Thursday, February 27, 2014

How to Make Your Web Graphic Design Stand Out

Having the skills and experience of a graphic designer may not be enough for creating a web graphic design that will stand out among the other websites on the online world. You still have to follow certain elements that are crucial to the success of your design which in today’s time, take the form of customized brand images, animated typefaces, and color overlays to name a few. These, in turn, make you realize that keeping up with the latest trends are very essential in attracting many viewers and customers alike. And to give you an overview, here are the some of the major changes in graphic and web design that you can look into:

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Should You Create a Sitemap? Definitely!

Sitemaps may seem to be a redundant process as perceived by some website developers. This may be true if the sitemap is just constructed for the sake of just having one. The reason for this is that a well-done sitemap can be used in order for both designers and developers to plan together, functioning as an effective centralized planning tool for the sake of organizing the website content and at the same time remove all the unnecessary pages and design elements. So summing up its use, sitemaps serve as outlines or flowcharts for the needed content. The good thing about it is that it could be made by anyone, whether they’re skilled in designing or not.

They’re important to websites because they could be used to give a clear view of the website’s goals. Lacking a goal or purpose makes websites harder to navigate, which means a poor experience for the user. Lots of times a visitor could be left wondering about their purpose of being in the site. This isn’t supposed to be the case because websites should at least be able to provide understanding as to how users should interact with them. Having a sitemap serves as an insurance that every website aspect—from web graphic design to content—is geared in reinforcing its intended goals.
Lastly, sitemaps could be used in order to make the design elements and the underlying algorithm work consistently. Websites are not built by a single person—they’re built by a team of people. As such, sitemaps should always be accessible regardless of format, in order to cater to everyone involved in the project at a centralized location where any change can be viewed instantly. With that, sitemaps could play a role as centralized clearing houses in order to track its progress.

So without a sitemap, people on web design jobs, as well as those in web development are more likely to incur wasted time in creating unnecessary pages or having them designed in a much more complicated manner than what’s needed. If the addition of necessary elements and the removal of the unnecessary ones are done in the project’s early stages, it will consume lesser resources. In order to have that goal achieved, a sitemap is needed.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Why Should You Invest in Web Design?

A lot of businesses tend to ignore the importance of web graphic design, sticking with the traditional marketing techniques like infomercials or offline advertisements. While employing these methods is still advisable, a good web design often has a great impact on whether or not customers will make the purchase. This is because the design of a website is one of the most critical factors in determining the success of marketing.

To make an even more concrete example about its importance, various studies have concluded that about 75 percent of people base a business’s credibility on their website design. As far as businesses are concerned, credibility is the lifeblood of their profit. As such, it directly affects the chances of people purchasing their product or service, and a poor web design means customers lost. So, in order to remedy that and establish consumer trust, a business website should exude legitimacy and trustworthiness, and a high quality design is enough to fill such role.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Choosing Your Best Font the Easy Way

Web graphic design has the potential to net a lucrative market because a lot of businesses are taking the leap into the advantages offered by the internet. Because of this, designing websites entails a lot of things such as the proper decisions in order to deliver a quality output. From the general overview of the site itself—its forms, backgrounds, buttons and others, the web designer must always think ahead. This is to achieve a site that attracts viewer attention and usable enough in order to make the said viewers stay and even promote it to others. As such, what a designer should look out for is the use of their font, and there are some things to remember in order to arrive at the most appropriate font for your website.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Be Wary of Writing – 2 Fonts You Need to Avoid

Everything in web graphic design contributes to the final product’s overall appearance, and fonts serve a big part in making or breaking its design and without its variety, all websites will just have one typeset. While there are hundreds of fonts available out there, it doesn’t mean that all of them are usable or appropriate for your content. There are some fonts that should be avoided because of various reasons but chief among them is its typography. With that, there are some fonts that should never be used, unless in very special circumstances, because they are simply hard to incorporate to the majority of page designs. Two of these are:

Monday, February 17, 2014

How a Web Development Company Creates Spectacular Websites and Designs from Scratch

Having a Web development company to help you out can make your job a lot less difficult whenever you’re having a hard time designing a website and/or other related issues about your website be it offline or online. In case you want to hire them, we’ve presented an overview of how they treat your projects from scratch.
Phase 1
Project Planning – the first phase is simply the brainstorming phase. This is where your project manager discusses to you how to handle things, what to expect, the cost of the services, terms and conditions and a feasibility study concerning you being their client.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Website Design Services: Unspoken Facts Each Client Should Know

Even great web development solutions providers experience difficulties from time to time. And most of these problems involve their clients. The most common problems include: low funding from the client’s end, online complications, and many more. Although these problems are considered inevitable, the blame still falls on the service provider. Isn’t it much better if we understand and hear them out first before we strike them with the hammer of justice?

You get what you’re paying for - So, there you are, and you’ve noticed that it's not going smoothly as you have predicted. But my friend before you strike them with the hammer, is it them or is it you who's at fault? Did you decline maintenance payments from the previous months and ordered them to continue? They are paying numerous softwares regularly so as to obtain outstanding results for you. If the funding required for your website's maintenance runs low yet you refuse to pay for it then what you pay is what you get.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Some Reminders for SEO Experts after Hummingbird

Dynamic, constantly changing, online search engine optimization has been going around, adjusting itself to suit the updates in search engines, most especially Google, and general advancements in the internet per se. The combination of these two are very important, since it affects how SEO experts tailor their efforts to find desirable content, and add the fact that the use of Google for searching is ubiquitous, like adding the icing on top of the cake. So it’s very natural for some to be scared of any update it does, mainly because of the uncertainty it entails. So in order to eliminate that fear, knowledge of how the change works and expectation of what it will bring to the SEO industry could very well spell how websites could fare with these revisions.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Reasons Why Gmail could be Used to Track Spam Trends in Google

Online search engine optimization is constantly changing, mostly due to algorithm updates from various search engines, most especially Google. With its Penguin update, everyone has seen how it wiped out websites practicing black hat SEO tactics. Unfortunately, though, some legitimate websites got ranked down as well, and the reason for this is that they over-optimized their website even if they didn’t mean to. In short, while they are utilizing white hat SEO tactics, they may have unwittingly exerted more effort in influencing the search engine’s algorithm rather than their user interaction, which Penguin also heavily punishes. So in essence, these websites got tagged as spam just because they were over-optimized, which is also a no-no for Google. Thus, one can say that the legitimate way to get to the top of Google’s results page are now even more highly controlled.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

How Hummingbird Lowers Website Traffic – Find Out!

It’s been months now since Google Hummingbird took flight and took the SEO marketing industry by surprise, yet its prevalence as a hot topic among SEO specialists still proves to be undisputed. This is despite the fact that Google is best known by changing or tweaking its algorithm from time to time, and that these changes are quite consistent and could subsequently be predicted with ease. Still, despite its predictability, websites are still affected by the shifts in rankings, not because people take interest with the ingenuity of the update in its own right; rather, they’re affected because their livelihood depends on it. So, for those who felt the changes with this new update, you might have seen some negative things popping up. Surely, if you are a concerned citizen, this question will have popped in your mind: “How can Google Hummingbird make website traffic disappear?”

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Website Design Services: Unspoken Facts Each Client Should Know

Even great web development solutions providers experience difficulties from time to time. And most of these problems involve their clients. The most common problems include: low funding from the client’s end, online complications, and many more. Although these problems are considered inevitable, the blame still falls on the service provider. Isn’t it much better if we understand and hear them out first before we strike them with the hammer of justice?
You get what you’re paying for - So, there you are, and you’ve noticed that it's not going smoothly as you have predicted. But my friend before you strike them with the hammer, is it them or is it you who's at fault? Did you decline maintenance payments from the previous months and ordered them to continue? They are paying numerous softwares regularly so as to obtain outstanding results for you. If the funding required for your website's maintenance runs low yet you refuse to pay for it then what you pay is what you get.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Website Graphic Design Trends You Should Use No More

Sad as it is, old tools, gadgets and even your current web hosting and maintenance service provider that saved you last year might need to be replaced anytime soon. It's the same to the web design industry, trends you think won't be necessary anymore this year should be discarded (if not all) at once.
Sliding Banners - were once very attractive, but not this year. They’ve become such a nuisance or more precise, an eyesore to visitors whenever they visit a site. It also contributes in the decrease of page’s loading speed.