How to Find and Land Clients For Your Business

Family meetings are really fun for me. On my last meeting with the whole family, my ninety-two-year-old grandmother finally admitted, “I just don’t understand this job of yours.” This lead to several other questions including one that I’m asked quite frequently, how do I get clients? Here are some of my tips on how to find and land clients for your business as a designer. Word of Mouth Customer service is the number one most important thing when freelancing, your reputation…...

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5 News Sites For Your Design Inspiration

For many people, designing a content-based website is not unlike being the layout editor for a digital newspaper. It involves presenting headlines, stories, and images in a way that can cleanly convey a bigger picture and appeal to the reader – all while establishing a template suitable for constant updates and modifications. Not all websites are content-based, but any site that seeks to provide updated information and act as a sort of landing page functions similar to virtual newspaper websites.…...

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How to use checkboxes and radio buttons in Flash

When you are developing rich and interactive applications in flash, you need to provide the best communication between the user and the application. Flash has some very easy to implement UI components that you can use with your applications. These components will save you from the hassle of designing and programming the User Interface. In this tutorial I am going to show you how to implement the radio button and the checkbox component in your applications. It is important that…...

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Top Best Outsourcing Sites for Freelancers

I’m often asked by others questions like, “Where do you get job leads?” “How do you find clients?” And, “What’s a good source for finding work online?” Those are all pretty tough questions to answer, as there are several different ways to do so. But there are certainly some resources out there that are worth checking out. It’s also worth noting that with so many users going after the posted jobs on those global outsourcing sites, it can be a…...

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How To Monetize Your Website With Google AdSense

If I had a euro for every time I heard one of those folklore stories of the guy who knew a person who talked to a guy whose roommate in college had a study group with someone’s cousin who made a website that earned him a million euros a month, I think I would be earning more than the guy in that story. Considering I don’t have a house in Monte Carlo or a fleet of Italian sports cars in…...

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Custom Sticker Giveaway by Sticker Mule

***This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to John Hartley who is the winner!*** Today we're giving away $100 in free custom stickers from our friends at Sticker Mule. If you're a designer, chances are you have clients that could use some stickers. That's where Sticker Mule comes in. They make awesome die cut stickers, with a super easy ordering process. Just upload your artwork and they'll take care of the rest. They'll make your artwork print ready for free, and provide…...

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Create a Full Page Background Image with CSS3

The other day we looked at 10 Awesome Websites With Full-Screen Background Images.  At the beginning of the article I had mentioned that there were a few ways of approaching this effect, some developers prefer to do it with jQuery, some with CSS, and others with Flash.  In this article, we’re going to take a look at how to achieve a full-screen background image with CSS. CSS3 allows us to choose between a few different values for the “background-size” property. …...

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Wibiya Bar Giveaway – 2 PRO Accounts for 1 FULL YEAR! $239 value!

This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Ros Share and Reiko for winning this giveaway. To everyone else - good luck next time! Today, I am proud to present to you an awesome giveaway from Wibiya. What is Wibiya? It's a company that has created a super innovate web bar. It's the same bar you see at the very bottom of this page. It's the same bar used by entities like NBA, Playboy, Samsung and many others. It requires absolutely zero…...

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7 Fun Flash Games For Inspiration

All of the talk in the video game world either revolves around Skyrim, Call of Duty; Modern Warfare 3, or motion activated technology like the XBOX Kinect. We have become too immersed in massive worlds, online multi-player gaming, and advanced technology to realize that the games we play aren't as much fun as they are all-encompassing and addictive. While taking up massive amounts of online storage and high concentrations of RAM on next-gen consoles, these games never lack technology but too…...

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10 Holly Jolly Christmas Fonts

With Christmas right around the corner, now’s the time that you realize you haven’t sent out your yearly Christmas card. Or it has just dawned on you that you haven’t sent out the invitations for Christmas dinner. Let’s have a look at ten Christmas fonts that are, best of all, free! If Christmas isn’t your thing, or you’re looking to send out your New Years Eve party invitations, these will suit your needs just fine as well. Let’s have a…...

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