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Almost all web developers find themselves chasing payments from certain clients in any given year. Some circumstances I’ve endured more often than others. In this article, I’ve identified seven of the most common ways web professionals fall into the payment trap, and suggest ways of overcoming these pitfalls. The Problematic Payment Equation (or Half + Half = Half) Common—and commonly frustrating—payment terms for site builders usually consist of this equation: half the total amount up-front, and the other half paid at the completion of the project. The trouble with these terms is that it’s often the client, rather than the developer, who determines when the project is approved and concluded.
A defining factor in any freelancer or agency’s success in gaining new business is their ability to market their skills effectively . In this three-part series, we will explore ways in which designers can strategically promote themselves to get new clients.
jQuery can pretty much do anything you can think of.
Call to action in web design — and in user experience (UX) in particular — is a term used for elements in a web page that solicit an action from the user. The most popular manifestation of call to action in web interfaces comes in the form of clickable buttons that when clicked, perform an action (e.g. "Buy this now!")
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Choosing Between CSS And Flash Many website developers today are debating about CSS and Flash. Some think that Flash is better than CSS while some say that CSS has a few advantages over Flash. For newbies, it can be a bit perplexing to choose between the two so it is important to look at what each can offer before deciding to create a program. Here is a short review about CSS and Flash. What is CSS?
This is a series of pages that guide you through the creation and operation of a successful consulting business. I’ve written this after running a fairly successful consultancy business in the mid-90’s and reviving this business in 2008.
The letterpress type treatment (or as I call it, inset text treatment ) can be easily done in Photoshop. In this article, you’ll find a collection of tutorials from various parts of the web that will teach you how to create this awesome text effect using common graphics applications (and a couple using just CSS). Check out my own tutorial here on Six Revisions called How to Create Inset Typography in Photoshop .
Are you tired of your typical columned and boxed layout? It is time to learn how to break out of the box and do something creative. In this post, I've collected some of the best examples that are designed out of the box. I've also provided some quick CSS tips with demo files on how to break out of the box by creatively using background images and the CSS position property.
In this beginning-level design tutorial, I’ll show you how to apply a beautiful and super-easy text treatment in Photoshop: the inset text effect . It’s also often called the letterpress effect because it looks similar to text created by a Letterpress printer .
The first thing you notice when you become a freelance web designer is how quickly you also need to become a salesman.