C.R.A.P. Design Principles

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...
Full-Time Job to Freelancing

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...
Hardly Working from Home

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...
Pros and Cons of the Freelance Lifestyle

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...
Field Trip Day

Field Trip Day

Every now and then I have a very “Freelance-y” kinda day – where I don’t actually work at all between the standard working hours. This particular day, I attended my preschooler’s field trip to the WOW Children’s Museum, then met my...