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9 Tools For Managing Your Freelance Design Business

By / Feb 16, 2011 / Tools

Being organized is not something creative types are necessarily known for. However, in managing your freelance design business, it’s a must. In fact, with the exception of one or two, every successful freelancer I know (design or otherwise) has this one thing in common. Organization. Of course there are a lot of different ways to…

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8 Useful Online Tools for Web Designers and Developers

By / Feb 4, 2011 / Tools

Finding stuff to make your life easier is one of our passions. Whether it be freebies like fonts and icons, or tools to help you do your job, we search and find them so you can focus on the important things. For this post, we’ve found some online tools that are useful for design and…

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9 Useful Google Chrome Extensions for Web Designers

By / Jan 25, 2011 / Tools

Compared to the other major web browsers, Google Chrome is still relatively new. However, it’s popularity continues to grow rapidly. Here on WDL, Chrome is the second most used browser by our readers, right behind Firefox. With that in mind, and considering that most of you are web designers or in a related field, we…

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7 Useful Tools for Mobile Website Testing

By / Nov 19, 2010 / Tools

It seems like everybody has a smart phone these days. This means that more and more people are turning to these mobile devices to do things that they would normally do on their desktop or laptop, like checking and sending email and viewing web content. That’s why it’s almost a must now to pay more…

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Six Useful CSS3 Tools

By / Aug 5, 2010 / Tools

CSS3 continues to gain popularity as we’re seeing it used in more and more websites. However, there are still those out there that are holding out on learning it and using it. This is probably due to the fact that it’s not fully supported yet in all browsers. Nevertheless, if you’re one of those that…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Ecommerce Shopping Carts

By / Jul 1, 2010 / Tools

Choosing a shopping cart can be complicated, leaving you bamboozled by an array of options. A web design agency could suggest Magento, but your friend’s son is adamant PayPal’s cart is the panacea you’ve been looking for. With so many choices, you need to work out which option will cater for the demands of your…

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11 Excellent Solutions for Making Your Website Mobile Friendly

By / May 12, 2010 / Tools

It seems that almost everybody has a cell phone these days, and with the growing adoption of smart phones, more and more people are browsing the internet on their mobile device. Even though some phones, like the iPhone, have browsers that make viewing regular webpages suitable, a mobile version of your website can mean several…

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10 Useful iPhone Apps for Web Designers and Developers

By / May 7, 2010 / Tools

The iPhone has revolutionized the mobile device, and the App Store has taken it even further. There are literally apps for just about everything. While some of them are for having fun or passing the time, there are many apps that can help us perform serious tasks. There are even apps to help us web…

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10 Time Saving Google Chrome Extensions

By / May 4, 2010 / Tools

Google Chrome is quickly becoming a popular browser due to its speed and now its growing collection of extensions. Extensions are a great way to add functionality that doesn’t come packaged with the browser. There are extensions for just about everything, but in this post we’re focusing on helping you save time in your everyday…

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13 Excellent Tools and Systems for CSS Grid Based Layouts

By / Apr 30, 2010 / Tools

A good grid can be a strong foundation for any design. Using grids got its start in print design, but has made it’s way over to the web. There are several advantages to using grids in web design, but primarily they help achieve structure and consistency in layouts. If you have yet to start using…