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Web design is all about conveying information to the users in the most direct, clean and usable manner. A corporate website also needs to capture the feel of the company and its purpose, while remaining professional in order to attain a solid...
Efficiency and organization are critical for freelance web designers. Managing finances and tracking down payments is not what drew most freelancers into this line of work. Fortunately, while handling finances is a necessary part of the...
Do you ever feel like you are endlessly repeating the same day? I do, every time I attend a kickoff meeting with a new client. Each time I find myself covering the same old issues from explaining the client's role, to encouraging investment in...
With the massive exodus towards online publishing, many people hardly reach for the newspaper these days. If there's one thing I truly miss from the newspaper, it would be reading the comic strips. There's something magical about comic strips...
When you’re working with clients remotely it can sometimes be difficult to keep everyone happy and your project on track. Without the benefit of face-to-face meetings, it’s easy for a client to feel neglected or out of the loop. The key...
Collaborating with clients you never meet face-to-face has become normal for most web workers. Ours is an industry where working remotely poses very few real obstacles -- nearly every part of the web design process can be done from the comfort...
In the workplace, we hear a lot about work-life balance and the need to be a well-rounded person. For many freelancers language like that is reason enough to never work for another person again. We aren't very social animals and most of us aren't...
Writing for the web is a skill set of its own. Website text, or "copy", needs to be written in a different tone for the web than a brochure. It needs to be built around the target keywords for the site and be written for a lower literacy audience. Most...
In this article, we list several great applications for project and time management as well as collaboration between you and your clients. There are free and commercial options available. These project management apps are here to save you...
Most web design companies are one or two person operations, with little to no free time for items like after-sales service. You are usually so busy with current projects that answering calls from past customers can seem like an unnecessary...
When you've been designing for a few years, it's easy to fall into patterns. You carve out your personal style and find your inner voice. You figure out what you're good at, and the world encourages you to play to those strengths. Bosses, clients...
Sometimes, it seems absolutely impossible to keep up with all the design work you've got coming in. But, other times, it may seem like you just don't have enough work to meet your income goals. In these times, it makes sense to offer a few more services...
Although there are lots of posts that evaluate different design blogs, I haven't seen many that focus specifically on corporate websites. Therefore, I thought it would be fun to take a look at the homepages of the Top 30 technology companies...