How to present the graphic draft to the client?

Once you have created the layout of the website, you will have to present it to your client. The approval process of the draft has many aspects which are similar to the sales and marketing techniques employed throughout the business world, so it is your job to convince the client to accept your project offer.

By following this method you will be able to avoid making last-minute changes; additions which sometimes hinder the quality of your project and only add more time to it. || Read more »

Inspiration: 45 red-color websites for a bit of daring

Inspiration: 45 red-color websites for a bit of daring

Red is the color which expresses dynamism and vitality; passion and sensuality; strength and love. Especially, it is a color which creates excitement so much so that its hidden qualities are used extensively by the advertising, graphic design and marketing...

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How to clean up your wordpress database?

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Today we will keep this article short; there are only a few operations that one needs to do in order to optimize and speedup a blog. If you're using Wordpress to edit your blog, you've probably noticed how large the...

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Choose the right color for your design

Choose the right color for your design

In this article we will address one of my favorite topics, which is looking at how colors unconsciously shape many aspects of our daily lives, a study which is used rigorously in advertising and graphic design, both print and online....

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The tell-tale signs of an amateur Web Site and how to avoid them

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Web design takes a bit of practice to get good at. Each and every one of us goes through a period of learning and adjustment, which means that the latest projects will look considerably better than the first ones. This...

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How to find inspiration and design the layout of a website?

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Welcome to the 4th article of our guide. We have reached a crucial point in our project, which refers to the creation of a graphic layout. Website design is no easy task and one must confront many unknown variables such...

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The 25 best-looking calligraphic fonts that you can use to improve your design

The 25 best-looking calligraphic fonts that you can use to improve your design

Original and timeless: calligraphic fonts are perfect to use in your graphic projects, especially if there’s a need for a sophisticated typography. Online one can immediately find hundreds of different fonts, some free and some not. In this article we’ve...

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30 orange websites: warmth and vivacity on the web

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Here's another interesting themed showcase for you. This time I ignored footer, header & co.  and focused my attention on the color schemes of websites. Specifically, this article showcases some of the web's best sites that owe their attractiveness to...

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How to develop and organize the structure of a website?

How to develop and organize the structure of a website?

In the previous article we left off at a very good point. The client has accepted our offer -inclusive of our estimate for the project -signed the contract and given us the green light to start working on the project....

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Which is the best font to use when developing a website?

Which is the best font to use when developing a website?

A good typography forms the basis of a well-defined web project. Font selection is particularly important and it has to be accurate and based on a detailed analysis so that the textual content blends well with the graphics of the...

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Resources: fonts, tutorials, icons, textures and templates for a fantastic grunge style

Resources: fonts, tutorials, icons, textures and templates for a fantastic grunge style

It’s dirty, unorganized, and wrinkled-up. Still, it continues to please. If someone thought that grunge was a style destined to fade away, they were wrong by a long shot. Grunge continues to live on without any sign of fading away...

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YIW Minimal: a free & clean template for a simple yet professional website

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A few weeks ago we looked at how to design a minimalist layout, both professional and aesthetically pleasing. YIW Minimal – that's the name of the layout we made with Photoshop – had a great impact on the users of...

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Left-aligned websites: are they really to be avoided?

Left-aligned websites: are they really to be avoided?

Which is the optimal alignment for a website: right, left or central? Obviously centrally-aligned, is not something new. If I weren't such an obstinate opposer, probably I'd limit myself to agreeing and admitting that yes, eventually centrally-aligned is better, thumbs-up...

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Inspiration: 40 “blue” websites for a more comforting web

Inspiration: 40 “blue” websites for a more comforting web

It's elegant, relaxing and in color-psychology it represents business stability and trustworthiness: is that why blue, along with red, is the most used color in web design? It's certain that many companies choose blue as their business color, as well...

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Trends in webdesign: free icons and inspiration for twitter

Trends in webdesign: free icons and inspiration for twitter

There's a gracious little blue bird which flippant peeps out of the largest part of blogs present on the web. We are talking about twitter, undisputed king of micro-blogging services (others, less famous but worth citing are Yammer and Tumblr)...

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CSS Frameworks: Grid System 960. What is it?

CSS Frameworks: Grid System 960. What is it?

A lot is being said about CSS Frameworks these days: Blueprint, Grid System 960, Elastic, etc... there are many who say they can be a good starting point for the development of your own works. But is it really so?...

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How to calculate costs and delivery time of a web project?

How to calculate costs and delivery time of a web project?

After having established with your client the general structure of the website and the objectives behind its creation (type of content, number of pages, etc.), you will have to create a detailed budget estimate, which will include the costs and...

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Inspiration: 28 websites dedicated to our pets

Inspiration: 28 websites dedicated to our pets

Talent, fantasy, intuition, inspiration. They are not abstract concepts and with no relevance, at least not in the life of a good designer. On the contrary, they are essential components for being able to work in a stimulating and gratifying...

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WordPress Plugin Featured Posts with thumbnails: highlighting your best articles

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Have you ever written a really great article - in which you invested a lot of time and personal knowledge - and as time goes by you see it get forgotten in your blog archive? After managing a blog for...

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