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Saturday Round-Up for May 16 2009

This is my second installment of “Saturday Round-Up”, where I showcase all the cool stuff I have found throughout the week that relates to Web and graphic design. Enjoy!

 

Freelancing

40 resources to become a freelance Graphic/Web Designer
from HeinMaas, February 18 2009

Hey, today i will try to help those who wants to make it as an successful Freelance Graphic/Web Designer. I’m 90% convinced that when you’ll visit these 40 resources carefully then you will be successful, these resources are covering all types of tips, tricks and sites where you can get some passive income and the most important where you’ll learn from the best of the best. Read more »

 

25 lies told by freelancers and clients
from Flying Solo, May 13 2009

Liars are everywhere, but they’re hard to spot, even if their pants are on fire. Never fear, I’ve researched the top 25 business lies told by freelancers and clients. Actually, there are only 14, but 25 will attract more RSS and Twitter readers. Read more »

 

Video Humor

Your business card is CRAP!
from YouTube

Words of advice from the greatest pitchman alive today. Watch the video »

 

Marketing

50 Simple Marketing Ideas All Freelancers Can Use
from Freelance Switch, May 1 2009

As a freelancer, you have a wide variety of marketing options available to you. Just which ones will bring you the clients you prefer to work with depends — it’s important to make sure that the methods you use allow you to reach the places prospective clients will be. Read more »

 

Networking

Why I’ll Only Follow 500 People On Twitter.
from Gordie Rogers, May 11 2009

I know I’m going against the trend by limiting myself to only following 500 people on Twitter, but there is a method to my madness. Hear me out. Read more »

 

85+ of the Best Twitterers Designers Should Follow
from Mashable, May 4 2009

There are thousands of designers on Twitter (Twitter reviews) tweeting about everything from ongoing projects to their personal lives. But only a small percentage of those tweet about design topics of interest to other designers and design addicts. These people cover everything from their design process to their own projects, and design resources from all over the web. Below is a list of more than 85 of those Twitterers. Read more »

 

Web Design

Small web design elements tutorials collection
from Design Notes

Web design is about details. Details that audience do not pay attention to tells how well or how bad your design is. Today we are looking into some tutorials and techniques on the smallest elements in web layout design. Read more »

 

10 Great CSS Selectors you must know
from TutorialFeed, April 30 2009

Selectors define which part(s) of your (X)HTML document will be affected by the declarations you’ve specified. Several types of selectors are available in CSS. Note that some of them are not supported in all browsers. Read more »

 

Animation

This one time…
from Vimeo

A gorgeous animation with a fun story and fluid movements. By nelson boles
Watch the video »

 

Workspaces

Advantages and Disadvantages: Working with Multiple Screens
from Web Designer Depot, May 11 2009

Two characteristics that represent most web designers are a need for productivity and a love for technology.

This desire for increased efficiency and productivity leads many designers to look to technology for methods that will improve their work flow.

One common approach for designers (and others who want to improve productivity) is to use multiple monitors. Using two or more monitors can bring a number of significant advantages to designers. Read more »

 

Blogging

How Not to Promote Your Blog: Top 10 Broken Blog Promotion Strategies
from Problogger, May 13 2009

For every great blog promotion strategy, there are five that suck. Really suck. They suck so bad that using them can get you blacklisted by real bloggers, ignored by annoyed readers, unfollowed on Twitter, and possibly placed on the terrorist watch list. Read more »

 

How Not to Promote Your Blog: Top 10 Broken Blog Promotion Strategies
from 1st Web Designer

Since I use social bookmarking/voting sites to promote my articles a lot, I thought I might share these sites with You too – I know if You submit every article in each of these sites regularly, You’ll get many new and regular readers in short time period. I, for example, got 4,000-5,000 unique readers everyday using this method. Read more »

 

Did I miss anything cool and groovy? Tell me in the comments below!

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