Internet Censorship is Here: How Far Will it Go?

Within hours of the recent mass shooting at a New Zealand mosque by a far-right terrorist, the country’s authorities were scrambling to ensure a sickening video the murderer streamed on Facebook was barred from the nation’s screens. Due to the nature of the Internet, the task of removal proved very difficult. But eventually, the government succeeded — using controversial tactics … Read the rest

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Does Your Web Design Business Need a Rebrand?

How long ago did you start your design business or side gig? Three months? Three years? And how long has it been since you evaluated your business since then?

As a web designer, your job is to think critically and creatively for your clients, which is why you ask them probing questions like:

  • How old is your business?
  • What’s its
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Reputation Management 101

I really don’t need to explain how important your reputation is, do I?

Short version: if people think you suck, either as a person or as a designer, they won’t hire you. It’s not a difficult concept, all things considered.

Figuring out what other people think of us is much harder. Controlling what they think about you is next to … Read the rest

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Design Your Website to Sell While You Work

Design work is very time consuming. But it’s not just the labor you put into building websites that takes time and concentration.

Because the projects you work on typically have a short shelf life, you’re constantly having to find new gigs, woo potential clients, and sign them onto your service — which is like another job in and of … Read the rest

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5 Signs That Web Design Is Reaching Its Own Industrial Age

The Internet as a concept, and as a community, is much like a teenager: it’s struggling to establish its identity, everyone is trying to tell it what to do, and it tends to lash out at both people who deserve it as well as those who don’t. It does so at random, and you’re not its real dad, anyway.

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How to Pick Your Next Tech Focus

Every day, people are asking themselves things like, “React or Vue?” “VR or no VR?” “CSS Grid or Flexbox?” These are the wrong questions entirely, because the technology you focus on or use next should always be matched to both the job and the people at hand.

Besides, here are the answers:

  1. Personal preference.
  2. Not yet, wait ‘til the market
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