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When I quit my job 7 years ago to go freelance as a web designer, I thought I was finally free. But what I soon realized was I actually didn’t have nearly as much freedom as I thought I would.  After my first year of freelancing, it dawned on me:  I’m not making money when I’m not at my computer, billing for my time. Even as I raised my rates, I found it was difficult to level up my business
For many people the day does not start until they have tasted that first sip of coffee. The drink is thought to stimulate the brain and creativity and includes a great caffeinated pick-me-up. (And thankfully, you can find a coffee shop on almost every corner.) Here we look at 25 great options for creating a WordPress website using a theme designed just for coffee shops, café’s or coffee
Every week we tweet a lot of interesting stuff highlighting great content that we find on the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of our tweets is simply to follow us on Twitter, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the best tweets that we sent out this past week. Note that this is only a very small selection of the links
Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist who’s one of the most published, prolific and versatile cartoonists in the world today. So for a few moments, take a
We can’t get enough of fun new typefaces. So, we’re delighted that our sister-site, MightyDeals.com, have managed to arrange an 82% discount on Eveleth font family from Yellow Design Studio. This set of 16, bold, all-caps, fonts are a solid choice when you’re looking for a rugged print aesthetic. Mimicking the texture of print from wooden fonts, there are 6 different distress
Smashing your desk in frustration? Is an annoying error causing you to fall out of love with WordPress? It’s a wonderful platform both for blogging and CMS, but no software is without its flaws. This article overviews 3 of the most common WordPress errors, providing handy solutions to the ‘The White Screen of Death’, ‘Internal Server Error’ and ‘Error Establishing Database
Infinite scrolling embodies one of the ideal attributes of any good design: people can use it without thinking about it. Once you’ve encountered it a couple of times, you forget about it. I’d say that most of us have come to expect certain applications, or perhaps certain kinds of applications, to simply load more content when we hit the bottom of a page. And why not? It’s effective,
There’s a problem in the design world. It’s not a problem of the magnitude of wage inequality, discrimination in the workplace, or child labor, but it’s a problem nonetheless. It’s the epidemic of pretentious designers. Some are just a little bit pretentious, and do so in a hipster sort of ironic way. And others seem to take themselves entirely seriously,
The September edition of what’s new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, CSS tools, software, email templates, inspiration resources, productivity apps, jQuery resources, pattern tools, and some really great new fonts. Many of the resources below are free or very low cost, and are sure to be useful to a lot of designers and developers out there. As always,
Every week we tweet a lot of interesting stuff highlighting great content that we find on the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of our tweets is simply to follow us on Twitter, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the best tweets that we sent out this past week. Note that this is only a very small selection of the links
Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist who’s one of the most published, prolific and versatile cartoonists in the world today. So for a few moments, take a
With the ongoing popularity of minimalist websites, and the increasing supply of minimal WordPress themes to meet that demand, you’d be forgiven for thinking that every permutation of this popular style had been explored. However you’d be wrong because GT3themes’ latest minimal offering, Pure, is simultaneously refreshingly simple and playfully inventive. Aimed