6 Reasons Why You Should Do Personal Design Projects

Dec 18 2009 by Isaac Gube | 51 Comments

There’s a misconception that creativity is always on: that either you have it or you don’t, or that if you produce great work once, you’ll always be able to produce great work.

Now if only that were true, right?

6 Reasons Why You Should Do Personal Design Projects

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How to Start a Freelance Company

Dec 10 2009 by Shannon Noack | 64 Comments

Starting your own company is wonderful, scary, and exciting! I’ve recently gone through the process and started up my own freelance company, Snoack Studios, and I’d like to share my personal insight on how to get your own company off the ground, using my own story as an example.

How to Start a Freelance Company

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A 4-Step Process for a Positive Web Marketing Approach

Nov 27 2009 by Alex Kessinger | 22 Comments

A successful promotional strategy on the web is critical to the ubiquity of your product. When done in a way that relates to the target audience, not only can you get your product out in the minds of people, but you will also have contributed to the betterment of the web as a whole by contributing knowledge and information.

A 4-Step Process for a Positive Web Marketing Approach

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10 Definitive Tips for Writing Captivating Emails

Nov 17 2009 by Dave Sparks | 22 Comments

Emails are a great way to reach people, to keep reminding them that your site still exists and that they really should keep checking you out. After all, the people who receive your emails should already be familiar with you, they will have opted to receive emails from you, but now you have to make sure they pay attention to what you’re sending them.

10 Definitive Tips to Writing Captivating Emails

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How to Get Your Ideas Across to Clients

Nov 2 2009 by Fatima Mekkaoui | 34 Comments

How to Get Your Ideas Across to Clients

We know all too well the common and frustrating design scenarios clients present us with, such as wanting us to stretch images disproportionally, cramming as much information as possible in a small space so that you need a magnifying glass to read the text, or brushing off design best practices. Yet we seem to always have the same flat rebuttals to throw back, and furthermore, we repeat them time and time again.

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7 Things Web Designers Hate Hearing from Clients

Oct 18 2009 by Kayla Knight | 140 Comments

7 Things Web Designers Hate Hearing from Clients

One of the most difficult aspects of being a web designer is dealing with clients that "just don’t get it". In this article, we’ll discuss seven things that often make the job of web designers difficult when dealing with unreasonable demands from clients. The goal in this article is not only to identify these common situations, but also to share with you some ways to avoid them and explain to your clients why their demands can’t or won’t be met.

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The Ultimate Guide to Version Control for Designers

Sep 2 2009 by Anatoly Paraev | 39 Comments

For most developers, version control tools are the most important tools in their toolbox. Every development project starts with choosing the right version control system.

However the majority of designers are still not familiar with the concept of version control, and a very few designers actually use some versioning tools in their work.

This article will help you to understand why version control is important for designers and help you to start using it for your projects.

What is version control?

The easiest way to understand the concept of version control is to think of it as of the file history in Photoshop.

What is version control?PixelNovel Timeline is an example of a version control for designers.

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