Android, as we all know, is the world’s most popular mobile operating system. However, it was considered as the second choice after Apple’s OSX. But, with its functionality, it has gained wonderful popularity for the last five years. No doubt, there is no replacement for a laptop or a computer, but working on-the-go may allow you to settle for some Android applications.
Whether you are a designer, developer or a freelancer, you have to work with codes, designs and projects on daily basis to achieve something.
With powerful smart phones and tablets releasing every year, more and more tools are coming to help out developers and designers in their work. The thing which makes all these devices useful for the developers is their compatibility with the Android apps.
However, with thousands of Android apps available to download, it can be very hard to choose the most useful one for you. To help you out, we have collected 30 Android apps that you shouldn’t miss out as a designer, developer or freelancer.Read More
The dazzling 13-15-inch screen of Apple’s MacBook Pro, one of the best laptop computers, topped up with amazing technical specifications can surely make your eyes pop for a while. I mean, it’s Apple! Everybody loves the quality of company’s products. You’re assured of top notch items. But seeing the price tag that goes along with them, it will surely make your eyes pop too, but for another reason.
Now, I’m not starting a PC vs. Mac debate here but not all people can afford to buy a Mac; for newbie freelancers, buying a $2000 laptop computer may not be a good decision, especially if you can’t afford it. For me, if you’re starting from scratch, you should invest on the things you need first.
Hence, this article. I tried looking around for great MacBook Pro alternatives. Know the best laptops other than MacBook here:Read More
Collaboration is a great way to get more projects done in the shortest span of time. In freelance web designing, collaborating with others seems to be a very wise decision since you can get more projects but work in less effort.
However, being in a freelance web design team doesn’t necessarily mean you work together physically. That is one of the many joys of freelancing. You can work alone, while working together.
However, this is never easy as remote collaboration tools for teams can lead to miscommunication and lack of monitoring. You need tools where you can easily keep track and manage the projects and clients you get. You also need something to set and monitor deadlines, a melting pot of all finished products, invoices and many more.
For this article, we have collected some freelance collaboration tools which will surely make working with a remote team easier and more convenient.Read More
Android is becoming really popular. As more smartphone companies use the Android operating system, users grow the same number too. That just means that more and more Android apps are being developed as the operating system picks up popularity, which is why it becomes really difficult to choose the best apps for your phone.
You can’t really try every single application just to find the perfect fit. That would entail a lot of time, and we don’t have a lot of that. That is why, we looked into a lot of Android applications and picked 30 apps that you shouldn’t miss. These were selected according to how useful they will be to you, either you’re a web designer or just a mere android user.
Here they are!Read More
Music is definitely part of human life. Somehow, music gives us movement without making us leave our seats. It gives us motivation, advice and, most of all, solace when we most need it. We often view music as something that enhances our daily lives. We see it as a sort of escape from people.
Pop those earphones on and shazam! Instant isolation.
However, only a few people view music as more of an inspiration rather than a distraction. Some view music as something that increases their productivity and makes them work harder and better.
You may be listening to the slow strums of Ottis Redding, maybe even threading the waves with Nada Surf but one thing is for sure: subtly, your music pushes you to move, which leads one to think about the correlation of music and productivity.Read More
Every website requires hosting in order to be live on the Internet. Designers and bloggers are well aware of its importance; they use it to establish their brand and business. It is also helpful to stay connected with existing and potential audience. Choosing really good web hosting services can be as important as the information available on your website. If the server of your web host goes down any time, it can hurt your business or even destroy your hardwork. It is very important for designers to choose a web host that makes their work uninterrupted. There are plenty of options when it comes to choosing a web host provider. Some are free and offer very limited features while others charge you little but offer unlimited features. I would recommend you to use price-based web hosting because they provide you more facilities than those free or cheap service providers.Read More
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.Read More
There is sometimes a false impression among people in workplaces regarding the difference between ‘User Interface’ and ‘User Experience’. Many are asking about UX vs UI. What’s the difference between the two, anyway?
Whether you are in a client’s meeting or looking at any job description, chances are, you will find these terms interlinked. It is often expected that the interface designer knows the mechanisms of user experience.
Due to some common characteristics of skill sets mixed up in both concepts, an interface designer can be taken as the right person for user experience work. But, both terms are totally different from each other in terms of objectives and scope.
The term user interface is more focused towards actual elements that any user interacts with, whereas user experience is more than just the end result of user interface. User interface allows the users to easily interact with the system. User experience focuses on the whole part of giving the best experience to the user in every element of the siteRead More
It seems like yesterday when we went gaga over watches with calculator capabilities. Over the years, the possibility of actually having wearable technology is left for science fiction to be made possible.
Well, that’s until wearable technology was born. Will this mean wearable web design is within our grasp?
Nowadays, you can make calls, record videos, check your health and even buy a cup of espresso using a watch. (Talk about improvement, huh?) You can also do that now using glasses.
Over the previous years, wearable technology like the Google Glass and – in the near future – the Apple iWatch, have been the talk of the technology town. Little do we know, the world of technology is changing rapidly. It’s a great possibility that, in the near future, gadgets will no longer be handheld. They’re going to be worn.Read More