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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Document Your 2012 With Style Using an Advent Calendar

Posted in Inspiration, Web Interfaces3 years ago • Written by 1 Comment

Advent calendars aren’t yet the trend in the blogging industry but there have been really good bloggers that have found a great use for them. One of the well-known advent calendar is 24 Ways.

They have done a good job with their advent calendar which has created a new meaning for it. I am not sure if 24 ways was the pioneer in the wave behind advent calendars for blogs but they surely have been the driving force. Today, we will try to show you some of the best advent calendars. We will discuss what makes these advent calendars stand out and how they can catch the attention of your website’s visitors.

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Illustrated History of Web Forms

Posted in Inspiration, Web Interfaces3 years ago • Written by 2 Comments

How many forms are filled out each day across the web? Billions of them, for sure. From small household blogs to government portals, it’s hard to imagine a website not having at least one form. And this comes naturally, since forms are the quickest way of having users:

• subscribe for a newsletter
• add comments to an article, pose questions or ask for support
• fill out applications (e.g. job applications)
• answer surveys
• perform purchases
• join clubs and forums

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38 Remarkably Designed Donation Pages Which Will Soften Your Heart

Posted in Inspiration, Web Interfaces3 years ago • Written by 3 Comments

For the majority of non-profit organizations, online fund-raising has become one of the most important sources of income, especially the last 10 years. Designing an inspiring and appealing donation page can certainly make a big difference in converting large numbers of visitors into donors. But, unfortunately many non-profit organizations simply overlook this much more mundane aspect of online appeal while paying loads of attention and time in developing innovative and inspirational online content. In this round-up, we are showcasing some exceptionally designed donation pages for your inspiration.

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Contests Can Create Real Engagement – A Personal Story

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Are you looking to get more people engaged and excited about your brand? Aren’t we all… Over the past 6 months I’ve been running an online contest for one of my clients. My client’s goal was to generate more activity from their Facebook community. They know that if they can get their Facebook community more engaged in their brand they can generate more sales for their products and services.

Over the past 6 months we have blown away all expectations for the amount of Facebook activity the client was hoping for. Knowing that many of our readers have the same goal as my client, I wanted to share this personal story with you. In this article we will review our marketing strategy, discuss the day-to-day tasks required, and finally share the results. By the end of this case study you should have everything you need to do this too!

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10 Amazing DOS Games to Rid Yourself of Boredom

Posted in Inspiration, Showcase, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 12 Comments

Remember the days when a computer would require a floppy to boot? There was hardly any on-board storage in computers in those days. You wanted to save anything then you had to save it on your floppy drive or else forget it. Those were the days when DOS based games were top of the gaming heap and we would spend hours playing those Pac-Man type games. Gone are those days but somehow the love for good old DOS based games is still around. That’s why the playable Pac-Man Google Doodle became ultra famous. DOS games will continue to a place of their own in our highly technical lives. This list will introduce you to some of the famous DOS-based games that you can still enjoy during your free time. You won’t get bored. Trust me!

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13 Promising Startups of 2011 that Everyone should Watch Out For

Posted in Inspiration3 years ago • Written by 4 Comments

The year that it was! 2011 was a year full of stuff implausible even in our dreams. The Facebook redesign, the advent of Infographics, the new Twitter, and (of course) the much expected new years resolutions that start to follow. My fingers are itching to talk about my personal achievements in the year 2011 but then I don’t want the editor to kick me out of 1WD for being overly personal. 2011 saw some ace startups that are here to stay. I will take you through some of the riveting and ambitious startups of 2011 that will continue to grow in the year 2012. Let me know if you have others in mind that should have been part of this list.

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41 Inspiring Email Newsletter Designs

Posted in Inspiration, Web Interfaces3 years ago • Written by 7 Comments

An email newsletter is an imperative tool for developing a graphic design business. It is one of most valuable ways to share what type of work you are doing and seeking. Email newsletters are amazing marketing as well as communication tools with multipurpose functions and benefits that expand your reach into a user inbox. With the help of an email newsletter, you can make an additional connection with your viewers beyond the website, and in this way you can keep them in the loop with the latest news and happening to look out for.

Email newsletters, while building a relationship with your visitors or customers, can keep them coming back to your website. This will ultimately result in increased sales. So, without any further ado let us get a load of exceptional ideas to create appealing and engaging graphic email newsletter designs for your new campaign.

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