5 Biggest Mistakes Web Designers Make

No matter how experienced they are, web designers are still capable of making mistakes from time to time. To be honest, this just shows that they are indeed human and there are numerous occasions where the errors can be attributed to just a number of relatively common mistakes. However, for anybody that is involved in the industry, it makes a lot of sense to just educate yourself on the main errors that occur so you can then take the appropriate action to avoid them.

So, that being said, let us begin.

1. Not Being Economical in Your Business

Things like domains and web hosting are expensive, and too often web designers will create websites for their clients and pay top dollar for it. For one, you can get a domain name for under a dollar for most registrars, and even thetop 10 rated companies for hosting charge under $5/month.
But you just pass that expense down to your client? First off, overcharging your client is a quick way to lose clients, and secondly: you could still charge them the ‘rip-off’ hosting rates you were originally charging, and then spend a fraction of that on the website itself. It makes no sense to intentionally pay more when you don’t have to.

2. Issues with Color and Contrast.

If you are a designer and you are unaware of the color theory concept, then web design is going to become rather difficult. If the color combinations are unable to work in harmony, then it is going to make the website tough to read. If this is the case, then visitors will give up in next to no time and go elsewhere rather than try to wade through this website that is hurting their vision.

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How to Start a Blog

The internet is filled with hundreds of thousands of blogs, and more are cropping up every day. However, there are still many people who would like to start their own blog, but don’t have any idea where to start. If you are one of those people, then this article is for you. You will be getting some useful tips in a step-by-step guide, and by the time you finish reading this article, you will have all the information you’ll need to start your own blog.

Step 1 – Think about what you’re going to blog about. For some people, this is the easiest part of blogging, because they already have something definite in mind. It could be a hobby they are passionate about, like photography, cooking, magic tricks, painting, or anything else they love doing. It could be something that’s related to their job or business. Many people start a blog to promote their business online and reach out to a wider range of potential customers, like realtors, insurance agents, car salesmen, and freelancers, to name just a few.

What’s important here is that you know for sure that the topic or niche of your blog will be something that interests you for years to come. Try to ask yourself, “Will I be interested in blogging about this topic two or three years from now?” If you’re not sure, then you might want to find another topic or wait until something comes up that really inspires you.

Step 2 – Find a host for your blog. You have two major choices here – either go for a free blog host, or spend some money and get your blog hosted on one of several web hosting companies online. I’m assuming that this is your first time blogging, so if that’s indeed … Read the rest