GUIDE: How To Make A Lot More Money Online Doing Web Design

Web designers make an average of $40,000 per year. Some make more, some make less. The reason why most web designers do not make six figure incomes is simple: they are great web designers, but they are not great business people. As the owner of WebDesignDev, I want to share with all of my loyal WebDesignDev readers how you can make a LOT more money as a web designer by following 5 simple steps. Before I even list the 5…...

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From #1 to #5: Top Ranked Web Design Resources

I've recently had a chance to review the most popular web design resources. Ranking factors that were used are listed below each resource. The categories include hosting companies, domain registrars, twitter marketing tools, freelancing websites, and icon resources. Hosting Resources: Ranking factors: i) reliability; ii) speed; iii) cost; iv) technical support. #1. HostGator - 9.95 Reliable, trustworthy host that has been around for many years. They do free migrations from your old host, have cPanel and make it a pleasure…...

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10 Tips On Organizing Your Client Records

The cornerstone of any successful business is organization, so it’s important to have a handle on all your documents. Keeping track of client records can be bothersome or difficult, but ultimately it’ll help you become more efficient and effective. Here are 10 tips for making sure you keep your client records organized. 1. Hardcopy Or Electronic Files? Decide whether you want to keep hardcopy files, electronic files, or both. Your decision should take into account how much room you have…...

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PowerMockup Review – An Essential Web Designer Tool

I've recently had a chance to use a tool called PowerMockup and want to let you all know about it. What is PowerMockup? It's an add-on for Microsoft PowerPoint, which helps you sketch mock-ups for websites and applications.  It makes prototyping new designs extremely easy - a matter of a few clicks. The major advantage of using PowerPoint as a mock-up tool is that most people have it and know how to use it. PowerPoint provides a common design environment…...

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Free SEO for 30 days From A Major SEO Company (SEOMOZ)

I want to let you know about an offer from a major SEO company, SEOMOZ. For a limited time, they are offering completely free 30 days of SEO ($99/month after that if you continue with them). If you don't know who SEOMOZ are, their services are used by Facebook, Yahoo, eBay, New York Times and many other fortune 500 companies. Click Here to get your free 30 days of SEO. Let me know how much your traffic and rankings grew…...

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Webpop Review – Cloud CMS For Web Designers And Clients

I've had the opportunity recently to beta test a new application made specifically for web designers called "Webpop". Webpop is the Cloud CMS for Designers and their Clients with integrated SEO and Analytics Tools that allows full control over the design and a very easy and awesome dashboard for the owner of the website to keep up to date the content.  Webpop is absolutely scalable with no creative limitations and no hosting hassles. What is unique in Webpop? Currently, Webpop…...

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Web Hosting Giveaway From 100Mbps UK Web Host Pixeno

***THIS WEB HOSTING GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. Winners will be chosen and contacted shortly!*** Winners are: Marc Ari Arsyadi Les F. Karan S Kumar Bill Today we have yet another FANTASTIC giveaway for you guys! This time its a few hosting packages from the fairly new web hosting company Pixeno! The web host itself is run by a small team of web designers and developers, so they really understand what it means to be a good host. * * * About…...

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5 Best Laptops For Web Design | Best Computers For Web Design

We all know that good web designers are only as good as their equipment permits them to be. If you have an old, slow laptop that hangs every time you load Photoshop...Houston, we have a problem. Below is a list of the 5 best laptops for web design. #1: Apple MacBook Pro With excellent performance, a long battery life and a completely flawless design, Apple’s MacBook Pro is the ultimate blend of user-friendliness and power laptop for web designers, or…...

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10 Easy Secrets to Quickly Become a Great Web Designer

There was a time, not so long ago, when business was good for designers. Jobs were plentiful, and being a “good” designer was good enough. Then the economy tanked, and the world was thrown into a nasty recession. Many businesses stopped hiring, many designers were laid-off, and competition for all jobs became fierce. In short, being a “good” designer was no longer good enough. [caption id="attachment_7562" align="aligncenter" width="660"] Be that 1 in a million designer[/caption] If you want to compete…...

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Kroppr Review – a Mootools Crop Script

Probably all of you had to upload your photo on your profile page on Twitter, Linkedin or Gravatar. Then you had to resize it, crop it or maybe rotate it till it was perfect and ready to be posted online. What you did not know is that you can offer this kind of service to your visitors too with a simple Mootools cropping script named Kroppr. Kroppr is very usable and easy to install – in 3 steps (as explained…...

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