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In Topic: Does a Freelancer REALLY need a website?

Today, 08:39 AM

I'd find it quite strange if a designer didn't have some kind of web-presence.

 

I'd have to agree here. I wouldn't expect much, just an intro and contact point to let them know they're in the right place plus a few examples of what you produce. Word of mouth often leads to your website, well it does in my case. Normally I get a mail through the site with something like "I got your name from 'Client' who said you might be able to help me with X". Just my 2 pence as always :D 


In Topic: Could I get some feedback? car hire/rental company, new design

23 March 2017 - 09:38 AM

I was, usually when people refer to a 'logo' they are referring to both in general unless otherwise specified, but to separate them, every business needs one or the other (but not always both). Think of the Nike tick, Shell, WWF, Mercedes or Adidas for example.

 

Bingo :D


In Topic: Could I get some feedback? car hire/rental company, new design

22 March 2017 - 10:26 AM

Hmm this blew up as normal :D

 

Back to the OP: I love the colours and the waves, even though I did miss the JMA in the waves, might just be how my brain interprets the design but a side point, waves on a beach I would imagine is why most people head to Bali and definately is in the sun holiday car rental market, would look a bit odd in Moscow lol. One thing I would suggest though is not making the domain 'officially' part of the icon (or logo or whatever people want to call it). My reason being you can then have the icon above, to the side or embedded like you have it for flexibility. Many big brands have logo variations to allow each to be selected for orientation, application and marketing purpose (e.g. on the side of a vehicle), see Airwalk as a prime example, their icon little house arrow thing remains even when the rest moves around. In this case the JMA waves on the beach is your icon, the rest can change. Perfect if the business did expand to say holiday lettings in Bali else you might be trying to fit 'jmaholidaylettingsinbali.com' in that space ;)

 

As to the 'should we have an icon or use just words' debate, it really does depend on the situation. To me a logo must be designed with reuse in mind, a good test I find is blur the logo and see if you could recognise the brand, think person wearing glasses in the rain :D


In Topic: If removing .html/ in urls - Safe to update all links?

21 March 2017 - 10:54 AM

Question: Is it safe to now remove all of the `.html' endings in all of my internal links in Dreamweaver?

 

(I assume it has to be, otherwise the pages would always link to and show their default .html endings?)

 

Any opinions or complications I might not be aware of are greatly appreciated.

 

Answer: Yes it's safe to use extensions without the html.

 

Complications:

 

  1. You've made 2 page urls for the same page, e.g. /page.html and /page both will return, both will be indexed by search engines.
  2. The new /page url will have a rank of zero, no link weight etc, you should consider a 301 /page.html to /page (permanent move) to move the links and weight to the new url, but a canonical for sure to /page.
  3. Possible conflict, for example if you had /gallery.html and a folder called /gallery/ which stored the photos then it could get messy. At the end of the day a url is like highlander, there can be only one!

Just my 2 pence as always :D


In Topic: Hey everyone

20 March 2017 - 10:51 AM

Welcome :D