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Strategies for Task Management Working with Clients

By / Jun 14, 2011 / Tips

Work as a freelancer can be challenging, there’s no doubt about that. Not just physically, but spending so much of your day coding projects and writing e-mail conversations can take its toll on your mental capabilities. Task management is a huge part of running a successful freelance business.

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5 Web Design Blunders of Small Businesses

By / Jun 7, 2011 / Tips

You’ve decided to invest a lot of time and money into building a better web presence for your company. The last result you want to see from all this hard work and money is no growth in traffic or business from the new website. Before your company can reap the rewards of releasing a new…

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Building Strategies for Written Website Content

By / Jun 1, 2011 / Tips

When you sit down initially to write out webpage content it may feel ultimately boring and a trivial task. But from a broader perspective you should understand just how powerful your writing will become. Each of your visitors interested in the content you write will spend at least a few seconds drilling through your pages….

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7 Ways Designers & Developers Can Optimize Sites for Search Engines

By / May 18, 2011 / Tips

Web designers and developers have many responsibilities when it comes to building websites. From creating a solid layout for the front-end, to writing clean code so that the site runs bug free – there’s a lot involved. However, one thing that is often neglected and should fall on both the designer and developer is search…

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Adding Constraints May Boost Your Creativity

By / Apr 26, 2011 / Tips

In 2003, acclaimed filmmaker Lars Von Trier challenged his idol Jorgen Leth to recreate his 1967 masterpiece The Perfect Human. Not only was he to recreate one of his best films ever, but he was to do it five times, each time being limited with a new more challenging list of constraints than the time…

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Designing an SEO Friendly Website

By / Apr 7, 2011 / Tips

Nearly every business from local plumbers, large blue-chip organizations and even churches have websites, and each and every one wants to spread the message about their products, services and profiles, and what they can offer you as a consumer. That is where SEO comes in. SEO has become a valuable online marketing tool for businesses…

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Freelance Personal Finances: Your Guide

By / Mar 28, 2011 / Tips

Managing your finances as a freelance designer can lead to a multitude of cluster headaches and obscure nosebleeds. Luckily there are many tools, tips and software designed to ease the money burden, allowing you to spend more time on your work than time on the figures.

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The Process of Planning a Perfect Website

By / Mar 23, 2011 / Tips

As web designers it is very easy to get lost in our own heads. The process of a web design can be broken into many flavors and styles across the globe. Graphics artists and digital animators are just some of the people getting into building applications for the web. Although it’s bold to pop open…

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Growing as a Designer and Leader

By / Mar 18, 2011 / Tips

As a professional designer, it’s important to push ourselves daily to be the best that we can in order to create outstanding work. To be successful in our industry, we must continually grow and try new things that will enhance our design skills, and just as important, our leadership abilities. There are tons of ideas…

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Focus on Effective Coming Soon Pages

By / Mar 14, 2011 / Tips

When first launching your own website, it can be troubling deciding how to handle the first few weeks. This is generally a time when your website may not be ready to go live online but you own the domain name and branding rights. In these scenarios a properly designed coming soon page can affect the…