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The utmost importance of collaboration

By on Nov 7, 2017 in Articles | 0 comments

Being a web designer is like being a director of photography on feature films: you need advanced technical skills and at the same time, you need to have a creative mind. Few people have both. So ask yourself: could you benefit from the help of a creative mind, or do you need a web developer? Or do you believe you can do both? Great! But even then… you should...

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Webmaster or web designer… the thin line

By on Nov 7, 2017 in Articles | 1 comment

To avoid confusion later, you should inform your client of the difference between a web master and a web designer: A web master is responsible for the content of the site and social media channels. He is part of the PR team and has some very basic knowledge of web design. The web designer creates the website and is responsible for the good technical functioning....

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The Pitfalls of Fast and Cheap

By on Nov 7, 2017 in Articles | 0 comments

As a beginning web designer you need to build a portfolio. That involves working cheap and even for free when a fantastic opportunity arises. But at a certain point you should look for better-paying jobs, as working on many low-budget projects is suicide. Let’s do a little math here. Say you need to earn 50,000 USD gross a year to be able to pay all your...

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Impress with a custom CMS

By on Nov 7, 2017 in Articles | 0 comments

Content management systems either come with the online platform you’re building your site with or as a custom developed database tool. The former is set up in just a few clicks, with little or no technical knowledge needed. The custom-made CMS takes much more effort and technical skill. And although there are tools to speed up the development, it still...

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Why choose learning it the hard way?

By on Apr 7, 2017 in Articles | 0 comments

These days, with all those new exciting on-line tools, one could ask oneself : why learn html, php, javascript and more of that stuff when I can make a website in WordPress in just a few clicks? It looks like a waste of time, or an approach from the era when the animals could still talk. Very simple. What would you answer to a potential client when he asks you why...

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Strategies for a Rewarding Meeting. Part I: The Introduction.

By on Mar 7, 2017 in Articles | 0 comments

A very first meeting with a prospective client is, most of the time, a kind of introductory talk. Does he have a clear idea of what he wants? Is he acquainted with the process of building a website? Does he want a comprehensible explanation about the work flow?Take the time; listen carefully, let the client explain why he invited you and provide a response tailored...

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