Simple Ways To Sharpen Your Freelancing Skills

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

Most people find themselves working eight hours a day, five days a week. They could be connected to a small business or work in a prominent establishment where income is manageable. However, working on a daily basis makes you burn-out and want to work on your own with no boss watching you around.

Why freelancing is right for you? These days, seeking regular 8-5 jobs seem impossible to find. Employment seemed to have decreased over time with the current recession. Because of this, you find many people out of work. This then calls for a freelancing job where you can maximize your own time. But remember, you need to have the quality skills to become a successful freelancer.

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Can Free Design Resources Be Exemplary?

Posted in Freebies, Icons, News, Templates, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 21 Comments

As designers we’re always after some good resources for inspiration and even for design elements to help us when we have a mental block. But the thing is that there’s not very many GREAT resources out there that give FREE stuff away. You have inspiration sites like Dribbble and DeviantArt (deviant does give some things away) but there’s a new community emerging where the resources are not only free, but also outstanding. Let’s take a deeper look into this new community called DesignMoo.

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Capture Visitors’ Attention Through Your Home Page

Posted in Tips, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 5 Comments

What made me decide to share with you this article is the experience I had when I was working as a part-time freelancer. I remember that whenever I planned the design for websites, I always made it a point that the home page is the most attractive page on the site. I made sure that the home page can capture each viewer that visits the site, not only to scan the home page but to enjoy exploring the whole site.

The home page is the page that loads when the Home button is clicked and usually the first page you see when a website loads. Therefore, it is one of the most important pages on your site. Do you agree?

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The Necessary Qualities Why You Should Hire Yourself

Posted in Freelance, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 2 Comments

In freelancing, job hunting may seem a tedious process. First, you need to prepare a careful layout of your resume so that prospective clients will get to notice what you have to offer. Then you need to prepare yourself with interviews so you know how to defend yourself on why they should hire you. You need to prove to these people that you are the best person around suited for the position.

These days I work as a freelancer. And as a freelancer, seeking more clients is part of my job. This is because I want my business to keep going on and on. It is also essential that I meet their expectations and requirements so I can keep them on a long term basis. Working long for them will provide me with material things my family will need. It is also in this way that I gain expertise and more referrals from their associates who might be interested in what I am doing. It is a way to build more contacts for my job to prosper.

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Blogging For Effective Personal Branding

Posted in Blogging, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 4 Comments

The evolution of blogging has been so dynamic since its birth in 1994. It started as an online diary, and then became how to manuals, and then a vehicle for the latest news and gossip. Now there are several types of blogs: personal blogs, political blogs, corporate blogs and more.

Blogs have changed the whole scene of marketing, creating millions of opportunities to all people, and to both small and large businesses. I personally have several blogs for many reasons–personal and business uses to name a few. Why shouldn’t we graphic designers bite a piece of that huge pie, too?

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Collaboration: An Important Factor To Have At Work

Posted in Freelance, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 7 Comments

A successful project depends on how the working relationship of the workers involved are. In the process of working, collaboration is one factor that workers must have to reach their goals or be successful on the project they are working on. In this article, I will be focusing on how important collaboration is between entities.

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Web Designers’ 2011: New Year’s Resolutions

Posted in Tips, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 14 Comments

Time to kick 2010 out and kiss 2011 hello. Yep,  it’s that time once more when you make new year’s resolutions. And looking at it, it’s pretty much just like last year – funny. Well for some, who can really stick to their resolutions I salute their determination. One fact about resolutions is that they are just too good to be true, which makes it even harder to accomplish. For example – “A chain smoker’s resolution : Quit smoking”. Now, that would be very hard to do because as we know smokers are addicted to nicotine and feel like they’d die without a puff an hour. It’s better to go like – ” Go slow and take only 3 sticks of cigarette a day instead of 5″. You can’t rush perfection, take one single step at a time. This time, lets stick to making a more realistic list and something that would make you realize your list of resolutions.

Here is an inspiring list of resolutions for web designers, developers and bloggers. Hopefully to get you started on the new year right.

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45 Top and Most Popular Articles of 2010 in Design Community

Posted in Inspiration, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 8 Comments

2010 was a great year for everyone, even for web design bloggers. In this article, you will see a compilation of the great and most popular freebie articles, those that are inspirational and those that give tips and tutorials published by several design blogs. In this way, we can recap on what are the topics and ideas many people got interested in. I know you are all excited, so here are the best and useful design articles of the year 2010!

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1WD Giveaway Contest Winner Announcement & Feedback

Posted in 1WD Features, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 49 Comments

Hello everybody! We’re finally back with our contest results –  I am apologising it took so long, but wasn’t easy to gather all results from Facebook, Twitter, comments –  decide which prizes get each winner and finally putting that all together and contacting all our kind sponsors. Holiday season also didn’t help to get job done faster..:)

Huh, okay, but to move on –  finally results are announced and you can check if you’re one of the winners in the list by reading further. Don’t worry we are contacting everybody even if we didn’t get your email –  expect for Twitter private messages or Facebook message so we can be sure you receive your prize as supposed.

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How to Create a Perfect White Web Design? Tips and Inspiration

Posted in Inspiration, Tips, Web Design, Web Interfaces3 years ago • Written by 10 Comments

White is clean and elegant, these are the two things we see on White. This color has always been popular that is used in different kinds of industries. For instance in interior designing, designers prefer more White to stand out as the main color in decorating a room or a house.

But how to create such design on our own?

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