How to Travel the World as a Freelance Web Designer or Web Developer

Posted in Inspiration, Tips, Web Design2 months ago • Written by 1 Comment

You have probably heard about those people who travel the world for years on end.

You know who I’m talking about – they live in places like Thailand, work from the beach, and make everyone envious with their never ending stream of fascinating stories and amazing pictures.

Now, what if I told you that you, a freelance web designer or web developer, can live a life like that?

Well, guess what – you can.

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10 Best WordPress Tutorial Sites to Help You Understand WordPress Better

Posted in Tools, Tutorials, WordPress2 months ago • Written by 3 Comments

WordPress is among the most popular platforms used for publishing. WordPress can be used for your personal or commercial blogs and also for your online businesses.

The best thing about it is that you can easily customize it without having much coding knowledge. The more knowledge you have about the WordPress, the more easily you can manage your blogs and websites.

For this purpose, plenty of online tutorials and websites are available to help you with understanding the concepts about WordPress.

Tutorial websites allow you to handle different WordPress problems and improve your overall knowledge about the WordPress.

In today’s post, we have collected 10 best WordPress tutorial sites that provide you proper knowledge on WordPress and its features.

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Effective Vanilla Methods for Full-Time Employment Transition

Posted in Freelance, Tips, Web Design2 months ago • Written by Leave a comment

The economic recession has brought so many changes, especially in the job market structure. It is becoming harder each day to find jobs and the pressure of meeting their needs is getting difficult for many people.

It is no secret that many freelancers are now making an employment transition to a full-time employment just to meet their basic needs. However, it can be a difficult step for many freelancers to make the change and work as a full-time employee.

In today’s article, we are going to discuss about making a transition from your freelancing career to a full-time employment. What can you expect from it? What challenges will you be facing and how can you overcome it? Also, I would be sharing some tips that will surely help you in getting hired. So let’s start!

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100 Free HTML Website Templates To Use In 2014

Posted in Themes, Tools, WordPress2 months ago • Written by 2 Comments

A website template consists of either a single web page or a set of web pages that have been pre-designed by other designers. Instead of hiring a web designer, many small businesses are using HTML website templates.

What are the advantages of using website templates?

  • You can easily modify website templates with your own content and images in your projects
  • Website templates are generally built with HTML and CSS coding. Anyone can easily setup their own websites without hiring a professional designer and developer
  • Some designers also use these templates to create professional looking websites for their customers
  • They are cost effective

In today’s post, we have collected some gorgeous-looking free HTML website templates that we will be sharing in this article. These templates include some great features such as flat design, responsive layout, and jQuery sliders, etc. You can freely download these templates and make several modifications that you wish in it.

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Online Courses for Web Designers and Developers

Posted in Showcase, Tools, Usability, Web Design2 months ago • Written by 1 Comment

Web designing and developing are becoming very popular careers among the new generation. With new techniques coming almost every day, it becomes very confusing for designers and developers to understand all the techniques. But thanks to the Internet, there are plenty of online courses where you can get all the information you need regarding designing and development.

Some of them are paid while others are free but, they all come very handy when you want to learn the proper techniques of designing and developing. I have made a list of 20 courses found online which you can learn everything about web designing. Here it goes:

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6 Things You Need to Explain to Your Clients Before Signing a Contract

Posted in Freelance, Tips, Web Design2 months ago • Written by 2 Comments

Contracts are binding and legal leverages that protect the interests and rights of both the designer and the client. These tie both parties to attune to the provisions of the contract and makes sure no one cheats over the other.

Also, these benefit designers greatly because:

  • The designer will have some security that the client will pay
  • The designer can withdraw the deal once he feels violated
  • The designer will have an idea on how to react with clients who do not pay

What should be considered before signing contracts is no joke. This is to be taken seriously.

Once you sign, you need to finish the project and work well with the client as the client does with you. This is to preserve your reputation and of course, to follow the law.

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Four Effective Marketing Secrets That New Web Designers Should Use

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Freelance web designers are one-man wrecking machines. Most of the times, they act as accountant, designer, art director, copywriter and marketing strategist all at the same time.

However, you are, despite the other roles you perform, a web designer. It would be pretty understandable if you lack skills in other roles, say, marketing.

That is why, we will shed light on you regarding this matter. Continue reading and you will know few of the many marketing secrets web designers use.

These are practices that have been proven effective by a lot of web designers. Who knows, it might work better for you!

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40 Premium HTML Templates for Web Developers and Designers

Posted in Templates, Web Design, Web Interfaces3 months ago • Written by 2 Comments

With thousands of websites standing in line, it can be very difficult to attract the visitors to your website. Developers have to give lot of attention to make the website perfect from every angle.

Premium HTML templates allow you to make the website look attractive and perfect without doing much work. They are very easy to understand. They even provide help in creating exclusive and eye- catching websites easily.

Premium templates have always been easy to customize; they offer plenty of useful features. With these templates, you can create your very own website in a few minutes.

All the websites created with these templates look great on tablets, laptops and smart phones.

  • Fully responsive layouts that are based on HTML5 and CSS3
  • Gives you a more effective website than the older versions of HTML
  • Easily adjusted on every screen size to give the same look on all the screens

But with tons of premium templates available on the web, it can become hard to choose the one that fits the needs of your website properly. So to help you out, we are featuring 40 premium ones that will be very helpful for the web developers and designers.

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Essential UX Tips for Your Website

Posted in Tips, Usability, Web Design3 months ago • Written by 4 Comments

Maybe you all know what UX is and what it really means. UX or user experience is an important aspect of website development that gauges of the reactions of visitors to the design. UX focuses on how design elements help the visitors get what they want, or know what they have to know. If you want to read more about UX, we have a separate article for that.

For this article, let’s try to transform that understanding into tangible and perceivable changes in your websites. We amassed a few essential UX tips for your website!

We all know that there are a lot of factors to put in mind when designing websites. As a designer, you have to understand that everything you do can affect conversions.This directly affects how the goals of the website is achieved.

UX embraces a lot of design principles from colors, lines to element placing. Let us look into these considerations:

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Do Regular Users Really Care if Your Website Is Flat?

Posted in Tips, Web Design3 months ago • Written by 6 Comments

Flat design has started a revolution that affected a big chunk of web design as we perceive it. It has changed most of websites’ colors schemes, iconography, layout and more. It has made leaps in starting a total revamp where the third dimension in designing has been eliminated and much simpler designs are in style.

Indeed, flat design is now the trend and I see why web designers suddenly went gaga over this new design trend. Here are some of the reasons:

  • Flat design websites are easy to read
  • They are trendy
  • They are clean-looking
  • They are bright
  • They are lively
  • They focus on great typography
  • They are are simple to use
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