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How to Design the Web in a High-Def World

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One of the first design considerations a web designer has to make is the resolution that the project is going to be built in. Will the site be optimized for 800×600 systems? 1024? Will the width be fluid or fixed? Will it work for mobile devices? There are certainly a lot more screen resolutions to consider now than there were just a few years ago.

There are quite a lot of articles written about designing small for mobile devices, but what about the largest common resolution; High Definition (commonly referred to as HD or High-Def)?

This article is going to show you a process for making your site work for multiple resolutions by using a real-world case study: Debut Creative. Granted, you can use this without dealing with HD resolutions, but why not go extreme?

Read the full article @SIXREVISIONS.

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13 Keys to Success as a Freelance Designer

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Being a freelance web designer is an appealing job for many people. There are perks like a flexible schedule and the ability to work from home that encourage people to move towards a career as a freelancer. Unfortunately, many people do not consider everything that is involved in being a successful freelancer and all of the challenges that come with being in such a crowded marketplace. In this post we’ll examine 13 keys to achieving success as a freelancer. These are all areas for would-be freelancers to consider before making the jump, and potential areas of improvement for existing freelancers.

Being successful as a freelancer requires you to be rather well rounded, as you will notice from the diversity of the keys on this list. Fortunately, you don’t need to be an expert in all of these areas, but you do need to consider them and recognize their impact on your work. You’ll be able to develop your skills in theses areas with time and effort.

Read the full article @VANDELAY.