design

7 Webby Words You Might Hear At A Website Kick-Off Meeting

Designing a website is a big undertaking for all parties. Like all technology in the 21st century, web design is constantly evolving and expanding. With this technological expansion, comes an expansion to our vocabularies. 

Within three decades, web design has grown from simple pages filled with text and colour to multiple pages of interactivity and animation. All of what you see online is created using a complex system of codes. As a client, you won’t need to know all the nitty-gritty technical terms, but being able to understand some basic terms will go a long way in your initial meeting.

And – because you don’t need to know it all – let’s break it down into the basics of web design.

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Designer-y Words You’ll Hear at a Kickoff Meeting for Branding Or Other Design Work

Starting a design project can seem like an overwhelming task at the beginning. There are many factors to consider and a lot of jargon flying around during the meeting. I often find myself defaulting into what I call “designer speak.” Graphic design has many technical terms. It’s essentially its own language and gets confusing very quickly. Terms such as vector, Pantone, and bleed can seem like total nonsense to those outside of our designer bubble.

Worry not, I have come to the rescue! Below you will find a compiled list of terms to help you get a better understanding of the technical language your graphic designer speaks.

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How Designers Create Design-y Logos & Websites

Designers get very elitist when it comes to the design craft (I’m sorry peeps, it’s true). Full disclosure, I am a designer — so I get to say that — and the fact that I have a designer brain means I can share some insight into the creative process.

At nine10 we strive to do a couple of things: create approachable designs and educate you, the client, on your design and how to use it in the real world. In other words, we want to make design accessible to you.

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Finding Inspiration: DesignThinkers Conference 2016

DesignThinkers 2016

Finding Inspiration: DesignThinkers Conference 2016

Creativity, Design, Lifestyle, Personal Development

Like any other profession, a marketing team is composed of a variety of individuals. Each of us is skilled at something unique, and when put together with the skills of others, we create a strong team. But even a team that runs smoothly will reach the ceiling when their members stop investing in their skills. For a team or a business to keep growing, so must its members.

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How to be an Awesome Client and Get the Results You Want

Designers do a lot to make their clients happy, but there are some things that clients can do to make the design process smoother for both parties. Doing some simple things during the design process can result in having efficient productivity on your projects and can also result in having a more successful impact on your business or brand. So what can you do?

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Light Table Introduces the ‘Innovative’ Development Environment

As programmers, we are constantly battling for the ever shrinking scraps of space we have to code in. Panels, windows, pop-ups, search bars, status bars… you name it. The clutter just keeps growing, all in the name of presenting as much information as humanly possible. Take a look at the next screen shot for a great example…

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