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How to Stop Getting Burned by Your Design Clients

How to Stop Getting Burned by Your Design Clients

It seems like every designer has a horror story or two (or seventeen) about getting ripped off by a client who refuses to pay. Once it happens, there’s not too…

Beyond Money: The Hidden Benefits of Web Design Projects

Beyond Money: The Hidden Benefits of Web Design Projects

Not all website design gigs are created equally. The truth is that they will all vary in terms of compensation, scope and the overall experience you have. But just about…

The 20 Best Photoshop Actions for Creating Stunning Dispersion Effects

The 20 Best Photoshop Actions for Creating Stunning Dispersion Effects

A collection of Photoshop actions that will allow you to give your photos a faux-motion effect (the dispersion effect) with a few clicks.

Oops! Dealing with Your Freelance Mistakes

Oops! Dealing with Your Freelance Mistakes

Learning to deal with mistakes is part of the secret to long-term success for web designers. And, as someone who has made more than their fair share of mess-ups, I can attest to what works and what doesn’t.

How the Web Kept the World Moving in 2020

How the Web Kept the World Moving in 2020

This year has proven that the web and its related technologies are essential. We look back at how the web kept us open for business and a whole lot more.

Freelance Situations You Need to Fix Right Away

Freelance Situations You Need to Fix Right Away

We delve into some common freelance situations you’ll want to fix sooner rather than later and offer some useful solutions.

How to Help Your Clients with Website Content Strategy

How to Help Your Clients with Website Content Strategy

For small and medium-sized organizations, content is usually the trickiest part of putting together a website. That often results in it being the one thing web designers are left waiting…

Examining the Evolution of the Typical Web Design Client

Examining the Evolution of the Typical Web Design Client

There has been a lot of change in client attitudes and expectations over the years. We take a closer look at some of the common themes.

The Hidden Benefits of Raising Your Prices

The Hidden Benefits of Raising Your Prices

Creating an effective pricing structure for your freelance web design business can be challenging. Ideally, you’ll want to strike a balance between making a decent living and providing value. This…

At What Point Does Obsessing Over Design Become a Liability?

At What Point Does Obsessing Over Design Become a Liability?

Focussing too much on the design of a project can be done to death – or at least to the detriment of a project. We outline a few situations where the process can get in the way.

Should a Web Designer Ever Provide Discounts?

Should a Web Designer Ever Provide Discounts?

Discounting your services is not really a good move. But, there are some scenarios where it does make sense to offer a lower price for your web services.

How ‘Lazy’ Price Estimates Can Cost Freelancers

How ‘Lazy’ Price Estimates Can Cost Freelancers