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45 Mind-Blowing Dribbble Illustrations

By / Mar 7, 2012 / Inspiration

The designers on Dribbble are some of the most talented people from all around the world. I have found some insanely great works of art in dozens of areas including web, print, branding, and logo design. But one of my favorite artistic categories is illustration work.

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Blending Ads into your Website Layout

By / Feb 29, 2012 / Tips

Advertising is the age-old medium which has been transformed via the Internet. Ads can be served on websites in different ways than TV or radio shows. Google AdSense is the most notable company, although there are plenty of alternatives to consider. Not to mention the growing popularity of in-video ads!

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The Popular Rise of Mobile Studios

By / Feb 22, 2012 / Tips

Savvy tech consumers are slowly adapting to a world where smartphones and tablet PCs are commonplace. With these new devices comes a revolution of mobile software which we have never seen before. Mobile dev studios are popping up everywhere to showcase and market their latest app ideas.

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How To Determine What Your Clients Really Want

By / Feb 14, 2012 / Tips

The world of freelancing is host to many complicated skillsets. Artists and graphic designers are constantly trying to match their talents with the numerous demands pouring out from clients. Project work can be exhilarating, yet also very stressful if you aren’t prepared.

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Keeping Yourself Motivated Throughout the Workday

By / Jan 31, 2012 / Tips

Centering your attention throughout the workday can be a difficult process. You need to truly love your work and cherish the time you spend. Unfortunately not all of us can feel this way 100% of the time.

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Tips for Keeping Focused on Freelance Deadlines

By / Jan 19, 2012 / Tips

It can be a bummer when you’re stuck in a freelancing rut. Anybody who has worked this field will understand the grief of struggling to finish project deadlines in time. Often the work quality will suffer along with the accompanied mental fatigue. Rushing to the finish line will additionally put a huge strain on your…

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Usability Design for Online Web Forms

By / Jan 12, 2012 / Tips

Designers aren’t just creating pleasing graphics for the Internet anymore. As a web designer you need to consider other properties of user interaction and coding. UX design is possibly the most important topic to cover, and this is especially true designing web forms. All webmasters should understand this message.

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Juggling Between Freelance Designer and Business Owner

By / Jan 3, 2012 / Tips

The world of digital design is full of both young and experienced talent. Freelancing has slowly become a more affordable career path for many web designers and developers. But it’s not enough to just create pretty websites in HTML/CSS. You also need to have some sense in marketing a business!

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Optimizing your Website for Social User Experience

By / Dec 20, 2011 / Tips

Social web 2.0 trends have taken over many of our modern static websites. Nowadays it’s difficult to find a company who isn’t on Facebook or Twitter or Foursquare, or any of the other increasingly popular social networks. It’s important to consider this experience and how you can portray social connection in the eyes of your…

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Web Design Trends in 2012

By / Dec 13, 2011 / Tips

It’s that time of year again, where we look into our crystal ball to see what will be the hot trends in web design for the upcoming year. It’s no secret that trends come and go, with some hanging around longer than they should. (Yes, splash page, I’m talking about you.) But trends are a…