Resources

Welcome to our archive of resource roundups. Here you will find collections of useful resources and information, including coding and software, design tools, apps and interfaces, freelance help and design business development.

visual website optimization example

Many beginning designers share a common misconception that design is all about creativity and inspiration, and of course the necessary technical skills. Certainly these are essential, but professionals know that the bottom line when it comes to design is performance. If you consider yourself more an artist than a designer, this is never an issue. But if you are doing design work for a client, it’s THE issue. You may create something very elegant and original, but in almost all cases the real goal is not just improved appearance but improved outcomes.  And to know if your design is really working as intended, or could be improved further, you have to test it.

visual website optimization example Read more on Design Optimization: Are You Still Not Split Testing?…

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Productivity is of the essence for freelance designers . Here are 20 apps to help simplify task management and increase productivity.

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Here are 35 brilliantly designed software and application websites that follow many current design trends.

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Here are 110 excellent websites, tutorials and scripts to help you work with Adobe products including Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash.

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odesk

Here are the best places to find design work, including job boards for full time and freelance projects, blogs you can write for, and other sites.

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coda_js

Here are 100 great JavaScript techniques, plugins, and resources based on the major libraries of jQuery, Prototype, Scriptaculous, MooTools and Dojo.

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Freelance designers, developers and writers will have to work hard to succeed in 2009. Here are some tips and resources for freelance success.

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