Design Business Links 2 April 2014

Great con­tent found by Pariah and shared to the design and cre­ative com­mu­ni­ties on social media.

  • 101 Most Useful Websites for Anyone
    “The 101 Most Useful Websites
    These sites solve at least one prob­lem real­ly well and they all have sim­ple web address­es
    (URLs) that you can eas­i­ly mem­o­rize thus sav­ing a trip to Google.”
  • Sharpen up! 3 Steps to Simplifying Your Design

    You don’t need to include every­thing but the kitchen sink with­in your design. A great way to avoid a dis­tract­ing and unap­peal­ing web­site is to sim­ply sim­pli­fy it.

    Today’s arti­cle fea­tures three easy but effec­tive ways to trim the fat off of your web­site.”

  • Using a media kit to get more free­lance busi­ness, bet­ter refer­rals, and more pub­lic­i­ty
    “Over the past few months I have had that exact same thought over and over. While apply­ing for design con­tests, sub­mit­ting art­work to a local art show, land­ing a new client from anoth­er province who I have nev­er and like­ly will nev­er meet, and …
  • Keep a “Spark File” and Refer to It Often for Creativity and New Projects
    “This is why for the past eight years or so I’ve been main­tain­ing a sin­gle doc­u­ment where I keep all my hunch­es: ideas for arti­cles, speech­es, soft­ware fea­tures, star­tups, ways of fram­ing a chap­ter I know I’m going to write, even whole books. I…
  • Referrals are Not Enough: How Buyers Evaluate Professional Services

    We rea­soned that if you under­stood the eval­u­a­tive habits of pro­fes­sion­al ser­vices buy­ers, you’d be bet­ter equipped to craft an online pres­ence that places you above the com­pe­ti­tion and makes you a high-growth firm.

  • Referrals are Not Enough: How Buyers Evaluate Professional Services

    We rea­soned that if you under­stood the eval­u­a­tive habits of pro­fes­sion­al ser­vices buy­ers, you’d be bet­ter equipped to craft an online pres­ence that places you above the com­pe­ti­tion and makes you a high-growth firm.

  • iPad Browsers Compared: Which Is Best?

    The iPad, be it the full-size or mini, is a great device for brows­ing the web, and we have reviewed most of the lead­ing third-party browsers avail­able. Today we’re look­ing at the best brows­er for a vari­ety of dif­fer­ent pur­pos­es: exten­sive read­ing, research and pri­va­cy, to name but a few.

  • How to cut the bag­gage of low-paying clients and get more high-paying ones

    And after a few years of offer­ing deals, giv­ing out dis­counts, and cut­ting rates, many free­lancers are weighed down with the bag­gage of clients who don’t pay well or some­times don’t even pay at all.”

  • How to cut the bag­gage of low-paying clients and get more high-paying ones

    And after a few years of offer­ing deals, giv­ing out dis­counts, and cut­ting rates, many free­lancers are weighed down with the bag­gage of clients who don’t pay well or some­times don’t even pay at all.”

  • 10 Quick Ways to Get Your Business Known

    The good news is that mar­ket­ing doesn’t have to be hard and you haven’t missed out. Here’s ten tips to help you make a plan.

  • Ask a Designer: Why Switching Fonts Won’t Save the US Government Millions

    Thomas Phinney: “I like inno­v­a­tive ideas to save mon­ey. Really, I do. But I wish the media and pub­lic had con­sult­ed some experts on this area before going nuts pro­mot­ing this idea,” Phinney wrote, con­clud­ing that the idea to switch to Garamond from Times New Roman, “just doesn’t hold water – or save mon­ey – with­out los­ing leg­i­bil­i­ty”.”

  • New York Times pub­lish­es a salary nego­ti­a­tion guide for women. Where is the guide for sex­ist employ­ers?
    “This week, the New York Times pub­lished a salary nego­ti­a­tion guide for women. The primer aims to help female employ­ees ask for rais­es with a care­ful blend of mas­cu­line aggres­sion and fem­i­nine def­er­ence that’s been proven to dis­arm employ­ers wh…
  • 7 Tricks To Help You Find The Right Images For Your Blog Posts

    It can be tough to come up with fea­ture images to go with blog posts if your forte is not in art or design, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth your time. Today I’m going to show you:
    Why you should always illus­trate your posts,
    What makes a good fea­ture image, and
    7 easy, do-it-yourself ways to come up with images to go with your blog posts.”

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