Social Media Expertise – Designing the Myth

You see the label everywhere cropping up all over the cyberspace landscape these days as people pridefully rush to establish their dominance and touting themselves as a Social Media Expert.

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How to Use Job Boards to Land Clients

If you’re a web designer charging a reasonable rate for your services, you’ve likely been really discouraged when you’ve looked at job boards in the past—lots of jobs that pay very little and want the moon. Or, worse, the jobs that want a designer to merely clone a pre-existing site.

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Managing Your Time: A Design Community Discussion

The more blogging and freelance work I do, the more I realize how terrible I am at time management. I spend far too much time getting distracted by Twitter, Emails, RSS feeds, Facebook, sports, news — oh wait… where was I? Oh, that’s right, be careful not to get too distracted.

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8 Pivotal Developments in Web Typography

The world is full of stunning, unusual and powerful fonts. We see them in newspapers, magazines, on TV and on billboards, but rarely on websites. Website authors are still very much limited to using the 10 or so fonts that are supported on computers around the world.

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5 Ways To Impress Your Clients

You’re one of many freelance designers striving to make a positive, long-lasting impression on your clients. For clients who understand design, your amazing portfolio will show off your skills and style.

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10 Tips for Writing Better jQuery Code

jQuery is totally cool. I’ve been using it for a year now and I find myself constantly learning new tricks and running into great improvements.


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Don’t Freelance If…

Freelancing has treated me very well. I’ve been able to make some decent money while doing something that I love to do. Recently, I wrote an article called “Take the Plunge into Freelance Work” on my blog, The Creative Lab. However, freelancing isn’t for everyone; here is a list of reasons why you’d want to avoid it.

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Choosing a Hosting Company: What to Know

When working with and setting up your website you will need to decide on a hosting provider. Hopefully the two of you will have a happy relationship but make sure that you have an understanding of everything involved before agreeing to a plan.

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Left-Brained vs. Right-Brained – The Developer/Designer Paradox

Psychologists will tell you that people are either right or left-brained dominate. When you look at the inherent differences between a designer and a developer this can make for an intriguing discussion.

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A Showcase of Popular Web Design Trends

I was wanting to put together a showcase that featured some design trends, and began to wonder which ones I felt would have longevity. I poured through the different rising and pervading trends, struggling to don my prognosticating perspective and choose a few that I just knew would be sticking around.

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Traps To Avoid When Designing An Online Photo Portfolio

Creating an online photo portfolio can be a very tedious and laborious task. The personal showcase of your art works is the main indicator of your skills and abilities and makes a major impression on your site’s viewers. The importance of the issue may seem frightening, but there are certain principles that will help you create a really impressive and successful photo portfolio.

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5 Reasons To Contribute To A Blog

Unfortunately there are many designers that have extensive knowledge but don’t share it with others. In this post, I’ll give you five reasons why every designer should be contributing to blogs and how that will help his or her career.

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