Jan Cavan is a web/graphic designer, illustrator, blogger, geek, the girl behind Dawghouse Design Studio... and a breakdancer wannabe. We've interviewed Jan about working as a freelance designer and running a blog.
Working out what to charge for your web design services can be very difficult. Most designers don't publish their rates so it can be impossible to compare your prices to others in the industry. I thought it would be helpful to find out and share what others are charging!
Chris Spooner is a creative designer, avid blogger and is generally crazy about pretty colours and shapes. Chris runs the popular blogs Line25 and Blog.SpoonGraphics where he shares his designs, tutorials and inspiration.
BaseKit is a website builder, integrated website CMS for web designers that takes your Photoshop design and produces a clean coded web page in minutes. You can also add dynamic content to web pages quickly and precisely without touching the code.
MiniBooks is an iPhone App for Freshbooks that puts invoicing in the palm of your hand. Manage clients, send invoices, enter payments, check on rates from past jobs, run timers, and much more, all from your iPhone.
CodeSublime take your designs and convert them to standards compliant website code that is ready to be put online. The code they provide is tested in multiple web browsers and they've kindly offered to give away a one page PSD to XHTML conversion to two of our readers!
It is more than likely that every freelance web designer has, at some stage in their career, not been paid for their work. Frustrating isn't it? This article is designed to help ensure you get paid for the work you've done every single time with lots of tips, advice and resources.
Rob Hawkes is a web developer and is currently studying Interactive Media Production at Bournemouth University on the South Coast of England. He thrives on new technology and solving problems through code.
We've put together a free collection of popular credit card, debit card and payment icons in PNG format. The icons come in 3 different sizes with both curved edge and straight edge versions that will look great on any website!
It's the end of The Web Design Blog's first month and I'd just like to say thank you to everyone for reading our articles and contributing comments and suggestions about the website. Here is a roundup of September and a preview of what you can expect in October...