Designing the Perfect Hyperlink — It’s Not as Simple as You Think

Jul 12 2013 by John Macpherson | 18 Comments

Designing the Perfect Hyperlink — It's Not as Simple as You Think

Hyperlinks are the glue that holds the Web together. Without links, the Web would be a very different place, that’s if it would exist at all. Using a simple HTML element — the <a> element –you can create a bond with any other web page on the Internet. Hyperlinks are magical.

Hyperlinks are fundamental to the Web. They are always just there. Maybe that’s why many site owners and web designers don’t pay them the attention they deserve.

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Content is All That Matters on the Web

Jul 10 2013 by Wojciech Chojnacki | 2 Comments

Content is All That Matters on the Web

The widespread issue of website owners neglecting the value of their web content is a big problem.

We should talk about this problem because, if you think about it, when people go online their primary reason for doing so is to consume content.

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Improve Your Web Design Projects with a Good Project Scope

Jul 8 2013 by Dominic St-Pierre | 4 Comments

Improve Your Web Design Projects with a Good Project Scope

The first few things you do after a potential client contacts you about a web design project are the most important. In fact, these initial steps can spell the difference between a good or bad project.

There’s plenty of information out there on how to identify bad clients and manage difficult situations. You may even have your own client horror stories of your own.

While it’s true that bad client situations sometimes can’t be avoided — it’s an inherent part of working with other people, after all — many of these situations are just simply the result of lack of communication and understanding.

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Why Getting Feedback is Vital for Freelance Web Designers

Jul 1 2013 by Rob Bowen | 5 Comments

Why Getting Feedback is Vital for Freelance Web Designers

Freelance designers often have to take on more types of responsibilities than those of us who work as part of a larger design agency or design team. Freelance designers don’t always get the benefits of being able to delegate a portion of their design projects to another, or to lean on other individuals when it comes to administrative and managerial duties like invoicing/billing, project planning, taxes, sales, etc.

Because freelancers have so much on our plates, we need all the help we can get, regardless of where this help comes from, or what part of our creative process we can get it on.

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Ultimate Free Icon Set: 1000 Free Icons

Jun 30 2013 by Freepik.com | 4 Comments

Ultimate Free Icon Set: 1,000 Free Icons

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Why Social Commerce is a High Priority

Jun 28 2013 by Brian Taylor | 1 Comment

Social commerce is crucial towards entrepreneurial success on the Web. If this is the first time you have come across this term, then you are at the right place. In this article, I discuss the importance of social commerce, as well as a few fundamental tips for your social commerce strategy.

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6 Steps to Writing and Selling Your E-book

Jun 26 2013 by Agota Bialobzeskyte | 3 Comments

Writing and Selling Your E-book

E-books are a good way to earn extra money. The great thing is, as a designer or developer, you’ll also have your existing expertise and knowledge to look to in order to come up with a viable e-book topic, and many of the skills you already possess will make the e-book production process easier.

You have to know (or learn) quite a lot about online marketing in order to successfully pull it off, though.

In this short guide, I will outline a fundamental strategy for writing and selling an e-book, breaking it down in only 6 steps.

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