12 Things I Have Learned After 7 Years of Freelancing

Posted in Inspiration3 years ago • Written by 52 Comments

At the age of 15 I started with this web design stuff. Here I am, almost 7 years later and I wish I knew a lot more about this field rather than learning just by my own mistakes. But you don’t have to pass through all of this, dear Padawan.

There are a few particularities in our field that unless you have a geek dad you would never think about… So if you are aware about what you need to do you can have a much simpler, more productive, and happier freelance life.

The crazy thing is that success is not (just) about coding skills alone. You have to build a whole environment to compensate the instability that you probably won’t face in a regular job.

Finally, here we’ll see a few tips for novice and experienced freelancers, ranging from controlling your finances to networking. And I really want to hear your advice and tips after reading this, because we always have something to share, right?

So, let’s rock!

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Feel the Love with Valentine’s Day Wallpapers, Fonts, and Infographics

Posted in Fonts, Freebies, Showcase, Wallpapers3 years ago • Written by 6 Comments

How is life, love birds? Usually, I tend to get into the history of things before I start discussing the actual topic but I won’t follow that tradition this time because I know you will be more interested in what I have in store for you for Valentine’s Day instead of the history of Valentine’s Day! So, without much discussion, let us get down to the real purpose. Bookmark this article as it will prove to be helpful over and over in the coming years. Whenever you want valentine’s day wallpapers, fonts or infographics then you will know that you have something useful in your bookmarks.

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A History You Will Love: How Online Social Networking Began

Posted in Social Media, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 1 Comment

Nowadays, one can no longer imagine how to catch up with friends and contacts without social networking. Social networking helped us become closer to our friends, even when they are a thousand miles away. Through the World Wide Web, we are able to connect with people from around the world, making it easy to keep in touch with friends and family. Social networking now is a billion dollar industry, but we can barely remember when it didn’t exist.

Let’s take a trip back in time and discover the history of social networking, and how it grew, one step at a time.

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TN3Gallery Giveaway: 5 Pro Licenses of jQuery Image Gallery with Slideshow!

Posted in Tools, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 71 Comments

The success of your website depends partly on its presentation. People in the field of designing have little problem, to none at all, dealing with this since most of their works are visual. One way of presenting photographs, illustrations, image manipulations, and other visuals in a very cool way is through an image gallery. But making one for your website does not come free, well there are free plugins for it but they’re not on par with premium ones. It’s a good thing that TN3Gallery is offering 5 licenses for TN3Gallery Pro! Say goodbye to the horrors of coding!

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How iPad is Changing the Face of Businesses

Posted in Social Media, Tips, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 12 Comments

Has anyone else noticed how many different facets of our lives that Apple’s iPad has changed? Education. Yep. Healthcare. You bet. Entertainment. For sure. As we move into 2012, another iPad trend is forming. iPad is starting to change how businesses and customers interact. Call them what you want, “businesses, website owners, authors, speakers, colleges, etc.” these folks are beginning to use iPad as a tool for interacting with their customers at a physical location. Restaurants are using iPad as menus and making apps that allow patrons to place orders and pay their bill from their table. Retailers are building iPad apps that play educational videos to store visitors. Speakers are using iPad as a teleprompter for speeches. The list is starting to grow. We see a new trend forming and we wanted to see what you think about it.

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Why Did You Become a Web Designer?

Posted in Tips, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 11 Comments

You are probably one of those who chose web design because you are passionate about it; or not. You may have chosen it because your father owned a design company and he wanted to integrate you into it. Or because you started off as a content writer and after writing on design topics for two years you decided to give it a try. Regardless of where you come from, pretty much all of us head the same way: either work for a company or freelance – there is not that much else out there.

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ACTA: The Global Attempt At Anti-Piracy

Posted in 1WD Features, News, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 3 Comments

Today it is not a common occurrence to have powerful nations across the globe to act on a single issue, outside of war and relief for a tragedy stricken country of course. However, there seems to be a need to add countering counterfeiting goods and enforcing copyrights online of course. This past month there was nothing more popular Stateside on the net than SOPA and PIPA. These bills were of course met with a great backlash to the U.S. House and Senate, even more so for those that originally proposed them. However, it is quite troubling to find out that these bills are actually just a small fraction of the global government attempt at stopping online piracy. Well since the introduction is over, let’s put no more time rambling in the introduction. The point of the article is ACTA(Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement), and by the end hopefully you will be more informed on this matter.

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Colorlabs Valentine’s WordPress Theme Promo – Over 70% Discount!

Posted in Themes3 years ago • Written by 1 Comment

It’s that time of the year again when lovers feel a significant increase on their emotions. But whether you feel like showering yourself with positive emotions or not, Colorlabs is here to provide you with over 70% discount on each of their two best themes! The regular price for each theme is $49 for the standard pack, and $99 for the developer pack. With the Super Cool Discount Coupon inside, provided by Colorlabs, you will get each for $14 for the standard pack and $28 for the developer pack. Wow! What are you waiting for? Immerse yourself with love from Colorlabs!

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Extensive Roundup of the Best WordPress Plugins You’ll Ever Need: Year 2012 Edition

Posted in Plugins, WordPress3 years ago • Written by 31 Comments

Besides being a beautiful, easy to use and powerful platform by itself, WordPress is also loved because of it’s high level of customization and optimization. Plugins are the best way to optimize and enrich your WordPress blog. And it’s not limited to performance only. The plugins WordPress offers range from page speed optimization, user engagement, advanced backup, full theme modification to social sharing and search engine optimization.

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