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CSS Gallery Web Design Gallery For Inspiration 20 Websites That Made Me A Better Web Developer | Six Revisions : Web Development and Design As a web developer, if you’re to be successful, you have to have a constant yearning for learning new things. In an industry that evolves rapidly, you’ve got to keep up or you risk being obsolete and outdated. Keeping up with trends, weeding out the fads, and adopting new techniques to your web-building arsenal is an essential part of being a web developer. I spend (literally) most of the day in front of the computer and even in my spare time, I choose to read, learn, and keep up with web technology news. This leads to a massive collection of bookmarked links, but through the years, there are only a handful of websites that I frequent. I’d like to share 20 websites that have broadened my knowledge, expanded my skill set, and improved the quality and efficiency of my web development projects. 1) Alertbox: Current Issues in Web Usability Alertbox is Jakob Nielsen’s bi-weekly column that discusses web usability. 2) TheBestDesigns.com 3) A List Apart 4) Getting Real by 37 Signals 7) mootools
10 Absolute "Nos!" for Freelancers | creativebits 1) Can you show me a mock-up to help us choose a designer/developer? No. I fell for this once when I was young and naive. 2) Can you give us a discount rate? There are A LOT of companies out there that do not see web design as a service worth more than $20 an hour. 3) Will you register and host my site? Sure it seems like a good idea -- free recurring revenue right? 4) Can you copy this site? Now you may think that I answer "No" strictly from a moral standpoint, and although that is true, there are other equally important reasons. 5) Can I pay for my e-commerce site from my website sales? I hate to be the pessimist, but when I am asked this, I want to tell them that they most likely won't make any money so they might as well ask me to do it for free. 6) I have a great idea. Not much different from #5, but could be a much larger time waster if you buy in. 7) Do you have an IM account? 8) Can I just pay the whole amount when it's done?