Social media is the hottest topic online, but recently its importance seems to be transcending to real life as well. The great advantage of social media is that it allows people to communicate and exchange ideas at a much faster rate than any other mean, and an image or a video can become very popular almost instantly. Not long ago a very talented poor old man was turned into a star because of a video of him singing posted on YouTube. Justin Bieber, the American musical phenomenon is pretty familiar with this mean of publicity. But can social media be a mean of publicity for anybody? For example, can a web designer use social media in a profitable way

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Photoshop has been a boon for all the web and graphic designers all around the globe. But, if not given proper attention you could lose a lot. One of the most important aspects of Photoshop is the retouching of photos. Some of the best Photoshop disasters happen when the designers do not pay close attention to the minute details. Being careless and not paying attention to detail can have a big impact on your work as a designer and can potentially ruin your relationships with clients and also potential clients who are considering hiring you for a project

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It is always fun to visit single page websites. The navigation and the sleek movement changes the overall look and feel of the website. Single page websites could be portfolios, online applications or even temporary page collecting email addresses, these designs aim to provide the user with enough information in a single page to make the visitor understand the working and the purpose of the organization. With easy scrolling sliders with jQuery and other web technologies, and the ease of mouse scrolling, these type of websites give a different feeling to it. Single page websites are also minimalistic quite a few times

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As a designer, getting briefs has always been a problem for me. I am sure there are many desingers out there who also might have the same problem. Getting briefs not only waste time and energy but not getting the proper briefs results in very bad and unsatisfactory designs. The client might get irritated at it and you may lose out on something good. Thus, as a designer you not only should have good designing skills but also some serious briefing skills too

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HTML5 is the new and updated version of HTML, the common language of the internet. It has been developed to make the life of a designer easy. You could design a totally different website with HTML5 that you could have never even thought of with HTML 4 version. HTML5 has features like video playback, form validations, Semantic Header and Footer, total audio support, etc. With the help of HTML5 we no longer need to rely on third party plugins like Adobe Flash and audio players. Through HTML5′s canvas element, users will be able to render graphics and images on the fly, again without the need for plugins. HTML5 is being edited by Ian Hickson of Google and David Hyatt of Apple

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