More and more is expected from today’s web designers. Visual design is just one small part of the job. Those designs also need interaction. They need to work across loads of devices of varying shapes and sizes. They need to be fast and easy to use. As a designer, you need to be able to communicate and share code across a team. You need to be familiar with lots of differnet technologies.
Don’t panic! This is all fun stuff. There are loads of amazing tools these days to help things along. Together we’ll go through the lineup of all these tools and discuss what does what.
Chris Coyier is a web designer who writes about web design at CSS-Tricks, talks about web design every week on the podcast ShopTalk, and co-founded the code playground CodePen.
Creating grids in Photoshop is an essential piece of most web designers workflow. However, the process of setting up such grids can be quite tedious, considering that you have to drag out each guide individually and get your measurements precise on each one.
Up until recently I had been using something called Gridulator, which is still an awesome tool for creating grids that work in almost any application, but after I found GuideGuide my workflow was forever changed. GuideGuide is a Photoshop extension that allows you to create complex grid systems in Photoshop with just a few clicks, and it is awesome!
To get started with GuideGuide, you need to download it from Once you do that, you can install it using the Adobe Extension Manager which ships with Creative Suite/Cloud by default.
After the download is completed, launch Photoshop and go to Window – Extensions – GuideGuide to launch the GuideGuide Panel. From there you plugin your grid settings, hit the GG button, and voila, instant grids for your next web project!
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Justin Seeley is a staff author for lynda.com and an Adobe Certified Expert. He has several years experience in both print and web design, and has authored over 100 hours of instructional content to date. Justin is the creator of the Photoshop Quicktips Podcast, a show that consistently ranked in the top 25 software how-to podcasts in the iTunes store and his techniques have been featured in several digital publications, podcasts, and blogs.
This Video Presentation is an introduction to web design with fundamentals and basics for newbies and beginners. See description for Topics covered in the video with Time Stamps to jump sections of your interest.
Topics as Follows:
What is a Website? – 1:00 How to build a Web Page? – 3:52 Parts of Web Page. – 14:57 Web design Vs Web development – 18:40 Five Key Rules of high value web site development. – 25:57
Replay of the Facebook Live interview hosted by the gals of Bucketlist Bombshells all about how I started my Squarespace website design myrtle beach studio and run my business while living abroad.
Jump to links: 2:38 What I do intro 4:31 The story starting the studio & why I use Squarespace 6:21 Would I recommend creating a website for free to gain experience as a designer? 8:35 Do I get any objections from clients when they learn I only offer Squarespace website design myrtle beach? 10:03 Do I code? 11:19 How long did it take me to have a steady flow of work? 13:11 How I find clients 14:28 How does my 2 week process work? 17:21 How long does it take me to build a website? 19:35 How do I take payments and send invoices? 20:40 Have I run paid social or Google ads before? 22:48 How do I create my portfolio pieces that have my work within a mac screen? 24:08 How do I differentiate myself from other companies who offer similar services? 25:20 Do I recommend WordPress to someone who’s just starting off with a smaller budget? 26:34 Was the company I was working with a web design agency or an advertising agency? 27:40 How long did it take me to be able to make a living off of my business? 30:04 How do I come up with topics for my blog? 32:04 What are my fav podcasts? 33:11 Do I work with a graphic designer or are my clients responsible for giving me images? 34:41 Do you have to have .squarespace in your Squarespace URL to have a Squarespace site? 36:04 How often do I publish content on my blog and other platforms? 37:58 How did I get my start as a web designer? 38:50 How often do I update my business website? 39:50 Do I offer to update my clients websites for a reduced rate? 41:47 Is there a way to transfer the content from a WordPress blog to a Squarespace blog? 41:51 How do I manage client design revisions? 44:00 What if I make edits to a clients website and they don’t like it? Do I duplicate the pages before I make edits? 44:41 How do I teach my clients to use Squarespace? 45:33 Do I have the same lesson for each client? 46:13 Do my clients pick their template or do I? 51:10 How did I come up with my pricing? 53:15 Am I a part of the Squarespace Circle? How do you join? 54:52 What is my favorite part of owning my own web design studio? 56:12 How do I screen clients? 57:04 How many hours do I usually work a week?
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oin Maciej Ceglowski for an insightful look “back” at web design’s beginnings, from the perspective of someone 100 years in the future. You’ll see how the web is evolving in ways nobody expected, and how you can design with the future in mind.
It’s normal for a new medium to be in a state of flux, but the situation is particularly acute for those of us working online, since the constraints we work under are not physical. The medium changes whenever the code changes, and the code changes all the time. What lessons can we take from other media about how to manage this dizzying rate of change? And how can we hope to do lasting work in a medium so obsessed with novelty? Enjoy this report from the year 2110 on attempts to reconstruct what the early web must have looked like.
Web Design Speed art + Speed Code – Client Messaging Website
Today’s video is an application download page web design. This is for a app concept called client+, a messaging application for designers and developers. The design has a full width nav bar and a wrapper set to 80% of browser. The main body has two columns one with the app screens and logo, the other with some information and a download button. The color scheme is a dark UI scheme with green highlight. Let me know what you think in the comments 😀
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