A Freelance Web Designers Blog

November 5, 2015
Run multiple Jekyll installs on your local machine

Jekyll is an amazingly cool static website generator. Recently I have been using it for clients and personal projects. Its fast to set up and easy to deploy. One of the things I also really like about it, is that it supports SASS out of the box and compiles for you as you save. Neat!… View Article

October 31, 2015
Create a shortcut (alias) in Terminal

If you frequently use Terminal you will be well aware of how annoying it is to have to constantly navigate to folders you regularly use. Luckily there is a simple way of creating permanent shortcuts where you set what you type in order to navigate to the folder you want. 1.Open Terminal. 2. Type ‘open… View Article

May 20, 2015
Teach and educate your readers

For many, building a successful blog feels like a dark art. I’ve blogged for more than 10 years, yet still there are times when making something a success feels like a complete mystery. I browse my favourite blogs and despite them churning out average content, they seem to attract thousands of followers on Twitter and Facebook. I’ve often asked… View Article

March 10, 2015
Take a holiday ffs

Just because your clients are breathing down your neck, doesn’t mean you should feel guilty about some down time. Take a holiday ffs! Step back, drop your tools and book yourself a holiday. Its a great way to get away from everything, free up your brain and get some perspective. Three years into working self-employed,… View Article

November 3, 2014
Mark message as read without being 'seen' on Facebook

So someone sends you a message on Facebook and you don’t want them to know its been ‘seen’, however you still have to deal with the annoying notification. So how do you get rid of the notification without informing the sender you have read the message? Its pretty simple and quick. Just make sure you… View Article

October 23, 2014
Resolve white screen of death on post.php Wordpress

Are you experiencing the white screen of death when you try and save a page or make changes to the setting in a plugin (when WordPress uses post.php)? I’ve just been having this issue with my local install and the fix was annoyingly simple. I turned on debugger in the wp-config.php file. (I suggest having… View Article

October 17, 2014
Quickly locate a layer in Photoshop

As a web designer or freelance web developer you will often have to work with PSD files with hundreds of layers. What’s annoying is when you just want one particular layer and can’t find it because its lost somewhere in the list. Lucky there is a quick way to locate a layer without having to… View Article

October 7, 2014
Permalinks refuse to change in Wordpress

If you are a freelance web designer the chances are you use WordPress for a lot of your builds. Its lightweight and very flexible, making it an ideal platform to learn in order to please a wide range of clients. One issue I recently had that messed with my head for longer than it should… View Article

October 2, 2014
Change your default browser on mac OS

I’ve often wondered why all my HTML files and browser requests opened in Firefox…that was until today. It turns out that Safari (The native browser with OS) is responsible for setting your default browser which is a tad strange, so you have to make changes through their Preferences panel. Open up Safari > Preferences. For this I usually… View Article

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