Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Should I make my own seo comapny?

In my last post I posted how one of my mates was setting up his very own seo company... Well I thought just to wind him up that I should start my own... I have not decided upon a name yet but I was thinking I could make a bit of money...i have been skint for quite awhile now and it seems that design work is going nowhere at the moment thanks to people buying cheap graphics from abroad or people just simply using free theme's, I could set my own seo business up I know quite alot of things about search engine optimization... well it is quite simply really dont create websites for bots but people and dont spam that is all there is too it really.. and I have been looking at how much seo's can earn and whoa it can be a lot.. Hmm what do you think should I take the internet by storm or considering so many sites just get penalized for any old thing nowadays it really isnt worth the effort or time? It also takes a huge investment to buy lots of really good high pr domains as well... hmmm I could just ask my mate if i can join his but then I wouldn't be my own boss and would be controlled by him who is quite annoying at times.. hehe at least he doesn't read this secret mini blog I have here :)

A sheffield based seo company

One of my buddies here in Sheffield has set up a little web design and seo company called JMX... Im not been invited to be a part of it however as they do not like my unconventional way of designing stuff apparently which is rather annoying to say the least so I hope they dont succeed (only kidding). Anyway their jmx website looks quite good and I wish them all the luck in the world as they really are going to need it as I have been in the webdesign and seo game for quite sometime now and I can safely say that it is pretty much near impossible getting customers and ranking sites on google and the search engines now... thanks mainly to the huge monopolies created by huge internet giants that do not share the piece of internet pie to anyone. Seo has gotten really hard meaning any link can get any website which is relevantly small penalized and design is quite hard as well because you have to constantly churn out super creative and innovative designs just to pay the bills. I am actually questioning as to whether any small business makes any money on the internet at all.. people are really MORONIC supporting big cooperation's like google and other huge internet giants making it really really hard for small businesses on the internet. Well like I said I do wish my mate well in his endeavors I guess, though I am sure he will struggle and will soon give up...hope not though really hope he does well so he can give me some money!

Sheffield a place ermmm that better than any other place!

I used to think of Sheffield as a place where design is nowhere to be seen. Sheffield a place that just has been simply put together randomly through time. Sheffield is based very much on the steel works and is very much a workers city.... very uninspiring and you can really notice the fact that everyone is everybody else slaves and sheep to society. I used to really hate  Sheffield but I guess it is the place that I am from and after a while you learn to appreciate it and realize it is a far better place than many other superficial and materialistic places such a soulless London or America.

I guess though that this city aint all that bad and I could be living in much worse places.

I guess being poor and living in Sheffield has taught me to appreciate things more and realize that you do not need material possessions to live a life and that the rich want you to sell your soul to the capitalist ideal in order for you to serve them.

I really dont know whether all of this makes sense or not I am just writing some random thought that I am having down at the moment.

Web design is such a drag

I gotta say that you can spend a lot of time trying to perfect a design in photoshop and afterwards you look back it and be like "that is awfull!", really I hate my own designs... some people say they are good but to me they never are. My designs always are missing something and I dont even know wha half the time. The clients I get at my sheffiled web design company always are like wow they are super and I am like really? I am glad my clients ar eless picky with my designs than I am other wise I would never ever get paid. Sometimes I will spend a whole day creating a design and then hate it the next day and start it from scratch. To me web design is a art and thus I am always trying to create meaning with it but that is the tricky part and the part that probabaly means I am never happy with my design is that I can never quite get it how I imagine it to be and the meaning I want it to depict in my head.

Creating a web design in photoshop

Using Photoshop to create a web design is something almost all web designers do.. and is a skill that is needed to get anywhere in web design. Fist things first is that you need to have structure in your design and you need to have it that everything is the right size and can easily be sliced and diced to fit a css style sheet. To do this many people will use a 960 grid system which really help, using this grid system and keeping your design confined into the grid lines will ensure that everything is in proportion and when the time does come to get it ready to make it a actually full functioning website you can fast and easily. Fonts are the next thing you need to hmm... worry about, make sure that you use font families that can be used through css and are compatible with browsers, if you have any really unique fonts and really want them in your website design you are going to have to make them images I am afraid otherwise computers will not be able to read them. Make sure also that you keep to a theme when deigning you Photoshop website making it is creative but not to random otherwise you may find your website starts looking a bit out of place and hard to navigate. If you are like me you may find yourself spending hours on minute details which can be a waste of time.. make sure that you focus on the bigger picture and finish of the details later on otherwise you may never get everything perfect! You can easily test and view that your design is going to look like on internet explore by going file>save for web and devices you can preview your design in your browser there which will give you a really good idea of how it all looks and should look once completed. I hope this little summary of creating a website from Photoshop is at least a little bit helpful :D

Sorry if you dont understand everything I am saying I do apologize I come from Sheffield you see and I do talk as I speak like a yorkshiremen!

Thursday, 18 April 2013


Hello and welcome to photoshopextremetutorials where i will be sharing with you how to along with art work i created in photoshop for you all!