Working as a designer sometimes means working under pressure to unrealistic deadlines. Navigating thru a tight deadline can be tricky. A few of my projects lately have been just that. Time frames that should be unheard of, expectations that are just out of this world. When faced with such a dilemma, it’s important to push back on the client. Make them realize exactly what they are responsible for delivering to you in-order for you to deliver the final product to them.
Following is a checklist of what a designer should ask from the client. Please feel free to make suggestions. This is a work in progress.
- What is the timeframe? Any idea of the budget or allocated time is helpful in determining the amount of effort required, the level of detail, the actual deliverables and the number of revisions which are achievable?
Find out how to make them work even better:
25 Tutorials for Using Illustrator and Photoshop Together for Outstanding Results http://enva.to/ORXr
Comprehensive guide for web designers and web developers to print out and post above your work area. Very useful resource! From WOORK full of other great resources. Download the sheet here.
Suffering from designers block? Need some inspiration for your next project? It’s hard having to come up with new designs and exciting your clients sometimes. Here’s a gallery featuring 27 of the best places to look for inspiring web design, Flash or CSS.
27 Best Places You Should Visit To Get Incredible Web Design Inspiration!
Hey!… Typography on the web. Sometimes its a struggle. Here’s a gallery of some guys that get it right.
20 Websites with Beautiful Typography
Just remember: “95% of the information on the web is written language.” Read this article from the smart folk at: informationarchitects.jp
32 Handy Gradient Tutorials Using Photoshop And Illustrator
Some good stuff here to refine your skills in the tricky world of mesh gradients. You can really get some nice effects and create depth using gradients.
screengrab of a color generator iPhone app
Yeah. I love this. iPhone apps for designers & developers. Some of these are great & free to boot, some cost a little bit. There are some awesome tools here that will make life easier for designers, all at your fingertips. Check out ‘What the font’ which allows you to send in a picture of a font from your iPhone to a service that sends back the typeface name. WOW! Now I really want an iPhone. Check out the gallery. There’s to-do lists, source viewers, color scheme generators, FTP apps, everything!
Some good ones here. Some Aussies getting up there! Although I find some a little too much ‘web 2.0’ It’s not a reference to look & feel, it’s a reference to newtechnology. C’mon designers!