Notes From The Deep End : a graphic & web design blog

If you’re looking for a web design and graphic design blog that will give you powerful tips for navigating your way through what it takes to be a graphic or web designer, we are proud to present Notes From The Deep End. Blog topics include everything from creative inspiration to business tips for freelancers as well as 9-5 graphic & web designers.

10 Creative Portfolio Sites You Haven’t Seen Before

By: Wes McDowell | September 29th, 2011 | no comments

Your online portfolio is probably the most important tool you have to sell yourself to potential clients. Its a first impression that can make or break you, so you had better make it good. Here are 10 awesomely creative portfolio sites that strike a perfect balance between creativity, simplicity ...

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The Wacom Inkling – Sketch Vectors on Paper!

By: Wes McDowell | September 22nd, 2011 | no comments

First off, let me say this: I am not a good sketcher. It has always been on my to-do list to become one though, and I think this might be the gadget to finally make that dream come true. Wacom is about to release its highly anticipated digital drawing tool, the Inkling which lets you draw – on ...

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How to Train Your Clients With Video Tutorials

By: Wes McDowell | September 15th, 2011 | 1 comment

So you’ve finished designing and developing a beautiful, functional CMS based website for one of your clients. Everything looks great, and even more importantly, everything works! But, being a content managed site, the work is never truly finished. Some clients choose to hire you in perpetuity, ...

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Facebook Landing Pages – The Easy Way to Get More Facebook Fans

By: Wes McDowell | September 9th, 2011 | 3 comments

A Facebook fan page without fans is just sad. Maybe people are going to your fan page but not clicking “like,” because there’s nothing in it for them for doing so. Obviously, the best way to get people to like your page is to give them a reason to like it. The idea is to put some really great ...

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Adobe Has a New Muse- How to Create Websites With No Coding Knowledge Whatsoever

By: Wes McDowell | September 1st, 2011 | 1 comment

Adobe has a new way for not-so-web-savvy designers to create websites. While they have not decided on a permanent name, for now it goes by the codename Muse. They just unveiled the beta last week and already it is getting lots of internet buzz. The question code-phobic designers seem to be asking ...

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