Almost every business has a web presence these days; from single page ‘business card’ style sites, to million+ product e-commerce hubs, owning a website is as universal as taxes. Of course, there are new startups, but even in those cases entrepreneurs tend to have bought a domain name, or thrown up a template.
It’s no surprise then that the bread and butter for most web designers is not site design, but redesign.
On the surface, redesign looks easy; you have a starting point, with some real world data on what is...
Do what you love. That’s what the career counselors tell you when you are young. That is what your parents pretend to instill on you when you are born. What they forgot to mention is that very few people are doing what they love and making a ton of money from it.
Before I carry on any further let me talk about money: It isn’t everything.
This is very true. I’ve been on both ends of the spectrum where I had money to burn without any concerns and also not a dime to go and buy dinner and in neither case did money affect my attitude (maybe just a tiny bit). Sure without money I would stress about how to pay the next bill and with money I would stress a bit about how I was going to keep it, but at the...
Cross-Browser CSS3: Solutions and Considerations, by Louis Lazaris, is a compact and practical reference for dealing with browser inconsistencies in CSS3-based designs.
When designing and developing CSS3-based websites, it’s common place to run into cross-browser challenges, especially when dealing with markets and niches whose audiences are still using older versions of Internet Explorer.
In this eBook, Louis Lazaris discusses the factors that need to be considered before attempting to use, or mimic, a CSS3 feature in all non-supporting browsers.
Pretty much no matter where you live, the economy sucks right now, and many designers are finding it hard to get new clients.
People just don’t want to spend money on a website, or a redesign of their current site, if they don’t have to. And even if they do decide to tackle a new web design project, they’re looking for the least expensive way to do so.
What does that mean? It means that a lot of people are turning to themes for their new or redesigned site, rather than completely custom designs. And considering the control a lot of themes offer over the look and feel of a site, can you blame them? So what’s a designer to do? It’s simple, really: start designing premium themes yourself. It’s like the old adage, “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em!”.
Our new Successful...
Go Media's Jeff Finley put together a great ebook containing all the info he gathered through the years for designers to dominate the apparel industry.
The eBook is called Thread's Not Dead and features contributions from the people behind Go Media, Emptees, Threadless, Design by Humans, Big Cartel, I Am the Trend, Jakprints, Glamour Kills among others.
Inside the eBook you'll find 10 chapters with 117 pages of essential strategy pulled from the success and failures of some of the best in the biz.
Key topics include design,...