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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 »

Animated image

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 »

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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 »

Fonts Featured

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 »

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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 »