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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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Where Are You Going?

I thought this week would benefit from a nice reader discussion. So I want to know – Where do you plan to be on this exact date next year? How will you get there? Please leave a comment so others can learn as well!

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How To Not Be An Annoying Designer

I’ve made it my business for the past two years to work only with designers and their agencies. I also come from a college background of design, which is a benefit when working in front-end development, as I still have an eye to make sure every pixel is in its place. This also gives me the opportunity to see behind...

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An Optimized Development Workflow

I’ve been working on the Macbook Air for about a week now and I must say, besides a few speed issues (which I’m pretty sure is due to a faulty Time Capsule), I’m really loving the swap. I’ve got an external monitor set up as the main monitor and I use the 13″ Air monitor as my secondary. I’m constantly...

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State Of the Developer 2011

Our industry is changing more rapidly than ever. It used to be that you could stay unconnected from the news and web for several months and check out industry news once or twice a year and be caught up within minutes. Now it seems you can’t even turn off Twitter for a day without missing several important new apps, product...

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Thought Lessons When Creating HTML Mobile Websites

Working for almost a year now on Audible’s mobile website has taught me a thing or two about mobile development. It was my first mobile web development experience and I was eager to get started. It was also my first real experience with creating an adaptive site using percentages instead of fixed pixels. In many ways, creating a website for mobile...

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The Importance of Giving to the Community

I’m a firm believer in supporting the community you’re a part of, whether it’s your actual neighborhood or your favorite online sites. A well-supported communitygives in return and contributing to it ensures that the community will stick around longer than a few months. Online, there are several ways you can contribute to your community no matter what you do as a...

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Reasons to Fire Your Client

It’s something we don’t like to admit very often is it? No matter how great of a freelancer we are, no matter how fantastic your contracts and vetting process is, you’ll ultimately end up with a client you feel that you can no longer work with. Hopefully, you’ve protected yourself so that these occurrences are rare, but no matter how...

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How to Change Your Freelancing Perceptions and Prosper

People who are successful in freelancing will tell you that starting their own business was the best choice they ever made. Those who are thinking of going freelance, or are “happy” in a full-time job, tell a different story. While your perceptions of things in life doesn’t determine the success or failure of what you’re doing 100% of the time,...

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The Reality of Business Dreams

If you follow my blog at all, you’ll know that with Codesnipp.it, I started moving towards making my own apps instead of only working with clients. I’ve yet to really make any money at all, but I’m hoping that changes with the new app my husband and I are working on, called SpendK.it. (I don’t know what it is with...

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