A little web design education

So you’re a web designer who needs a more stable income. What do you do? Where do you start? Surely there are ways…and there are! Here’s something that can help you and some other blogs that may help renew your perspective.

A Guide to Passive and Recurring Income for Designers

There are a number of different ways to earn a living as a designer or developer. Of course, you could work as an employee for a design studio, you could work as an in-house designer for a company, you could freelance, or you could start your own studio or agency. While those are the most common approaches, they are not the only options. With loads of competition for client work, a growing number of designers are actually using a combination of a few different sources of income in order to earn a living.

You may have heard or read about earn passive income as a designer. In this article we’ll take a detailed look at the opportunities to use your design skills for passive or recurring income.

Continue reading this ‘Guide to passive and recurring income for designers’ here.

Learning Web Design: Self Taught vs. a Formal Education

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f you’re looking to get into the web design/development industry there are loads of resources and courses to help with your education, but deciding which route to pursue is not easy. There are two basic approaches: going to a university for a formal education, or taking a self-taught approach and learning on your own. In recent years a growing number of colleges and universities have added degrees specifically for web design and development, and of course a graphic design/arts degree is also an option.

In this article we’ll take a look at the arguments for both approaches, and we’ll also provide information on plenty of resources to help you get started with learning on your own if that is the route that you choose. If you’re considering a career as a web designer/developer, you’ll want to take some time to educate yourself on the options that are available and see what is the best fit for you personally. There is no right or wrong 

Learn more about ‘self taught and formal education in web design’ here.

Udemy Online Courses: Effective Online Training

Udemy offers the best in online education for creative professionals. Whether you want to get promoted, break into a new industry, start a company, further a passion, or just accelerate your life, Udemy helps you learn from the amazing instructors around the world, enabling you to get there faster.

Udemy’s team recruits the world’s top experts, including New York Times best-selling authors, CEOs, celebrities, and Ivy League professors. These instructors have taught over 500,000 students on Udemy, helping them learn everything from programming to photography to design to yoga and more. Founded in 2010, Udemy is funded by Insight Venture Partners, Lightbank, MHS Capital, 500 Startups and other investors who previously foresaw the internet giants YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, Groupon and Yelp. Udemy is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

See ‘Udemy Online Courses’ here.

Don’t Ignore the Tablet Users

tablet-199224_640When you design a website it is more important than ever to ensure you’re reaching your audience. Many website owners are neglecting the needs of tablet owners which is a costly mistake.

Tablets are selling in huge numbers. Over half the homes in America own a tablet according to research conducted by Frank N. Magid Associates.

In the UK tablets are forecast to overtake desktop PC’s by the end of 2013 and in Ireland more than 1.2million homes will own a tablet. The figures speak for themselves. With so many people now using tablets to browse online, make purchases and research all websites need to be tablet friendly.

Know ‘why you shouldn’t ignore tablet users’. Click here.

If tablet is a trend, it’s a long lingering trend. It gives you great advantage as a web designer if you know your way around it. The opportunities are everywhere. Keep you mind, ears and eyes open.

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