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Design Your Own Business Cards, Tips and Tutorials

“Nowadays everybody has his own little business or, at least an idea in mind about a possible one that maybe will come to life some day. Those who own a business are constantly looking for ways of extending it. But even if your business is flourishing and you have no troubles in attracting new clients, there’s always room for better, don’t you think? For example, how about business cards?”

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Stunning Examples Of 404 Pages Designs

“While designing a website, a web designer has to keep in mind about 404 pages error. This page occurs when we have deleted any page or mistyped URL. Default error pages is quote boring so if you are using CMS like WordPress then there are many plugins.

A good and creative 404 page help the user to stay on page. Yet, it is one of the most neglected parts of a web page. On the Web, any links that are broken result in a 404 Not Found error message.”

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How to Unleash Your Creativity?

“What is creativity? Do we need it as designers? Design is a lot about best practices, guidelines, and following proven patterns. At the same time, though, it’s about thinking outside of the box and reinventing the wheel at times. Without creativity, the design industry, and any industry really, would be stuck in the same place it was when it began. Creativity creates innovation.”

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Forms with a twist

Contact forms must be one of the most, if not the most, neglected page on most websites. They’re boring, to put it simply. But there are exceptions, where the web designers have truly made an effort.

Click here to see a great collection of beautifully illustrated form designs!

You need a logotype for you business … what to do?

A common mistake when starting a company is to rush into getting things like a logotype, fancy business cards and stationary. Although image can mean a lot, it is something that requires a lot thought. Here are a few tips on how you should go about getting a logotype.

Let us first define what a logotype is and what the purpose if it should be. A logotype is basically the symbol of your company. Usually it consists of a picture with the company name attached to it, but sometimes it might simply be just text. What is important is that it should be part of the identity of your company. It should convey a feeling of what your company is about. You should, by looking at the logotype, be able to tell what type of business your company is in.

So how do you go about getting one? Well, this is where you have to do some thinking. Start off by grabbing a pen and paper. Write everything you think of down, i.e. feelings, colours, shapes and pretty much anything else you can think of in connection to your business.

Then you simply summarize your notes into what we could call an idea. Now, if you have never done anything like this before, or feel that you rather not do it yourself, my advice is that you hire someone to do it for you. A skilled graphic designer can take you notes and turn them into a few, at least two or three, design ideas. If the designer has been able to interpret you notes correctly you will probably find, among the different designs, one you like. But, this is not a guarantee. Sometimes it takes more than just one attempt. You might have to go through several turns before you find that one design for you.

However, there is a question you must first ask yourself: – Do I need a logotype? The fact is that sometimes you do not need one. It is really a judgement call. If you do want one you should not pick the first you come across. Wait until you find the one that is right for you and your business. It is better to wait than to keep changing your logotype whenever you find one you like better.

The right logotype will help to build your brand and your business, and will be worth every penny spent on it. The wrong one could potentially ruin you.