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Photography and site design

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Photography plays an important role in site design, especially for businesses. Visitors want to feel engaged when they visit your site, and this is achieved by including a variety of content, with one of the key features being a good set of photographs. Sometimes, it’s hard for site owners to get this right, as Kris… Read more »

Vintage style

Incorporating vintage into your site design (without being twee)

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Love it, or hate it – the vintage style remains ever popular. E-stores, corporate designs, portfolios, and blogs incorporate vintage styles on both a small and large scale, we guarantee there isn’t a day that goes by when you’re browsing on the web and you don’t stumble across some vintage aesthetics. Its popularity is due… 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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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 »

Sales web design

What they want, not what you sell

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A well designed website is what gets customers interested, not the actual products themselves. Now, stay with us here, you might think that the products you’re offering are what will secure a sale, but the product is only a small part of gaining a sale. Sure, an established brand can have a site where it’s… Read more »

Developing a strong A/B hypothesis

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In our last post in this series, we introduced A/B testing—a popular means of testing different design variables in order to gain greater insight into site visitor behaviour and, ultimately, develop long-term effective development practices. To recap, A/B testing involves testing two different design elements, such as copy, navigation, visuals, calls to action, and more,… Read more »