The year 2011 was characterized with the advent of HTML5 and CSS3 and intensive use of typography and mobile, where even the web designer have had to adapt the design for mobile and tablet. I think in 2012 we will have more interactive websites without using Flash, as with HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery you can get really high quality products.
Unfortunately, IE is and always will be a problem for web designers, maybe with new version IE 10 have significant improvements thanks to the use of HTML5 and CSS3. We hope that many users upgrade to new modern browser to view websites that exploit these technologies.
I mainly use Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera and IE9, having installed on my PC even a virtual machine they are installed older version browsers to test the variuos projects. I don’t develope more for IE6, unless not asked by the client, with the advent of IE10 i will give away even IE7.
Inspiration comes to me just as it does to many designers, also the music helps me in the projects. Web, community and various blog can help at times when the inspiration is totally lacking. Start with some draft on paper, then step on over to Photoshop to create the layout and care for details.
I recommend to study and experiment, then if you have a passion it is easier to learn different programming languages. There are many free resources and tutorials on the web can help beginners and expert people.
It is not an easy task, you must be very organized you mat not enter in total chaos. There are many applications that can help in this field, which keep organized any information, from contact with various client to keep a record of the hours spends on the various projects. It can also happen that a designer can lose interest, but as for me i try to learn new things, experiment and compared with other designers to get feedback and improve my weaknesses.
Thank you Alessio, it was nice to learn your personal opinion on these questions. We wish you not to stop on the attained and to work a lot for improving your skills.
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Official site: http://www.alessioatzeni.com
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