And with that cheesy title, we’ve officially come full-circle. If you can remember far enough back, my very first blog post had a title with a little coding humor, as well. It’s fitting, therefore, that I end on a (somewhat) comedic note, too.
Have you ever wondered what its like to run a social media campaign for a company or organization? You might be surprised about the amount of thought and effort it requires. The slideshow below gives you an inside look into the Social Media department of Purdue’s Office of Marketing & Media, the managers of official University social media channels.
As the school semesters begins to wind down and draw to a close, you might be thinking that freedom is in sight—you may even see the light at the end of the tunnel. However, as I touched on in a recent post, the education of a web developer never stops. Summer is a great time to stretch your design and coding knowledge on your own time and without the threat of grades.
Freelancing is great. You’re the boss. You get the make the decisions. You don’t have to share the profits. Who wouldn’t want to freelance? Especially in industries like ours, freelancing is a particularly attractive option because you need little more than your web design and development skills to have a business.
But not all that glitters is gold. With all that freedom comes a certain level of instability. According to a study conducted by Edelman Berland, major barriers to freelancing include finding work and subsequent income insecurity. In spite of those barriers, however, 34% of our national workforce is made up of freelancers. So, if you’re seriously considering trying your hand at self-employment, how exactly do you find clients and make money?
Those of us in the graphic design and web development field know that our education never stops. Technology is constantly advancing. Trends are always changing. Therefore, it’s important to stay current and strive to learn something new every day.
Twitter’s at it again, making more changes in their fight to end internet trolling. This time they’re focusing on patching brand perception, their platform having become known somewhat as a battleground of online harassment. In a recent blog post, Twitter Design revealed that the default egg profile picture is getting the boot.
In my very first post in the Web Dev 101 series I foreshadowed a post with tips on making the most of your text-editing software. Welcome to that post. Let’s take a look at how beefing up your text editor with useful plugins can make your job as a developer easier and more intuitive.