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What Bad Designers Know That You Don’t

Ever feel like you’re getting passed over constantly for new and exciting work by other designers who aren’t quite as, well, good as you are? Don’t worry, you’re not alone – and you’re not a bitter jerk for having those thoughts. It’s something that most designers will face at some point in their career, especially as they improve their skills…

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PsDefaults Giveaway: Win 10 Sets of Custom, Hand-Crafted Presets for Adobe Photoshop

Photoshop is one of the few programs that designers, developers, and photgraphers all use on regular basis. Wouldn’t it be great, then, if it were possible to dramatically imrpove the usefullness of this already-powerful program with one quick download? PsDefaults is working to create a product that will do just that — and they have generously offered to give 10…

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Using cPanel to Create a MySQL Database for use with your CMS

There are two things that almost any online author is bound to experience in their travels: cPanel administration software and a content management solution like the ever-popular WordPress. And this means that virtually every online author will have to eventually learn how to create a MySQL database which is capable of holding the data produced by WordPress–including pages, posts, comments,…

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How WordPress Changed My Career

Back when I started my career as a web designer (circa 1996), the main idea of having a website was to, well, have one. In those days, most businesses weren’t doing much more than putting together a hierarchy (an often poorly designed one, at that) of text and images. The idea of a content management system, or CMS, was completely…

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Website Navigation Trends for Various Layouts

There are always some key aspects in designing a website which you have to give full attention. Site navigation is one of these important features which is found in every single layout design. Nav links generally lead to the most important pages in your website and help visitors get around quicker. You’ll often find these above-the-fold where the page cuts…

35 Beautiful Examples of Candid Photography

We are social beings, but often find ourselves isolated. While it’s in our nature to gather together, getting close to anyone takes effort and skill. No where is this more true than in the world of photography. A candid picture that really captures what an honest moment is like can be shockingly hard to take. All the same, we have…

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Useful Tips To Get New Web Design Clients

Many freelancers begin their careers without a formal marketing plan for their web design business. The truth is that sales and marketing is a crucial part of all businesses, and that is why your clients hire you. Today’s business owners know a great website is an important part of their marketing toolkit, and since this is your career you should…