Social networking and bookmarking tools have been growing since they hit the mainstream in 2005/2006. Nearly everybody uses Facebook, and mostly all activity is through smart phones or tablets. Those who don’t use Facebook, at least have a Facebook account. Even if they live in a cave. Webmasters are harnessing bookmarking technologies such as Digg.com […]
I have been freelancing for around 9 months and this involves dealing with various individuals from various companies on a daily basis. One moment I may be talking to the receptionist of a cleaning firm, the next a director for a large printing business. I’ve met many, many types of people in trades that I […]
Even if the nineties have long gone, there are still many sites designed as online brochures. We should probably ignore this kind of sites, as Google, Bing and Yahoo ignore them and potential customers stay away from them driven by gut instinct. However, for a freelance web designer, sometimes it’s time to raise some money, […]
I took the plunge of going self-employed 6 months ago and truly, I have not looked back. This lifestyle is so much better – I can manage my own time, I value my hours and money more and I get to work from any location. Currently my chosen location is my home. I don’t intend […]
Excuse me for the Battlestar Galactica pun, but to become a freelance webdesigner and enjoy some success you really have to act like a Cylon: prepare, plan and act. First of all: structure your workload for a happy life! You will find yourself buried if you don’t plan your work. Think about working in a […]
Say you have purchased Photoshop in the nice bundle known as Adobe Creative Suite Production Premium. You did so because it was actually way cheaper than purchasing just Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash. But never spent time installing or trying out the other applications Then you’re missing out remarkable tools such as After Effects for web […]
I have been freelancing for a couple of years and I’ve come across all sorts of people and done a lot of varied work in internet web design and web development. This is a summary of experiences and tips regarding freelancing.