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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.

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Tips for Planning your own Design Studio

By / Apr 3, 2012 / Tips

Getting started in freelance web design is an exhilarating process. Along with the added stresses of daily work you actually become your own boss, set your own hours, and even choose who you will work with. It’s truly a great way to earn a living!

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How To Gracefully Fire a Client

By / Mar 29, 2012 / Tips

Clients come in many varieties. Some are thoughtful, professional, cooperative and ALWAYS pay on time. Then there are the other ones. When a client goes beyond “difficult,” to being such a burden on your resources that your other clients suffer, then you may have no choice but to cut the cord. There are many legitimate…

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Freelance Guidelines for Getting Paid on Time

By / Mar 27, 2012 / Tips

The lifestyle of a freelancer can be very hectic at times. You have to juggle multiple projects and meetings with clients all to make sure your bills are paid. And the only way you’re going to keep ahead is by managing your money properly!

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Creating a Productive Home Office Setup

By / Mar 14, 2012 / Tips

Working from home is like playing a whole different ball game than at the office. You’re always around the house and prone to distractions such as dishes or phone calls. Because of this it’s important to have a room you can feel productive working any hour of the day.

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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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Creating Minimalist Designs Makes You a Better Designer

By / Feb 9, 2012 / Tips

The trend of using minimalist designs has been with us for a while now. It seems like every day major design blogs publish a new gallery of great designs. But do minimalist designs actually mean anything to a designer? Can you become a better web designer by going the minimalist way or is it just…