A Freelance Web Designers Blog

July 25, 2014
A brief summary of using a standing desk

As a freelance web designer I spend most of my time sat on my arse. Because of this (not-so-sudden) realisation, I’ve been trying out a standing desk. In total I’ve been sampling the concept for a week or so and although I have enjoyed it on occasions, I’m still not completely sold on it. I thought… View Article

July 20, 2014
Turn off voice-over on your Macbook Pro

Woops what did you press? All of a sudden your mac is telling you everything that is happening on your screen, and what’s worse you are in a public space and don’t know how to turn it off! Don’t worry is really straight forward to toggle: 1. You can just hit cmd + F5 to… View Article

July 18, 2014
When outrageous (design) was possible

I had a distant memory of a video I once saw on Vimeo today when I was on there trying to be all cool and hip a few months ago. I recall enjoying the video so much that I decided to dig it out. Luckily it took all of one search to reveal itself. I absolutely… View Article

July 18, 2014
Google+ SEO Experiment

When Google launches a social networking platform, how can you not be interested? Being a professional in the field of SEO and web, I signed up for a Google+ account on day one, however I have to confess I’ve not really used it an awful lot since then… That is until now! TADA! *applause* After reading a… View Article

June 17, 2014
Better online security

For small businesses and services, launching a website for the first time can be really exciting. You can find new customers and begin to enhance your reputation as well as your income. Its not all good news though. Getting online doesn’t come without its risks and security around your website is very important, particularly if its… View Article

June 11, 2014
Freelancing from home

If you’re any kind of freelancer, or you are self employed, you will know all about working from home and how hard it can be. There are times when sitting down at the computer and pushing pixels seems like the last thing you want to do. I’m with you on this one, I know all about… View Article

June 9, 2014
A brand new layout

If you are reading this post, you are looking at my brand new website. I have spent the past few weeks designing and building a custom WordPress theme and I’m really pleased to be able to soft-launch it today. There is still quite a lot of cleaning up that I need to do but I… View Article

May 21, 2014
A sticky header that shrinks when you scroll

Sticky headers are cool, especially as long one-page websites seem to be here to stay for the foreseeable future. They help the user by offering the navigation all the way down the page, which means they don’t have to do loads of scrolling each time they want to navigate to a different jump point or page.

May 19, 2014
Offline website promotion still has its place

I’ve seen client and individuals get very blinkered once they get their website on the internet. They feel that once its there live, the only place where it can be promoted is online.

May 12, 2014
Some thoughts on practicing web design

Everyone is different and because of that, each individual approaches web design in a different way. Despite this though, there is one constant…everyone must practice.

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