The Power of Email Lists for Web Designers and How to Get One Started

Posted in Blogging, Tips, Web Design2 years ago • Written by

Imagine if you had a sea of potential clients who were one click away from working with you. How would it impact your web design business? The secret is building email lists that you can turn to to build relationships and generate leads.

There are many ways to grow and expand your freelance business and one of the most powerful is an email list. For little to no money, you can start a list, build your traffic, and gather more potential leads who will be pining to work with you.

If you are really serious about jumpstarting your web design business, consider email marketing as one of the strategies that will help you get to the top.

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Creating Stunning Visualizations with Impress.js

Posted in Coding, HTML & CSS, JS & AJAX, Tutorials2 years ago • Written by 11 Comments

Do you want to create beautiful slideshow presentations for the web using just HTML and CSS? That won’t be a problem with Impress.js, a powerful CSS3 transformation framework that lets you convert your HTML content into a slideshow with amazing effects.

Impress.js is a jQuery plugin created on github by bartez which uses CSS3 functionality to create presentations. All the modern browsers will support the stunning visualizations created by Impress.js.

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45 Fresh and Free HTML5 And CSS3 Templates You Should See

Posted in Coding, Freebies, HTML & CSS, Templates2 years ago • Written by 21 Comments

The first two things web developers consider when they need to create an extremely stylish and trendy website are CSS3 and HTML5. The reason for this is the functionality and features they offer and why HTML5 and CSS3 are a major topic for web designers.

Taking this into account, we thought to compile another fresh and cool collection of some professional HTML5 and CSS3 templates. So, here we are with 45 free, but fresh, templates that you can download.
So, enjoy this collection and have more fun in making the web experience more pleasurable and gratifying. Let us have a close look!

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5 Horrible Reasons Why Blogs Fail Hard – And How To Avoid Them!

Posted in Blogging, Tips, Web Design2 years ago • Written by 21 Comments

In the span of 6 years I’ve seen new blogs become successful and more than too much fell into oblivion. Right now the only blogs that are successful will probably be the only ones to hold the stage for a long time, bad news for newcomers. There are a lot of reasons why blogs fail, and it begins at conception!

Blogging is about sharing things you are good at, or at least you’re enthusiastic about. Whether you are a web designer, web developer, a writer, an online marketer, or someone else who doesn’t have a blog yet, or has one but has failed quite miserably, then you definitely need to know why it failed (and why it will fail).

But hold your horses, I’m not saying you should stop blogging!

You can leave it to self-discovery and fail or I can point them out for you and increase your chance of succeeding.

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Learn How to Quickly Create Tasty Social Icons using Photoshop

Posted in Icons, Tutorials2 years ago • Written by 17 Comments

In this tutorial I will show you how to create Tasty social Icons in Photoshop. We will be covering what’s new in the Shape Tools options panel which is the new Stroke. Using this new feature we can now easily make stitches and we can adjust it whatever we want.

For those who don’t have Adobe Photoshop CS6 yet you can download the beta on their official website. But if you’re excited to do this and you don’t have time to download Photoshop CS6, you can still accomplish this tutorial by following the simple instructions.

So what we are waiting for? Let’s get started.

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Facebook Guidelines for a Socially Cleaner Profile

Posted in Social Media, Tips, Web Design2 years ago • Written by 2 Comments

Recently, I wrote an article about how Facebook is dominant on the internet. It is quite clear that Facebook is right now the most important social media tool and knowing how to properly conduct yourself, as an individual or a business, on Facebook, is crucial. Sure, it is much more important for companies to make sure they represent themselves properly, but you’d be surprised how many individuals actually care about their Facebook profile and follow some rules and guidelines too.

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The Shortest Web Design Guest Posting Guide You’ll Ever Need

Posted in Blogging, Tips, Web Design2 years ago • Written by 9 Comments

There are a million web designers out there and every seven seconds there is a new blog that goes live. The connection? It’s competition. At least for freelance web designers.

The truth is, the online world is a very harsh place for freelance web designers, or even web design firms. It takes a gazillion tons of sweat and marketing to be known. People’s attention spans are very short. Who are you again?

What if I told you that guest posting is your way to fame? That simply by guest posting you are increasing your chance of getting hired for new projects, or be an authority figure?

It only takes 5 minutes of reading.

Also, I wrote this article in under 40 minutes. Do you want to know how?

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The Rise Of Facebook: Path to World Domination

Posted in Social Media2 years ago • Written by 7 Comments

Facebook. The social media masterpiece all of us, more or less, use for personal or business reasons. Facebook is considered to, again, more or less rule the internet. This social media monster bringing in clients and prospects to companies, it’s a great tool for businesses and freelancers alike. Facebook will attract one seventh of the World’s population by the end 2012. Everything you would like to have in social media featured by one single company, on a single web page,  having a single descriptive word to be assigned yet: dominant.

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Ultimate Restaurant Website Design Guide To Make People Forget About Diet Constantly

Posted in Tips, Web Design2 years ago • Written by 8 Comments

Get a large mug of coffee and brace yourself for a guidebook that you will be forced to bookmark. Dining out with families or friends has jumped up exponentially with the growth of working eggheads. And all of us are aware of the reach of Internet in our day-to-day lives. It is this reach of Internet into the life of customers that has forced restaurants to rethink their online strategies. I won’t be surprised to see a restaurant with its own social media marketing team. After all we proudly spend more time on social media instead of sitting down with our families and watching T.V. Anyways, let us leave the social media debate for some other day.

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Great Examples of Interactive Architecture for Your Inspiration

Posted in Inspiration2 years ago • Written by 1 Comment

While you need a lot of creativity to create a website or an advertising campaign, design can also be combined with something else: architecture. If you thought following a grid system is difficult, imagine interactive architects prototyping large buildings or interior designs in order for them to interact with people. It is definitely not an easy task.

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