How to Transition from Graphic Designer to Web Designer - So what’s the best way of making the transition from graphic to web designer?
Taking Your Talent to the Web: Making the Transition from Graphic Design to Web Design (book) - A complete guide, for print designers, art directors, homepage creators, and professionals, offering Web skills and understanding as regards creating content and designing Web pages, building on previous experience to create a new, marketable skill.
Web Design for the Graphic Designer - If you’re a graphic designer trying to make the transition to designing for the web, here’re a few tips we'd like to pass on to make the process of converting your designs into a working website a little smoother.
Desktop Publishing and the Internet : Who Designed the Web? - Traditional graphic design gave way to desktop publishing with the advent of desktop computers and laser printers. The growth of the Internet and birth of the Web led to the creation of a whole new industry and design field — Web design — with its roots in desktop publishing.
Converting from Print to the Web - Tom Arah looks at how far re-purposing for the Web has come and where it is likely to lead. It's becoming increasingly clear that the days of paper-only publishing are coming to an end.
Stop Thinking Like a Print Designer! - Ruminations on the important differences between print design and web design.
Print Design for Web Designers: RGB vs CMYK and All That! - ‘Change, Culture, Creativity, Communication’...Dave Shea put out a sweet article today about basic print design for those of use who are primarly used to working on the web. It covers most topics related to color, including spot, process, color managment and the basic of RGB vs CMYK. Here’a a couple exceprts.
Print Design vs. Web Design and Web Development: Do I Have to Learn This? - As much as we veteran print designers would like to believe that attention-grabbing graphics and aesthetically pleasing typography, nicely organized on 100# text weight gloss paper with a spot varnish, strategically placed to draw attention to tastefully utilized photography, will reach the mass audiences that our clients desire, we need to make the painful, yet necessary, transition to the World Wide Web.
Adapting Print Design Skills for the Web - This article examines graphic design skills and sifts through them to find out which are most appropriate when it comes to putting Web pages together. Where some of those skills are extremely useful, others have the opposite effect and can actually get in the way.
Web Designer’s Guide to Print Design - Printers can be scary, as can the whole production process, particularly for large scale projects. So, I thought it might be useful to explain a few things.
Advice versus Control - Web Design is Not Print Design - Learn to Relax Your Design Requirements - The Web is Not Print Many Web designers come to the Web with a print background.
Jack of Both Trades: The Marriage of Design and Technology - Nowhere is this more evident than in website design, where the interdependence of design and technology has rewritten the traditional role of print-based designers.
Making the Transition: Web to Print - About.com Graphic Design Guide Judy Litt looks at 4 things that designers need to be aware of when making the transition from either direction.
Differences Between Print Design and Web Design - Article about the contrasts of print design vs. web design.
Talk or Rant About Web Design vs Print Design - Can we talk about web design? A lot of people paint themselves into a corner, quite innocently, and then get very frustrated that their layout won't 'work'.
Print Design vs. Web Page Design : Part 1 - Despite the lucrative business opportunities on the web, many web site design companies create web sites that receive such low sales that do not even cover online costs.
Print Design vs. Web Page Design: Part 2 - One of the costliest mistakes companies make when creating their web sites is hiring graphic designers who specialize in print design.
Print Design vs. Web Design - I have been thinking lately about the differences between print design and web design.
Subhub: Print Design vs Web Design - The problem is that inexperienced web designers cannot distinguish between website design and promotion from everything that has come before.
Effective Web Design: Print Design vs. Web Design - A list of the differences.
Web Page Design Versus Conventional Document Design - design of www pages versus conventional printed pages.
Print Design vs. Web Design - How Do They Differ? - As the Internet boom continues to happen, the demand for Web designers is increasing more and more. As a result, we are seeing more and more traditional print designers moving over to this high-demand field.
Web Design Vs. Print Design - How many web designer customers think of a web design as a print design? They must have been confused – since web design is different from print design. A print design is something permanent while a web design is not. Why can’t you apply print design on the web?
Paper vs. Pixels Part 1 - The media can vary from printed card to etched glass. So, to accuse print designs of being totally inflexible is just not fair. Having said that, a great many designers do tend to forget that there are many computer screen sizes out there – and some devices that aren't really computer screens at all. Part 2 ... Part 3 ... Part 4
AHFX.net Web Design vs. Graphic Design - There are numerous graphic designers out there who really know their stuff when it comes to print design, brochure layout, and Pantone Matching System (pms). However, not all graphic designers are good web designers.
Print Vs. Web - People often ask us if a website will work better for them than printed marketing materials or vice versa. Unfortunately, it’s not a simple yes / no answer; as both web and print mediums achieve different objectives and work well as a team within your marketing mix.
Opinion: Web Design vs. Graphic Design - Hi there! Here's a good one: Looking for pros and cons, preferences, etc... of Web Design vs Graphic Design.
Print vs. Web: Who Wins? - People often ask us if a website will work better for them than printed marketing materials or vice versa. Unfortunately, it's not a simple yes / no answer; as both web and print mediums achieve different objectives and work well as a team within your marketing mix.
Graphic Design vs. Web Design - A couple of years ago, I started doing a booklog, and it was quite fun. I am bringing it back soon. I'm pretty much finished, the only problem I'm having is the same problem I had with this website, which is that I can't get my stylesheets to look right in both Internet Explorer and Firefox.
Best Graphic Design Career and Business Books - Ultimate List of Books for Freelancers & New Designers - I decided to compile a list of the best graphic design career and business books collected from reading people's favorites listed on forum posts and blogs. I came up with the following graphic design career and business books.
Become a Graphic Designer - Design Careers & Design Education Advice from Professional Designer - Elle Phillips wrote this article full of advice to individuals who are looking to become a Graphic Designer. This article is an informative article to help many other people who also wish to become a Graphic Designer.
Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part II
Today we continue looking at business cards that stand out, and here’s hoping you get some inspiration and ideas! After all, you only get one first impression, so your business card should be something that showcases the best of your design abilities. On Wednesday we looked at the use of interesting shapes, 3D business cards, [...]
Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part I
As a graphic designer, your business card should do more than let people know how to contact you. If you’re interested in truly making a good first impression, the business card has got to stand out. Whether through color, design, die cutting, unique materials, 3D shapes, or actual samples of your work, a stand-out business [...]
Collaborating and Negotiating: Part II
Today, we’re looking at the collaboration side of negotiation and collaboration in graphic design. Because your work is ultimately for the client, at times you as the designer must be willing to compromise to reach a mutually agreeable goal. Here are some tips to help you collaborate with clients. Ways to Collaborate Listen. On page 28 [...]
Collaborating and Negotiating: Part I
It’s there in the design brief: the problem your client wants you to solve. But whether your objective is to create an advertisement, exhibition or public announcement, sometimes you and the client aren’t quite on the same page about what exactly the best design solution is. OC Photographer asked a great question about the collaborating [...]
When Things Go Bad: 5 Tips for Firing Clients
Most graphic designers will be in a similar situation at some point: the client will not pay, the client is never satisfied with your work yet won’t collaborate to fix it, or you simply realize that you and the client are not meshing. Regardless of when and why you need to fire a client, everyone [...]
Tips for Working with Clients: Approaching the Relationship
Whether you’re looking for design classes, design degree programs, internships or first jobs, it’s important to choose an option that will help you learn clear communication, especially when it comes to designer/client relationships. Knowing how to work with clients should always be part of a successful graphic design education. The following tips can help you [...]
Working for Good: Pro Bono Design, Part II
If you’re interested in doing pro bono graphic design work, it’s important to educate yourself about smart ways to do it. Once you’ve got some guidelines, you can approach your pro bono work with creativity; unless your client specifically requests it, you don’t need to limit yourself to a brochure. Consider these ideas for pro [...]
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