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Most people are aware of the term “web development,” but to be specific it involves content development, design, search engine optimization, net security configuration, and e-commerce development. Web development is one of the fastest moving and important industries in the world. It is constantly changing and growing to suit the needs of businesses and users alike. It is important to be able to predict what the future holds in this industry. Trends change like the wind, and if you do not know the next trends you are likely to be out of work. Do not worry though, because with some careful attention to details, it is not all that difficult to make sound judgments. Every new site made somehow influences the way that people view …

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There is an old saying about beauty only being superficial and limited. What is inside is what matters, and this is also true for website design. There are a lot of people who can create a visually attractive website these days. You can find many tools out there, which make website design much easier than it used to be. Creating a website that simply looks good is not the most important part of design. If you want to make a website which users will really enjoy using there has to be more than just visual appeal. Sometimes attractive websites simply hinder from usability. This article will discuss the different between good looking websites and truly beautiful website design. The goal is to enhance the users …

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Social networks are a great way to increase your presence online and network with peers and employers. If you already have a Twitter account and are familiar with the basics, your goal should be to increase the amount of followers whom you have. You want these people to read your tweets and hopefully share them with their own followers. This can cause a snow ball effect which can really spread your content around the net faster than many other methods of advertisement. Personal or business name? When you are creating your Twitter account for a business you need to decide whether to use your own name or your company’s name. Each of the options has its own pros and cons. However, if you are looking …

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Amazon is clearly the master when it comes to e-commerce websites. However, does this mean that no one should even try to compete with them? When you are creating your own site you should try to set your goals high. Some people will state that trying to compete with Amazon is simply crazy, but you can create a website which can rival this behemoth of the industry. The goal of having a great e-commerce site lies within the product page. Creating a good one can be difficult and complex, and this is why so many sites do not get it right. The page on your e-commerce site that gives the highest conversion rate is the product page. That means that this page is what will …

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The key to successfully using this application is to beef your profile up and use applications in the right way. This will help you to network with clients and other designers in the community. Many people view LinkedIn as a glorified job network, but there is more to it than that. Since being created in 2003 it has been faithfully followed by those in the business and job seeking community. Having a profile on LinkedIn shows others that you know the importance of creating professional relationships with others and networking online. LinkedIn helps those looking for work to communicate with each other about different available job positions. Sure, people can interact in relation to work on other social networks like Twitter and Facebook, but LinkedIn …

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Competition is what has kept the monopoly out of sight. Seriously, let’s pick any random business, and you’ll see a number of players in there. Well, we can’t ignore the fact that these players have made a name and reputation due to their long-term struggle for a share unlike freelancers. I really empathize with them; they’ve got a lot of time to themselves and minimum resources. How can they possibly reach the same level? Fortunately, bidding websites have sprung up now, and they’ve allowed freelancers to market themselves with a cover letter. However, these projects do not pay as much and end up stressing them a lot! Luckily, new avenues are opening up to increase business, and that is so not the clichéd “online only”. …

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Since the web was created, the design of websites has really come a long way. Simple designs have started to become increasingly popular, as they were when the web was invented.  Functionality and usability are now the key elements to consider when creating a website, rather than fancy designs, which detract from the user’s experience. This is a trend that has risen in popularity, but as with most trends, it will probably change in time. In days to come, we just might see website design revert back to extravagant websites, which push good content and usability aside. When the web was new people approached it in a similar way to printed media. Professional web designers were still in low numbers and most of them were …

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If you’re a full time freelancer, then you should know how important it is to be updated with the world and its changing ways. Keep up with blogs on current issues; in fact, you could sign up to a social network and save yourself a fair amount of time. They are frequently updated with blogs of your favorite writer. You can compile enough information to get started on your own. I wouldn’t discourage you to do any of this, but I would rather inform you of the consequences. As a freelancer you tend to overload yourselves with an enormous pile of information, which is hard to process or apply at the right zones. Apart, from the latter so much information may cause you a mental …

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If you’re a web designer then I’m sure you’ve encountered the difficulty when it comes to working with clients. You could be involved in while whether you’re working s a freelancer or as an agency. Most clients will literally make you applaud for the work they provide while others are just time wasters, and they seriously make you wonder about your future as a web developer. No communication is often a common problem but there is more that happens. Following are few ways that can help you tell apart a good contributor from a time waster. 1. Price Argument These clients will not work at the price you offer; rather than simply rejecting they will get into an argument with you, over it. Don’t raise …

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Inspiration tends to make you overlook your true capacity. The entire world might be playing a very influential role in your life and in trying to become one of them, you give up on what you are best at. If you’re a regular visitor to a bookstore then you would’ve very likely stood by the “business” section for hours staring at all those professionals who made a big name. Furthermore, let’s not forget you probably aspired to be them, too; right? The successes they narrate in the book are simply a way to get you off track of what you’re really capable of! They fail to inculcate the hard work and determination that these successful men had; rather, they get you away from your goals …

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