Why PHP in web design?

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So someone asked me why I use PHP to design websites. Well, I rarely do since most of the designs have been working with lately seem to do fairly ok with HTML and CSS. But when it comes to heavy metal designs, I can pull my PHP weight around. Here’s my answer.

When we talk about web designing, the first language which comes into our mind apart from HTML is PHP. Why? It is one on the hottest scripting language into today’s technology world. Well, the reason behind its popularity is no license cost. PHP is open source, which means that you can download free of charge and use at will.

Web designers use PHP to develop fast, secure, scalable, and dynamic web portals. The advantage of using the language is that customized web forms and functions can be created. The codes of PHP are compatible with all versions of HTML making it one of the most compatible languages. The language is very easy to understand and boosts simplicity in terms of design and interface. The security functions in PHP makes the application secure from virus and spyware attacks. Continue reading “Why PHP in web design?”

Why Web Designers hate Internet Explorer

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One of the first things you notice when designing your website is that web browsers will display your website differently. Of course, this is to be expected. Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera are some of the browsers that we have that can show distinct differences in our websites, but – the main headache for almost all web designers is Internet Explorer. No matter how much you tweak your code – IE will still be the bane of your design headaches. Sure, we could ignore that particular browser – after all, our site is showing well on other browsers, yea? Unfortunately no. IE is still the most used browser in the world, some research says.

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TOP 5 ANDROID APPS FOR WEB DESIGNERS

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I’m an avid freak for mobile apps. I have loads of them on my devices. And well, if they help me work better, then I’m a fan! Here’s five of my favorite apps to use when working on websites. You can get these apps on the Playstore or App Store.

1. DROPBOX

Price: Free (requires Dropbox account)
Platform: iPhone/iPad/Android/BlackBerry
Link: Dropbox.com

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Designing Photography Websites

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Designing a website to showcase photography is not as simple as it sounds. It needs planning, intense concentration and a whole lot of patience. With a normal website, there is usually a consistent structure, which includes a header, a navigation menu, sometimes a sidebar, and usually a footer. However, when showcasing photography, there are no limits. You don’t need a navigation bar, header, or footer, if you don’t want to have them.

Here’s my 2 cents on what you need to design a great photography based website.

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How to Negotiate for Websites

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As a web designer in my other life I love negotiating for jobs. You need it if you need to survive in the web design business. I see it as a mental strength or weakness. Here are some tips on how to negotiate for web design jobs.

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One of the biggest problems that web designers come across is a client who wants to negotiate their prices. It can be hard to know what outcome is going to make both yourself and the client happy, and, even after years of practice, it is still possible for web designers to make financially devastating mistakes when it comes to negotiating. Continue reading “How to Negotiate for Websites”

New Year, New Web Design

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Thank you, dear Pishon clients, for your support — it means the world to us. On behalf of myself and the Pishon Design team, we wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2015. Let it be the best year of your life.

Take advantage of our 50% price slash this month!

We keep our promise to keep providing awesome websites, and more creative ways to reach your audience.

Kisses.

How much does a website cost?

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4 out of 5 inquiries from new customers begin with some form of the question, “How much does a website cost?”

I think they would be most happy if we could open up the magic website price book and provide them with a useful answer. Instead, we usually say … “Well, that depends upon the type of website you would like to build.”  (How’s that for helpful?)

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A few tips on negotiating:

* – If you’re a poor negotiator, then set a limit on what you will pay or accept, and on any conditions attached. Do not deviate. Your first thought is your best thought.
* – Most negotiations are unnecessary. Don’t enter into them.
* – Do your homework. What you don’t know or haven’t bothered to find out can kill you in any serious type of negotiation.
* – Get all of the professional help you can trust. Do not surrender control of negotiations or the agenda to such professionals. They are not the one who will have to live with the consequences. You are.
* – If your advisors are leading you down a path you don’t approve of, call a time-out and tell them privately that if they continue along that route you will get new advisors.
* – They’re not your friend. They’re your enemy. If you do not understand that real winners and real losers emerge from real negotiations, then you’ll be robbed, whatever the circumstances.
* – Listen, when engaged in serious negotiations. You are in no hurry. Nobody ever got poor listening. Use silence as a weapon.
* – Choose a rogue element to your advantage, and bring it into the negotiation at a late stage.
* – Divide and rule always works.
* – Permit no such weaknesses in your own camp.

 

Culled from How to Get Rich – by Felix Dennis

 

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