How to Price Your Web Design Services

Published: April 30, 2011
  • Type of project
  • Content of the Website
  • Scripting and Multimedia
  • Meeting Deadlines
  • Your Experience Counts
  • Maintenance of the Website
  • Consider the Contemporary Rates
  • Structuring the Prices
  • Set Prices or Quotes

The article concludes — and I heartily agree — that “whatever price you decide, you need to make sure that you are honest with your client.”

Arfa Mirza @

Web Design for Non-Profits

Published: April 29, 2011

Articles by Elliot Harmon @

How Websites Work

A Cooperative Approach to Web Design

Adapt.js: JavaScript Alternative to CSS Media Queries

Published: April 26, 2011

Adapt.js is a JavaScript library (or framework) that helps you design web sites for mobile devices:

For many developers that means using @media queries to selectively target the device screen size and orientation through CSS.

While the @media approach is a good one, it won’t work for every site. That’s why Nathan Smith, creator of the 960 Grid System, has released Adapt.js, a lightweight JavaScript library (894 bytes minified) that allows you to specify a list of stylesheets and the screen sizes for which they should be loaded. Essentially Adapt.js does the work of @media, but will work in any browser, even those that don’t understand @media.

… While using JavaScript to load CSS might seem a bit strange, even if you use @media queries you’re still going to need some kind of polyfill (usually JavaScript-based) to handle those browsers that don’t know what to do with @media rules.

Scott Gilbertson @ Webmonkey

Five Common Website Blunders

Published: April 25, 2011

Five Common Website Blunders Designed to Infuriate Your Customers:

  • Don’t Insist that Customers get Adobe Reader.
  • Avoid Requiring Plug-Ins.
  • Don’t Tell People to Upgrade Their Browser.
  • Don’t Automatically Redirect Customers to Country-Specific Sites.
  • Don’t Force Your Mobile Site on Customers.

Dave Johnson @ BNET

Scandanavian Web Design

Published: April 24, 2011

We’ve gathered two dozen examples of exemplary clean, simplistic and minimal web designs from the Scandinavian countries, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Iceland.

Darren Stevens @


Published: April 23, 2011

Be inspired by styles:

StylesInspiration aims to not only showcase the best and most innovative web design styles currently available, we also aim to give you a visual overview of current web design trends, highlight the latest in web technologies that will ultimately inspire you with your next web design project.

We publish one site a day, seven days a week and 365 days of the year …

Showcasing Skills in Web Design

Published: April 21, 2011

Alexander Dawson writes:

Every portfolio needs to explain three fundamental job related skills to a client …

  • Web related technologies are you tooled in
  • Services can (or are you willing) to provide
  • Visual examples of your previous work which inherently showcase the true skills you possess

This is much like analysing the abilities of an artist: the technologies represent the tools you can use (like a paintbrush), the services represent your forte (like portraits) and the visuals are the end result.

Alexander Dawson @ One extra pixel

Single Page Websites


30 Fresh Examples of Single Page Websites

Single page website example: Baker Street Communications

Characters and Codes

Published: April 20, 2011

HTML character entities



Unicode is a computing industry standard for the consistent encoding, representation and handling of text expressed in most of the world’s writing systems.


UTF-8 is a multibyte character encoding for Unicode.

UTF-8 is like UTF-16 and UTF-32, because it can represent every character in the Unicode character set.

Unlike UTF-16 and UTF-32, UTF-8 possesses the advantages of being backward-compatible with ASCII.

UTF-8 has become the dominant character encoding for the World-Wide Web, accounting for more than half of all Web pages.

Using Photos in Web Design


Photos in Web Design

Using Photos in Web Design, Excellent Examples for Inspiration

— Corina Ciripitca @ Designmodo