You can be the best designer or developer in the world, but if you don’t know how to invoice, you’re going to have problems getting paid on time — or at all. The best way to get paid on time is to be extremely clear with clients about payment terms. When is payment due? How […]
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Creating a successful online business can be a challenge even for an experienced entrepreneur. The number of potential pitfalls multiply as technology becomes increasingly diverse. So this handy infographic, designed by ecommerce platforms, offers some welcome advice for anyone pushing out a startup in the coming year. Should you be using images, or focus everything […]
Photographers love to hate weddings. On one hand, wedding photography can be a nice hit of cash. On the other, wedding photography is often more work than its worth. In this article, I will share a wedding photography business model that I have been using that has maximized my wedding profitability and allows me to [...]
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to reverse the order of all or some of your layers in Photoshop.
CSS3 elevates the feasibility of what we can build on websites using just HTML and CSS. You can find amazing examples that we have previously featured. But let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves, a complicated design will need codes that may give you a headache. Instead, we are ... Continue reading »
Working as a freelancer can be very rewarding. You get to chuck the nine to five grind and work whenever you like. You can leave that tiny cubicle behind and work out of your own home office. You won’t have to lose three hours out of every day on that long miserable commute either. As […]
With all the flat style madness going on in the design community, we can quickly see how this is the direction of the future. Whether it’s icon design, mobile design, or web design, beautiful playful colors, lines and shapes are creating a new world for us to play in. Having said that, the current tutorial […]
I’m a huge advocate of automation because it makes life that much simpler. Why spend time on menial, monotonous tasks that suck your life-force right out when you have a computer to do things for you? This is especially true for web development. Many development tasks can be a chore. ... Continue reading »
As a final step, I copied and pasted the badge back into Photoshop. I grabbed an amazing image from among all of the amazing images at Unsplash and applied it to the background. I desaturated the image, and overlaid a subtle grunge texture. On a layer below the badge, I used a large soft white brush to hide a little bit of the background photo so that it wouldn’t be to distracting showing through the badge.
It can be expensive to work with an accountant. Do you really need one? And what, beyond filing your tax return, should you use them for? If you’re serious about growing your business, the right accountant can help you make long-term strategic financial decisions. They can also help with lease negotiations, cash and treasury management, ongoing tax reporting, and financial planning. They can even help you change business structures. How to find an accountant that’s right for you The
WordPress Watermark Processor plugin can add unlimited number of watermarks (text/image) to ANY image available on the host. This is the only plugin on the market which has native support for «NextGEN Gallery». But the coolest thing is called «Custom Images». This feature allows to build rules for catching and processing absolutely any image on the server! Finally it becomes possible to create really amazing and complex watermarks using multiple positions, dynamic size, r
The book suggestion of this week is about how to create products that got people to use very often. The title of the book is Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products by Nir Eyal. As I said, the book ask the questions: Why do some products capture widespread attention while others flop? What makes us engage with certain products out of sheer habit? Is there a pattern underlying how technologies hook us? Nir Eyal answers these questions (and many more) by explaining the Hook Model—a fou