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The world is surrounded by people who are willing to sell you inspiration. And you know what? Chances are high that you are buying into it. Even worse is that it might be destroying your potential to do and create great things. Go to any bookstore...
Web designers and developers sacrifice countless hours and sleep sorting out clients’ objectives, audiences’ needs, brand continuity, page layouts, information architecture, navigation, functionality, cross-browser compatibility,...
In a highly competitive business environment, good communication is the engine of success. As a designer, your grasp of the art and science of social bonding is just as important as your ability to put pixels together. With social media so ubiquitous,...
There are a number of basic parts that any good design brief includes. Getting your clients to include each of these in their brief makes your job as a designer that much easier. A comprehensive, detailed brief becomes the guiding document for...
There's a phenomenal focus on generating traffic in the online marketing world. Businesses fight for clicks, stage immensely competitive bidding wars and spend thousands of hours pushing their websites to the top of search pages. Top-ranking...
It is assumed in the online business, especially in the design field, that most big clients are international. But that doesn't mean that all lucrative projects are with international clients. As companies such as the controversial BlitzLocal...
Every profession has its own set of ethical guidelines most of its members adhere to. And while the design industry's code of ethics might not be as crucial as, say, the medical industry, there are still some important ethical considerations...
Search for any design-related term and you'll be greeted by a wall of competition. From invasive AdWords pitches to aggressively marketed websites, online competition in the web design world is rapidly approaching its breaking point. Small...
If you work as a freelance web designer or developer, you probably rely on a number of applications to perform daily tasks. From crafting code and pushing pixels to productivity and business management, it's usually safe to say, "There's an...
Cash flow is crucial for any business, but especially important for small businesses and freelancers. When you think back to when you first started your freelance design career, you probably didn’t expect to spend so much time chasing down...
If you don't like the idea of working for somebody else and you're quite attracted to idea of world domination then starting a web design business might be right up your alley. Unfortunately though, contrary to popular speculation, it's not...
We all know the importance of fact-finding before starting any web design project. We can't really get started on a project until we know exactly what's needed, what the client wants, and who the site is aimed at. In fact, in most cases we can't...