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    Kerning game

    66% for starters. 18 years experience and 66%!! All holidays are cancelled until I hit 100
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    Logos - how can I improve them

    Only advice i can give is try and simplify them if you can. Make sure the text is legible and there is enough contrast between the text colour and the colour that the text is sitting on. Even try and take the text off the graphic. I always take a step back when designing a logo and think: -...
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    Something similar to Sentinel...

    Good shout Paul - I'm having some of that..!
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    Hello! Can I make money doing this?

    Totally agree with Site Engine. We commissioned some illustrations from a digital illustrator Ian Dodds Ian Dodds Illustration - Portfolio for our website. Theres a massive market for talented illustrators out there, you've just got to find your niche! Best of luck
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    Backlinks

    Whether you pay or not, only consider links that are relevant to your website. Google loves relevance and reputation. So the more relevant the link is + the reputation of the site that is linking to you goes a long way. Buying loads of links is something you should undertake with care and...
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    Annoying client

    We've had a few clients like that over the years and the problem is they become very high maintenance for very little reward. Every client needs educating to some extent, it is all part of the advisory process, but when a client isn't willing to adapt there approach and take advice it can turn...
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    Annoying client

    We've had a few clients like that over the years and the problem is they become very high maintenance for very little reward. Every client needs educating to some extent, it is all part of the advisory process, but when a client isn't willing to adapt there approach and take advice it can turn...
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    my graphic design website in flash

    Hi. Adobe has stopped developing Flash and we are speaking to a number of clients who need their site converting to HTML/CSS. As well as flash not being supported on quite a few mobile devices + mobile device usage booming it may be worth rebuilding asap!
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    Asking Your Client For an Up-front Deposit ?

    Hi. With us it depends what the nature of the work is. For any new clients it is always 100% up front. For regular clients that just use us for supply of graphic design we give them 30 days. For any web related projects we take 50% up front and then the balance on completion BEFORE the site is...
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    New Website Design for Review

    Wow, what an enormous website! To offer some constructive feedback I would explore ways of presenting the content in a more palatable format, as for me, just scanning the page is a task in itself. I find that a successful site owes a lot to a simple structure - then the design should wrap it all...
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    We've launched! Feedback please

    Looks pretty good, refreshing change from most of the print websites out there. Thumbs up from me!
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    Working Speculatively

    Something that we've been expected to do recently is advise potential clients on how we would take a number of services into a new market for them - so more or less developing the basics of a strategy that they can built upon by whoever they choose to work with. At first this can be considered a...
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    Wannabe designers

    There it is, that website again. I received the CV myself followed up by a call asking if 'I could help him out and give him some work' I can't say we've got any clients that we are thinking of losing.. Only good thing is it reminded me of my old ZX Spectrum
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