10 Tools to Help Minimize the Broken Links on Your Site

10 Tools to Help Minimize the Broken Links on Your Site

Broken links are one of the main reasons visitors arrive at a site only to never return again. When you're reading content on a website (especially a blog) and you're referenced with a link, your first thought is usually to click on it (dependent on how "click-enticing" it is). Right?

 
Finding Your Sweet Spot-Part Two

Finding Your Sweet Spot-Part Two

In part one of Finding Your Sweet Spot, we established that designers—and entrepreneurs of all ilk—easily fall into a common trap. It’s the treadmill analogy. We work so hard to win so many types of business that we forget to stop and focus on the types of opportunities we really need to be successful.

 
Finding Your Sweet Spot-Part One

Finding Your Sweet Spot-Part One

Frequently designers and other entrepreneurs fall into a trap. They work so hard to chase business opportunities that they miss the big picture. They lose sight of the kind of opportunities they really want. Their focus dulls on who they are and the kinds of businesses they need to work with to reach their growth goals.

 
10 Questions that Will Build Your Design Business, Part Two

10 Questions that Will Build Your Design Business, Part Two

In part two we’re looking at asking the right questions to grow your freelance design business. You may be a hero for your clients, but are you asking the right questions? The kind that will help you close more business and get more repeat business?

 
25 Superb Mac Applications and Their Websites

25 Superb Mac Applications and Their Websites

Mac applications are widely recognized and used not only because their great to interact with, but also because of their beautiful websites. Today we are showcasing 25 Superb Mac Applications and Their Websites. These beautifully designed web interfaces have become the pinnacle of inspiration for hundreds of websites circulating the web.

 
15 of the Best Code Snippet Repositories and Resources for Designers

15 of the Best Code Snippet Repositories and Resources for Designers

Code Repositories allow you to store any code snippets of your choice either to host, share, or to ask for feedback. A large portion of developers store their different codes on their computers within different folders for later use. Why not save the space on your hard drive and have your snippet gain exposure by submitting it to one of several code repositories that exist?

 
Design Soul-dier: John Brevard Mixes Ecology, Consciousness, and Art

Design Soul-dier: John Brevard Mixes Ecology, Consciousness, and Art

http://www.johnbrevard.com has had an interesting life, to say the least. He was born into a prominent, politically-linked family in Miami, Florida (any native of the area might find his grandmother’s name, Mary Call Collins, familiar).

 
10 Questions that Will Build Your Design Business, part one

10 Questions that Will Build Your Design Business, part one

Freelancers, independent consultants and sole proprietors are cowboys. You’re out there on your own creating success. You’re in charge or your own destiny. You’re a problem solver, a champion, a hero to your clients.

 
How to Compete as a Freelancer When You're Starting Out, Part Two

How to Compete as a Freelancer When You're Starting Out, Part Two

Welcome to part two of How to Compete as a Freelancer When You’re Starting Out. http://designerscouch.org/show_article/199/how-to-compete-as-a-freelancer-when-youre-starting-out-part-one.html addressed the first four ways to be competitive as a new freelance designer:

 
Jetsetting with World-Traveling Designer Colin Wright

Jetsetting with World-Traveling Designer Colin Wright

I can't even explain to you how much my mind has been preoccupied with fantasies of throwin' my laptop in my backpack, my boots on my feet and taking this writing gig on the road.

 
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