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Learn how to communicate with design clients, set clear expectations, negotiate fees and deadlines, and handle feedback.

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How to Work with Web Design Technophobes

How to Work with Web Design Technophobes

Let’s go out on a limb here and declare that web designers are generally pretty comfortable with technology. We know our way around computers, smartphones and other assorted gadgetry. Our…

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Smaller Web Design Projects

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Smaller Web Design Projects

By and large, web designers are very passionate about their job. That stands out in contrast to most other industries. But when it comes to the bottom line, web design…

Tips for Handing off Your Website Mockup to a Developer

Tips for Handing off Your Website Mockup to a Developer

We explore some ideas for making the handoff from web design to web development as easy and productive as possible.

How Freelance Designers Can Thrive in a Tough Economy

How Freelance Designers Can Thrive in a Tough Economy

Whether the economy has your business sputtering or not, it’s important to think about ways you can kickstart growth in your own little corner of the web. And we’re here to help.

4 Ways Clients Can Hurt Project Outcomes (and How You Can Save the Day)

4 Ways Clients Can Hurt Project Outcomes (and How You Can Save the Day)

We explore some ways that clients can negatively impact the outcome of a project. Along the way, we’ll also discuss some potential solutions.

The Impossible Question: How Long Does It Take to Build a Website?

The Impossible Question: How Long Does It Take to Build a Website?

We look at the many factors that can impact a web design project’s launch date and share tips for determining its length more accurately.

Reasons to Say “No” to a Web Design Project

Reasons to Say “No” to a Web Design Project

There’s no shame in saying “no” to a project. That can be a difficult lesson to learn – but very much worth the effort.

The Difference Between Cheap & Budget Clients

The Difference Between Cheap & Budget Clients

A cheap client will expect you to bend to their needs. While a budget client will be happy to compromise. Make sure you choose wisely.

RHow to Avoid Chaos when Launching a New Website

RHow to Avoid Chaos when Launching a New Website

Tips for ensuring a smooth project launch, avoiding common pitfalls that lead to chaos and client dissatisfaction.

Is the ‘Fast & Cheap’ Website Still Realistic?

Is the ‘Fast & Cheap’ Website Still Realistic?

Should fast and cheap website design be tossed into the dustbin of history? We look at this old nemesis and wonder if it still has a place in modern web design.

What My Old Design Projects Have Taught Me

What My Old Design Projects Have Taught Me

I’ve felt embarrassed when looking through my old projects. But time brings perspective. Eventually, you start to see things in a different light.

Why You Should Explain Design Decisions to Your Clients

Why You Should Explain Design Decisions to Your Clients