Web Design Made Easy

Businesses both big and small are now getting into making their own websites since they know how well these things work for their businesses. Business websites make it very easy for people to access your services and also stumble into your business once you have an online presence and that could only mean wonders for your business. No matter what kind of business you are involved in, it is very important that you have a well crafted website so that old customers and potential customers will enjoy doing business with you. Nothing could be worse than finding a great product and having to deal with a truly horrible website that only gives you a headache when you try navigating it. Also, websites that have garish and unattractive designs could give your customers the wrong image about the kind of business you are running. Imagine if you were a small interior design firms and your website is truly ugly and not at all what you want people to see when you are a design firm?

If that is the case, you should probably get some help when you want to hire people to do your web design for you so that it is done the right way. You need people who will deal with you in a way that is not fussy so that you know what sort of deal you are getting into and will even explain all the details to you which comes in very handy when you know next to nothing about web design. These professionals will do everything for you so that you no longer have to worry about doing the necessary things to get your website online. They will arrange the web hosting part, the organization of your website and just generally make life easier for you all for a very reasonable price.

Yes, reasonable since most other companies will charge you a fortune whether you are a big company or a small business that is just starting out. If you are indeed a small business owner, then you cannot afford to pay the big bucks when you can get the same service for a lesser price.

Bathroom Designs

In the literal sense of the word, a ‘bathroom’ means a room where bathtubs are replaced by showers and steam showers. More specifically, ‘a room where one bathes’ ise a better definition of the word.

A half bath contains a toilet and a hand basin. A three-forth bath contains a toilet, a hand basin and a shower. A full bath contains a toilet, a hand basin and a bathtub with a shower.

Bathrooms are usually designed in a way that both hot and cold water is used in significant quantities for bathing. From a beautifying viewpoint, the bathroom seems to stand as quite a challenge to the interior designer. The materials used for the ceiling, wall and floor coverings are required to be water resistant and must be easy to clean. The use of ceramic or glass, as well as smooth plastic materials, is common in bathrooms because they are easy to clean. However, such surfaces easily become too cold to touch and so waterproof bath mats or even bathroom carpets are used on the floor to make the bathroom more comfortable. On the other hand, the floor may be heated, possibly by strategically placing heater conduits close to the surface.

Electrical appliances, such as lights, heaters and heated towel rails generally need to be installed as fixtures, with permanent connections rather than plugs and sockets.They contribute a lot to the ambience of the bathroom.

Bathroom design is extremely important, as one spends moments alone in this room to read, think and bath. One can easily adorn the bathroom by choosing shower curtains, cubicles and carpets and fixtures to match a theme.

The Value of Design – The Power to Influence, Educate & Inspire

Design is omni-present. It cannot be escaped. Everywhere you look, every object you see, every book you read, every billboard in your line of sight, advertisements in magazines, newspapers and on TV, every article of clothing in your wardrobe, the plates you eat from and even the bed you sleep in – all are the result of a design process.

The design process begins with a core idea – what are we making, what purpose does it serve, to whom is it directed or being sold? From there, the idea is refined into a solid concept – what is the general look and feel of the object or piece? Will it be a high-end product or a dollar-store item? Next, artistic renderings give the idea visual form – sketches and/or digital images are developed, various visual representations are explored. Once a graphic direction has been chosen, the visual is further refined until a final design is produced. From there, the object or piece is taken through a production process, whether it be printing for business cards or brochures or manufacturing of a cell phone or pair of shoes.

Design encompasses a number of specific disciplines which produce our entire visual environment:

Graphic Design – product packaging, advertising, brochures, signage, business cards, banners, etc.

Industrial Design – products of all shapes and sizes – cell phones, appliances, furniture, automobiles

Fashion Design – clothing, shoes, handbags, hats, accessories

Architecture – houses, structures and buildings

Interior Design – selection of the objects that determine the look and feel of the interior of a room or building including: wall materials, paint colors, fixtures, furniture, artwork, draperies and decorative items

In the world at large, design is a powerful tool, used to influence people’s perception of whatever is being presented – a company, organization, product or place. With a combination of colors, images and typefaces, graphic design can introduce and educate people about a cause, problem or solution. It can help create an emotional connection around a subject to bring people together, inspire them to think and to act. It can help break through the visual “noise” of the day to deliver a message, perhaps a significant one.

In business, image is everything. Good design can help a company increase its credibility in the minds of its target audience. By looking at a company’s brochure, web site or advertising, a good idea can be gained about what that company stands for and what segment of the market they serve. Is it a luxury or economy brand? Aimed at a younger or more mature audience? Branding is the application of design to assign a distinct “personality” to a company or organization. A brand’s look and feel provides a clue as to what the company does and what it stands for. Is it a luxury brand like Mercedes? A counter-culture brand like Hot Topic? A lifestyle brand like Apple’s iPod? A company or product’s “look” – from the product itself to packaging, advertising and store design – can often be directly linked to its price point. One can easily discern a “cheap” product from something that “looks expensive”. While it’s difficult to explain in written form, we are all trained to easily distinguish quality goods from low-end imitations. All these impressions and perceptions are the result of design. Pretty powerful stuff!

From an individual perspective, design can be a means to express personal identity. Whether it’s a pair of Chuck Taylors or a Prada handbag, an Andy Warhol painting or urban graffiti art, a Ford or a Jaguar, design, in its many forms, combine to create an exterior personal “brand”.

The power that design holds to influence us in our everyday lives cannot be overstated. It’s all around us. Good designers know how to use that power to improve people’s lives by informing their decisions and drawing attention to important topics.