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Archive for the ‘Web Design’ Category

The Right Way To Kick Off A Web Design Strategy Client Call

That first call you have with your client on constructing your web design vision is probably one of the most important calls you’ll make during a project from start to finish. If you do not ask enough questions, or the right ones, then you are going to end up handing over a design that the client is not interested in. This can cause a little loss in client faith in your abilities, as well as slow down the progress of the project and create more work for you. The more information you gather right from the start, the less changes you’ll have to make to your design concept. You have to make sure you are well prepared for this call.

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Sep
7

Design Quick and Easy Colorful Photoshop Swirls

This is a tutorial on how to create the swirls that I’ve used throughout my website. It’s very quick and easy to accomplish them with some transparency and a few layer styles as long as you are a little practiced with the Pen Tool within photoshop.

photoshop swirl tutorial
 

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Aug
23

Web Design Inspiration | Galleries, Websites, And More – MLC#3

So here we are, Part 3 of my Massive Link Collection articles. This one is focused around inspirational pieces, and included are links to collections and websites that showcase great web sites, logos, graphics, javascript techniques, CSS, etc. Looking at other quality work is always a great way to get started on a project of your own. If you are stuck on something and need some new ideas, you need not look any further than this post.

Once again, a description of these posts: I provide a list of links that I have collected over the past year, as well as all of the Firefox tags that I use to keep them indexed. This gives you a ton of easy and quick resources. If you are unfamiliar with Firefox’s bookmarking system and want to know how to truly take advantage of this post, click here. Also, be sure to check out the other posts from the series if you haven’t yet: Useful Javascript, jQuery, and AJAX Tutorials and Resources – Massive Link Collection Part #1 and Design Tutorials, How-tos, and Resources for Photoshop and Illustrator – Massive Link Collection Part #2.

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Apr
24

Design Tutorials, How-tos, and Resources for Photoshop and Illustrator – MLC#2

Welcome to the second part of a series of articles that focuses on providing readers with a colossal list of links to bookmark and tag for easy future reference. I provide a list of links that I have collected over the past year, as well as all of the Firefox tags that I use to keep them indexed. This gives you a ton of easy and quick resources. If you are unfamiliar with Firefox’s bookmarking system and want to know how to truly take advantage of this post, click here. Also, if you missed my first post, be sure to check out Useful Javascript, jQuery, and AJAX Tutorials and Resources – Massive Link Collection Part #1.

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Apr
15

Font Face Replacement Embedding Techniques and Resources

Thanks to current lack of support for and other licensing issues regarding @font-face, we have to turn to other methods of using special fonts on our web pages. But what to choose? There are several great proven methods out there for font face replacements on a website, so today we’re going to take a look at 4 of the bigger ones that I have taken for a spin. I’m going to list for you the pros and cons that I discovered for each method.

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Mar
28

Amazing Web Designer Resource Collection and Color Tools

I was originally going to write a quick post on some color tool resources, being inspired by Well Styled’s brand new revision of their awesome color tool, found here. The Color Scheme Designer has a lot of neat new functions, including generating a preview of a website with the colors that you have picked along with new customization features. I realized that most of the tools I had to write about were already included in this very nice website that Tom Dufour brought to my attention, called Web Designer Heaven.

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Feb
8
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