The entire world is worried about the effects of the economic crisis and the people who are more pessimistic consider that we are just going through another phase of a bigger crisis than the economists have told us. Even the most influential governors declared that they still don’t know where things are going.
Instability is a common word nowadays and almost every businessman has given up various expansion projects. These issues aren’t novelty but Instant Shift hasn’t the reputation of a blog that treats financial and economic topics.
This post has as primary scope the presentation of the effects of the crisis in the web design industry and how to resist in a very unstable climate.
It’s a sad but interesting fact that war creates the greatest amount of innovation over a short period of time. It seems we are very bold about creating ways to effectively kill each other brutally then we are about improving the quality of life.
This does, however, point to need as the biggest driver of innovation. So how does one explain the success of the Pet Rock and the Smurfs? People like killing each other while collecting odd little pop culture items!
Have you ever been sitting, watching TV and a show or ad comes on and you say, "I had that idea a long time ago!" and then feel like you’re a failure? Some people say there are no new ideas, that everything has been done and some say they have no luck with their ideas.
The Beatles certainly went through years of rejection from music executives that said guitar music was on the way out, etc., etc. blah, blah, blah. Who was right? What did The Who go through?
29 publishers turned down JK Rowling, also known as the richest woman in England thanks to her uber-successful Harry Potter series, before someone saw the charm and possibilities of the idea. One can only hope there are 29 editors still looking for work.
People are probably the most widely photographed subjects. However, people photography needs special treatment in terms of composition, lighting, depth of field and most importantly a “natural look”. It is a misconception that shooting people/portraits needs elaborate studio equipment. Contrary to the popular belief, people can be photographed successfully in natural light.
A traditional portrait is of a person sitting looking straight at the camera - in my opinion, far too boring. I like to get them to use hand gestures or else add a few props around them.
Due to the huge opportunities, sometimes, the online medium is more competitive than the "material reality" and, here, existing is equivalent to being professional. Freelance web designers but also specialized companies noticed this fact very quickly, doing their best to have an interesting and eye-catching online presence at the same time.
Nowadays, portfolios, the best proofs that reveal the skills and the potential of someone, are very important and these may make the difference between a successful web services provider and a non-profitable one. A part of the overall success is actually represented by the attention paid to all the details; nothing should be neglected because all the clients are just a click distance away from another competitor.