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C.R.A.P. Design Principles

Learn the C.R.A.P. Design Principles I use when designing sites: Contrast Repitition Alignment Proximity These principles, combined with great use of white space, solid typography, and powerful media (photos / video) will take your sites a long way to looking...

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Full-Time Job to Freelancing

There are many ways to achieve the switch from your full-time job to freelancing. For me, it was a gradual, steady build that started with me working at night and weekends (sometimes called "moonlighting"), eventually leaving my full-time job for a part-time job...

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Hardly Working from Home

In honor of Launch Day for Break Into Web, I wanted to post one of my favorite freelance videos: "Hardly Working from Home" My favorite line has to be: Change out of my sweats, into work sweats... Commute to my office, it's just 39 steps! I hope you enjoy this video...

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My Favorite Way to get New Web Design Clients

One of the questions I hear most from wannabe freelance web designers is... "But how would I get clients?" You guys, there are SO MANY WAYS to find clients that our Break Into Web (How to Create a 6-Figure Web Design Business) course goes into in detail, but I'm going...

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How to Transition from Graphic Design to Web Design

This topic is near and dear to my heart as I originally started out designing band posters and CD artwork. When the band needed a website, I figured I could try my hand at it. I never looked back. The transition was not easy though. Here are some ideas on how to make...

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Top 4 Tips for Growing a Business ‘On the Side’

Ahh, the beginning. I sometimes miss those days. The "hustle", the late nights & weekend (aka: "moonlighting"), and chasing the dream of being a fulltime freelancer. It's a magical time. It can also be a very difficult and frustrating time. Here are my top 4 tips...

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Pros and Cons of the Freelance Lifestyle

I LOVE being a freelancer. It's the only way to go as far as I'm concerned, BUT it's not for everyone. Perhaps there are people who prefer to work in cubicles, or others who really enjoy clocking out at 5:00 on the dot, or even others who revel in office politics or...

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3 Web Design Tools I Can’t Live Without

John here.  =) Hmm...it's hard to narrow it down to 3, but I'll do my best!  =) There are some tools you just need to have in order to be a well-rounded web designer.  For me, these 3 are: 1. Photoshop Technically, Photoshop is a print design tool. However, web...

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