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  • 33 JavaScript libraries and frameworks to check out in 2018

    April 16, 2018 by Britt Pollock

    JavaScript frameworks and libraries are incredibly useful tools for any designer or developer to be familiar with. They can add some super powerful functionality to your site or spruce up the design, resulting in a better experience for your users. And we all know how important that is! So shout out to the designers and…

  • Creative 404 pages 7 tips to make an error look cool (and convert!)

    March 28, 2018 by Joanne Amos

    Uh oh! You’ve stumbled on a 404 page! Generally speaking, landing on a 404 page is frustrating for your users. It’s also bad for your SEO, as most people’s first reaction is to click away, sending your bounce rate tumbling. But 404 pages don’t have to be a nightmare for your user experience. Instead of…

  • The 30 best conferences to attend in 2018

    March 16, 2018 by Britt Pollock

    One of the best ways to stay on top of ever-changing technology and industry trends is by attending conferences! By attending conferences, you can level-up yourself and your work by networking with other pros and hearing the best advice from industry-leading speakers. Not only can you get the best experience and knowledge out of conferences,…

  • 7 website goals to set for 2018

    March 12, 2018 by Kathryn Marr

    We’re a few weeks into 2018 and you’ve probably heard a lot about resolutions! Have you thought about setting some specific goals or resolutions for your website? It’s easy to get into the habit of just “maintaining” your site. You may update your content, add blog posts now and then, and even keep an eye…

  • 9 binge-worthy podcasts every freelancer should subscribe to

    March 5, 2018 by Armando DelaCruz

    As business owners, we’re constantly juggling twelve things at once. Between marketing and client work, it’s easy to overlook a vital part of running a freelance business: constant learning. Podcasts, as it happens, are perhaps the most reactive and most unobtrusive way we can allow ourselves to learn. Here’s how it works, at least in…

  • 4 lessons learned from famous design flaws

    February 26, 2018 by Britt Pollock

    As designers, we can point out brilliant design in a second and poor design in a half-second. In fact, bad design is so noticeable that there are whole subreddits dedicated to it. We’re just trained to think through intuitive solutions that are also visually appealing, so when we see something with room to improve, it…

  • 17 inspiring examples of freelance business websites

    January 9, 2018 by Armando DelaCruz

    A great website can win you clients as quickly as a poor website can lose ’em. The virtual equivalent of a storefront, your website presents a brand and a service that are distinctly and uniquely yours, and can affect whether a client wants to work with you or not. But as a freelancer, how do…

  • Our 20 best WordPress and design articles from 2017

    December 28, 2017 by Britt Pollock

    Looking back on 2017, we discovered some delightful new design trends, found incredible inspiration, and learned some bold business advice to take our work to the next level! No matter what knowledge you’re left craving this year, our top articles include a little bit of everything to round it out. Learn new CSS tricks for…

  • The best Slack groups for designers

    September 27, 2017 by Britt Pollock

    Slack is a great resource for small businesses, agencies, freelancers, or just individual designers trying to network. It makes communicating with coworkers and friends fun, effective, and effortless, and joining public Slack groups is a great way to contribute and learn from new communities of similar interests or careers. Whether you’re a novice or expert…

  • 6 tips for creating a powerful personal brand

    September 18, 2017 by Joanne Amos

    Personal branding is the art of making everything you create uniquely and recognizably yours, from your name, logo, and color scheme to your voice, imagery, values, and the way in which you conduct your business. Many people mistakenly believe that branding is only for the big boys. But branding is a valuable tool for everybody,…

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