Top 10 Tips for Creative and Cache Graphic Design

Posted by | Posted in Graphic Design | Posted on 21-05-2014

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A picture can say more than what a whole big chunk of text can. When properly designed, an image can tell the whole story without even a need for a single word. But, the trick lies in designing the image. The work of a graphic designer isn’t as easy as you think. Just because there are tools to create anything you need doesn’t need that anything can be achieved. Making every picture a unique one, finding the right elements that will do the ‘talking’, etc are challenges that every graphic designer faces every time they design an image. Especially with Cache designs, there should be variations yet they should all serve the same purpose. If you’re feeling like a fish out of water because of these challenges, here are some tips to help you out.

Use Uncommon Combinations:
People are bored of seeing the same kind of pictures. Give them something new and uncommon to see and they will take an interest in reading your text too. Doing something uncommon doesn’t mean you should do weird designs by combining colors that don’t go well together. Use uncommon images to relate to what you want to convey. It will surely make people inquisitive and want to explore or read more. This way, you can quickly impress readers and also sharpen your creativity just by doing what you regularly do.

Make Unique Images:
Let each image be unique. It may be difficult to make each image unique especially if you need to make several images with the same purpose. After all this is what is done in stock imagery. Yet, try out different backgrounds and color combinations for each image and you will get many ideas to make each of them stand out from the rest. You can also try different combinations of elements in each image to emphasize the part that actually conveys your message.

Add Texture:
Every picture needs the right combination of background, mid-ground and foreground elements to make it really effective. While the background and foreground are get all your attention, the mid-ground is often ignored which makes the images less effective. Add texture to the image by having a nice, professional mid-ground with stripes, horizontal bars or a fine design that weaves nicely into the background to provide depth for the image. Without depth, your image is as good as dead.

Choose Conceptually Apt Images: Conceptual imagery is always interesting. It’s not lost its glamour since it became popular. Moreover, it will tell the story by itself and so you will not run short of ideas to spice up your images. In addition, conceptual imagery will give you more freedom to be creative. For instance, to convey that the investment will grow like trees, you can use a money-tree. Though there is no such thing as a money-tree, you can make it have an impact on the viewer’s mind.

These are a few of the ways in which you can sharpen your creativity and do the new. Keep practicing with enthusiasm and you will soon be churning out unique, impressive and well designed cache graphics. The universal truth “Practice makes perfect” holds true for graphic designing, too.

Gulf Web Studio has a team of expert graphic designers who can design unique images that will add more value to your content. Our experience in handling various projects and creating images to meet different needs of our clients has equipped us with the know-how, tools and creativity necessary to design the right images for your business. Contact us today to learn more on how we can serve you. We’d be happy to talk to you.

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Differences between Websites and Web Applications

Posted by | Posted in Web Application, Web Design, Website Development | Posted on 13-05-2014

The debates on whether you should build websites or web apps for your business are ever growing. There are advantages and disadvantages to both and hence the best decision would only come from a close analysis on the various objectives behind your need for a website or a web application. Launching a web application has become the latest trend because of the many advantages it provides users and companies. However, there are some cases in which a website would be the best. As millions of new users are going mobile each day, they can be better served if you give them a web app instead of a traditional website. Nonetheless, the value of a good old website shouldn’t be overlooked or underestimated. As already said, you can arrive at the right decision if you know the difference and you can know the difference by reading further.

Let’s look at a simple definition of both to clearly understand the functions of each.

Website: A website is a set of related web pages arranged in such a way that they offer meaningful content. Websites exist on a computer connected to the internet and the computers that store them are called servers.

Web Applications: Web applications are interactive pages that help users perform a desired task like shopping for a product or retrieve information from an online database. Any number of web applications can be included on a website and thus it differs from a website.

Going back to the differences between web applications and websites, the following are the few important differences.

Purpose: The main difference lies in the purpose they serve. Web apps usually serve a single purpose and hence will help users achieve only one or a set of related functions such as ordering a product online or retrieving information stored already. Whereas, a website can have multiple purposes like reaching out to its customers, providing product or service information to visitors, building brand image, offer a place where users can contact them, and more.

Interaction: Some of the features of websites may interact with the users but usually a web page is static. A web application is solely built to interact with the user and hence users seek to use a web application only when they want to achieve something. Thus, web applications play a greater role in developing interest among users to stay longer on the site. When this function is used in the right way, you can have better results than otherwise.

Location: Both websites and web applications are located on the web. However, usually websites contain web applications. Thus, there can be several web applications within a website, but not several websites within a website.

How to Choose: There are several criteria using which you can choose the right applications for your business. You may have a website and applications in the website or have the applications separately. The best decisions would result only from a proper study of your needs and users’ expectations. If your users would like to use certain features or retrieve information or perform certain functions without navigating away from your website or if the information on your website would be required to use your web application, it is wise to embed your applications on your website instead of having separate domains for both. However, if your web application is query-intense and needs a different platform to make your website light, it is good to have a separate domain for your web application.

Gulf Web Studio offers quality website and web application development services. You can tap our expertise and get the best from the industry by hiring our services. Call us to get more information on how we can meet your needs.

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