In Response to Responsive Web Design

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After receiving such high praise from those who have earned my high praise, Ethan Marcotte’s article on Responsive Web Design quickly hit my must read list. If you haven’t had the chance to read it I suggest that you do. Not only because the rest of this article will make no sense to those unfamiliar with the article but also because we all have a lot to learn from it.

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Page Additions

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I added a Goodies section to the site! My hope is to keep adding all kinds of free stuff here. Right now the section has been kicked off with a free web template file. Feel free to download it and dig around, seeing how others work in Photoshop can be a great way to come up with some new techniques to add to your toolbox.

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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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