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Freelancing

Why Forums are a Freelancers Best Friend

Freelancing on the Internet is supposed to be something that anyone on this planet that has a computer and solid writing skills can do. Even though this is somewhat true, it also somewhat untrue. Let me explain. The Internet has opened up a huge door for people that want to work from their bedroom either…

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Design

What does the color of your website say about you?

If you have ever designed a website, chances are you’ve put a lot of thought into layout, text, and navigation. But there is another important element of a successful websites that even an amateur web designer needs to take into account in order to create a dynamic, engaging website that gives your viewers exactly the…

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BusinessDesign

Branding for Beginners: Where to Start

Strong brands stick around! According to a 2003 study by Business Week magazine, over 30 percent of the world’s leading brands were developed before 1900! Coca Cola (Founded in 1892) GE (Founded in 1876) Citibank (Founded 1812) HSBC (Founded 1865) Johnson & Johnson (Founded 1880) According to Kristie Rimmele, Internet Marketing and Branding Expert, 75…

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Design

How Web Designers Should Use Twitter (Properly)

As a freelance web designer, a main portion of your business activities must revolve around connecting with those who are most likely to buy your applications or become future clients. The best way to do this in today's interconnected online world is to use social media networks such as Twitter. By connecting with audiences through…

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Freelancing

How To Say No to Your Clients

The well-known saying ‘the customer is always right’ may work well in retail (to a certain extent), but it is far from the truth in the web design world. Of course, saying no clients can be a scary prospect. But more often than not, you will be surprised at the reactions you may get providing…

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Blogging

SML, the New Facebook Markup Language?

Social Markup Language (SML) is the latest markup language for Facebook developers and marketers. SML generates HTML and Javascript codes on the hosting server, enabling developers to save time, work with greater efficiency, and increase productivity lost upon re-coding apps and integrated sites whenever Facebook upgrades its platform. Involver, the company which created SML, states…

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Design

5 Awesome Optical Illusions with Impossible Objects

It's important to exercise your brain, an often-overlooked - yet very important - muscle in the body and what better way than to use optical illusions? Moillusions is a site that is dedicated to showing each and every possible type of optical illusion you can think of. However we've found a few that use everyday…

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Freelancing

5 Rules to Keep a Realistic Timeline for Your Project

Being able to keep a realistic timeline for your projects is an essential skill that many strive for. It’s important because it not only keeps your clients happy, but it also keeps you sane; no one needs any added stress in their life. Not only does keeping a realistic timeline ensure that things get done…

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