Web Design

Web Design in 2013: What I’ve Learned for the Upcoming Year

Like many employees around the world, last week I took a vacation. I was out of the office from December 24 to January 1. It works out to be a total of nine, glorious days when you include the weekend. And it was truly long overdue. It was the first time since 2005 that I’ve had a true Christmas vacation – with no work, and no school. Folks, that’s nearly a decade. And I am truly too young for that.

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Let’s Talk Taste – Well-Designed Food Sites

This week, I am positively giddy now that the holiday season officially is in full-swing. The weather is changing ever so slightly from blistering heat and rain to the 50-degree temperatures that any native Floridian like myself calls “cold”, Christmas songs are beginning to make their way into my Spotify radio, and every house smells of delicious home-cooked meals. I’m talking, of course, about Thanksgiving. A favorite holiday of mine for as a long as I can remember, Thanksgiving has always been associated in my house with overeating, boisterous family members, and all-around cheerfulness and this weekend will be no different.

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Tips for Planning A Redesign

For those who know me, it’s no secret that I love to plan. I plan just about every aspect of my life – both professional and otherwise. Need a party thrown? I’ve got a checklist for that. Meeting scheduled next week? Let me add that to my calendar. Need a site redesign? I’m your girl.

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Convincing A Marketing Client Your Design Work is Worthy

When most people consider web or graphic design as a profession, they typically picture a designer working at, well, a design firm. However, design seeps into nearly every single aspect of everyday life. The screen you’re reading this on? It was designed. The chair you’re sitting in? Also designed. The cup you’re sipping coffee out of? Yep, a designer also had a hand in making that too.

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Learning To Handle Stress As A Designer

As a web designer, I find myself in a constant state of catch-up. I have to stay up to date on the latest technology, techniques, and trends – all while staying on top of my client work. After speaking with others in the same industry, I’ve found that this feeling isn’t exactly a rarity. On the contrary, I’ve discovered most designers feel overwhelmed by the amount of work they have and the pace of the technology industry. So, in an attempt to alleviate some of the stress we designers deal with on a daily basis, I’ve compiled a list of tactics to get you through your next busy week.

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Surviving a Rebrand: Tips for Designers, Marketers, and Clients Alike

Last month, I wrote an article detailing the rebranding process. Well, for everyone who was waiting for the big reveal, the moment is here! This week, Optimum7 officially completed the launch of the Access Real Estate rebrand campaign. In this article, I will discuss how designers, marketers, and clients can and should work together to achieve rebrand success.

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