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Back to basics: website design principles

Posted by on Oct 25, 2010 in Website Design | 0 comments

Young designers who are fresh out of graphic design school are often under the impression that they will be able to design spectacular works-of-art for every client. After a few years of nine to five labor, you come to understand the short cuts, what your employer or clients like and the types of briefs you should get before you can your web design project right the first time. If you’ve been working as a graphic designer for a while, you are probably quicker, les

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What you need from clients before you start designing

Posted by on Oct 21, 2010 in Website Design | 0 comments

Getting a fully functional, effective website isn’t something that “just happens” after you sign a deal with a client. Clients can get extremely excited about the idea of having a new website and if they’ve bonded with you, they’ll assume you know exactly what they are expecting. Re-doing work because you didn’t ask the right questions in the beginning is a time-consuming mistake. Here are some things to ask from your client before you get cracking: High

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Who web designers should network with

Posted by on Oct 12, 2010 in Website Design | 0 comments

Whether you do freelance web design, work as an in-house graphic designer or with a number of other designers in a creative ad agency, there are a few people who can become extremely helpful in your career. Creative people, like web designers, tend to attract one another, but these are some people who you should keep an eye out for in the future: Programmers Most web designers can do a bit of programming and figure out the rest as they go along. Knowing a few softwa

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Colour psychology and your website

Posted by on Oct 5, 2010 in Website Design | 1 comment

Colour psychology has been around for a number of years and many marketers, retailers, restaurant-owners and interior designers use the analysis of the effect of colours on the human psyche to their advantage. Some of the basic connotations and emotions associated with colours:Blue: Calmness, stability. Also associated with men, water and depth. Pink: Feminine, romance, soft, tenderness Purple: Royalty, power, spirituality Green: Nature, money, safety, freshness

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Is Website Design that important to SEO Marketers?

Posted by on Sep 28, 2009 in Website Design | 2 comments

I don’t want to overemphasize the importance of design as from an SEO perspective experienced digital marketers can work with most creative design…with the exception of an entire site built in ‘flash’!, but I do want to mention a little about it as there are some common mistakes made. Once you have your ‘marketing dashboard’ of site analytics and statistics collected from your site’s traffic, take a look at what pages visitors are looking at an

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