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Dealing With Your Ego as a Designer

Dealing With Your Ego as a Designer

Every designer must learn to deal with criticism and their ego because suggestions and opinions often prove helpful to the design process.

How to Help Your Clients Overcome Fear of Commitment

How to Help Your Clients Overcome Fear of Commitment

Fear of commitment and web design go together like oil and water. So here are some ways to help even the most skittish of clients move forward.

The 50 Best Free Icon Fonts for UI Design

The 50 Best Free Icon Fonts for UI Design

We have a collection of the best @font-face icon fonts that you can freely download and use in your next mobile app or web design projects.

How to Specifically Cater to the Needs of Your Clients

How to Specifically Cater to the Needs of Your Clients

If you’ve ever purchased organic food from a grocery store or farmer’s market, you know that it can be, well, pricey. Some people report as much as a 300% increase…

Should Web Designers Worry About Competition?

Should Web Designers Worry About Competition?

Do web designers need to spend time researching their competition? Should they worry about what other firms are doing?

Helping Your Clients with Unexplained Website Phenomena

Helping Your Clients with Unexplained Website Phenomena

We look at ways to help your clients solve those annoying website mysteries and share some of the most common of these “stranger things.”

Why Web Design Is Never Simple

Why Web Design Is Never Simple

We take a look at ways to both understand and communicate to clients the true complexities of a building well-built website.

5 Ways You Can Contribute to the Web Design Community

5 Ways You Can Contribute to the Web Design Community

We share ideas that will hopefully inspire you to give a little bit of your time and skills to make the web design community a better place.

Dealing With an Absentee Web Design Client

Dealing With an Absentee Web Design Client

Prolonged silence from clients can be frustrating. There are only so many hours in a day, after all. Yet there is also frustration in their inability to consistently communicate with you.

Discovering the Freedoms of Freelance Design

Discovering the Freedoms of Freelance Design

One of the more entertaining parts of being a freelance web designer is hearing all the different assumptions people have about your job. And, having spent approximately half my life…

When Chaos Invades: Keeping Your Freelance Business Going During a Crisis

When Chaos Invades: Keeping Your Freelance Business Going During a Crisis

I share thoughts on balancing life and business during chaotic times. I’m learning as I go, but here’s the good, bad, and ugly of it all.

The Grumpy Designer Wonders: Why Are Clients So Cheap?

The Grumpy Designer Wonders: Why Are Clients So Cheap?