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Infographic: Anatomy of A Web Designer

After interviewing 500 web designers, Heart Internet shared their findings through the following infographic. This shows an overview of what most web designers are thinking about the current situation of the industry.

Upon studying the infographics, here are some highlights:

  • 88% of web designers say that their clients often underestimate the cost of web design
  • Three out of four web designers saying that work will get no easier to find in 2013
  • 79% saying that prices are falling due to increased competition.

I think this is because of the rise of crowdsourcing/contest sites. In the survey 18% of web designers admit to have participated in such competition speculative work.

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Web Awards Nomination

In case you missed it, my portfolio site has been nominated for a few web design awards and I would like to ask for your help. Please vote for my site for these prestigious awards:

TheFWA:

http://www.thefwa.com/submissions/digitaljoni

Awwwards:

http://www.awwwards.com/best-websites/digitaljoni

Best Websites Awards

http://www.bestwebdesignaward.com/#Digitaljoni4f58dec22e1ec

The sites will require registration. Thanks for the support everyone!

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Dribbble Invite Giveaway

dribbble-giveaway

Dribbble is an invite-only design network where designers, developers and other creatives share shots — small screenshots of the designs and applications they are working on. It is a great way to show your work and connect with fellow creatives. In order to share your shots, you would need to be invited or get “drafted” by another Dribbble player who has an invite. Luckily, I just received a Dribble invite and I am looking for an outstanding creative to give the invite to.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day

May the luck of the Irish, lead to happiest heights. And the highway you travel, be lined with green lights. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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New And Improved

Hello again! Last March 1, I relaunched this site with the new look. Overall, the feedback is very positive. Thanks, I am also pleased with the site has become, however, there were more ideas and functionality I wanted to incorporate to it.

First thing you may notice, especially if you are reading this text in the homepage, this is the Blog section. This is actually connected to a WordPress blog and articles are shown on the frontpage through jQuery AJAX. I am still working on the theme of my blog, so for now, the posts will appear in this section.

Second is the contact us section! Go and try sending me a message. In order for you to submit the form, you would need to drag one of the stamps to the top right corner of the envelope. Really cool stuff, however, it will not work on IOS devices. I’ll have to make a workaround for that.

There are some small changes throughout the site that improve the overall look and feel of the site. Thank you again for the feedback and suggestions. The site is not yet optimized for iPads, iPhones or any mobile devices. That will be for the next phase.

Oh! BTW, this site has been nominated to become the Site of the Day at BestWebDesignAward, so if you have a few minutes to spare, please vote for this site.

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Notes About The New Site

I always wanted to have an awesome graphical portfolio site that shows my personality and ability. One day while sketching, a vision hit me soaring beyond the sky and seeing floating islands and impossible airships flying through space. I thought it would make a great theme for my site. I quickly doodled this and it was to the start of the evolution of this design. If you have been to this site before, you will notice the familiar images of the earth and space. With this new design, I went way beyond that and it feels you are in a tapestry of an unfinished painting. I went wild with the graphical elements without regards to bandwidth and download speeds. I don’t advocate doing this on most of my projects, but I find that sometimes if you limit yourself into technical details, you get too narrow-minded on what you can achieve. And since this is my site, I went crazy with it and the result is spectacular! Continue reading →

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