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Hojoki: The (no longer) Missing Link Between Your Cloud Apps

July 30th, 2013
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Hojoki: The (no longer) Missing Link Between Your Cloud Apps

If you are anything like me, you will find it tedious to keep in sync with the dozen(s) of cloud apps you use on a daily basis. Some of the work is coordinated via Trello, texts and spreadsheets are written using Google Drive, creative work is stored in Dropbox, notes are captured in Evernote, short communication is done using Twitter. And this is only...

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Sit Down And Shut Up: How To Rescue Your Clients From Their Own Bad Taste

June 27th, 2013
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Sit Down And Shut Up: How To Rescue Your Clients From Their Own Bad Taste

brooms-57256_640-w550 We've all been there before: a client hires you to design something, let's say a website, for them. Work is good, right? But then as you start working on the spec with them, red flags start to crop up. Does your client proactively push you in directions you would never want to go? Does your...

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WebEngage Interactivates Your Website

February 27th, 2013
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WebEngage Interactivates Your Website

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Your main goal in running a commercial website may be set to high profitability. Especially when you are running an online shop, you will want to generate the highest revenue possible, the more buyers you attract the better. In ecommerce one strong handicap exists. You cannot interact with the prospective buyer in a way you...

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Tips for Designing Small Websites Faster and Cheaper without Sacrificing Quality

February 6th, 2013
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Tips for Designing Small Websites Faster and Cheaper without Sacrificing Quality

Web designers/developers often find themselves needing to turn down small projects simply due to a lack of time or budget. For instance, a friend may be starting a doggie daycare and needs a simple website to provide clients with information. Or maybe a cousin needs to create a website for her social club events. Some of these projects...

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The Anatomy Of A Web Designer [Infographic]

November 24th, 2012
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The Anatomy Of A Web Designer [Infographic]

The people at UK web hosting company Heart Internet wanted to find out what web designers think of their jobs, their perspectives and the industry as a whole. As 5oo designers had their say, the results may well be seen as at least not totally out of range. Still they are not representative for...

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Building an Online Web Design Portfolio: Tools, Themes, and Templates

May 25th, 2012
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Building an Online Web Design Portfolio: Tools, Themes, and Templates

There many benefits to having an online web design portfolio, but there is something more than beneficial to displaying web design work online, in the arena in which it was intended; it just feels at home. Optimized and ready to show off its full potential. A high-quality portfolio can leverage...

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New Job Wanted? Find Your Designer or Developer Job Here

January 31st, 2012
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New Job Wanted? Find Your Designer or Developer Job Here

There are a lot of advantages to freelancing. You will have more flexibility over the hours you work; you won’t have to commute to work anymore and best of all, you are your boss. It can be hard work landing a job. Not to mention making sure a project is completed successfully can mean working unsocial hours from time to time, however, most people...

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A Day in the Life of Freelance Designers

November 3rd, 2011
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A Day in the Life of Freelance Designers

Ever wonder what freelance designers do all day? Do they sleep in, design in their pajamas and drink tons of coffee? How do they juggle design, social networking, admin duties, lunch, families, the gym and so on? As designers and developers, most of us have often wondered how others spend their...

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Humble Freelancer, Assertive Businessperson – A How To

September 30th, 2011
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Humble Freelancer, Assertive Businessperson – A How To

If you're a freelance designer, or you work for another company, you got there not because you love business, but because you're a designer at heart. The business side of things came as a necessary evil, but you really love nothing more than to doodle all day, mess around in photoshop, or...

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Types of Designers Not to Be!

September 16th, 2011
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Types of Designers Not to Be!

Here we have somewhat of a cautionary tale for all of those in the field, to help guide us away from those behavioral models that we should all avoid. Well, that we should avoid if we do not wish to have the often negative connotations that are associated with these types of designers impacting...

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Surviving Design Blog Saturation : Is The Future in the Niche?

September 2nd, 2011
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Surviving Design Blog Saturation : Is The Future in the Niche?

One of the topics that the design blogging community touches on from time to time, concerns the saturation levels of the blogosphere with regards to design blogs. There are so many design centric blogs filling the landscape that the chances of capturing enough of the available audience out there...

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Live Together or Die Alone : Spec Work vs the Community

August 24th, 2011
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Live Together or Die Alone : Spec Work vs the Community

For years the web design and development communities have had an enemy amongst the ranks. A wolf in sheep's clothing, parading through the communities as a friend of the game, when really it is more of a foe. Perhaps a well intentioned foe, as some might argue, but a...

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How To Spend Less Time With Social Media

August 17th, 2011
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How To Spend Less Time With Social Media

With Google+ hitting the scene, many in the design and development communities have had their productivity schedules thrown up in the air. This latest development in the social media networking waters has caused many to once more, begin losing themselves and their time to that old familiar interloper. So we have had...

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How To Sell Your Designs Without The Sales Pitch

July 21st, 2011
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How To Sell Your Designs Without The Sales Pitch

Let’s face it: sales make the world go round. But as a Web designer, you’re concerned more with fonts, color, hierarchy and images than with the sales process. Some believe that designs sell themselves; while this may be true for a few designers, it is certainly not the case for most.