Take Your Web Designs to the Next Level

Sep 30 2010 by Shannon Noack | 31 Comments

Take Your Web Designs to the Next Level

When you start out as a web designer, you do all you can to grasp the basic design principles so that you have a solid foundation to start your journey on. As you become more proficient in your craft, you start to learn techniques that are more advanced, and you begin to implement bigger and better things in your work until you reach a point where you feel pretty comfortable to step outside the bounds of the ordinary. What else can you do to take your web designs to the next level?

Here are just a handful of ideas you can consider if you’d like to take your web designs the next level.

continue reading »

Giveaway: Win $200 Coupon on T-Shirts from BlueCotton.com

Sep 29 2010 by Jacob Gube | 157 Comments

Giveaway: Win $200 Coupon on T-Shirts from BlueCotton.com

BlueCotton.com, a site for getting high-quality custom t-shirts, has offered up an awesome coupon (worth $200) to a lucky Six Revisions reader. The coupon is valid for use on orders with a U.S. shipping address. Read on to see how you can win this wonderful giveaway.

continue reading »

When Creative Conflict is A Good Thing

Sep 28 2010 by Rick Sloboda | 18 Comments

When Creative Conflict is A Good Thing

During your career as a web professional, whether you’re a designer, developer or copywriter, you’re bound to encounter creative differences either within your team, or between you and a client. These situations can be emotionally taxing, but if you have a better understanding of how to work through them and even learn and grow from them, conflicts can actually make you better at your job.

Here are some tips on getting the most out of your conflict, and when it’s best for everyone to just throw in the proverbial towel.

continue reading »

Creating a User Interface That Speaks Your Users’ Language

Sep 27 2010 by Cedric Savarese | 11 Comments

Creating a User Interface That Speaks Your Users' Language

In this article, we’ll talk about the challenges of writing concise and familiar copy for web application user interfaces. ¬†We’ll illustrate, with a real case example, how tools like Amazon’s Mechanical Turk can help designers find a common language with their users.

continue reading »

Aggressive Expansion: 8 Tips for Finding More Clients Now

Sep 26 2010 by Mathew Carpenter | 19 Comments

Aggressive Expansion: 8 Tips for Finding More Clients Now

I’ve covered finding awesome clients before. It’s still the ultimate goal for any service business to work with clients that don’t just pay you, but also get you. From passion projects to assignments that are truly interesting, there’s nothing better than working with great clients.

But sometimes, great isn’t an option. For every freelance web designer, there are times when great clients aren’t the only type of clients you want to attract; when any client will do. It’s easy to panic and think that things are eternally going to be like this, but the simple truth is that client crises rarely end up being anything more than a temporary setback.

continue reading »

10 Excellent Tools for Testing Your Site on Mobile Devices

Sep 25 2010 by John Pring | 47 Comments

10 Excellent Tools for Testing Your Site on Mobile Devices

With the ever-increasing sales of smartphones and the burgeoning tablet market starting to skyrocket, coupled with far greater access to more robust mobile data networks, the internet is now being accessed by our users in a multitude of new ways.

The huge range of mobile devices used to browse the web now means you really have to consider making your site mobile-compatible.

continue reading »

How to Set Up an Effective Mobile Office

Sep 24 2010 by Oleg Mokhov | 26 Comments

Have you ever wanted to get your work done while overlooking a beautiful park, a breathtaking sunset, the calming sea, sitting in an aromatic cafe, or simply while on the train but going to somewhere you actually want to go (i.e. not to the office)?

It’s possible if you set up an effective mobile office.

continue reading »