Minimalism has become increasingly popular in recent years due to the way it can easily be adapted to suit web design and can complement design trends. The methods and goals behind minimalist design can be combined with both visual and functional styles. Examples of visual styles could include the use of blocks of color or large photography.
Although the construction of a minimalist design appears to be simple, the creative process can actually be quite complex. It is not as easy to work with as people may expect. Many web designers find that the easiest way to get started on a minimalist project is to design a more complex site and then apply the minimalist design techniques.
Both Apple and Microsoft have adopted a minimalist design approach which is an indication that this is a something that is likely to remain current for some time if not forever. The visuals have been dramatically altered in Apple’s iOS 7 update and Microsoft’s Windows 8. The effect of this is more pronounced with the use of tablets and smartphones. The reasoning behind these changes is to encourage the user to focus more on the function of the apps or programs rather than the design of the buttons used to access these.
The debate on working remotely has been going on for quite some time. I noticed this and started paying attention to the discussion since I started Cool Design Jobs. There are some companies that allow the flexibility of working remotely to help keep the costs low while boosting the productivity of the employees. However, there are also companies like Yahoo, for example, that don’t think remote offices help promote collaborative thinking and company culture.
It is much more productive but working with remote teams is never easy compared to in house teams. With a home office you can successfully manage your time more effectively by using your multitasking skills and less time spent in traffic and trying to beat the rush to get to the office. Plus you don’t have to change out of your pajamas; just grab that cup of coffee and off you go. No traffic and no stress.
Brainstorming is a way that is less helpful, in fact it is frustrating as your idea backlog gets bigger and bigger. You get the hype of creating something new, but you aren’t finishing anything. So it all just stacks up.
One other problem that managers go through is who really works when the boss is not there? Some managers believe they will will get more ideas from their employees if they are supervising every single minute. The boss can see the productivity when they are with the employees but if they have to constantly watch them they are probably in the wrong job.
Portfoliobox upends the tradition of creating spending-looking websites (check out the fabulous websites it helped create), as it enables you to build an online portfolio all by yourself with the help of accessible but proficient tools, and for a really convenient price.
First of all, you have to register by choosing either a FREE or a PRO account. New users can now save 24% off the annual PRO plan, so why not register for free web hosting and support, access to all design templates, the possibility to share all sorts of files, as well as getting your own domain and email address + 1000 images and pages – right from the beginning? You can build your portfolio as a free user, too, yet you only gain access to Pro-templates for a limited period (the first 30 days), and only host up to 40 images on the website.
Freelance design is the dream career of many designers and developers because of it offers individuals a lot of flexibility, freedom of choice and task scheduling. Freelancers get to choose the job they have a passion for, place of work, client and at the appropriate times.
Despite the many benefits associated with it, this job is not as easy as many may think. It takes a lot of passion, business proficiency, talent, self drive and exertion to built success from freelancing.
This article will evaluate how to go about building a successful freelancing career (design or otherwise), one that you can make a fairly comfortable living from.
While as a freelancer you enjoy the freedom to choose your own clients, the reality of the trade is that you work for several competing bosses and not just one. Design jobs are available in several subsectors of the design field; you have to initiate communication to get them.
Quite often, you find yourself waking up with little or no job, but in the course of the day, your table is filled with many projects that have colliding time frames to deliver; you end up simultaneously answering endless calls and emails from clients.
If you have a penchant for design jobs combined with the talent and drive to work for yourself, a job as a freelance designer can be the path for you. However, this is a serious lifestyle decision and should only be made after serious reflection.
iOS 7 has brought with it an array of changes in the realm of Graphic UI in introducing things like: borderless buttons, a full screen layout for better viewing of controllers, translucent bar not to mention the changes made to the grid system and other dimensions of its icons. Such iconography and typography changes directly mean that app developers have to adapt swiftly to match this new flat design.
The design seamlessly justifies recent claims that apple were going flat with iOS 7 – it is typically flatter than the previous models. A clear inference is that it is not just flat for no reason in that the new software built for this phone looks executive rendering suggestions that in previous models there were limitations to what exactly iPhone was built for.
The new visual display does not actually get rid of unnecessary visual ornamentation but simply breaks the whole thing down and builds afresh.
The size of the status bar is similar to that of iOS6 but the visual appearance of the bar is slightly different. One can easily take control of the background color in a bid to match of an application design.
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