Having a business without a website is like having a bike with no wheels, you will not get very far with your business. Understandably, many offline businesses have enjoyed much success but the potential for growth with a custom designed website will increase your company’s brand presence.
Promote your business with a website
It will be much easier to promote your business if you have a professional designed website in place. Of course there are many ways to promote your business. One great way is to make business cards and give them out to everyone you meet, even strangers!
Nowadays static websites gradually lose their popularity which is explained by fast development of new powerful web design technologies, the most popular among which is Flash. Possessing vector based graphic presentation, this approach provides high grade of visual impact and makes your online project look strikingly, no matter whether you want to build a personal site or promote your business. Besides, there is no need of creating from scratch, as at present special pre-made flash templates exist in great variety, designed for those who want to establish a live website spending minimum time and efforts.
Web design is basically a process of coding and graphic design is a much different process. We have logic (coding) on one side and creation (creativity) on the other side. They both play an important role in the creation of a great looking website. Many web designers underestimated the importance of graphic design knowledge in designing websites as a result, they struggle to create “attractive” websites. The visual part of a website can really make a basic brochure type website look more valuable.
Here are some key points that why graphic design does play an important role in web designing.
A very interesting WordPress theme design, the girl image weights the most in the overall design layout. The way it’s positioned blends in very well with other elements, from a designer point of view it’s definitely above the good level, however, from the business point of view I can see that there’s a number of issues. The obvious one would be the use of colours, the difference between foreground and background isn’t great enough and this can be tiring reader’s eyes. And to make the matter worst the designer has used a very small font size.
Overall I think it’s very good piece of “art”, perfect for personal use, but it certainly not something that I would consider for business use.
Here’s the live version
Designing a blog is easy. Whatever engine you are using and whatever style you prefer, youâ€™ll always find a number of templates you can apply to your weblog in seconds. No styling is necessary, no playing with colors is needed and no mind jogging about content presentation is required. However, not every weblog should look like a typical blog. After all, not every blogger wants his or her site to look exactly like hundreds of other ones. In fact, there is a small bunch of creative, outstanding and individually designed from scratch blogs. Read more
Design to Sell by Roger C. Parker
Not a designer? Don’t have a big marketing budget? Now you can design effective marketing materials yourself with this guide written by best-selling author and design expert Roger C. Parker.
This one-stop guide to marketing gives you the basics for creating effective messages and step-by-step instruction for using Publisher 2003 to design compelling, easy-to-read marketing materials that deliver your message successfully.
Even if you’re not a designer or you have no marketing experience, you’ll get expert advice and learn how to: • Develop a market empathy, think like your market, and solve their problems using their language • Format your message so it’s attractive and easy to read—by taking a crash course in graphic design • Save time and money by using Publisher to create several different types of effective marketing pieces—including postcards to promote your business and newsletters that keep you in touch with your customers • Use techniques for quickly harnessing powerful Publisher capabilities • Do it right from the start and avoid common pitfalls and design mistakes
Each chapter includes an interactive exercise as well as review questions with answers on the author’s companion Web site. Also on the Web site are downloadable worksheets and templates, more illustrations of the projects in the book, additional before-and-after project makeovers, and other resources.
Links: 2 Free Chapters Download | Official Website
I have decided to redesign/rebrand my design portfolio site – design2work.net. Here's a screenshot of the holding page….
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