5 Ways to Keep Your Cool

While inspired by the heat I am currently experiencing in BC this has nothing to do with that type of heat. We have all had a client that did more than ask us for a ‘bigger logo.’ You know the client that you sit with and brainstorm for new ideas for the design work. You […]

Scope Creep and the In House Designer

At one time or another each freelancer must deal with a client regarding the question of scope creep. As freelancer’s it can be easier to put your foot down, assuming you have a contract, and say no to added features at the same price. But what does an in house designer do? They don’t have […]

The News: IE 8 may not suck and the freelancer bootcamp

What I feel is the biggest news of the day is the fact that IE 8 now passes the Acid 2 test. So it may be that we won’t hate IE as much in the future. Admittedly we will still have to wait for IE 6 to die. Over at Freelancer Magazine there has been […]

The News: Firefox is alive, seo, and some marketing advice

Today is a great day for web designer’s. It seems that Firefox is finally over 20% of the market share in browsers. Firefox is awesome, and it is wonderful to see it reach this milestone. Hopefully this really pushes IE to be standards compliant instead of the PITA that all web designers are familiar with. […]

The Daily News: WordPress 2.7 and pricing your projects

How about we start the day with some twitter inspiration. Use the link to check out some creative twitter backgrounds and get some inspiration for designing your own. I know mine could sure use a refresh. Next up today is some feature previews for WordPress 2.7, which I am really excited about. Overall the interface […]

Is Crowdsourcing the Answer?

I just read an article on Sitepoint about Crowdsourcing for Freelancers. For those who are unfamiliar with the term, crowdsourcing is when you put your project up on a site (99designs, Crowdspring…) and get multiple options for the design. You then pick one and pay for that. I feel that it basically amounts to spec […]

The Daily News: Keeping clients, javascript and an interview

Keeping Clients Around Once you do the hard work of landing a client you always want to keep them. Repeat work for good clients is always a bit easier. If you want some tips on those little things that keep clients around check out this article on Freelance Switch. It lists 3 easy ways to […]

Onsite or Offsite: Which type of freelancer works for you?

Lots of small business need continuing maintenance on their websites. For some it makes sense to have your employees or yourself do the edits and updates that need to be done. Sometimes though it takes someone that has more technical knowledge in web design to do the edits for you. When you are at the […]

Get Jobs just by Responding

Many of you know that I work fulltime as well as freelance somewhere near fulltime. Currently at my fulltime job we are looking for a company to partner with us specifically for Information Architecture work. As the in house guy it is my job to find evaluate and solicit quotes from web companies that provide […]

Using Social Media to Market your Business

Most people out there now have profiles in a number of social media networks. From Facebook to Twitter most of us are familiar with social media and how it can help us connect with people. It is also possible to use the power of social media to find new clients, but how. It’s in the […]