April 28, 2009 in Uncategorized

Designbit Audiotip: Design Choices

design-choicesWhether your working on a logo design or a homepage design, don’t just present your concepts to the client and say “what do you think?”, inform your client of your design choices and tell them why you used that angular font or why you used that header color and explain to them why it suits their brand.

If you don’t explain your design choices, but instead just show them a concept, they may simply state that they like it or not without really understanding the designs meaning, If youve explained the design choices, chances are the client will like and accept the concept.

April 22, 2009 in Web Design News

Choosing The Right CMS

cms“Choosing a content management system can be tricky. Without a clearly defined set of requirements, you will be seduced by fancy functionality that you will never use. What then should you look for in a CMS” – Paul Boag.

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April 18, 2009 in Web Design News

Internet Explorer 8 Update

ie8-updateStarting on or about the third week of April, users still running IE6 or IE7 on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, or Windows Server 2008 will get will get a notification through Automatic Update about IE8. This rollout will start with a narrow audience and expand over time to the entire user base. On Windows XP and Server 2003, the update will be High-Priority. On Windows Vista and Server 2008 it will be Important. IE8 will not automatically install on machines. Users must opt-in to install IE8

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April 18, 2009 in Uncategorized

Designbit Audiotip: CMS

wordpress-vs-joomlaMost websites nowadays should probably have a content management system, I haven’t worked with a client in probably two years that doesn’t use them.

Basically its a big wad of code with a database attached to it, where the users can login, add, edit, and delete all the content and manage the whole site from one little area, if you don’t do this already and your a designer, then I  suggest you do, it will give you an edge over people that don’t use them.

April 17, 2009 in Web Design Critique

Web Design Critique: Duoh

duoh-design-studioThis weeks web design critique is a bold and bright design with an nontraditional one column layout designed by Veerle Pieters and Geert Leyseele for their very own design agency with a mix of brains and beauty, Duoh!. Lets Discuss.

April 17, 2009 in Web Design News

ALA’s Web Design Survey 2008

ala-web-design-surveyFor the second year in a row A List Apart has produced a web design survey and the 2008 survey has been packaged for your consumption, there’s some interesting finds; There’s more freelance web designers than ever,  and the average designers working week is 40 – 49 hours.

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