As the owner of a freelance design business or design agency, you're always working with a variety of clients. Some clients are amazing – they give you a succinct, accurate brief, they allow plenty of creative freedom, they're open to new ideas, they are prompt with their feedback and they sing your praises to their colleagues. But what about the other type of client – the difficult client.
Every designer has their share of difficult clients, each with their own unique personality and quirks. Here are five of the most common difficult design clients, and how you can deal with them.
Freelance life is amazing. However, it can sometimes be a bit frustrating. The amazement lies when you work from home with no bossing environment to piss you off, you can pick up holidays at your will, and all you need is a stable internet connection and a laptop of an average performance. The sad thing is that you can’t enjoy your freelance in a bed of roses if nobody buys whatever services or products you are offering. You just can’t pull in people and sell them right off the bat. This is when the frustration knocks your front door.
Dealing with a poor income in freelance can lead you to give up. If you don’t really know what’s wrong and how you can hurdle this obstacle you will be slowly digging your own freelance grave. If things are going as well as planned, that means something is wrong with the way you market your services, the way you are spreading your word to the right people who are willing to open their gates and pay you.
There are so many guides and quick tips on how to create an About Us page for your website that it's hard to find something new. But if you consider yourself a progressive business person/designer you should pay attention to this subject.
So we decided to have some fun and to create a list of 10 bad web design ideas to people who are planning to create an About Us page of a website.
Displaying your work in single page design is a hot trend now days. You possibly cannot imagine what designers can do with single pages as modern age designers love to experiment with things and observe how people interact with their work. The best single pages are those that help you convey your message into few quick scrolls. They are well designed and compatible with most Internet browsers.
In this presentation, you’ll find a variety of highly-creative, beautiful and most importantly inspirational designs which is following the same trend of single page designs.
Our generation has witnessed the evolution of website design in a major way. If you have been the child of the 1990s, you have experienced websites which were mostly text based. Based on the path of the table based sites and online page builders, flash designing, PHP and CSS, Java Scripts and Semantics, Web 2.0 and the mobile website, the website designers have always taken center stage for representing the World Wide Web to us. 2010s have just started and the role of website designers is far from over.
The phenomenon of Parallax scrolling has become quite a roar in the recent times. Those of you who are not familiar with Parallax design can have some amount of enlightenment through the following lines.
You know that attention spans are quickly becoming even shorter. When people watch movies and television, go shopping, browse for books, and surf the web, they make up their minds in seconds—sometimes to their detriment, true, but that doesn't matter in cyberspace. You can't track down every person who visits your site, delivers the Blink Test, and decides that you've failed. All you can do is prevent it from happening.
The Blink Test refers to the approximately 0.02 seconds it takes for a person to decide if something interests them enough. It applies to books, shows, movies, and especially to websites, blogs, online shops, articles, and even social media sites. Some marketers claim that you have a larger window of 3-5 seconds to impress; researchers maintain that, at other times, you have only 445ms, mere milliseconds to make a first impression. As a host, a business, a writer, a blogger, or a web designer, you have to make those seconds work for you. Your first impression has to dazzle.