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10 Tips for Becoming a Successful Web Designer

everyone GERD here from Cove the web and in this video I’m going to be giving you guys ten tips on how to be successful web designers is the first tip I have for you guys is effective communication skills extremely important

because in the world of web design you’re going to find you’re going to have to deal with a lot of people whether it be clients or colleagues or anyone else really in general because you’re going to need to be able to communicate what you’re thinking as well as understand what they’re thinking second tip I have for you guys is be able to sell yourself extremely important

you need to be able to market and brand yourself in a way that people are going to find approachable simple to deal with and friendly so that they want to come to you they want to have you on their team and help them accomplish their goals very very important that you help yourself by being able to sell yourself to other people all right so next and this is extremely important might be one of the more important tips that I’m going to be giving you guys and that is planned before you start to design you need to know what you’re doing what your project is what your client’s needs are or what

your company’s needs are or what the project whatever project it is you need to know what the needs are of the project before you can start throwing things on the Photoshop and throwing code into editors and anything like that you need to know what you’re going to do before you just go out there and do it so that way it’ll work out well and you won’t waste time down the line so another useful tip I have for you guys is be able to evaluate your own work and also find feedback from others around

you it could be your mom and dad I mean they’re always going to say it’s awesome so maybe look to others as well another really important tip I have for you guys is to stay up to date with current technology the web and just the world in general around us is always changing and it’s always important that you stay up-to-date with the latest and greatest technologies that are being used in the industry right on up there with one of the most important tips I’m going to be giving you guys today is this next one and that is gain experience now the only way to do this is just by simply do you just got to do it over and over again now of course an easy way to look at this is to say oh well I have to go out and find clients but

yes that is true and that more goes to dealing with people and dealing with dealing with people’s creative needs and learning how to cope with certain things that come up on the job however one thing you can do just pick a random topic and just create an awesome website for it and do the best you can give it your all and you’ll see that over time not only would you be able to build

your portfolio without having to actually go out and do work for clients but you’ll also learn more and more about yourself when it comes to design and develop your style before you actually are in the job alright this next one is extremely important and it will help you to streamline your workflow as well as just be better at getting the job done it’s something that is important no matter what field you’re in and no matter what you are doing be organized it is extremely important to keep all of your files whether they be images songs movies just type in general or text keep all of them organized so

it’s easy to find them when you need to last but certainly not least is have some business sense if you don’t or if you’re just not a business person go to a website like entrepreneur calm that’s the entrepreneur magazines website and you can find a ton of awesome stuff about how to get your business no matter what business it may be up and running alright thanks for watching guys if you found any of these tips helpful or if you liked the video in general definitely subscribe we’re going to be coming out with videos every Wednesday and Friday of every week from now on till the end of time take care peace

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Cool Web Design Layout You shouldn’t miss

The first layout that becoming quite popular for some time is parallax scrolling. Many websites currently using this layout and I have to admit. It really does give a nice feeling to scroll through your site.

But the one that I’m going to show you today is not a regular parallax scrolling.

It’s a little bit more than that Welcome to parallax.js! As you can see it detects your mouse movement and scroll the element accordingly additionally if you are mobile user, parallax.js will detect your device orientation.

If you tilt your device, the element will scroll the same as you’re moving your mouse on the desktop computer.
So this might be the one that you are looking for if you’re going to make something new for your website Another one that you might have seen it already on many site is grid or brick layout.

This will automatically adjust the image into a grid. Don’t worry about messing up with lots of code as there are JavaScript grid layout library available.
And the one that I’m suggesting here is Masonry because they are available document and quick tutorial for you to get start You can check out the official website and download the document or go to the github another interesting

layout is kind of vertical rain down style that let users scroll through your site and the content will dynamically appear or call “lazy load” but to make the most of your layout and make your cycle interesting I think you’ll need some kind of scroll animation and the plugin for this that I recommend is “Super scroll orama”

it’s a plugin for this job and will make your scrolling more exciting with many kinds of effects like fade, fly and spin or whatever you name it. Another one that is similar to previous layout is full page vertical layout which popular among the minimalist design.

This will give you a simple and clean design and also that your users are able to focus on the content and also separate the content into a section.

I found a small example code that will get your home page up and running with a quick coding. So have fun! This is the most impressing layout in my opinion.
It’s separate your page into multiple columns horizontally. Very suitable if you have lots of contents and you want to separate it into a scrollable columns. You can also navigate it to any section that you like through sidebar link.

So that’s all for this video let me know what you think and if you like this don’t forget to subscribe for more interesting video! Thanks bye