RAMBLINGS
OF A FREELANCE
DEVELOPER

A bit of code,
A bit of business,
A lot of words.

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The (Dis)Advantages of Working From Home

Being a freelancer means you often have complete freedom on where to work. However, we tend to stay at home and work from our beds, dining room tables, a corner in our room, or if we’re lucky enough, a whole room dedicated as an office. What we mostly do not do, is leave our home to work in a separate...

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Why RFPs Are Never Good

I just received my first RFP (request for proposal) from a client today in over two years of being self-employed. Now, I had always heard that these things were mostly junk and you should never pay them any attention, or work with a client who demanded you filled one out, but I never knew why. Now I do. Let’s take...

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100 Things Every Designer Needs To Know About People

About 99% of the time I really don’t enjoy industry books. I do my best to read as many as possible, but it’s only to keep up with our industry more than because I enjoy them. Let’s face it – the workings of the web can be a bit dry. So it was quite surprising how much I enjoyed Susan Weinschenk’s book, 100...

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Really Simple Icons Set

  A collection of icons I made for a secret project I’m working on, free for you to use! Use as you like, the only thing I ask in return is a nice tweet or share someplace for others to find. Download Zip file includes PSD & PNG 100x100px icons of: Codesnippit Dribbble Facebook Feedburner Foursquare Github Google+ GoodReads Instagram...

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12412 – Experience and Learn 12 New Web Technologies in 12 Months

I stumbled across 12412.org when looking at Paul Davis’s work. Consisting of three developers including Paul, Anthony Killeen, and Stephen Fulljames, 12412 aims to log their activities throughout 2012 as they choose a new technology or technique every month to learn and play with. I thought this was a fantastic idea. I’ve had an insanely busy 2011 and haven’t spent...

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We Are The Developers

We are the developers. We work behind the curtains. We rid the world of bugs. We stay up late and wake up early. We’re always innovating. We’re on the bleeding edge. We’re closer to each other than any other industry. We’re not required to have credentials; yet we’re the most educated. We know more languages than anyone else. We’re not...

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Engineers Ruin Christmas

There are approximately two billion children (persons under 18) in the world. At an average (census) rate of 3.5 children per household, that comes to 108 million homes presuming there is at least one good child in each. Santa has about 31 hours of Christmas to work with, thanks to the different time zones and the rotation of the earth,...

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Review of CSS For Print Designers by JD Graffam

I met JD Graffam a few years back at Barcamp Memphis, though I doubt he remembers me. So I was fairly surprised to see his name when I picked up a copy of CSS for Print Designers. His book, targeted obviously to code newbies with a background of print design, was something I wouldn’t normally read, but since I never...

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Learning The Web in 2012

I’m look forward to improving my responsive development skills, as well as learning the mobile first approach. I also plan to continue dabbling in iPhone development, hopefully being able to spend more time in it. What do you want to learn in 2012?

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The Complainers, The Doers and The Ones That Succeed

I’m by no means perfect when it comes to business – who is? But I like to think I spend a lot of time trying to improve myself. Although I may or may not make the new big “thing” in the online world, I like to learn from those that have and apply them to my daily business ventures. I’ve...

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