Sometimes outsourcing your business needs is the best way to a cost cutting, also that frees you up for more (or less)) important tasks. And the question is – who is more preferable for hire, a freelance individual (or a small firm) or a large company.
I see the main reasons for hiring a freelancer as:
A Common Freelancer inhabits at home, he has not overhead costs like office rent and additional bills (in case if you’re hiring an agency, the rates includes the cost of employing staff who do other things that may not be relevant to your project).
Direct communication and Speed.
Dealing directly with a freelancer shortens the project duration, because he is the very person who is working for you. As the communication between you both is clear and easy, you will be able to get your job faster (being a freelance web designer I work irregular hours to compete, often more than 8 hours a day and 5 days a week – enough coffee is a must!) and according to all your amends. Read the rest of this entry »
HTML forms are used to pass data to a server and depending on the designer’s plan they may take one look and feel or another. Usually to create a text box (or input box) coders use the <input> tag and the type attribute – “text”:
The common usage of the input tag looks like
Sometimes you need to go another way – to implement some designer’s concepts or just because you have no enough spare space at all.. Or you can find that it’s necessary according to the last design’s trends ))
For me the solution was (sure, without inline styles):
Grunge is a stylish design trend. It looks a little bit ‘dirty’ and faded, but helps to create less structured and ‘free form’ designs.
To fit grunge look and feel you have to use textured backgrounds, ragged edges, worn and faded graphics, hand-written elements and be inspired by urban lifestyle. For such kind of design your colors should be subdued – brown, beige, grey, black (well, that’s not the rule for advertising types of photos, but I’m not going to sell Big Macs). The more bright colors make the impression less evident.
Nowadays designers mix styles to achieve the best result. Well, for web designing I prefer to use some grunged elements – to make the result more sweet :) The only grunge style in is too specified, however it may suit some music bands.
I was inspired to make a poster. The hardest point of this work was to put together the whole wide range of different elements… hope, you like that too.
<marquee> tag is a non-standard HTML element, but <marquee> is recognized by most of today’s browsers and cross-browser compatible enough. It was introduced by Microsoft in early versions of IE and now I find its description at W3C Working Draft (so it has a future).
width: the width of the marquee (by default 100%)
height: the height
direction: which direction the marquee should scroll (left, right, up, down)
behavior: the type of scrolling
scrolldelay: how long to delay between each jump
scrollamount: how far to jump
loop: how many times to loop
bgcolor: background color
hspace: horizontal space around the marquee
vspace: vertical space around the marquee Read the rest of this entry »
Why do I like it? Well..