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Mistakes that can Hamper the Effectiveness of your Icon Design

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Icons are an important part of any website because they improve the user experience by increasing the navigability and level of interaction that’s possible on a website. This is why it is necessary to ensure that key principles are adhered to during the process of icon design. Poorly designed icons on a website can adversely… Read more »

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Choosing the right illustration for your site

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The beauty of incorporating illustrations into web design is that it can effortlessly communicate a brand’s message. As we recently wrote in a blog post focused on site illustrations and animations, “illustrations are a great tool in giving a rudimentary site a hefty injection of personality.” Start with the basics Choosing the right illustration for… Read more »

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SEO-friendly WordPress plugins that will give your website a boost

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Where does your website fall on the SERPs? It is the desire of every owner to rank highly in organic search results – the challenge is to make that a reality. If your site is powered by WordPress, you ought to consider the following WordPress plugins. These plugins have been carefully designed to help you… Read more »

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Colouring your way to efficient web design

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Colours are fascinating. As children, we all loved to play with colours, whether paint or crayons. I still use apps that feature adult colouring books. With colour, you can breathe life into any vector diagram, add substance to a non-descript design or enhance the beauty of a layout. You can also build a winning website… Read more »

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How illustration enhances web design

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Thanks to 20 years of digital innovation, the humble website has gone from simple colourful pages to a piece of artwork. Today, sites are more than just repositories for information, they’re a place where creativity takes centre stage, working in sync with brand promotion. With thousands upon thousands of sites out there, businesses and individuals… Read more »

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Best strategies for pricing your app

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Having designed your inspirational new app and decided how to market it, you may be left wondering how to price your app. If you take a look in any app store, you will see many apps that are either free, or priced specifically to appeal to a certain market. Blek, for example, is a slick… Read more »

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Why it’s a good thing to turn your WordPress site into an app

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In 2016, it was reported, by The Daily Telegraph, that mobile web usage had overtaken desktop for the very first time. James Titcomb revealed, “Statcounter, a research company that tracks internet use across 2.5m websites, said 51.3pc of pages were loaded on mobile devices in October, the first time they have surpassed desktop and laptop… Read more »

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Designing logos for the medical and healthcare niche

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It would be surprising to find anyone who loves the smell and feel of hospitals. Doctors might hate it too if they weren’t so used to it already. One of the easiest ways to take away the nauseating effects often associated with hospitals and everything else medical-related is a rebrand. Doctors, dentists, ophthalmologists, and practically… Read more »

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Are icon designers forgetting about the elderly?

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Technology is the preserve of the young, and it often spills over into design. Think about it – how many 50 or 60 year-olds are web designers or developers? Designers within the tech sphere are young and this is reflected in the products they create. Rarely do you find icon designers asking questions about how… Read more »

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Top 7 biggest icon design mistakes

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Whether you’re a seasoned designer or a complete novice, we can all fall foul of design mistakes now and again. In this post, Creative Freedom takes you through the top 5 biggest icon design mistakes. These are the most common mistakes that designers of all stripes sometimes find themselves making. 1. Too much going on… Read more »