How to Get the Most out of Your Design Degree

Studying design might not be the hardest thing a person can do on Earth. Studying design is actually quite easy – it’s very practice-oriented, every piece of theory is applied and there is no wrong answer. If you have good reasons for everything you do, there is no way somebody will be able to tell … Continue Reading

How To Grow as a Designer by Building Your Own Network

Being part of a web design and development community offers you many possibilities and chances for self-development. Each one of us knows about these communities and, at some point in time or another, wished or even was part of one of them. Knowing other individuals in your industry is something I recommend to everybody, as … Continue Reading

How to Overcome the Bad Moments of Your Career Like a Boss

There are lots of web design resources out there and learning all the skills you need is not a problem anymore – everybody can do it. But some of us (or better said, most of us) encounter the same logistical problems now and then during our freelance careers. Being able to create high quality websites … Continue Reading

First Steps in Creating a Web Design Business

You don’t like working for others and wish others worked for you? Are you also attracted to the idea of working with lots of people and multiple personalities? Then going for your own design company is something you might want to look into. Starting a web design business might seem something anybody can do, but … Continue Reading

Put Your Website on a Diet with Minifiers

Did you know that every second delay on page loading results in a 7% reduction of conversion rate? Actually you lose 7% (maybe even more!) of sales without even noticing… Sounds bad, huh? I mean, you work carefully to put things in the right place, good call-to-actions, nice design, spend a few bucks with ads.. … Continue Reading

How To Charge More As a Freelancer

Most freelancers out there work as a freelancer either because they are in need of a job or they want to increase their skills and improve their portfolio. But have you ever thought about the fact that all of us do it for money too? Now some of you might disagree with me and I … Continue Reading

6 Things To Consider For A Better Web Design Career

For most of us web design started as a passion or a part-time job. For many of us it started before we turned 18, but most of us ended up working full-time in an agency or as freelance web designers and developers and will probably continue doing so for years and years to come. But … Continue Reading

Web Service Review: CSS Lint – Helping You Code Better

Coding is something that takes time to learn and novice developers might not use the best practices when converting web interfaces from a Photoshop file into a fully functional web site. It would be really good to have access to an experience programmer, but not everybody can afford to hire one or knows someone that … Continue Reading

Questions to Ask Yourself Before Becoming a Freelancer

Going freelance nowadays is a path many designers and developers take, not only because of job vacancies being on the low side, but also because there are some clear advantages to it. While working for a company is more secure and organized, going freelance is something most of us have thought about at least once. … Continue Reading