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Giving a cost estimate for website and graphic design jobs

Posted by on Jan 7, 2011 in Website Development | 0 comments

Drawing up costs and proposals are time-consuming. If you are a website designer or a graphic designer, you need to know how to accurately bill for your work (even if you are working for a salary, it’s a good idea to make a mental note of how this gets done). Although you won’t get every job you bid on, you need to make sure you are providing clients with a fair, realistic and profitable cost estimate for design jobs. What are your competitors charging? You prob

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Changing sizes and positioning of a Div layout

Posted by on Dec 14, 2010 in Website Development | 1 comment

In our last post, we discussed the basics of creating a CSS layout in Dreamweaver. For website designers, the basics of a good website designs starts with creating your website’s layout (before any images, text or design elements are incorporated). Now that you have your three layout boxes (Header, Content and Footer), we are going to start changing the positioning so that the layout is fit for an internet browser. Step 1: As mentioned in our previous post, you ca

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Refining your CSS layout with nested Div’s

Posted by on Dec 7, 2010 in Website Development | 0 comments

This post is part of a series about the basics of creating a CSS layout in Dreamweaver. In the previous post we discussed how to create Div’s and change the sizes. When designing a website, one needs to create “nested Div’s” (which basically refers to a Div inside a Div) so that you have the layout you need for menu buttons, advertisement spaces and so forth. Once you’ve got the basics of CSS layouts, you can start to refine your site with nested Div’s.

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The basics of creating CSS layouts

Posted by on Dec 2, 2010 in Website Development | 1 comment

Most graphic designers will tell you that anybody can use Dreamweaver. Although this is true, you can’t always just download the program and expect to know how to start using it. If you’re an experienced graphic designer that hasn’t built a site in Dreamweaver before (or you have no website design experience and want to get the hang of it), your first point of departure is creating CSS layouts – also known as Div-based layouts. CSS layouts help you create a

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The makings of a great logo

Posted by on Nov 19, 2010 in Website Design | 0 comments

Some logos are imprinted in our memories forever whether it is with web design or normal print  – not just because it represents an international brand, but because the logo was designed so well that any designer will stop and think: why didn’t I design that logo first? Logos are the core of a company’s brand identity and most brands try to stick to one logo for as long as possible (changing logos can be confusing for consumers if not handled correctly), plac

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