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Setting Up Your Desk for Productive Web Development

I get lots of questions about how both my desk and apps are setup and how productivity can be improved. This is a very important topic for many reasons that isn’t discussed very often on the web. Properly setting up both your physical and virtual desks can make your more productive while also avoiding serious injury like frequent headaches and...

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Are Open Source Apps Always Better?

Everyone loves free stuff, myself included. But thinking of “free” always reminds me of my mother’s cliched saying, “Nothing in life is free.” Well, what about software? As freelancers, no matter how much money we make, we’re always budget-conscience. Unfortunately, in this day and age of technology, we can no longer get by with just a copy of Microsoft Windows...

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8 Great Apps that Every Freelance Developer Needs

Every freelancer has certain apps they use in their day-to-day business operations. Developers, especially, have to keep a tool belt full of useful apps that touch multiple areas in development, design, client management and billing. It’s important not to let your apps rule your working life. If it’s not quick enough, crashes all the time and is too pricey, perhaps...

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