How to Launch a Career in Web Design or Development in 5 Steps

First of all my motto is always "learn by doing."  Now let's get straight to the point.  Here are five basic steps to becoming a web designer or developer. 1. Learn HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. EVERYTHING on the Internet is made from these three things and you should at...

WordPress Security Hacks

As WordPress becomes the Internets preferred Content Management System more and more, the security threats will proliferate more and more!  WordPress by itself is already a pretty secure piece of software, but the more you customize it the more vulnerable it is likely...

Good Habits of Great Web Designers

What habits should a web designer have? In my last two posts, I talked first about meta-habits, or how to create habits, and then about what bad habits to avoid, but I have yet to talk about what good habits web designers should have. In my post about meta-habits, the...
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5 Web Design Rookie Mistakes You Should Avoid

5 Web Design Rookie Mistakes You Should Avoid

There are two ways to learn any skill. One is by experience and the other is by being taught from someone who already has that experience. As with any skill, there are common web design mistakes that nearly everyone makes early on. Here, I want to guide you through...

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The Good News Is That The Problem Is Not Your Client…

The Good News Is That The Problem Is Not Your Client…

To be blunt, the real problem is NOT your client.  The real problem is YOU.  Yes, I know that is harsh, but it is actually very good news because you can’t do anything about how your clients are, but you can do quite a lot about you!  Clients are who they are, and...

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Have a Standout Job Interview

Have a Standout Job Interview

What I have learned from conducting hundreds of web design job interviews In my last article I talked about how to get a web design job interview.  Over the last six years I have conducted literally hundreds of job interviews, mostly for web design or development...

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How To Get a Web Design Job Interview

How To Get a Web Design Job Interview

Normally my focus on this blog is for freelance web design.  I know things are tough right now and there are very legitimate reasons to seek the security of working for a company or web design firm.  Over the last six years I have sifted through hundreds, maybe...

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5 Self-Motivation Techniques for Web Developers

5 Self-Motivation Techniques for Web Developers

We all have our own little bi-polar ups and downs to one degree or another.  During the manic phase everything is interesting and motivation and energy are abundant.  The trick during these high points is to focus on one thing for more than a few minutes.  But for...

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