Hiring a Great Freelance Web Designer

The essence of web design is often misunderstood. It is now fact that a good website design with appropriate marketing techniques and engaging content are what makes a website successful.

Too many people are focused on the costs involved in designing a web page or preferably pages and many more are not engaged in visualizing the fundamentals before researching the freelance designer. It makes sense that by knowing what your core values are, what your message will relay through the pages, will be the catalyst of a rewarding investment. Having a specific theme in mind will simplify the initial tasks primarily because being able to communicate with your chosen designer whilst providing the required details, will enable the sole purpose of the functions of your products or services to be met.

Freelance Web Designers need to be well equipped before diving from the board into which you and they will pool ideas. Communication is paramount and whilst ideas are exchanged for optimal usage, focus on the required end is the result you’ll achieve.

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Communicating Your Needs To Your Web Designer

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You know what content you want on the website but have no clue how to present it to the user.

You know what content you want on the website, and you have the layout in your mind, but you don’t know how to implement it.

In both cases you will need to explain your thoughts to the web designer. Although most people who read those lines are probably thinking that being in the second situation is better then being in the first situation. However, real life experience shows the opposite to be true. Giving a web designer the complete freedom of action regarding the web design based solely on the website content is usually a smart thing to do. You will find that explaining to the web designer what the nature of your website is, whether it’s a product that you want to sell or a hobby item, is much easier then trying to explain to him the temperate of the color schema or an undefined shape that you would like to have in the website header.

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The Importance of a Sitemap

The Importance of a Sitemap

A sitemap is often measured redundant in the development of building a website, and that is in truth the fact if you made a sitemap for the sake of having one. By highlighting the importance of having a well constructed sitemap, you will be able to tailor your own sitemap to suit your own requirements.

1) Navigation purposes

A sitemap literally acts as a map of your site. If your visitors browses your site and gets puzzled connecting the thousands of pages on your site, they can always refer to your sitemap to see where they are, and navigate through your pages with the utmost ease.

2) Conveying your site’s theme

Once your visitors load up your sitemap, they will get the general picture of your site within a very short quantity of time. There is no need to get the “big picture” of your site by reading through each page, and by doing that you will be saving your visitors’ time.

3) Site optimization purposes

When you create a sitemap, you are actually creating a specific page which contains links to all single page on your site. Picture what happens when search engine robots hit this page — they will stay on the links on the sitemap and easily every single page of your site gets indexed by search engines! It is also for this purpose that a link to the sitemap has to be placed significantly on the front page of your website.

4) Orderliness and significance

A sitemap enables you to have a completed bird’s eye standpoint of your site structure, and whenever you need to put in new content or new sections, you will be able to take the existing hierarchy into consideration just by glancing at the sitemap. As a end result, you will have a perfectly systematic site with the whole thing sorted according to their significance.

From the above reasons, it is most important to implement a sitemap for website projects with a considerable size. Through this way, you will be able to keep your website easily accessible and neatly organized for everyone.

The Web Design Process Easy To Understand

When you visit a large web design company the chances are they outsource the work to a freelance website designer just like I do in the majority of cases. You may have a current web site design project, you may be updating an existing site, or just interested in learning new skills. If so then this article will help you with your web design process decision making.


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5 Biggest Mistakes Business Owners Make About Their Website

It’s amazing how many businesses make the errors I have listed below. These errors can cost a business thousands of dollars, and continue to take potential dollars they should be earning on a monthly basis from their site.

1. Launch their website to soon.
2. Pay way too much or too little for their website.
3. Focus is spent on making the site appear attractive and flashy.
4. Do not take the steps in bringing traffic to their site.
5. Never make any income off their site.

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How to get Clients More Involved in the Design Process

For a successful business and carrier in the design world designer have to involve the client in the designing process. If you want that the design or development work done by you for the clients were appreciated and accept it you have to involve the client for the success of the project. Unfortunately, sometimes this can be a challenge. It’s all depending on the types of clients with whom you are working; sometime you may realize that the communication with some of them is very difficult.
Below are some ways shown by which you can more involve your client in the design process.

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Why you Need a Content Management System

A content management system is, as the name suggest, a system to manage content. Now, this content may be consist of a variety of things: text, videos, images, sound, etc. Content is basically any digitized information. Then, knowing this, management presides over the information. It organizes it. Thus, this organization becomes a system. A content management system (often shortened to CMS) is one of the great tools for designers. Long dead are the days where you had information that was cluttered or muddled; where you had a website that could (easily) be hacked. Websites are now more streamlined because of it. The amazing thing is, you’ve are using content management systems without being cognizant of it– Twitter, Facebook, WordPress– and your internet experience has improved tremendously. This article will bullet point why a CMS is a designer’s best friend. 

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The Five Sins Of Design

Everyone makes mistakes. For the graphic designer, it is how often he trips up that will make him or break him. Incessantly doing things over and over again, hoping, yearning for a different result is Einstein’s proverbial definition of madness; so many are in this camp. However, if you don’t know the answer, if you are not confident that you can find the exit, then you’ll be stagnated in this camp eternally, with no hope of escape. This needn’t be the case. Truth is, a failure is the path to success. Very few, for instance, learn how to ski without out first falling hard on the snow. The process can be tough. Failure may be the pathway, but if you know other’s mistakes, if you are privy to their hiccups and stumbles, you can be saved from the time and the frustration. Here, in this article, the five cardinal sins that graphic designers make will be detailed.

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Know Who You Are Designing For

It is integral to create a lasting and overwhelming impression on your clients, if you want to be a successful graphic designer. You must be equally charming and congenial, but they must be able to distinguish what you do and create for them, separate from what others may provide. Remember clients all have different tastes, so you must correctly assess their individual preferences.

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The History of Graphic Design

What exactly is Graphic Design?

The term Graphics is actually rooted within the ancient Greek word meaning: somebody who can draw and paint. It is the same as implying in order to draw in order to write. Today Graphic Design might be defined since the art of making visual claims by creative compositions associated with images and/or documents. To do that, a Graphic Designer utilizes various elements which are related in order to creation associated with signs, graphs, logos, equity graphs, drawings, collection art, icons, geometric styles, photographic collages and so forth in a good artistic paradigm.

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