Achieving Success Using Popular Freelance Sites

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Getting your feet wet as a freelance web designer can be a daunting task. Especially for students and young designers, the lack of a rich and meaningful portfolio or a client network is a tough hump to get over. Popular freelance sites such as elance or odesk can provide a great way to get started in the industry but with such a large user base it can be tough to stand out. However, if you can manage to milk some success out of sites like these it can lead to a very bright future in freelance design.

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Clients! Stop searching for a designer/developer!

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As an emerging freelance designer I take some time every now and then to do some project hunting and it is starting to drive me insane. I am not losing my mind due to the time consumed or a lack of success but rather for contacting potential clients under false pretenses. Please forgive me but when you post a job requesting the services of a freelance web designer my impression is that you need someone to design a website for you. All too often I come to find out that what these clients need is a web developer to build applications and scripts for their websites. And as you may assume this misunderstanding goes the other way around as well. And the coup de grâce of all is the job posting for a web Designer/Developer in where the poster assumes that everyone who designs web sites also develops them.

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Apple iPad: Am I Required To Be Impressed?

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Because I am not. I can’t help but see all of these rave reviews on the Apple iPad and how it’s a digital revolution and a part of me just feels like this has to be a joke that I have been left out on. I caught some of Steve Jobs’ presentation on various YouTube videos that will probably be removed sooner or later and I simply didn’t see any features to be impressed with.

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The Future of Flash in Web Design

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I have always questioned the practicality of Flash within web design. Initially Flash was avoided because load times were too much to bear for dial-up users. But as high speed internet became the norm Flash websites still had trouble finding a permanent home in web design, and the truth of the matter is that Flash doesn’t belong in web design.

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Understanding Keywords and Using Them Right

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Keywords… They make the world go round. The internet world at least. Keywords are one of the most vital elements on the web these days when it comes to marketing your company and your web site. These terms and phrases separated by spaces or commas link your site with the public; they breathe fresh air[.....]

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