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Ada Ivanova (23 Articles)

Ada is a fulltime freelancer and enjoys every second of it. She is also the Blogger Relations Manager at, which is a web resource about leveraging WordPress, its themes, and plugins to create versatile and unusual websites.

10 Useful htaccess Code Snippets & Hacks

With this useful collection of HTACCESS snippets, you will be able to cache and compress files, speed-up load time, control access to files, block visitors, and much more.


PHP Tutorials for Beginners

You have probably heard that PHP is much easier to learn than any other programming languages, such as Java or the .NET languages, not to mention Perl, but if you…


12 Free Smoke Brush Packs for Adobe Photoshop

Check out our collection of high-resolution and free smoke brush packs for Adobe Photoshop, and download and use them on your next project.


30 Photoshop Tutorials for Web Designers

Photoshop can be used for many purposes, and one of the most common uses is for designing web and mobile User Interfaces (UI). Here are some UI tutorials that will…


How to Deal with Creative Differences with Clients

For a techie, one of the not so nice aspects of being a freelancer is the fact that you have to work with clients. When you work for an agency,…


10 Rules to Follow for Popups and Modal Windows

Skillfully used popups or unclicked modal windows are probably the best ways to attract newsletter subscribers, to sell products, and to generally get your message noticed. But they’re so annoying!…


Things to Consider When Hiring Subcontractors

When work volumes surge, or when you simply have a project you don’t have the skillset for, hiring subcontractors is one path you may consider. However, before you do so,…


Things I Hate about My Clients

In the Things My Clients Hate. What about Yours? article I discussed 5 things my clients hate. Now, let me present the other side of the story – i.e. 5…


A Case for Using Gimp

Before I start answering the question of whether GIMP is a Photoshop alternative or not, I have to make it clear that the GIMP project hasn’t been developed with the…


Protecting Your Content from Theft

If there is a war that is as hard to win as the wars on drugs and terrorism, it must be the war against content theft. Content theft is so…


Subscription Model in Your Web Design Business

Regular supply of work is vital for the health of your budget. When you don’t have projects lined up, you may enjoy the free time you have but at some…


Communication Tips for Techies