Usability for an eCommerce site is very similar to what you would implement on an effective website design that succeeds in interacting with its users. With a few minor tweaks here and there, of course.
The recent article, 5 Ways for Freelance Designers to Build Your Brand has generated a lot of interest here on DesignersCouch. You can read the full article at: http://designerscouch.org/show_article/194/5-ways-for-freelance-designers-to-build-your-brand.html.
More Web Marketing Best Practices Recently we evaluated some best and worst practices in web marketing in Customer Acquisition Versus Cheap Sales Tactics. Read the article at http://designerscouch.org/show_article/180/customer-acquisition-versus-cheap-sales-tactics.html.
So you’re serious about being a fulltime freelance designer. You’ll probably never have the brand imprint of Leo Burnett. Don’t worry. You don’t need it.
As designers we envision and witness the birth of an idea, and as developers, we project that idea in the form of an application. If you think you have the "next best" idea for an iPhone application, then now you can design and develop one too! Building applications for the iPhone is evolving rapidly not only in the hands of software programmers, but web designers and developers as well.
Here are the next 6 signs you should walk away from a project. Take this advice and you’ll avoid projects and clients that will drag you down with them. For the first 4 signs read http://designerscouch.org/show_article/191/10-signs-you-should-walk-away-from-a-project-part-one.html.
Have you ever had that creeping feeling that the project you were chasing just wasn’t going to work out? That sensation may have continued through the sales process and even after you signed the client.
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Everyone that's a designer (even some developers) has at least one or two pieces of artwork or concepts laying around. Why not battle the economic turndown and sell your work for some cash?
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