2018

What’s That Sound!

Photo by Avel Chuklanov on Unsplash Whenever I watch a movie or listen to music I listen for the background sounds and the suttle beats in them. If you pay attention you’ll realize in cartoons putting the sound of footsteps as someone is walking makes that action more realistic than no sound at all. Not everyone has an ear for making sounds for a living because It has to be precise. Majority of these sounds are created by a designer that creates sound effects. They will use objects or project certain sounds or noises to create the sound that they are looking for.…

Why Are We So Responsive?

Photo by Domenico Loia on Unsplash With all of today’s technology we have so many ways of access to the internet. This is so amazing compared to years ago when your main access was dial up. As we look on our cell phone at websites and compare it to the site shown on our laptop, each layout is  different. No there is not a different website for cell phones and another laptops and tablets. The way they make each website adjust to each screen regardless of what device you are on is making the website responsive. A responsive website is basically a design…

I Can’t Help But Click It.

Photo by MARVIN TOLENTINO on Unsplash Have you ever been scrolling down on a site and seen those annoying flashing advertisements about hairspray, or those shoes that  you have been looking at but have been trying to avoiding shopping because you are not trying to spend so much money. Then you try your hardest but you can’t help but click the button because they look so appealing and draws you in. A lot of time companies are using animated web banner ads to draw you in. As a designer we are responsible for creating this addictive or annoying web banner ads. I have…

WordPress

Why is WordPress the most popular cms in use today? WordPress has gain most of its popularity because it is truly a jack of all trades and master of none. It’s functionality, versatility and flexibility really makes it stand out against it’s competitors. Also it’s is SEO, mobile and design friendly. WordPress is easy to use and easy to customize. So if you are a novice or a coding genius WordPress is for you. If you run into any trouble setting up you website they also have a pretty solid customer service and tech support. WordPress is here to stay…

Why Web Banners

The process of web banner ad design Banner ads and landing pages provide an effective way to put your client in front of the exact target audience they want to reach. It is important to have a clear vision of your client’s objectives. Basic banner ads are made of the following simple benefit or offer, emphasis on the offer, call to action and logo. Once you have all of your whats. You then can have fun designing your ad. If you need help designing your banner I have linked my top 5 below. The are all free by the way! 5…

Why We Test?

Photo by José Alejandro Cuffia on Unsplash Just thinking about website design can sometimes can make your brain hurt. With web design  it is not about you. You have to think about who is your audience and who you are trying to reach. As a web designer, you have appeal to your audience, and know know what is appealing to them. One of the ways we do this is AB testing. AB testing is simply creating different varieties or layout of a website and see which one attracts the most out of your target audience. For example, If you were create different layout…

Why Wireframe?

Photo by Galymzhan Abdugalimov on Unsplash For the average person, many do not know how to begin designing a website. There are many strategies into doing so. One of the most vital important steps to creating the website is the layout. This is where everything will be placed on the website including text, images, videos and icons. As a website designer, one of the way to do this is to wireframe a website. Wireframing it simply a layout or blueprint plan of where everything will go on your website. This is important because you don’t want to randomly just start placing items on…

What Makes It Go Faster?

Photo by Lee Campbell on Unsplash Have you ever came to a website and kept refreshing the page or just didn’t even bother looking it up because it took too long to load, you decided to go to another site. As a web designer, these are the things that you have to be careful of. Making your website load as fast as possible separates you from the mediocre from the professional. This is important because you want to attract as many people to your website. In today’s world most people are impatience and don’t want to wait on anything especially website, when there…

Who Are You Attracting?

Photo by Ben Kolde on Unsplash Have you ever went to a website that really didn’t appeal to you.? It seemed as if it was made for old people, but selling for young adults or kids. One of the reason is it didn’t not cater to its target audience. One of the first steps while creating a website is knowing who your who your target audience is who do want to appeal to or your customers you are trying to get to purchase your product. To reach your target audience you must study them. In an article on Convince&Convert.com by Jordan Loftis, it…

What I Love About InDesign!

Photo by Matan Segev on Unsplash InDesign is an underrated software. As a designer, InDesign is one of the best when it comes down printing and Webb, especially when creating documents like letterheads magazines and brochures. I have five top tools that are the most useful in InDesign in my opinion. The first would be the select tool. This tool allows you to select anything and move it to where it needed on you artboard. The second is the text tool. The text tool allows you to insert words into your document. From here you are also able to choose whatever font of…