Calligraphy & Better Web Design

  Calligraphy is the art of beautiful writing. While interest in this old-world craft has waned in these computer-literate times, it is still one of the best disciplines for training as a designer or artist. ...

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The Genius of Design…

If you love design... Many are calling this era the Golden Age of Design, where the nexus of creativity, technology and big money have merged in a perfect symbiosis. Few companies can afford to sell ugly products. As mo ...

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Recruitment Web Design

This recruitment web design was created for an executive search firm located in New York City. The copy provided by the client was very well written, and we wanted to be certain that the graphics we used supported that c ...

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I Am What I Design

I have been a web designer for the better part of twenty years now. I started as a graphic designer in advertising, but loved the freedom that freelance web design would afford me as a creative. My work as a web designer ...

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Why Good Web Design Looks Easy

I am often told that the work in our Web Design Portfolio looks clean and simple. Yet, in truth, the simplicity and good taste that are hallmarks of good web design are not easily acquired. Good web design is the re ...

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Paul Rand, Simplicity With Style

As a youth, I remember quite well the Ohrbach's ads that appeared weekly in the New York Daily News (when newspapers were in their heyday). Those advertisements were full of whimsy and had a stylish attitude that set the ...

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Inspiration: The Congolese Sapeurs

A thirst for style and creativity can blossom in any culture. The Congolese Sapeurs have taken inspiration from classic Parisian couture and made it uniquely their own. The 'Sapeur' is typically from the city of Brazzav ...

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My First Paid Web Design Project

There is a saying that 'you never forget your first love.' Well, I never forgot my first paid web design project! t happened twenty years ago. After the popularity of my "Paris My Love" travelogue website, I got a call f ...

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How Newark1.com Started…

This is how it all began over two decades ago... Web design was a hobby I was drawn to in the early years of the Internet because of my background in commercial advertising and print design. After visiting Paris France ...

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Graphic Legend Massimo Vignelli

There are certain designers that I consider prime sources of inspiration for the work I do as a web designer. Paul Rand, Milton Glaser, Massimo Vignelli and Reid Miles are my top four choices. Of these, Massimo Vigne ...

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Preparing for a Mobile Friendly World

Google normally provides little advance warning of the changes it makes in its search engine algorithms and ranking factors. However, the upcoming April 21st algorithm updates have been heralded clearly and with plenty o ...

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Is Your Business On My Smartphone?

Savvy shoppers are increasingly using their smartphones as they shop. Research indicates that these are the top reasons smartphones are used in the shopping process: Price comparisons & product information (53% ...

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April 21st is “MobileGeddon”

The unchained hordes of mobile-friendly websites will flex their power... According to some estimates, more than 60% of all Google searches are performed on mobile devices, most commonly smartphones, iPhones, and tablet ...

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We Are Now Mobile Friendly!

Newark1.com is now mobile-friendly! We don't change the design of our web design portfolio very often. The last re-design was just over nine years ago, and did excellent service in promoting our brand and body of wo ...

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Responsive Web Design

Why is responsive website design such a hot topic in online marketing? An essential ingredient in modern website design is smartphone and tablet compatibility. Responsive web design is the answer. In fact, if yo ...

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