How Designers Can Build a WordPress Maintenance Service Offering

[ad_1] One of the best parts about working with WordPress is the opportunity to expand your range and offer other much-needed services from the platform. So, even if your job title has been “web designer” or “web developer” until recently, there’s no reason why you couldn’t or shouldn’t be able to sell other WordPress-related services.[…]

۱۵ Free Keynote Templates for Creatives

[ad_1] Whether you want to impress potential clients and investors or simply need to design a presentation for your client, there is no doubt that a template can save you hours of time. Luckily, there is no shortage of free templates that not only look good but can be used for business presentations, investor pitches,[…]

۸ Stunning CSS & JavaScript Code Snippets for Enhancing Illustration

[ad_1] Illustrations can bring a highly-artistic style to any website. Whether hand-drawn or created digitally, these images can help us tell a story and convey ideas. By itself, a great illustration can be pretty powerful stuff. But, with a little magic, we can give them an even greater impact. Through the use of CSS and[…]

Freelancers vs. Design Agencies: A Fair Fight?

[ad_1] In your freelance career, you’ll inevitably run into a situation where you’re bidding against several competitors for a project. That competition may not only include others in the freelance space, but multiperson agencies as well. This can lead to an interesting choice for clients. Will they go with the team-based approach or choose to[…]

The First Step in Selling a Seven Figure Web Project

[ad_1] “It was a two million dollar web project.” Then Nick Weynand, CEO of Mighty Citizen (formerly Trademark Media), got up to take care of some business for a moment. Nick and I were conducting an interview for UGURUS at their office in Austin, TX. I’ve spent the majority of my professional life in the[…]

Weekly News for Designers № ۴۴۲

[ad_1] Never Overlook Animation in UX – Animation can be more than just an aesthetic element. Easier scrollytelling with position sticky – Using the “sticky” graphic pattern with CSS. Color Picker Plus – An improved color picker for macOS. The Most Dangerous Writing App – Stop typing and your progress will be lost! A Collection[…]

۴۰ Free Web-Based Tools & Apps for Working With CSS

[ad_1] We have accumulated a super-useful collection of our favorite little web-based apps and tools for when you’re working with CSS. All of the tools have been created with the intention of being either time-saving generators to some of the more frustrating aspects of working with CSS or handy little problem-solving tools. You will find[…]

The Free Tropical Icon Set (50 Icons, SVG & PNG)

[ad_1] Courtesy of our friends Freepik, we have a wonderful free icon set for you today. The Tropical Icon Set includes individual icons of palm trees, beach balls, cocktails, surfboards, waves, ice creams, bikinis, suntan lotions… everything you would expect to see and use on a warm tropical vacation. These bright, colorful and beautifully designed[…]

۵ Design & Development Skills to Learn This Summer

[ad_1] Summertime is here – at least in the northern hemisphere. And while our thoughts often turn to vacations and outdoor activities, this time of year is also a perfect opportunity to learn something new. Web design and development is ever-changing, with new techniques and technologies coming out all the time. This places us in[…]

۵ Things to Look for in a Great Web Design Client

[ad_1] So often, we like to discuss the worst in people. And it certainly makes sense that, as a freelance designer, you’re sure to deal with any number of clients from hell. In its own way, these stories tend to bring us together as a community. We can swap tales of disaster and have a[…]