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