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Eight Tips to Start Your Own Web Design Agency

December 30th, 2015
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Eight Tips to Start Your Own Web Design Agency

You’ve always wanted to be your own boss? When working as a web designer or developer, having an own agency or working as a freelancer can be very tempting. But it’s not an easy challenge, as you need to have a lot of abilities to be successful in the tough market. The accounting needs to be taken care of, and marketing needs to be...

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Why Web Designers and Developers Need to Cooperate

December 19th, 2015
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Web designers and web developers should always work hand in hand on a project. This sounds like pure logic, and you could think that this is the way it usually goes. Sadly, this is too often not the case. The designer creates the layout, works on new buttons or an elegant typography. The web developer, however, works on the execution of the designs using...

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16 Fresh Free eBooks for Designers and Developers

December 18th, 2015
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Being a designer or developer means that you’ll never be able to stop learning. Learning is like your second leg. You can still move with only one but won’t win any contests any longer. Free eBooks are perfect in helping you staying updated as they usually offer knowledge in a very compact form. That way they don’t take up too much of your time,...

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Fearing the Blank Page: Ignite Your Creativity

December 16th, 2015
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Ignite Your Creativity

Everyone working as a designer or author or in any other creative job knows it: the fear of the blank page or the blank screen – the creative block. There are moments where simply nothing comes to mind when trying to come up with a convincing logo or a captivating text. If creativity is your job, you can’t afford to have a lot of...

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Increase Your Productivity: How to Write Faster

November 20th, 2015
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Increase Your Productivity: How to Write Faster

Those who like to write a lot might have already asked themselves the question whether by any means they could have written more posts in the same amount of time. This question, driven by the desire to increase one’s productivity, is not just interesting, but quite important to people that have to write a lot in their job. For freelance journalists, it is even a...

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WordPress: This Checklist Helps you Optimise your Articles

November 19th, 2015
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WordPress: This Checklist Helps you Optimise your Articles

Have you already published that blog post and just noticed that you forgot some important aspects? We all make mistakes when writing our articles. It happens a lot that you forget something and get angry at yourself for clicking “Publish” too early. Highly successful bloggers always use a checklist that contains the most important aspects for that exact reason. You can then simply go...

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15 Free Google Tools You Should Use

November 12th, 2015
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15 Free Google Tools You Should Use

Google offers much more than just its well-known search engine. A wide range of free tools can make your life as a blogger or webmaster a lot easier. Google offers tools to improve the SEO characteristics of your website, others to improve your productivity and some even to earn money. In this article, we will introduce you to some of the best free Google tools...

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10 Common Mistakes Web Developers Make

September 24th, 2015
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There seem to be endless choices regarding how to accomplish the same task – to develop a website that works in today’s modern web. Web developers have to choose a web hosting platform and underlying data storage, which tools to write HTML, CSS, and JavaScript in, how design will be implemented, and what potential JavaScript libraries/frameworks to include. Once choices are narrowed down, the...

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How to be an Efficient and Happy Freelancer

September 1st, 2015
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Being a freelancer is a great thing and good fun. It’s full of pitfalls though that can cost a lot of time – time that could be invested better. It’s up to you whether you want to get more things done with the same effort or just enjoy the free time. Our practical tips will help you to optimize your freelancing experience. Enjoying life...

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On Blogging and Content Marketing: 23 Free, Comprehensive Ebooks

August 14th, 2015
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Should you be among those who’d like to get started with blogging, and really mean it, you’ll certainly be happy to get one tip or another first-hand from experts. Naturally, we know that, and so we have searched the web for interesting ebooks that cover blogging and content marketing. We have found a few good ones for you, which are the result of years...

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Fair Pay for Authors: Post Pay Counter for WordPress

May 24th, 2015
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Post Pay Counter for WordPress

Need a solution to pay authors on a WordPress multi-author blog by certain criteria? The Post Pay Counter plugin might be what you’re looking for. This plugin allows the administrator of a multi-author website to customize the basic configuration and choose from various payment options. There’s a free and a PRO version, which I’d like to introduce to you today. The Post Pay Counter...

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The Hunger Games: Are Designers Cannibals?

February 25th, 2015
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The Hunger Games: Are Designers Cannibals?

Sure, many designers scream that speculative work is bad. The major creative and design organizations have written articles out the whazoo about how bad it is for the industry and even have white papers, books and entire conference programs dedicated to the “NoSpec!” movement. Still, it’s increasing and guess who’s to blame? The very people it hurts! There are two parties of thought on...

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Bad Client Dealings: What You Want to Say and What You Should Say [IMHO]

February 5th, 2015
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Bad Client Dealings: What You Want to Say and What You Should Say [IMHO]

Everyone loves the stupidity spilled out on sites like Clients From Hell and stories of designers telling off large companies that “invite” them to participate in crowdsourcing contests and the like. Unfortunately, if all clients were that stupid and sleazy, there would be no reason to keep working in the creative field. Now, I’m not saying the entries on websites, or self-generated stories of...

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Up All Night to Get Lucky? Why Having Sex with a Freelance Client is a Good Idea…

December 29th, 2014
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I hate to admit it, but I’ve had sex with a lot of my clients (female). Maybe it was just being young, in New York City where dating is strange, or it was the looser morals in the design and advertising world. I wasn’t alone, either. My peers seem to be having a shtupfest, also. We did question the possible problems sex with a...