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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The Readers Who Have Won $129 iPhone Cases

The Readers Who Have Won $129 iPhone Cases

We recently held a giveaway sponsored by Clashot, a platform for selling the photos you take with your mobile device.

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5 Free Online Photo Editors for Your Photos

5 Free Online Photo Editors for Your Photos

If you’d like to perform basic editing on photos — add simple photo effects, correct common photo issues, crop, resize, the like — you might be surprised to discover that there are many free online tools to help you get the job done quickly, easily, and without cost. Since these web-based photo editors run on your browser, there’s no need to install them on your computer.

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6 Essential Tips for People Who Want to Be Freelancers

6 Essential Tips for People Who Want to Be Freelancers

With the job market being as competitive as it is, many people are finding that freelancing brings many benefits that regular office workers don’t enjoy. Freelancers can earn as much, or even more, money than other workers without being tied to any one company, and they can have full control of their time.

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5 Great Books for Learning Web Design the Right Way

5 Great Books for Learning Web Design the Right Way

I’m a self-taught professional web designer/developer. I’ve been fortunate enough to be one for over a decade. I’ve learned how to design websites just through experience on web design and web development projects, and through books and blogs.

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Giveaway Winners of Oogwave (Collaboration Web App) Subscriptions

Giveaway Winners of Oogwave (Collaboration Web App) Subscriptions

We recently held a sponsored giveaway for Oogwave subscriptions. Oogwave is a top-notch enterprise-level online collaboration, content collaboration, and intranet web app. Read this post to find out who the lucky winners of Oogwave subscriptions are.

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