My last two posts (Part 1 and Part 2) discussed various tips and tricks for designing for content management systems (CMS) in Photoshop. So far we’ve covered how to get set up and get started, as well as some of the main components of a CMS website like the background, navigations, columns and content blocks. This week’s post is about how to finish things off and add polish with headings, footers and lots of fine-tuning.
ImageX Blog: Posts in September 2009
My last post served as an introduction to designing for content management systems (CMS) in Photoshop – how to get set up and get started. In this post I’d like to give you some tips for designing some of the main components of a CMS website: the background, navigations and columns and content blocks. Next week’s post will show you how to finish things off with headings, footers and lots of fine-tuning.
Conferences can be nerve-racking experiences for some people – and energizing for others. Despite your outlook on these industry must-dos, there are ways you can make the most of them, maximizing what is often a very significant investment in time and funds and turning it into a winning opportunity for you and your company.
In my last post I talked about how taking a few simple steps before the event even begins can help you increase your return on investment. But where the rubber hits the road is when you are actually there – shaking hands, exchanging business cards, taking in (or leading) seminars, and actively trying to reach the goals you set for yourself and your company.
Usually the first thing that comes to a designer’s mind when designing a website for a Content Management System (CMS) like Drupal is the “boring square style.” It can be challenging to have an out-of-the-box design that is still flexible enough to be scalable, but it is possible. You might say that in order to be truly creative a designer needs some rules to break, and the tight boundaries that can come with designing for a CMS can offer new challenges. This is why designing for Drupal is anything but boring – it can be interesting and challenging for any designer.
Industry conferences can be very appealing. They provide a break from routine, maybe a visit to a different city, a chance to learn something new, and some great networking and socializing opportunities. But it’s not all exotic locations and making new deals over a Long Island Iced Tea. It’s true that conferences can have their perks, but there is also a real danger to your company’s bottom line if you or your staff start viewing these opportunities as mini-holidays.
All the major search engines offer a .com engine and country-targeted or local search engine like Google.ca, Yahoo.de, MSN.fr and so on. Using IP detection to determine a searcher’s geographic location, the search engine often defaults the user to the local engine. Sure, a searcher can force the search engine to show the .com version, but most searchers are not that advanced or prefer the relevance that the local search engine index provides.