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UI Design for Blogs and Online Magazines

By / May 23, 2012 / Tips

Designing a website user interface can be a struggle match. If you’re building a small portfolio or simple blog layout there isn’t as much to worry about. However an entire magazine requires featured stories and sidebar widgets and author profiles. There is a lot to consider!

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Maximize Energy, Boost Creativity, & Never Burnout Again

By / May 17, 2012 / Tips

What if I told you that it is possible to work fewer hours per day, have more free time for fun and leisure, produce more work at a higher quality than ever before and never burn out? If you are anything like me then you would probably say that sounds like a nice infomercial –…

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Setting the Bottom Line for your Web Projects

By / May 15, 2012 / Tips

Working as a freelance web designer you’ll find yourself naturally jumping from project-to-project. This quick pace comes with the lifestyle and requires some serious dedication. You cannot get lost in the royalties of extra touch-ups and recoloring textures.

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How To Begin Your Creative Dream Job – Today

By / May 9, 2012 / Tips

Maybe this scenario sounds familiar to you: A few years ago I found myself working an office job that was ok. It paid ok, I liked the work ok, I liked the people I worked with ok, and I was pretty ok at what I did. Like I said, it was ok. But I didn’t…

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5 Tips for Getting Featured on Top Design Blogs

By / May 3, 2012 / Tips

No matter what sort of art you create – whether you are a graphic designer, painter, illustrator, digital artist, videographer, or any other type of artist – being featured on the web’s top art and design blogs can result in a huge surge of active followers, interested fans, and of course – paying customers. For…

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Efficient Communication in a Freelance Design Team

By / Apr 27, 2012 / Tips

Working as a digital professional in any field is tough. You have to constantly push towards gratifying clients and rushing through deadlines. Managing tasks in a team allows you to divide up the work much more evenly. However this also means it can be difficult getting everybody on the same page.

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Migrating Side Projects into your Work Schedule

By / Apr 24, 2012 / Tips

To work as a freelance web designer requires a lot of patience and perseverance. You need to wake up every day and tackle problems one after another until you can successfully complete your projects. There is a lot of stress and turmoil which goes into this process, but also a lot of compassion and learning.

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9 jQuery Mistakes you Shouldn’t Commit

By / Apr 19, 2012 / Tips

jQuery is so easy to use that sometimes we just forget that it’s not CSS. While using CSS, we don’t have to give much thought to performance, because it’s so fast that it’s not worth the effort to optimize it. But when it comes to the real world, jQuery can drive developers crazy with performance…

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Audio and Video with HTML5

By / Apr 17, 2012 / Tips

HTML5 has entered our lives for good and it is changing the way we are embedding media on our web pages. Two of the new greatest features are the <audio> and <video> elements. No more do we have to resort to Flash to serve videos and audio to our visitors. The new solutions HTML5 has…

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Focus On: Social Media Badges and Viral Marketing

By / Apr 10, 2012 / Tips

There is a lot of talk about Internet marketing and the new era of social media. It is now easier than ever before to create accounts on many infamous social websites to build up your own brand. But this technique requires strategy and a bit of insight into the WWW community.