Win a Free Hosted Online Portfolio Website (Worth $400+)

Win a Free Hosted Online Portfolio Website (Worth $400+)

Portfoliobox — a refreshingly new web tool for creating your own online portfolio website — teamed up with us to give away five Portfoliobox Pro accounts loaded with all the features you’ll ever need for creating stunning and memorable online portfolio sites. The accounts will be free for five years, meaning you’ll be winning a prize valued at $414. Read on to see how you can win a Portfoliobox Pro account!

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5 Questions to Ask Before You Jump into Freelancing

5 Questions to Ask Before You Jump into Freelancing

Many people want to become full-time freelancers. It sure sounds fun: being your own boss, ditching the alarm clock, taking vacations whenever you want.

However, the harsh reality is that most freelancers struggle to get clients and they barely make ends meet.

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12 Websites to Go to for Typography Inspiration

12 Websites to Go to for Typography Inspiration

Are you in need of typography inspiration? Here are some excellent online galleries and showcase sites that dedicate themselves to finding and featuring great typography from around the Web.

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Win an Interactive HTML5 Map Developer’s License (Worth $499)

Win an Interactive HTML5 Map Developer’s License (Worth $499)

We partnered up with Simplemaps to give out 3 Developer’s Licenses to their interactive HTML maps. The lifetime licenses we’re giving away allow you to use Simplemaps’s JavaScript-powered HTML5 World and U.S. maps on an unlimited number of websites that you own or develop. A Developer’s License will normally cost you $499 and here’s your chance to get it for free.

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5 Books That Will Instantly Improve Your Productivity

5 Books That Will Instantly Improve Your Productivity

Do you constantly feel stressed out about finishing your projects and tasks on time? Do you work extremely long hours, yet still have that nagging gut feeling telling you that you haven’t really accomplished much? Do you find it difficult to motivate yourself to work?

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A Guide to Print Finishes

A Guide to Print Finishes

A trip to your printer for a consultation on a new printing project or browsing your online printer’s website can sometimes make you feel like a child in a candy store. So many options! So many possibilities! So hard to choose. This guide can help you on these tough choices.

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5 Ideas for Improving Your Client Services as a Freelancer

5 Ideas for Improving Your Client Services as a Freelancer

What things can you do to provide your clients with excellent service so that they keep coming back to you? How can you make your design business stand out from the crowd by providing your clients good project experiences? This article shares some ideas you can implement right now.

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When Should You Reject a New Client?

When Should You Reject a New Client?

Freelancers, especially those of us just starting out, often live in constant fear that starvation is just around the corner, and that every client is going to be our last. This makes us prone to accepting any new client and project that come our way, even if they are not right for our business.

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30 New Free Graphic Resources for Web Designers

30 New Free Graphic Resources for Web Designers

The Web often surprises us with beautiful and useful free stuff. In the last 2 months, I took on the task of compiling the newest free, high-quality web and UI design resources I could find that feature the latest design trends (flat UI, long shadows, iOS 7, minimalism, etc.). I would like to share my discoveries with you.

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The Winner of Free Web Hosting on iPage

The Winner of Free Web Hosting on iPage

We teamed up with the long-standing, top-notch shared website hosting provider, iPage, on a giveaway of free website hosting to one of our dear readers. Want to find out who won? Read on!

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How to Create an Animated Short Film

How to Create an Animated Short Film

I will go over how I put together animated short films, from story creation to composition. I will be outlining the steps and my personal experiences creating an animation short, called Needles and Thread.

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How to Use Images Effectively in Websites

How to Use Images Effectively in Websites

Using images, just like any other component of a website, should be done with careful thought and consideration. If you want your images to enhance the user’s experience, increase conversions, help with branding, and improve visual appeal, consider the following ideas I will share with you in this article.

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