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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 »

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 »

The best fonts for blogs

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At Creative Freedom we have previously discussed the power of fonts; how they make a site or app. Naturally, for a blog the same principles apply – the right font is a crucial foundation for giving your blog aesthetic symmetry, which is a key factor in achieving reader satisfaction. There are a few font suppliers… Read more »

Language: Writing for the web

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Back in 2011, the US based Pew Research Center found that more people are getting their news and information from the web. “The internet is on track to equal, or perhaps surpass, television as the main source of national and international news within the next few years”, their research showed. “Currently, 48% say the internet… Read more »

Creating webcomics

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The webcomic has come into its own in recent years, with a galaxy of stunning creations to suit every taste. One example is Zac Gorman’s standalone format comic strips, which include nifty GIF animation worked into each strip to add a stunning punch. So too does Romantically Apocalyptic by Vitaly S. Alexius. In this morbid… Read more »

Company logo designs and icons – what’s the difference?

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Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 81 million members in over 190 countries and we binge on more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day. So, unless you’ve been living under a very large rock, the chances are you’ll have noticed the Netflix rebrand that launched in… Read more »

CGI: The good and the bad

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We at Creative Freedom are avid fans of CGI. For most of us, our first encounter with CGI on the big screen came in the form of Steven Lisberger’s 1982 film ‘Tron’, starring Jeff Bridges and David Warner. Yet, the history of CGI goes back nearly a decade further than that, to 1973 when we… Read more »

Infographics for kids

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Early in 2015, Creative Freedom discussed the subject of infographics, with Adam Parrish focusing on how useful static infographics can be to a site. Adam wrote: “Graphics may be processed quicker, but it’s harder to communicate abstract concepts with only an image. It’s too open to interpretation, which is why people spend so long talking… Read more »