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Designing infographics

How to create an infographic in Adobe Illustrator

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What once began as a curiosity has quickly grown in popularity. Yes, the infographic is now a tool used by everyone from marketing companies to schools and universities. An effective way to communicate ideas, the infographic is by far one of the biggest success stories in melding together the essential components of visuals and the… Read more »

Front page video

Filming intro videos for your front page

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Integrating videos into your website is important, simply because video has long been one of the most effective ways to communicate with an audience and potential customers. The exponential growth in the popularity of the online video has now reached into the stratosphere, on any given day, an estimated 89 million people in the United… Read more »

Web design

The downside of sliders and fixed menus

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There are many irksome and downright headache-inducing additions to contemporary websites, we at Creative Freedom have seen many. With coding becoming a lot simpler and people having greater access to templates which feature wide varieties of add-ons, we’ve seen a rise in site quality over the last 20 years. However, there is a downside to… Read more »

Illustration of a snowboarder

A handy guide to site illustrations and animations

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Illustrations on a website are first and foremost an aesthetic enhancer. Many sites today will feature an illustration, besides a logo, at least somewhere. Illustrations are a great tool in giving a rudimentary site a hefty injection of personality. Patrick McNeil of Web Designer Depot explores the uses of illustration as an element of web… Read more »

Apple and school books

Creating educational websites

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When it comes to creating an educational site, the same principles apply. With any site, it needs to adhere to those important aesthetic values in order to be a success. The best way to start is to take a look at some of the most visually compelling educational sites out there. Writing in Vandelay Designs,… Read more »

cPanel

A guide to cPanel

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Creative Freedom has been delivering some of the best quality icon designs and web solutions for a good few years now, but, as well as doing the work, we have always been interested in imparting some healthy tips and advice for anyone wishing to delve into the world of web and icon design themselves. Today,… Read more »

Mobile phone castle

The basic principles of mobile web design

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A fairly new addition to the pantheon of web design, designing sites for a mobile device doesn’t veer too far away from those essential principles of all web design. You’re going to want your site to look professional, gone are the days when you could get away with having a simplistic layout, you also want… Read more »

Light bulbs in the sky

Let there be light

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We’ve spoken often about making everything that bit better at Creative Freedom, from webcomics to apps. Now, let’s focus on video making. If you’re dealing with video production on a budget, it’s important to think carefully about how to make your videos look their most professional. Let’s focus this time around on lighting. When it… Read more »

How to use animation correctly in web design

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In recent years, the use of incorporating animation and stop-motion into web design has been on the increase. Initially taking shape in the early 2000s, with designers using flash extensions, the methods of incorporation have become a lot more simple with time; you can now buy website templates with the ability to use animation with… Read more »

How to make the best of fonts in WordPress

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Far more than a blog publishing tool, WordPress has become one of the most popular platforms to use to create a website. Its versatility and functionality, helped by a wealth of plugins and easily integratable themes, is what has pushed WordPress past the post. Blair Williams sums up the awesome power of WordPress with one… Read more »