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When you are a freelance designer/developer you have so much freedom and life would be all glory, if you didn’t have to think about how to land your next gig. While the demand for designers and developers is steady and even on the rise, this doesn’t help much, if you are out of work.
When you are a designer/developer you are always on the lookout for fresh, free or paid, resources to use in your projects or simply to be inspired by. Definitely, there is no shortage of such resources and the choice is overwhelming. There are free resources in many categories, such as images, brushes, free PSDs, free scripts, etc.
When you start searching for WordPress themes – free or paid – you soon realize there are a great many of them. You can’t try them all and it is a huge time-saver when you can find a good list of recent themes. Without any illusions that this list is the best, here are my 2 cents to save you the hassle to find good free WordPress themes.
With so many IDEs (Integrated Development Environment) available today, it’s kind of strange that many programmers don’t use them but code with a text editor instead. A text editor looks so primitive in comparison to even the worst IDE, so why do programmers love text editors so much?
You might be a great designer by birth but if you don’t follow what’s new or what other good designers are doing, you will soon become legacy. On one hand, there is really a lot of useful information to read, watch, and listen. On the other hand, with so much information it’s easy to get lost. In order to avoid this, you need to read only quality stuff.
Design is one lucrative career and it attracts (sometimes for the wrong reasons) crowds of newbies. While for some newbies the journey is smooth and painless, this is not always the case. When you are a newbie, the road is especially bumpy. Here are some tips to make a newbie designer’s life easier.
In a recent article I told you about the best POD (Print On Demand) Sites. Today I am going to give you some more tips about how to create designs that sell.
If working for clients is not enough for you in terms of money and/or satisfaction, as a designer you have one more alternative – to sell your products directly to the general public. There are several ways to do it and one of them are the so-called POD (Print on Demand) sites.
I am very fond of any tool that speeds my work. These CSS code generators help a lot when you need to get some CSS code and don’t have the time to browse through references and specifications just to see how it’s done.
WordPress can be very secure, if you know how to do it, but it can also be a hacker’s delight, if you leave doors wide open. Very often exploits happen because of WordPress plugin weaknesses, not because of weaknesses in WordPress itself but this isn’t much of a comfort when your site gets hacked.