Category: Freelance

Don’t listen to those productivity gurus: why waking up at 6am won’t make you successful

If you want to be successful, many experts and life-hackers say you should wake up at 6 am, take a cold shower, exercise, meditate, journal and brainstorm, review and set goals, read news and industry sites, consume inspiring content, eat a protein-rich breakfast Whew. That’s a lot to accomplish before 8 am. I’m ...

Microsites for Case Studies

A lot of y’all have personal sites. Personal sites with portfolios. Or you work for or own an agency where showing off the work you do is arguably even more important. Often the portfolio area of a site is the most fretted and hard to pull off. Do you link to the live projects? Screenshots? How many? How much do ...

iOS for Webworkers: Track Expenses With Bobby 2

If there’s a lot of month to go through at the end of your money, this is either due to your income, or due to your expenses, or a deadly combination of the two. In all of these cases, Bobby 2 can help you. Bobby 2: Expense Manager From Amsterdam Bobby 2 by Yummygum, based in Amsterdam, NL, is a gorgeous app for ...

Tool Tip: Best Resume Ever, the Resume Generator for Developers

Developers are technocratic enough to have Node generate a resume for them. And, strangely, this is pretty cool. Best-Resume-Ever is a resume generator for Node.js. Based on Vue and LESS, it doesn’t require an underlying aesthetic understanding at all. One could be cheeky and say that this was ideal for programme...

Pros and Cons: Design With Templates

“Real” designers will throw their hands up in horror as soon as someone mentions the word “template” or “theme.” Let’s take a more objective look at the whole thing. Design Templates: a Massive Market A template, or a theme, how CMS typically call it, is not a negative thing in...

Why Designers Love Dribbble and Behance so Much

Dribbble and Behance are the top self-adulation platforms of the craft. And this serves a very natural purpose. Web Designer, Between Heaven and Hell The web designer is a species that lives in between two worlds. At least, many of them feel like that. For one, there are the clients from hell, and on the other hand, th...

Subscription Models: Does it Make Sense to Become the Netflix of Design?

Subscription models are on the rise. There’s no doubting that. Could a subscription model be a good choice for designers? Subscriptions Are Everywhere I’m a fan of the subscription concept. Thus, you probably won’t be surprised to hear that I’m subscribed to Sky, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Sav...

Awareness and Design, a Dream Team

If you are in the process of integrating awareness into your life, you should also do so on the professional level. In design, this helps you in many different ways. Barely Anyone Draws the Right Conclusions Voluntarily At the start of last year, I started integrating awareness exercises into my daily routine. In the b...

Tool Tip: Quickly Uncover Image Theft With Copypants

Who doesn’t know this? You use your own image on your website. Others like them too, and suddenly, your image is being passed around. Copypants helps you protect your property. There Are Lots of Services Against Image Thieves There are many services that help you find image thieves. The easiest method is feeding ...

Your Idea of Creativity is Wrong

I hear this everywhere I look. Nobody thinks they’re creative. You say you simply couldn’t do it. I think, your idea of creativity is just wrong. What is creativity to you? Do you believe that only painters, musicians, and other artists are creative? If that is the case, I think your definition of the term ...