The power of Sketching

Whether you design a website, mobile app, logo design or even a product, you need to have some basic ideas. The power of sketching is something that would give you the foundation of your final design. Being a designer, you should always prepare 10-20 rough sketches of a web or interface product and share them with your team, stake holders or end client before creating the actual wireframes.

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Tips to promote your work for almost FREE

You have been working really hard for last couple of projects as well as got excited about your upcoming projects / targets to achieve. I have seen a lot of freelancers who only work for a particular client for several years and they are still happy with it if you ever ask them. I got a question from one of the freelance group saying “how do we get more clients and get recognized with a wide range of target group?” That’s how my post came in to say “Tips to promote your work for almost FREE”.

Tips to promote your work for almost FREE

I assume out of 24 hours, you spend at least 30mins on internet for either sending emails, social networking, posting on twitter about your current project status or interesting links to your friends. Somewhere, you look at the new T-Shirt design print that says “Wow, that’s nice..I think we could do that…” to yourself or either send that link to friends saying “checkout the new design by xyz designer”. If your design style matches with the one you saw recently, you may have end up getting such ideas before going to bed… Continue reading

iPhone Interactive Prototype Presentation to Client

Presenting a nice working prototype to client is much preferable than a static version of a pdf presentation. If you want to cut down your extra man hours during the development process or if you want to speed up your overall interface project, you have to create an Interactive Prototype to your clients before proceeding into the development phase. Today, I am gonna talk about how to create such iPhone interactive prototype presentation by using Photoshop (for the Design Mockups) and Apple Keynote (for the Interactivity).

Since this is only for the Presentation, i am not going to explain ‘how to create” such interface in Photoshop than  one of the quick process to achieve.

For this tutorial, I am taking an example of iPhone4. You can also implement the same for Android, BlackBerry or any other handsets as well. Continue reading

My Site Got Hacked!…

Last night, I wanted to post an article after reaching home from a social gathering, but something went wrong unknowingly.

  • My WordPress Password did not work.
  • I tried penning my live site and guess what! I could hear an Arabic Song, “What the…”. After 3 minutes…I could see a scrolling text that says ‘I am not a Hacker” but “Security Professional”  what the…!

Actually, my site got hacked!!! :) Can you Believe that?

For 5 mins i was paused….5…4..3..2..1….OK!! Now What!

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