Ace the Freelancing Race : How to Spell Freelance Success

Posted in Freelance, Web Design1 month ago • Written by 2 Comments

Many freelancers have met success. Living with great freedom and flexibility in work schedules, workplaces and client management, freelancers have truly enjoyed the fruits of their success.

Yes, this may sound tempting but they haven’t gone where they sit (or stand) right now out of sheer luck. No. It wasn’t because of charm, either.

Then, what is the secret formula in becoming a successful freelancer? Or should how does one spell freelance success?

The secret formula in being a successful freelancer is nothing.

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Font Awesome Review: Everything You Need to Know

Posted in Freebies, Icons, Tools1 month ago • Written by 3 Comments

Ever wonder what Font Awesome is? Don’t look anywhere else because here is the Font Awesome review you are looking for.

Font Awesome is a web font collection that contains all the icons from Twitter Bootstrap framework. It provides you scalable vector icons that you can instantly customize. You can customize it in any size, color, drop shadow, or any other thing that you can do with the power of CSS.

The setting up of Font Awesome is as simple as adding two lines of code in your website. If you are an advanced user, you can customize as you like it. Just add the Font Awesome on your website with a single code line.

There is no need to download or install any software for that purpose. There are number of features that Font Awesome offers for your website. Let’s discuss each one of them briefly.

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How to Create a Registration Page Validation Using jQuery

Posted in Coding, HTML & CSS1 month ago • Written by 3 Comments

Registration page validation using jQuery ensures that the information provided by the user is correct so the user can fill out the complete online form easily with little amount of time.

Although HTML5 has a validation form feature and there are many of JavaScript plugins out there, you must carefully choose the best one that will work on old browsers as well as for your cross-browser functionality considerations.

In today’s tutorial, I will show you how to set up a front-end validation that will work on old browsers. I will also be using the jQuery plugin name Validator jQuery Plugin by Yair Even-Or. There is a live demo download package that you can check out. So let’s get started.

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Don’t Be a Wimp with GIMP Tutorials

Posted in Photography, Tutorials1 month ago • Written by 3 Comments

GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation program. It has been distributed as an open source, so therefore, anyone can easily download the software without any donation. It can easily work on different operating systems. It is also available in many languages as well. Are you ready for some awesome GIMP tutorials?

You can use GIMP in a variety of web designing activities such as:

  • Photo retouching
  • Image composition
  • Image authoring

GIMP is packed with plenty of awesome features.

  • It has a customizable interface that allows you to easily customize the view and behavior of the image as you like it.
  • GIMP saves you from other unnecessary details using the clone tool.
  • The hardware of the GIMP includes a unique support for the various input devices.
  • You can change the size, angle, or even the opacity of a brush while you are painting, binding your favorite scripts to buttons.
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Learn Fast with These 15 Apple Swift Tutorials

Posted in Coding, Showcase, Tutorials1 month ago • Written by 1 Comment

Swift is the Apple’s new programming language that has become so popular among the programming community. Apple announced the release of Swift programming language 4 years ago. It was one of the many experiments done for replacing the next era of Objective-C language.

Since then, there are plenty of Apple Swift tutorials that have been released on the Internet by programmers. Although many of them are free, the problem with these tutorials is that most of them are not very good, especially the ones developed during the early stages of Swift.

However, you don’t need to worry because we have collected the best on Swift tutorials. You will surely find something worth learning from these tutorials. Swift is very important to any career related to  iOS development. If you are an experienced programmer looking to make some money, this is the perfect time for you to learn the Swift and stay in the developing game.

Here are some useful tutorials that are of the highest quality and have the ability to teach you everything about Swift. Hope you will find something useful from these tutorials.

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Life Outside the World Wide Web: How to Make Non-Professional Relationships Last

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If you are to review your life for the past years and ask yourself what relationships have you forged, what could your answer be? How do you make non-professional relationships last?

Probably, your list would include clients, prospective clients, co-collaborators, web design colleagues and basically, professional relationships.

But are these the relationships you want to spend your life with?

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Important Photography Guidelines Designers Don’t Care About But Should

Posted in Showcase, Tips, Web Design1 month ago • Written by 2 Comments

You may think that photography is just for people with cameras, that it has nothing to do with web design at all. At times, you heavily rely on illustrations, or, if needed, run to the caring shoulders of stock photos.

But I’m telling you right now, photography and web design are closely related. In fact, most web designers ignore the fact that they need photography to make their work look better.

Many web designers are oblivious of the truth that some websites look better with photographs rather than illustrations.

Why would I want to care about this?

Knowing the difference between good and bad photography will help you make your design more appealing. Think of this: you are designing a website, some photos were given to you to choose from so you can attach one of them as a header image.

Because you just don’t care about photography guidelines, you just choose that poorly-shot photo out of the blue. The result? A poorly designed website.

Of course, you would want to make your design better. To do so, you have to be capable of identifying which photo should be used and which one is not going to make the cut.

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MySQL Guide for Beginners: What You Must Know

Posted in Quick Tips, Tools, Tutorials1 month ago • Written by 3 Comments

A database is an essential part of most websites. From simple blogs to complex e-commerce websites, everything is being driven by a database.

If you are a web developer, you definitely know a lot about MySQL.

  • Is the most popular open source database system
  • Uses SQL (Structured Query Language) to manipulate information inside the database
  • It’s free, very dependable and fast
  • It has several application programming interfaces (APIs)
  • Easy to use to develop software or applications

This article is a MySQL guide article that tackles how does the program works and what it can do for both users and programmers.

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Reasons Why Minimalism Popularity Is Growing Steadily

Posted in Tips, Web Design2 months ago • Written by 3 Comments

Minimalism popularity has grown steadily in the past years. Long before the emergence of Flat Design, minimalism has been playing a big role in influencing the designs of many artists: sculptors, theater directors, interior designers, graphic designers and of course, web designers.

In minimalism, the design is dissected and reduced in a way that only the most essential elements are left. Although difficult to master, minimalism is something you can learn easily. If you want to try out minimalism in any artistic endeavor, you have to strip the work to the barest that it can be. It’s about stripping it until the unnecessary is removed without going in the way of the purpose.

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Are You In Or Out? Internal vs. External Motivation Battle

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Every time I wake up in the morning, dragging myself out of bed, I always ask myself this queer question:  Am I happy? Am I motivated? It tortures my braincells slowly each time it happens because I consider happiness and motivation as having an affair.

It’s like one of Newton’s Laws of Motion (sounds overused…) that says to every action (force applied) there is an equal and opposite reaction (equal force applied in the opposite direction).

Get the picture?

Motivation is the power that comes from within that pushes you to take action towards to achieving your goal. Simultaneously powered by desire and ambition, and therefore, if these are absent, motivation has no effect.

But, then again, motivation is basically divided into two parts, which might lead to ask how internal vs. external motivation differs?

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