7 ways to make or break a professional web design

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Creating a truly professional web design is not the easiest of tasks. Just knowing the x’s and o’s of web design does not guarantee that you are a great web designer. Even those who have ample talent and tons of practice sometimes produce results that are below expectations.

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Embossed Titles with CSS3

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While we haven’t reached a solid point of browser compatibility for CSS3 and HTML5 yet there are some exciting features that are ready for implementation. The trick with using the latest and greatest in HTML and CSS technology is to be sure that those who are not blessed with the most updated of browsing experiences are not alienated by your site.

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Stop providing multiple design options

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When I first started out in this whole freelance web design world, one of the first things I needed to figure out was how to pitch and manage projects with clients. Of course this is a logical early move because if you can’t sell someone on your services then you aren’t going to need to worry about anything else. I never sat down and really thought up a formal method for delivering my sales pitch to potential clients, instead I picked it up through trial and error. One thing I quickly gathered was this notion that you always tell the client they are going to get to see 2 or 3 entirely different design options at an early stage in the project. However, as I progress as a freelance designer I am starting to learn that this is actually a bad habit worth ditching.

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A look at what’s to come!

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So I’ve gotten tired of this web site thing that I have going here and I have started the process of building something that is cleaner and easier to use. Wordpress was added as an afterthought to the current design but the new one will be a fully functional theme, as it should be :). Lets take a look at a sneak peak!

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How My Mother Makes Me A Better Web Designer

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Sunday is Mother’s Day, the one day a year dedicated to the 365 they invest into us. Of course we can all attribute most of who we have become to our parents who helped to guide us through this world and keep us alive, probably for more years than we would assume. So I started thinking about how my mother makes me a better web designer.

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