime to read even some forums and groups dedicated to this field: often there were some useful advices about resources and books, really useful to fill the downtimes. || Read more »

Want to improve your projects of web design and yourself? Spend more!

spendmore

Who more spends, less spends, who more spends, more earns… a saying heard over and over again. You know, all the proverbs have a kernel of truth and wisdom that we should all consider both in our private and professional...

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How to semplify your life and design a great layout

striking

I receive a lot of e-mails from web designers or presumed web designers that quoting their words are “denied   for all that concerns graphic and design” and they ask me how to improve themselves and build up attractive sites without...

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Gold section and web design: how to use it and why

Gold section and web design: how to use it and why

People often talk about it as something fascinating and elusive that is still  struggling to shape up in our minds of web designers in a practical concept: I’m talking about the gold section, that special number that, like an urban...

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A creative touch to your layout: tips & tricks

A creative touch to your layout: tips & tricks

There’s a question that I often read on forums and that many of you have in several occasions e-mailed me: how can I improve the graphics of a site, giving it a creative and professional touch to make the layout more...

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Want to improve your projects of web design and yourself? Spend more!

Want to improve your projects of web design and yourself? Spend more!

Cheapest is dearest, who more spends, more earns… a hackneyed proverb heard millions of times in all the versions that certainly everybody know. It’s known , all proverbs have a bottom of truth and popular wisdom that we should all...

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Webdesign: let your website communicate the right way

Webdesign: let your website communicate the right way

If you're just starting out as a web designer, you might still think -erroneously- that creating a site is simply putting good graphics into code, uploading everything to a host, and voilà. Done. Nothing more, nothing less. The truth is,...

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Inspiration: art in a cup of coffee

Inspiration: art in a cup of coffee

If the dog is man’s best friend, the best friend of a web designer is most likely coffee. Coffee that wakes you up in the morning, that keeps you active even in the most silent night, that marks a break...

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Plagiarism and web design: prevention and reaction

Plagiarism and web design: prevention and reaction

It’s a situation that many web designers may  face during their carrier:  finding out that someone, somewhere on the web has shamelessly copied your work, passing it off as their own, is without doubt a really unpleasant experience. And frustrating....

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Inspiration: when web designers go … to drink

Inspiration: when web designers go … to drink

The topic galleries of inspiration always arise in me a certain interest, especially if I have the fortune to find many collections related with the object of the design I’’m working on. It’s with this spirit- aware that I’ll make...

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Tutorial + Psd: creating a professional Vcard in a few steps

Tutorial + Psd: creating a professional Vcard in a few steps

A week ago we talked about the VCard phenomenon: what they were, how they could be used and also which were the main characteristics of an efficient VCard. Today it's the time to put into practice what we learned, trying...

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Portfolio? No,VCard: when doing things “small” is better

Portfolio? No,VCard: when doing things “small” is better

Those who saw the film “American Psycho”  surely remember the part full of pathos where Patrick Bateman and other daddy’s boys  show off their business card just to boast in an elegant way-    maniacally,  if you permit- their social status:...

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Trends: the new retrò web design and the “CSS3 style”

Trends: the new retrò web design and the “CSS3 style”

On the web the CSS3 and the HTML5 mania go crazy and this is nothing new. Web designers from around the world indulge themselves with animations –of doubtful utility but, we have to admit, certainly creative- they experiment shades and...

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How to present the draft to the client: tips and examples

How to present the draft to the client: tips and examples

Here, we go, we finally got it: inspiration finally paid off and the graphic draft of the site we’re working on is finally finished. A last revision at the details  et voilà ,  it’s ready to be presented to the...

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Web Design and copyright: when creating a website with our name is an utopia

Web Design and copyright: when creating a website with our name is an utopia

Some time ago a YIW reader aroused our interest with  a question, asked to us privately, concerning the copyright in web design. The doubts expressed on that occasion are the same that- as I had way to understand recently- many...

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Restaurants and web design: best practices and showcase

Restaurants and web design: best practices and showcase

Creating a website for a restaurant or for a gastronomic activity in general may be very stimulating for a designer and, certainly there are many ways to be inspired. We begin from the supposition  that in similar cases we’re not...

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Typography and minimalism: let’s design a simple and nice layout

pillolaphp

One of the most common perplexities that I’ve heard saying regarding the typographic style is: yes, it’s fine, cute, creative… but it’s not a style suitable for a company site, corporate, no indeed. It’s certainly a particular style, eclectic if...

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A layout in typographic style: features and examples

A layout in typographic style: features and examples

It surely is no secret: typography plays, in every type of design dedicated to communication, the role of the prima donna. A legible font, another more pronounced, a boldface that draws attention, the perfect line spacing: an infinity of details,...

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Creative sites? Yes, but maybe unusable

Creative sites? Yes, but maybe unusable

It’s a hotly debated issue on several forums and blogs of the sector and that often divides the mass of web designers in two different and opposing factions: I’m talking about the aesthetic aspect of a site and on how...

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Web designer, has been working in the field of graphics and web development for six years and at the moment besides collaborating with a web agency successfully manages her freelance activity under the name of mascara design. Like many freelancers she is used to handling more roles, ranging from paper graphics to the development of html and css codes; nonetheless this passion of hers remains, always and however, web graphics.

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