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Do You Even Know What You’re Building?

What are you building? What are you trying to accomplish? What do you want your system to do? These are all excellent questions. Whether you’re looking to build a small system with fewer, simpler features or a large system with more complex features, you should really know what you’re getting yourself into before you start…. Continue reading

Development 101: What You Need to Know Even If You’re Not a Developer

We’re going back to the basics. If you’re a developer, or even if you’re not, there are essential, foundational issues that need to be handled and planned for before you begin a development project. Don’t focus on the big picture (well, maybe a little). Now let me be clear. The big picture is important. Most… Continue reading

The Do’s and Don’ts of Web Publishing: Part 2

In my last post, I covered some common liabilities in the world web publishing. If we’re not careful, we all are likely to fall into the liability danger zone. So here are my top 5 ways to stay away from making these mistakes: 1) Follow good journalistic practices. Verify your facts. Be thorough and as… Continue reading

The Do’s and Don’ts of Web Publishing: Part 1

The web is a digital world filled with creativity, self expression, and constant sharing of creative content and ideas. However, within this bright and shiny universe there is a dangerous side: You can be sued for what you write, share, and use within your website or blog. Yep. I said sued. But before you delete… Continue reading

Top 6 Management Tools Every Creative Needs

Let’s be honest. Project managing is a stressful job. With coordinating different tasks, managing calendars, keeping strict deadlines, and communicating with team members, your plate gets really full really quickly. You could, of course, always hire a project manager. Or, you could check out some of our favorite management tools below. Each of these is… Continue reading

Hosting Solutions for the Serious Web Developer

With a plethora of web hosting solutions available at your fingertips, finding one that works for you can be easier said than done. Unbiased, unpaid reviews can be hard to come by, so it can prove difficult to really get a feel for where your money is going and how reliable the service you receive… Continue reading

Top 10 Design and Development Software Tools You MUST Use in 2016

If you’ve been in design and development for any length of time, you already know about the veteran software tools available to you: Adobe, PHP Developer, Sublime, and Yeoman, just to name a few. However, this year has been a big one in regards to changing how developers and designers work together – it’s no… Continue reading

Code Repositories: What They Are and Why You Should Use Them

So, you’ve started to code and need a way to organize all of your glorious projects. A code repository is what you’re looking for, but where exactly should you start? This article will help you understand what a repo is, what it does, and how it’s going to save your butt. A code repo is… Continue reading

Why QuickBooks and FreshBooks Are Not Competing

Accounting. Invoices. Finances. Payroll. For some, it’s the stuff of dreams. For others, the stuff of nightmares. Honestly, just hearing the word “finance” makes me stressed. I wish I was kidding. So if anything makes my business accounting and invoicing a little simpler, I’m a big fan. While there’s always the age-old option to hire… Continue reading

4 Tips to Avoid Lawsuits for Your Business

Every time you scroll through a feed or pick up a magazine it seems as if another lawsuit story is underway. Our social default has essentially become to sue first, ask questions later. For freelancers and businesses this poses a hairy situation since any of your clients at anytime can sue you for your work…. Continue reading

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