Take your Website to the Dentist

This post was inspired by my recent dentist visit and the start of my silver grill as stated if you follow me on twitter. Having a long term website is a lot of work. You have to update the content, keep the Content Management System up to date so it’s not vulnerable to attack and […]

The News: IE 8 may not suck and the freelancer bootcamp

What I feel is the biggest news of the day is the fact that IE 8 now passes the Acid 2 test. So it may be that we won’t hate IE as much in the future. Admittedly we will still have to wait for IE 6 to die. Over at Freelancer Magazine there has been […]

The News: IE to use Webkit & Staying creative

Well here is an interesting development. In a recent developers conference in Sydney Steve Ballmer said that “Apple has embraced Webkit and we may look at that.” This is very interesting as the rendering in IE sucks currently and Webkit is awesome. I know that for all web designers it would be a wonderful thing […]

The News: Firefox is alive, seo, and some marketing advice

Today is a great day for web designer’s. It seems that Firefox is finally over 20% of the market share in browsers. Firefox is awesome, and it is wonderful to see it reach this milestone. Hopefully this really pushes IE to be standards compliant instead of the PITA that all web designers are familiar with. […]

The Daily News: WordPress 2.7 and pricing your projects

How about we start the day with some twitter inspiration. Use the link to check out some creative twitter backgrounds and get some inspiration for designing your own. I know mine could sure use a refresh. Next up today is some feature previews for WordPress 2.7, which I am really excited about. Overall the interface […]

Is Crowdsourcing the Answer?

I just read an article on Sitepoint about Crowdsourcing for Freelancers. For those who are unfamiliar with the term, crowdsourcing is when you put your project up on a site (99designs, Crowdspring…) and get multiple options for the design. You then pick one and pay for that. I feel that it basically amounts to spec […]

The Daily News: Google custom search and getting more clients

How many of us have used the built in search for a site and found it to be horrid? I know that a site I am currently working on has what I feel is an unusable search function. In fact the results are so bad I think it’s better if they aren’t even there. So […]

The Daily News: Productive coding and cool shoes

We’ll start off today with a link for all programmers on how to be more productive. The one that I loved was using something like textexpander (Mac) or texter (Windows) for coding. Remember this is not just for coding. I set it up for my email signature the name of the place I work fulltime… […]

What Services should a Web Designer Provide?

It can be hard for small business owners to know exactly what services they should receive from a web designer. Of course they will design a site for you and publish it to the web but what exactly does that mean? Prep Work The first thingĀ  a good web designer should provide you with is […]

The Daily News: Keeping clients, javascript and an interview

Keeping Clients Around Once you do the hard work of landing a client you always want to keep them. Repeat work for good clients is always a bit easier. If you want some tips on those little things that keep clients around check out this article on Freelance Switch. It lists 3 easy ways to […]