Constructing a website, whether it be a platform for showing off the business hours and information for your small shoe store, or a large online shop for selling items through the internet, is a much easier process than it used to be. Twenty years ago you had to reach out to a developer who would charge you thousands of dollars. The setup would take quite a while, and they would be making the site from scratch. That’s not the case anymore, because you can select from one of these top website builders on the market. Hundreds of solutions are available for you, but we have tested them all and have come up with the top five: WIX, Squarespace, WordPress, Shopify and Weebly.
Designing for a major corporate client with a multinational business presence is quite a different experience to designing for small business. The good news is that the budget can be massively higher. The possibly not so good news (depending on how you look at things) is that expectations are likely to be much higher as well. This can place a lot of pressure on you. But if you’re really confident in your ability, this pressure won’t be a burden upon you, it will drive you to greater heights.
Today there are many different choices available to people about how their website might be put together and hosted. Each has advantages and disadvantages, and the decision should really be based on the needs of the client, their budget, and what actually works for the design team. Not all of the different methods will give the same result for the same design, which is why the choice needs to be made with due consideration to what each method provides.
Video has great power to motivate and influence people. This much has been understood for decades, which is why television is still considered the most effective—yet outrageously expensive—way to convey any message to a widely dispersed audience.
Being a web designer is one of those professions that has no end of distractions to tempt you away from your tasks. Just as you’re about to get stuck into some serious image editing, when suddenly Facebook buzzes to alert you that one of your friends just posted something. It wouldn’t hurt just to take a peek, right?
Sometimes it seems your customers have been born for the sole purpose of tormenting you with their crazy nonsense. How do you stop yourself from tipping over the edge and letting them know how you really feel? If you’re not sure of the answer to that one, don’t worry. There are millions of other web designers out there suffering through the same problem, and we’re here with some practical tips to help you all cling to the edge of sanity a while longer.