Designing with Your Client in Mind: 6 Questions to Ask Before You Start a New Project

I have been a designer for about thirteen years, and most of my business during the past two years has come from new clients. Many have been new up-start businesses, not-for-profit groups and educational networks. When you are embarking on a new project, you need to assess several important things including the client’s branding needs, what they can spend and…

Weekly Design News – Resources, Tutorials and Freebies (N.100)

This is our weekly column were we share our favorites design related articles, resources and resources all from the previous week. Rethinking CSS Grids HTML5 Rocks – How Browsers Work: Behind the Scenes of Modern Web Browsers The Definitive Check List for Publishing Your WordPress Plugin State of the Word My Thoughts on Responsive Web-Design Learn to code with the…

Guidelines for Creating an Elegant E-mail Newsletter Layout

Marketing is the lifeblood of the Internet industry. Running your own brand and corporation can be tiresome, not to mention extremely difficult. But with a powerful e-mail marketing campaign you can gather a lot of attention very quickly. It’s a fast process to find new subscribers and build a unique newsletter. However there are many convoluted guidelines for creating such…

50 of the Hottest Nightclub Poster Designs

Poster design has always been one of the most powerful marketing tools available to businesses and organizations and even to individuals. Designing nightclub posters can be a challenging project and you will have to compete with many others in this crowded niche. Your poster design must stand out and look professional, flashy, and vibrant with eye-catching graphics to instantly draw…

Technostress – The Freelancers Disease?

The phrase Technostress is being bandied about all over the shop at the moment. The English Wikipedia defines it as: Technostress is, in many ways, the resistance to change that accompanies newly introduced machines to work, home, and leisure situations. In Spain, however it has slightly different connotations, and almost the opposite could said to be true. Technostress has been…

Prestigious Web Design Awards To Strive For

Any web designer – amateur or pro – will tell you that their work is strictly for themselves. While they have paying clients, web design is one of those rare lines of work where workers can feel truly fulfilled and satisfied after a day’s work. Sure, there are times when you want to rip your hair out because of some…

Creative, Unsolicited Redesigns of Popular Web Sites (6 Examples)

Nothing gets the creative juices flowing quite like redesigning a popular, well-known site. Reimagining how a site, app or brand identity would look can help to show the product in a different light, and can help get you thinking about why certain design decisions are made. While unsolicited redesigns can sometimes bring controversy, they can help to show how a…

Weekly Design News – Resources, Tutorials and Freebies (N.99)

This is our weekly column were we share our favorites design related articles, resources and resources all from the previous week. Don’t Fear the Internet – Basic HTML & CSS for Non-Web Designers The Developer’s Guide To Writing Cross-Browser JavaScript Polyfills Infographic: A Visual History of Design Tools The Definitive Guide To Forms based Website Authentication CSS3 Flexible Box Model…Layout…