Category Archives: Business

Terrible Web Design Clients

We’ve all been burnt by a terrible web design client. I’ve personally done hours and hours of work and then not gotten paid a dime. Learned my lesson. Hasn’t happened again. The truth is, unless we have very clear rules … Continue reading

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How to Showcase Your Designs and Get the Right Exposure as a Freelance Web Designer

You must know how to showcase your designs and get the right kind of exposure if you want to succeed as a freelance web designer, and to this end, here’s what you can do. Continue reading

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Should You Join a Freelancers Union?

Should you join a union? Below we look at some of the pros and cons. Continue reading

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Work Rejected? Deal With it

Perhaps the worst of feeling in the world of design is when your work is rejected. Sometimes you can begin to wonder why you were rejected and then doubt your ability. In actual fact, however, there are hundreds of factors … Continue reading

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Diving into Flash Design: Notes from a Web Nerd

This is a guest post by Christian Montoya For years, I have focused heavily on open web technologies: CSS and Javascript while avoiding Flash and Actionscript like the plague. Even though I always liked Flash games, I was very much … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Skyrocket Your Marketing Efforts as a Freelancer

It can be tough at times for freelancers, especially those new to it all, when the number of clients they have requesting work are small. One can begin to get worried and worked up about how they’ll pay the bills, … Continue reading

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14 Of The Best Designs We Never Used

Seeing an alternative design to an already launched website can be very interesting, in only one or two additional images you can begin to imagine the journey the website took and how the team behind the website moulded it into … Continue reading

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The World’s Best Web Designers Are Unknown

I’m a fairly positive person, and most of the posts on this blog have been pretty positive, but today I’m feeling very negative and frustrated. I’m not going to bitch and moan, I’m going to try and give a constructive … Continue reading

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5 Things Clients Say and What They Really Mean

Since we’ve established The Customer is not Always Right, you can read this post from Brian Yerkes to find out what they really mean. Over the years, I have heard clients say a lot of things, and some of them … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Naming Your Business

The cornerstone of every brand is the brand name. For a freelancer that will be your business name. Here are some of the qualities you should look for in a name: Easy to spell Ideally your name should only need … Continue reading

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