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When graphic design elements are added to a flyer it becomes more appealing, informative and effective. If you also want to add graphic elements to your business flyer then read this article as I am going to provide you with some important tips and ideas:

A photographic background adds more beauty and elegance to your flyer so it is strongly recommended to add a photograph in your flyer as a background. For this, you can take a photograph with digital camera and upload it on your computer. Another option is to scan a photograph with the help of scanner and save that file on computer. After this, your next step is to manipulate this image in a photo imaging software. For example, select a part of picture to crop and after enlarging it, make it transparent enough to be a colored or black-and-white background for one section in your flyer. You can also use a flyer template and upload your photo into it.

Another element that you can add in your flyer is your company logo that has been professionally designed. When you get your logo designed by a professional graphic designer, ask him to make it in as many computer formats as you require. You will require getting a colored and a black-and-white version of your logo making sure that they have different sizes according to your needs. You can also use this logo for your business cards, signs and stationery of the company.

To make the flyer even more interesting, digital artwork can also be used. I will recommend you to hire a freelancer to make a cartoon or any other drawings for your flyer. You can create your artwork yourself and   then you can use a copier to reduce or enlarge it. After this you can scan it onto your computer. If you are working with an artist then you will be required to get a high-resolution version of the art you desire to use. For final drawing, assign a freelancer to scan final drawing and maneuver it with the help of graphic designing software. Make sure that you have asked freelancer to create digital artwork on the basis of subject of your flyer. Again remember to ask for all formats required.

These were some important tips and ideas to add graphic design elements to your flyer so follow these and make an interesting flyer for marketing your business in a better way.


Do you wish for printing a web page you are viewing? Do you want to have a printed copy of the topic to make your important notes? If yes then you will require following some simple tips and steps to make it possible:

  • First open the particular web page which you want to print. Sometimes it may happen that page is already opened while you are browsing or doing any research. In order to explain you steps to print a web page, I am taking Mozilla Firefox as internet browser example but don’t worry as the process would remain same in case you are using a different internet browser.
  • Go to File > Print Preview on your browser’s menu bar and Print Preview Mode will be displayed in front of you. Here you will be able to see pages before printing. If you want to change some settings like paper orientation and zooming feature, you will use controls which you will see on top of the page. If you are going to print more than one page then scroll pages in order to observe how many pages are there which you want to get printed.
  • After making all the settings, click the Print button that will be located at top left corner of your computer screen. You will see printer dialog box opened in front of you. Now you can set your printing preferences after clicking the Properties button. If you have an intension of printing some specific pages only, you will set number of pages in Print Range option.
  • Ahead of clicking the OK button, load bond paper into your printer. After this you will see a status message being shown on your screen that will show that printing is on progress.
  • Yes. You have now succeeded to have a printed copy of your web page. Now close the Print Preview mode and move ahead with rest of your work.

I hope that you will find the above mentioned steps quite easy and helpful to print your favorite web page.

Most of the people when think about making a website, don’t give much importance to its appearance as compared to content. But it is a reality that graphics play an important role in enhancing the appearance of a website. To further enhance attractiveness of your website, you can create animated GIFs for your site. If you can’t hire a professional for this purpose then there is no need to worry because here I will give you some tips to animate graphics for a web page:

  • Make up your mind that what kind of animated graphics would you like to see on your web page as they may be simple shapes or series of pictures.
  • After deciding that, go to GIMP site and download latest release of GIMP and then install it in your computer.
  • Now start GIMP program. Click “File” and select “New”. In the dialog box, make breadth and height in pixels which you want for your animated GIF. Make the resolution 72 pixels per inch and background should be transparent. Now click “OK”.
  • Choose one of the “Selection” tools after going to “Layers” panel. Then use this tool to draw the selection on canvas. Now go to toolbar and select “Paintbucket” tool. This tool will be used to fill the selection with your favorite color.
  • Under the “Layers” panel, click on “Duplicate” icon nine times to have a total of ten layers.
  • Again go to the toolbar and select “Move” tool. Now use this tool to place each circle in different location on its specific layer.
  • Select “File” and click “Save”. A dialog box will open in which you will name your file and then select “GIF as the file type. After that click “Save”.
  • In next dialog, select “Make Animation” and click “OK”.  Again a dialog will open. Here you will select duration you want for the frames of animation. For the “Disposal” method choose “Replace” and then click “Export”. Now your animated graphic is ready to use.

These were some steps regarding animation of graphics. Follow these and have animated graphics on your web page.

Web page provides you a way to convey your thoughts as you can not only sell your products and services but also share your point of view, give information and invite discussions. If you are also thinking of making a web page then read this post. Here in this article, I have described some tips to make a web page:

  • Your first task is to think about reason for which you want to make a web page as it will help you a lot to concentrate on achieving your goals. If you will not have a clear idea about purpose of creating web page, you will be unable to make an impressive web page. In order to develop a plan for your web page, try to answer questions like what you want your visitors to experience when they visit your web page or do you want to give some information to visitors.
  • Next step is to choose your domain name which should be short and memorable.  Domain name should suit your topic and it should also be easy to remember.
  • You can get your web page designed from a professional if you don’t have any knowledge about HTML. Another option is to take help from web page templates provided by different sites. These templates are very easy to use as they are creative and give a professional look to your web page. Moreover these templates are absolutely free and require a little bit of editing.
  • While designing your web page, open it in major browsers to ensure that text is easy to read and graphics look same as you designed them. Doing this is necessary because web pages look different on different browsers. If you will not do that, you may loose your visitors.
  • Use standard from while writing text and don’t use dark backgrounds or hard to read colors. Your site should be easy to navigate     and link structure should be easy to follow. Visitors will not stick around to your site if they find it difficult to know how to use your website. To keep it short, your web page should be user friendly.
  • It is also important to keep web page updated by providing fresh content. To attract larger number of visitors, provide blog posts and articles having new and fresh perspective. Also add links to news, blogs and information related to your topic.

If you will follow these tips, you will be able to make an appealing web page that will attract a number of visitors.

Do you really like a web page but don’t know how to save it as a file? You may be definitely familiar with saving a web page in Internet Explorer Favorites but you may find it difficult to save your favorite web page as a file. Here I will provide you with some tips which will help you to save a web page as a file on your computer and you will be able to view information on it with or without having an internet connection:

  • First step is to click “Internet Explorer” icon on your desktop to open it. Another method is to click “Start” button, go to “Programs” or “All Programs” and then choose “Internet Explorer” from the list of programs installed.
  • Now click “Page” button or “File” from toolbar and click “Save As”.  When you will do this, a dialogue box will open named “Save Web Page”. Now you will have to navigate the location where you want this web page to be saved.
  • Next step would be to enter name for the web page in “File Name” box.
  • When “Save As” box will appear on your monitor screen, you will choose from the options like “Web Archive, Single File”, “Web Page, Complete,” “Web Page, HTML Only” or “Text File”.  This choice will all depend on your preferences.
  • If you want to save a snapshot of the selected web page, then you will select “Web Archive, Single File”.
  • If you want to save web page as it appears including all its graphics and frames, then select “Web Page, Complete”.
  • The third option is that, you may only want HTML information without sounds, graphics and other features. In that case, you will go for “Web Page, HTML Only”.
  • Finally, if you only need text from the web page; you will click “Text File”.
  • After selecting any of the above options, click “Save” and now you have succeeded to save your favorite web page.

These were some simple steps to save a web page as a file. Follow this process and make yourself able to save your favorite web page in the way you like.

Banner designing is crucial part of website designing and you may have seen lots of websites having banner of advertisement and other promotions. Main purpose of adding banner in website design is to advertise the things. But proper size and adjustment of website banner is key point that you must consider while designing website banner. Here we will discuss some standard sizes of website banners and techniques for website banner.

Standard Banner Sizes

Here are some sizes of website banners that are frequently used in website designing:

Full Banner – 468×60 Skyscraper – 120×600
Half Banner – 234×60 Square Button – 125×125
Vertical Banner – 120×240 Micro Button – 88×31
Button 1 – 120×90 Button 2 – 120×60
Square – 250×250 Wide Skyscraper – 160×600

  • It is said by web designers that designing banner has no sense and do nothing for your website unless they are created for target market. You must focus on target audience while designing website banners. You must consider what your visitors are looking for and what should be proper theme of website banner.
  • Location for banner on website is a critical part and you should select most appropriate location for including website banner. Putting website banners on top of webpage is considered best of all. Main thing is testing the working of website banner after locating it. Banner can be located in the bottom of web page or left or right side of web page.
  • Animation is another thing that can make website banner more eye-catching. Animations play key role in grabbing attention of visitors on web page. Moving graphics, blinking texts and flash applications should be applied to entertain visitors on your web page.
  • Banner must be designed with a convincing statement about what you want to offer through banner designing. When visitors will find attractive words on banner, they will surely go for finding the story behind these words and statements. Words like sales, free gift, coupon and hot deals can be very appealing for visitors and they will help you increasing traffic on your website.
  • You must add new and fresh banners in your website. This is important because regular visitors get bored to view old banners on your website. Adding new ones can be a best idea to grab attention of visitors and increase traffic.
  • After adding banner, you must keep regular check and testing to make them informative and effective for visitors. Having extravagant banner on your website can lose even your regular visitors.

Preparing graphic designing portfolio is of greater importance for acquiring new clients. It becomes more important for designers who don’t have time to advertise their design work through online marketing and search engines. They must upload their profile for their own advertisement. Here are some tips for you to make your portfolio client friendly and you will surely get more traffic and money by updating your portfolio. Just remember these tips are for those who want to advertise their design work online.

Online graphic design portfolio tips:

  1. Creating one page portfolio is an approved method of online marketing of design work. One page Portfolio keeps clients more convenient in viewing your design work from top to bottom of page of your website. How you convince clients to have work with you or buy from you totally depends on your contents and placement of design work elements. One page portfolio is always given much importance by clients.
  2. Keep your portfolio up-to-date with adding your new design projects. Most of bloggers find design features from contents of design portfolio and they also check whether you have updated your portfolio or not. You must also submit your new design projects to design galleries that will surely help you increasing traffic and potential clients.
  3. Take multiple print photos of your design work because it can give you an edge of grooming as graphic designer. Design work appears more realistically when it brings into printed form. The best way of this is to take some extra print outs of your design work when you accomplish it for your clients. Make it sure that printed photos are crisp and taken in good lighting effects with appealing backgrounds.
  4. For updating your online portfolio, you must provide clients with live demo of your design work. Design projects become more sophisticated when they are displayed in action. You may have seen HTML themes and wordpress themes in different websites; they provide demo links for client’s convenience.
  5. When you design your portfolio, make sure that contact information is easy to read and find. You are preparing portfolio to get client’s attraction to your design work. If you don’t put contact information in right manner, how you can find quick response from clients. Prefer to put contact information on header or footer section of your portfolio.
  6. Offer multiple sources of contacts to clients because everyone has different level of comforts for contacting you. Some feel convenience in e-mail messaging or some may fid it more reliable to contact you through instant messaging or phone calls. So you must keep clients convenient by providing them different ways to be in touch with you.
  7. Your experience is big part of building client’s trust on you. So you should show customer testimonials or previous clients information in your portfolio. Through it potential clients will understand what type of design projects you have completed with which customers.

Follow the tips given above and create more handsome, effective and updated design portfolio.


In graphic design work, grid system is used to adjust contents in web page. Combination of margins, guides, rows and columns is used for this purpose. One grid or collection of grids is used for consistent look of web page. In finished web design work, grids don’t show on web page but it helps successfully creating web page layout and printing. It is commonly seen in newspaper and magazines that text is displayed in form of columns and images. Main purpose of using grids is to make better use of space you have on web page not to fill the space extravagantly.

Common types of grid system include two of equally sized, three and four column grids with header on the top and full page grid of squares. Using these types of grids will help creating unique layout of webpage of building clocks, variations in column widths, borders, page size and other layout related features of web page. When graphic or web design work is started, grids must be used to position different elements of web page layout.

It is up to designer when and how to break out the grids when they are established on web page. Breaking out of grids helps creating more interesting layout of a web page.  Grids can be used to cross over different elements like column to column, extending the end of page or extend to adjacent page.

Here are some tips for you to create different design elements on web page using grids:

  • Simpler grid of 1-3 units can be used for lots of text with few graphics on web page.
  • Smaller units of grids are required for designing of brochures, magazines and newsletter. Newsletters and brochures require more text thus 1, 2 and 3 column grids are considered best for such type of designing and layout. Each of them can accommodate long text articles.
  • 4 column grids offer more flexibility in creating layout of web page with long text, graphics and other elements of short and long articles.
  • Use open grid units to leave white space on your web page because leaving white space is essential for an effective and readable web interface.

Preparing or designing website has become very essential because it is important marketing tool. Internet marketing has changed the face of business world and adds lots of economic benefits to organizations that are using internet marketing tools. It does not matter you are in business of selling widgets, soliciting volunteers or building your own brand awareness. Website designing can reap tremendous benefits to your time and money. You may well aware about need of effectively prepared website for successful internet marketing but you don’t know how to get your website well prepared and creatively designed.

Don’t worry web designing companies and individuals are offering their services in this regard. They know better use of web design languages and software and they can better prepare an effective website that you need for your business. It depends on you how you select right web design Company to assist you. Before going to web designers you first need to set your goals about web designing. Web designers will surely ask some questions to you and these questions may include:

  • Who is your target audience?
  • How you will target people find your website?
  • How will you update your website?
  • What is your timeline?

You will need to answer the questions given above for hiring services of professional web designers. You also need to consider some questions to ask to web designers before hiring their web design services.

  • You must consider does the company’s portfolio represent the design work quality that you want for your website.
  • Can they do design work from playful to creative end?
  • Can they prepare easy to use websites?
  • Do they consider broken links, bugs and design issues?

A web design company must be responsive to client’s queries about web site design requirements and work accomplished by them. You must consider the company’s repute before handing over them project of your design work. You should consider the company that offers guarantees for their services of design work. Web design Company must have design testing process before displaying design work to clients. You must be very careful in setting terms and conditions with web design Company. You should also compare services of different companies before taking their design services.

Fast loading time is sign of quality and effective websites. When web designers prepare websites, they must focus on adding such element in web page designing that can increase loading time of web page. It is necessary because visitors that come to scan website are time savvy and don’t wait for hours for downloading. In this regard, page should not take long time to download. Websites that offer fast loading time are considered best. Web designers must follow these tips to provide websites that offer fast loading time with all other perfections of design work on websites.

  1. HTML code for website must be optimized. Basically errors on your website cause slow lading time. Make sure that your website does not have broken tags and links on it. Website should be error free for providing fast loading time to visitors.
  2. Maximize content area on your website. Large content area not only increases loading time but also enhance the readability of website.
  3. Images, flashes and scripts are main causes for slow downloading time. Avoid using too much graphics, flashes and scripts for fast downloading speed. Try to use background fillings and colors instead of using heavy images.
  4. Also optimize all heavy files that you interlinked with different tags and scripts. Use light weight fireworks and flash to increase load time of web page. Websites like Google or yahoo offer fast downloading time and this is main reason they are designed using optimized files.
  5. Try to be simple in designing your web page. Complicated design elements slow load time of web page.
  6. Avoid using unnecessary coding of languages that are used to prepare web pages. Be relevant in coding at the backend of web page. Heavy coding is a reason of slow loading time of website.
  7. Minimize length of webpage. Extra large web pages don’t allow reasonably fast loading time to users.
  8. Websites are prepared using different buttons interlinked with other web pages. They actually reduce loading time of website. Text links should be used instead of graphical buttons.
  9. Server Side Include files are also reason for increasing loading time because they load faster.

10.  If you want to provide fast loading time to users, you should add div tags for table presentation on web pages. Making changes in tabular design is also convenient in case of using div tags and they also increase loading time.


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Hi, My name is Tania Yellob and I love to write. This is my blog and I love to hear from you regarding my writings. Recently, I have started creating contents and templates for a famous website BuraqPrintables. Please visit it and let me know hows my work and any improvements I can do?