The People List

The People List

You know a lot of people. So do I. It’s astounding in fact how many people we actually know. Have you looked at how many Facebook friends you have lately? Most likely you have hundreds if not thousands. As a freelance artist, these people you’ve met – your network – are your single greatest resource.Read More...
Book Review: Successful Freelancing for Web Designers

Book Review: Successful Freelancing for Web Designers

The cover of this book displays an illustration of a robot juggling seven yellow balls (as you can see). At first this picture made no sense to me – after all, I thought this book was about freelance web designing, not juggling but as I began reading the book, it occurred to me thatRead More...
WordPress: “.com” versus “.org”

WordPress: “.com” versus “.org”

Lately I’ve been getting this question a lot: What’s the difference between a site built using WordPress.com and a site built using WordPress.org? My hope is that this blog post will answer that question thoroughly, and explain in detail the pros and cons of using each WordPress platform (.com or .org) to build a website.
Color Theory 101

Color Theory 101

Are you one of those people to whom “what colors look good together” is a vague and ambiguous mystery that can never be seen as any sort of exact science? I was that way for many years until I finally took to learning something about color theory. This post will aim to take the mysteryRead More...
Integrating Your Blog into an External Site

Integrating Your Blog into an External Site

Recently I was working on a client’s website and received a request for the first time. This client wanted her blog integrated into the main page of her site–in other words, on her website’s main page she wanted a section that said “From the Blog” or something similar, followed by the latest three blog posts,Read More...
Web Design: A Brief History

Web Design: A Brief History

I built my first website in 1997. Then a freshman in high school, I used a website builder called Angelfire, a free service that had a very tight and inflexible template into which you could enter a limited amount of information, and call it your own site. I realize how lame this sounds now, butRead More...
Google Analytics

Google Analytics

My mom scored big points the day she told me about Google Analytics. I’ll confess, at that time I didn’t know exactly what the word analytics meant (“the science of logical analysis” according to dictionary.com) but I got excited when my mom told me what it does. Google Analytics can tell you pretty much anythingRead More...
Starting From Scratch

Starting From Scratch

When I first discovered that I had a passion for creating neat stuff on the web, I knew I had two choices: go back to school and get an expensive degree, or read a lot of books and teach myself what I wanted to know. Because at that time I was paying my rent withRead More...

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