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In this post, we'll discuss how a thoughtful, well-designed business card can help your company give a good first impression and send the right message. We'll look at elements to include in your design and the different approaches to take....
Run a search for some common terms associated with premium WordPress themes and you'll likely find between a few hundred thousand and a few million results. "WordPress premium theme" brings back nearly 11 million results. "WordPress theme...
If a web design agency wants to increase their sales, there’s one way that’s easier and quicker than the rest: sell copywriting services. When you sell copywriting to your clients, their websites will achieve more sales and better results....
Regardless of how smoothly your business may operate, no one is completely immune to criticism and controversy. With BP's disastrous oil spill continuing to dominate the headlines almost three months after it took place, it's becoming alarmingly...
If you're a corporate designer, you don't have to worry about things like how to bill your clients, as you're likely either on salary or have a predetermined hourly rate and regular work schedule. But for freelancers, figuring out how best to...
Search Engine Optimization, also known as SEO is a subject which gets talked about to death all over the web. There's a fairly large group of people who believe that SEO is the be-all and end-all to anything on the web. They believe that without...
Being a designer has never been easy. Working with clients, creative directors, marketing managers and other designers can take a toll on your patience and passion. It’s important, as a professional designer, to avoid practices that could...
Sometimes, web stores get too artsy with their designs. Some use flash animations that can slow down the shopper’s browser, while others use color schemes that send the wrong signals to shoppers. There are many cases where experienced web...
The most obvious job for a web designer is working for a web design agency, but if you've never done that before... then how do you know what to expect? Is it even the right path for you? Setting foot in an agency for the first time can be daunting....
As designers, we need to be creative in order to be successful at our jobs. Coming up with ideas and creative solutions to problems is what we do on a daily basis. But that doesn't mean it's always easy to do so. Sometimes we get blocked creatively,...
In previous articles, we discussed seven types of designers and seven types of developers. Designers and developers form two parts of the design trinity: the client completes it. You can have the technology to build something and the design...
Almost every major web designer faces this dilemma at some point: either continue working with "mom-and-pop" style businesses, enjoying effortless marketing and relatively simple projects, or transition to working with larger businesses...
Being a designer is great. You get to spend all day being creative—that is, of course, if you have all day to spend and are feeling inspired. Unfortunately, sometimes you’re completely devoid of ideas, which can be demoralizing, especially...
We recently published an article covering 20 reasons not to become a freelancer. The idea was that there are already a ton of articles out there talking about how great it is to be a freelancer, and all the benefits, but there are very few posts...