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Why Freelance Designers Should Use Invoicing Tools

Why Freelance Designers Should Use Invoicing Tools

There are a plethora of tools out on the Internet today that help designers and developers alike. Many times however, we believe they fall short because “we can handle it ourselves” without the extra cost of such tools.

Conversely, we find ourselves spending quite a bit of time trying to complete such tasks which respective tools would reduce the time spent by a fraction. With this being said, within this article we get our hands dirty and discuss several reasons as to why freelance designers should use invoicing tools.

Techniques That Can Help Improve Your Lifestyle as a Designer/Developer

As professionals in an ever-evolving industry, we always find ourselves searching for new techniques and ways that can help us improve our day-to-day lifestyle ranging from the way we find new clientele to the way we work.

This is why we’re going to cover several techniques that’ll help you improve your design lifestyle. Let’s get started!

Cloud Computing: The Theory Behind The Hype

Cloud Computing: The Theory Behind The Hype

“Cloud Computing”, it almost rolls off the tongue doesn’t it? If you believe the hype, cloud computing is cheaper, safer and easier than any other form of application hosting, it exists in the magical land of ‘cloud‘ where nothing ever goes wrong, in fact, to say it’s reliable is almost an understatement.

However the truth, can often be far different from that which many of the ‘cloud computing‘ or ‘cloud hosting‘ providers would have us believe. The cloud is a complex, multifaceted beast, with varying levels of complexity and specialty, not to mention radically varying prices. All told we would do well to consider just what makes up this ‘cloud‘, when it really is a great solution, and just where we may just be falling for the hype.

Version-Less Development: What is it and Why it’s Important

Software and application development is a complex process. A single project may involve tens or even hundreds of people spread across dozens of teams and even multiple continents.

Like any major discipline accounting for millions of jobs, software development has many different methodologies and techniques, ranging from Agile development to Waterfall and Prototyping.

Layers Of Abstraction — What Are They And Why Do They Matter?

Sometimes we can understand concepts without ever ‘knowing‘ the concept. As an example; few people would claim to ‘know‘ how learning occurs, however we are all capable of learning. Clearly the understanding of, and ability to do so, are quite separate skill sets.

Layers of abstraction is one such concept — we make use of layers of abstraction every day and yet it allows us to better understand the world in which we work.

How and Why Design Impacts User Decisions

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Design is an interesting element whether for tangible goods or not. In the tangible goods industry, packaging design can sometimes affect potential buyers to purchase a specific item, or to deter them from that specific item. For example, if you are shopping for a food product, and you notice two different brands with two different […]

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