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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 »

Five Good Habits to Start in September

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September is a month of passion and grape harvest. Days become shorter and the heat wave tones down. The soft wind fills the air with the smell of lemons and wet ground and you can feel it breathing, together with...

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

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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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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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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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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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The tools for a remote life

The tools for a remote life

In this article I want to discuss with you all, trying to create a list o f all those applications and tools  that are essential for a remote life. For remote life I intend the passage  of all the documents,...

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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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Adobe VS Apple: with the arrival of the Ipad the Flash player problem becomes serious

Adobe VS Apple: with the arrival of the Ipad the Flash player problem becomes serious

With the single presence of the Iphone, the "war" between Adobe and Apple regarding the Flash player was mostly political, and however directed at the sector of games/apps development. The current situation envisages the developing of an ad hoc version...

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Work and Web: between incertainty and new opportunities

Work and Web: between incertainty and new opportunities

It’s almost two years that the “crisis” is blasting over the world: it hasn’t spared nobody neither our sector and generally the  ICT one. Although studies affirm that this area is the only one in net recovery and can be...

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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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September: the staff’s favourites

September: the staff’s favourites

September was definitely a month full of initiatives, interesting resources and readings that we just couldn’t leave you in the dark. We’re beginning November in the best way with the usual roundup of materials that the YIW staff put in...

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Obstacles of design: the client’s objections and perplexities

Obstacles of design: the client’s objections and perplexities

There are rumors that the worst client of a designer is oneself: self-criticism, a taste that changes frequently, routine, boredom, the craving for something new. A statement born from being aware of the fact that designing a layout/logo/business card to...

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WordPress and non-conventional uses: the point of view of a web designer

WordPress and non-conventional uses: the point of view of a web designer

Introduction: In this article I’ll treat an argument that crosses some programming activities that are far from my background; I’m not only talking about the knowledge of WordPress but also the implementation of small scripts (in my case asp) that...

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Who still needs a web designer?

Who still needs a web designer?

The title is strong and provocative, but in this article we’ll talk about  how one of the web professions mostly misunderstood is  evolving. A premise is required: I love WordPress and Drupal ( I prefer WordPress). The maturity of these...

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Trends in web design: what kind of wedding would it be without a website?

Trends in web design: what kind of wedding would it be without a website?

The people of Your Inspiration Web are always  ready and open for confrontations and  for debates, today I want to take the advantage of this to share with you another opinion article. I’m curious to hear your opinion and know ...

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Freelancer’s errors: a few tips to work better

Freelancer’s errors: a few tips to work better

To choose to work as a freelancer involves, obviously, a series of advantages and disadvantages with which each of us have to deal with. On one side, the long yearned  professional freedom and the desire to self-manage one’s own professionalism,...

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YIW gifts: Psd pack + A Complete Web Design eBook for free

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Today we officially launch a new service offered by YIW: the newsletter.  By signing up for our newsletter you will directly receive every month in your inbox: articles, notifications, utilities, funny anecdotes on the world of web design. Besides you...

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