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Why Site Speed is More Important Than Ever in 2024

In the digital age of 2024, the importance of site speed has reached unprecedented levels. With technological advancements and significant changes in search engine algorithms, a fast-loading website has become a non-negotiable element in the realm of web development. Site speed, once a mere technical concern, now stands at the forefront of creating a successful […]

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How to start your freelance journey

I get asked this question a lot: “How do I become a freelancer?” – it’s a hard question to answer, but I have thought about it a bit, and I pulled together a handful of thoughts that might help any aspiring freelance web designer or freelance web developer to start their journey. The world of […]

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Instagram: Tips and Tricks – Lesson One

I’m going to do a series on how to use Instagram for business. I have been using it quite a bit for the last six months and have seen my follower count rise from 200 to 1300, my average like per image has gone up from around 10, to 200 (and if I get less […]

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Charity Friday – Birdsong London

I’m delighted to be working with Birdsong London today. Birdsong finds the best female makers and brings them to you, no sweatshops, no photoshop.

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10 Great Reasons to be a freelance web designer

I can think of hundreds of reasons to be a web designer, and even more to be a freelance web designer – but you have to make your choice carefully. Being freelance isn’t just about being good at what you do. You have to know how to run yourself as business. It isn’t enough to […]

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Morphological Matrix

Designing a logo? Use the Morphological Matrix to help. When I was studying for my degree in Advertising at Solent University, I studied under many fantastic lecturers, one of which was Nik Mahon. Nik taught creative and lateral thinking, and one of my favourite techniques for coming up with new ideas was something called the […]

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The Social Network

Ok, ok, so I am a bit behind the times, only having just watched The Social Network, but if you are in my industry, and enjoy doing what I do, this movie can only want to make you go and create the next big thing.

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