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If you are thinking about pursuing web design as either a career or a hobby, you must be able to do more than simply design a pretty page. Professional web designers are experts in programming and coding as well. The most talented web designers are those that can adequately balance both their creative and artistic sides with their love of technical coding.
When trying to create something visually impressive, it’s tempting to use lots of eye candy or overloaded detail. However, sometimes the simplest solution is the best one. This is especially true when it comes to logo design. It can be a much bolder statement to go minimal and doing so often requires more creativity. Here’s a collection of logo designs where this is demonstrated.
In our enthusiasm to start a project we often don’t take the time to prepare the client. For many clients this will be their first web project. So they may not really understand what that involves or what their role is.
Being able to understand and communicate the value that UX brings to your projects makes you more effective. It also improves the odds that important and critical UX work will get the attention it deserves in organizations that don't already understand the value of a good user experience.
There are plenty of tools and services out there for measuring useful statistics when doing research on websites. I’m often surprised to see people choose expensive tools with limited capability over Google Analytics.
Actions at one step of an application impact subsequent steps. When users don't understand this relationship, usability suffers.