Should You Keep Your Website Open Source?

When you enter the world of web hosting, you will find yourself inundated with options. Choosing a hosting company is only the beginning. Even after you have a domain, account, and all of the preliminary tasks out of the way, you still have to build a website. Many options out there are proprietary, sold by commercial vendors and private developers,…

Making the Perfect Project Pitch

Freelancing offers you maximum flexibility to choose the projects that best compliment your skills, passions and interests. Without doubt, this is one of the most obvious advantages in becoming a freelancer. However, in this economic climate the ability to only choose the projects that most attract you must take a back seat, and you should rather spend your efforts on…

Things My Clients Hate. What about Yours?

I have been a freelancer for almost a decade now and in the course of these years, I have had dozens of clients and hundreds of projects. While no two clients are the same, I have noticed some common things many of my clients hate. For truth’s sake, I try to avoid these things, especially when I really value the…

45 Photo Manipulation Tutorials for Photoshop

When we talk about image editing or photo enhancement, Adobe Photoshop is the first thing that comes to our minds. The software itself is hard to learn and harder to master though. Thanks to the many tutorials available though, even novices can learn the tricky techniques used by the pros fairly easily. Selecting the best tutorials from a pool containing…

Managing an Organized Freelance Work Schedule

It takes a lot of time and dedication to build a freelance career. The hours are long, work can be tedious, and often you need to multitask like crazy. But the freedom of release from a regular work schedule can be fantastic. In this guide I’d like to go over a few solid techniques for getting organized in your day-to-day…

Creative Uses for QR Codes

Nowadays we look around and all over the places see QR codes embedded into the ads, buildings, billboards, newspapers, cups, clothes and even into the roads. The usage of QR (Quick Response) codes in promotional marketing is a great idea and just one more awesome way to engage people to your brand and company. Commercial texts, free coupons, URLs and…

A Showcase of Typography in Web Design

Functional typography in web design is, of course, key to usability. But functional does not have to mean boring. Big, loud and attention grabbing typography does have the presence and magnificence to truly grab the attention of your visitors. It does not quite shout at your readers, it merely says with a slightly harder-overtone ‘Look at ME!’. Its effect can…