12 brackets extensions that will make your life easier

12 Brackets Extensions That Will Make Your Life Easier

Design, Internet, Web Development
Brackets is a great source code editor for web designers and front-end web developers. It has a ton of useful features out of the box. You can make your Brackets experience even better by using extensions. These Brackets extensions will help make your web design and front-end web development workflow a little easier. Quickly see the current level of browser support a certain web technology has without leaving Brackets. This…
7 free ux e books worth reading

7 Free UX E-Books Worth Reading

Design, Internet
The best designers are lifelong students. While nothing beats experience in the field, the amount of helpful online resources certainly helps keep our knowledge sharp. In this post, I’ve rounded up some useful e-books that provide excellent UX advice and insights. This is a free e-book by usability consultancy firm Userfocus. The best part of this book is its casual tone. Acronyms like “the CRAP way to usability” and The…
a look at the hourly rates of freelance designers and developers

A Look at the Hourly Rates of Freelance Designers and Developers

Design, Internet, Web Development
Freelancers often struggle with how to price their services. There are many sites that offer salary data for full-time employees, but none that do so for freelancers. We’ve managed to collect data about freelance hourly rates over at Bonsai, and we wanted to make it public, so we built Rate Explorer to make it easy for people to see our data on how much freelance designers and developers charge by…
can handwritten letters get you more clients

Can Handwritten Letters Get You More Clients?

Design, Internet
At the start of last year, I was in a tight spot. I’m a freelance writer, and my steady flow of work had slowed down and dried up. In February 2014, I made just over $7,000. In February 2015, however, I made just under $2,000. That’s a 70% pay cut when compared to the previous year’s earnings. With my income declining rapidly to the point at which it was well…
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