The most effective debt collecting email I ever wrote | For A Beautiful Web
This exercise taught me that even the trickiest situations can be handled better and resolved faster by plain, honest speaking.10 things a web designer would never tell you : Boagworld web design podcast
Geinig artikel over hoe je designers moet behandelen.
Things a 'good web designer' would never tell you about choosing the perfect design.
wever it is no use ifMost Popular Twitter Clients Revealed
Twitter Clients, Feb 16, 2009 Shows Twitter client usage for all accounts tracked by @twitstat.Big Slick Design: 46 Questions for a Web Design Project
Six Valuable Things Web Design Clients Won’t Tell You10 harsh truths about corporate websites : Boagworld web design podcast
http://24ways.org/2008/charm-clients-win-pitches 24ways.org 24ways.org24ways.org
Over the years I have picked up a number of sales techniques that have lead to us doing pretty well in the pitches we go for. Of course, up until now, these top secret practices have remained firmly locked in the company vault but now I am going to share them with you. They are cunningly hidden within the following paragraphs so I’m afraid you’re going to have to read the whole thing. Ok, so where to start? I guess a good place would be getting invited to pitch for work in the first place.10 AJAX-based & PHP WebMail Clients For a Great User Experience | Noupe
Today i wanted to share with you 10 AJAX-based & PHP webmail client that delivers the look and feel, usability and performance of a desktop application. Some of the webmail clients listed below are open source code that can be easily modified to better suit user's needs, while others are not.
Employees need to access their email from wherever they happen to be – on the road, at customer sites, remote offices, and at home. WebMail clients allows receiving and sending email messages using POP3 and SMTP protocols through both local and remote mail servers. Providing secure filtering of unsafe content while viewing HTML-formatted email messages. WebMail clients can operate under different popular web platforms (PHP, ASP.NET, ruby on rails, java). Today i wanted to share with you 10 AJAX-based & PHP webmail client that delivers the look and feel, usability and performance of a desktop application. Some of the webmail clients listed below are open source code that can be easily modified to better suit user’s needs, while others are not. So You must check their license to know the rules.
10 AJAX-based & PHP WebMail Clients For a Great User Experience10 Tips for Working With Clients Remotely: Part 1 | Webdesigner Depot
Collaborating with clients you never meet face-to-face has become normal for most web workers. Ours is an industry where working remotely poses very few real
10 Tips for Working With Clients Remotely: Part 112 Points to Include in Your Design Contract - FreelanceSwitch - The Freelance Blog
Excellent info about freelance contracts
Briechenstein's Popular Bookmark 12 Points to Include in my Design Contract-FreelanceSwitch-The Freelance Blogs42 Questions Every Freelancer Should Ask Their Clients | Freelance Folder
Questions to stablish some work references for projects.5 Things Your Clients Should Know | Webdesigner Depot
Must read: RT @boagworld: the Web Designer Depot has released my article '5 Things Your Clients Should Know' (http://tinyurl.com/clyusu) [from http://twitter.com/everything_web/statuses/1407774725]
This is not a criticism of clients, however. There is so little information that clearly defines their role. Sure, there is no shortage of material on usability, accessibility, online marketing and copywriting, but who has the time to read all of it? The problem is that the client does need to have a very broad understanding (certainly more than can be communicated in a single article), however I have found that understanding certain key issues can make an enormous difference to the efficiency of a client. What follows is a list of the 5 things that I believe will have the biggest impact on a client’s site. At least they should, if the client understands them and chooses to implement them.How to Extract the Facts with a Web Design Client Questionnaire - FreelanceSwitch - The Freelance Blog
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How to Extract the Facts with a Web Design Client Questionnaire It might not be possible to have a meaningful relationship with price shoppers, but it’s worth taking the time to learn what your potential clients want in a website. This article will help you create a prospect qualification questionnaire that can be used via telephone or Internet or in face-to-face meetings.How to Design for Your Worst Client: You.
"After all, if you can’t prove your skills on your own website then how can you expect someone to hire you?"The Win Without Pitching Manifesto
great manifesto for selling development projects and building an IT shop
Win without pitching» Getting Design Approval: The Single Mockup Theory » fadtastic - a multi-author web design trends journal
Getting Design Approval:20 Questions To Ask Clients Prior To Designing A Logo | The Design Cubicle
A logo questionare for clients.The Battlefield of Design: Designers vs Clients [Design Principles]
-same as in PR
Establishing the look and feel of a site can be a point of contention. Web designers often become frustrated because they feel there’s a lack of respect for their expertise. Meanwhile, clients grow annoyed when their designer seemingly fails to listen to them.
# ays the best equipped to identify examples of good design—they tend to select sites based on their content rather than aesthetics. # Second, the qu
Establishing the look and feel of a site can be a point of contention. Web designers often become frustrated because they feel there’s a lack of respect for their expertise. Meanwhile, clients grow annoyed when their designer seemingly fails to listen to them. This confrontation inevitably leads to a loggerhead. On one hand we have a designer with years of design knowledge and experience; on the other, a client who knows his audience and business objectives. In this stare-off, sooner or later, somebody has to blink. Either the client will end up with a design that he is unhappy with that fails to meet his objectives, or the web designer will give in and produce a design that she believes to be less than optimal.Tweeting from the Web? Nine Alternative Web Clients
Prissättning13 Tips for Working with WordPress on Client Sites
When you’re working with clients remotely it can sometimes be difficult to keep everyone happy and your project on track. Without the benefit of face-to-face meetings, it’s easy for a client to feel neglected or out of the loop. The key to successful remote work relationships is frequent and honest communication and trust between both parties. The tips below will help improve your everyday interactions with clients, no matter how far away they may be.10 Reasons to Politely Decline a Web Design Gig - Webmonkey
Read: 10 Reasons to Politely Decline a Web Design Gig http://tr.im/t7e7 [from http://twitter.com/peterto/statuses/2734607167]7 Common Design Mistakes That Clients Love (and how to fight back) | Crestock.com Blog
examples and rationnale of bad design ex: white font, black background; too large logo; bag photograph; flash intro; too much info on website
Using white text on a black background (for the web) is one of 5 most allday design mistakes all clients seems to want to have8 Brilliant Freelance Job Boards to Help You Get More Clients | Freelance Apple
8 Brilliant Freelance Job Boards to Help You Get More Clients | Freelance Apple - http://www.freelanceapple.com/8-brilliant-freelance-job-boards-to-help-you-get-more-clients/
8 Brilliant Freelance Job Boards to Help You Get More Clients15 Tips for Breaking in as a Part-Time Freelancer
Five Best Twitter Clients10 Principles of Successful Freelancers
If you use Wordpress as a CMS for your clients’ websites, you’ve probably faced that issue: regular people find Wordpress hard to use. Yes, it is quite user-friendly, but apparently not enough for people who double-click on links when browsing or worst, enter their website’s url in Google to get there. To make it easier for these people to maintain their own website, I would suggest the following tips.How To Identify and Deal With Different Types Of Clients « Smashing Magazine
Great for client develpoment
Tipos de Clientes7 Things Web Designers Hate Hearing from Clients
In this article, we'll discuss seven things that often make the job of web designers difficult when dealing with unreasonable demands from clients.A List Apart: Articles: Getting to No
Grey Hoy of Happy Cog describes some common pifalls in the early stages of a new contract and offers some top tips. I like the questionairre suggestion. There is also some good discussion in the forum.
Determining which prospects you want to work with is often considered a luxury. Dont think of it that way. Even if the economy is in the tank and you absolutely need the gig, you should be very critical of the prospects youre considering working with. These are the people who will become part of your immediate and potentially long-term future, and you want to make sure you dont spend that time drinking schnapps to get through the day or grinding your teeth at night.Users Place More Weight on Design
good web design keeps users
Qu'est-ce qui fait principalement fuir les visiteurs d'un site web en 2009 ? Pour 51% c'est le temps de chargement, pour 25% c'est un contenu de mauvaise qualité, et pour 24% c'est la mocheté du site. Concernant le design, c'était moins de 7% des personnes interrogées en 2007 qui fuyaient pour cause d'interface ratée.
The demand for good web design is increasing, revealed a recent Webcopyplus online poll. Almost 25% of web users indicated "poor visual presentation" as the number one element that drives them away from websites. Only 6.6% of web users who participated in a similar 2007 online poll indicated "poor visual presentation" as the main reason to abandon a website. That equates to a 267% increase during the two-year period.
web designGetting Clients: Approaching The Company - Smashing Magazine
A defining factor in any freelancer or agency’s success in gaining new business is their ability to market their skills effectively. In this three-part series, we will explore ways in which designers can strategically promote themselves to get new clients. Securing new business by approaching companies can be a very challenging process, full of pitfalls. Here, we will look at 10 steps to impressing potential clients and avoiding the most common mistakes.
Most established organizations put a vision statement on their website. This will give you key insight into a company’s values, history, growth and future direction. This information is invaluable because it will help you better understand how the business operates and, thus, how you can tailor your approach to it. For example, if the company has a progressive stance on sustainability and the environment, you could approach them with ideas for paperless advertising and communication.Clients From Hell
As with any project you start, gathering essential information upfront is not only beneficial to a successful deliverable but will also save you and your client plenty of headaches throughout the process and pave the way to a lasting and trusting relationship.Questions to ask clients before designing their website
As with any project you start, gathering essential information upfront is not only beneficial to a successful deliverable10 Things You Don’t Know About Scoring Web Design Clients - Webitect
byHow To Explain To Clients That They Are Wrong - Smashing Magazine
Great pricing method to be used on my future clients
freelance tipsGood Riddance to Deadbeat Clients [Work Smarter]
Contractual Terms For Your Contract
Tips for clauses in the contract to make getting paid easier
Article by Chris Gatewood - Richmond AttorneyPixelmatrix Design – How to work with a professional designer
In the 3 years Ive been in business Ive seen many different job requests come in. However, of all my job requests, only about 10% actually ever go through. There are all sorts of reasons, but many times its due to some common issues. This leads me to believe that many people out there dont know the preferred practices when it comes to working with, and hiring designers.
A good list of do's and don'ts that all potential clients should read (hah!)The 'Hows' of Pricing Your Design Work
By Thursday Bram There's no formula for a perfect portfolio. There's no format that's guaranteed to land you clients, as long as you follow it. However, there are...How To Write a White Paper to Attract Clients - Dumb Little Man
14 Questions To Ask Your Clients Before and After a Project | Design Reviver - http://designreviver.com/tips/14-questions-to-ask-your-clients-before-and-after-a-project/
client questionnaire72 Questions to Ask New Web Design Clients with PDF Chart | BonFX - Logo Designer & Freelance Graphic Designer
How many times have you hung up the phone after a chat with a new prospective client and then immediately slapped your forehead and said “I can’t believe I forgot to ask ______!”. Yes, fill in the blank. You have done this, right? If not, you will shortly. Well, I jotted down my own personal list of forgetful-questions, and did a quick survey of the top 20 results for “questions to ask new web clients” and related searches. Aside from semantic fluctuations, there was zero overlap: we all ask the same stuff. So I present below the best 72 questions to ask prospective web design clients, along with a PDF chart.
How many times have you hung up the phone after a chat with a new prospective client and then immediately slapped your forehead and said “I can’t believe I forgot to ask ______!”. Yes, fill in the blank. You have done this, right? If not, you will shortly. Well, I jotted down my own personal list of forgetful-questions, and did a quick survey of the top 20 results for “questions to ask new web clients” and related searches. Aside from semantic fluctuations, there was zero overlap: we all ask the same stuff. So I present below the best 72 questions to ask prospective web design clients, along with a PDF chart. Get your graphic design brain moving When I brainstormed the list, it was initially very group-oriented and linear, as the brainstorm process naturally is. However, I chose to mix the list results up deliberately for several reasons: * When a list is in random order, you actually have to read it * Random lists will stimulate the brainstorming process in you * OrderedClients - A Designer’s Surival Guide | Designious Times
“Yeah, how about if you change that color to green and make the logo bigger, oh and I don’t like the photo of the girl nor the background could you use something else? And could you have it ready by tomorrow?”9 Plugins Your Clients Will Love For Their WordPress Website | FreelanceFolder
By http://bit.ly/Tweets2DeliciousWhat to Ask a New Client Wanting a WordPress Theme
Press Theme * 11/24/2008 — 32 Comments *10 ways to Battle Site Bureaucracy : Boagworld web design podcast
10 ways to Battle Site Bureaucracy : Boagworld web design podcast
<this site is reallly pleasing to the eyes, especially the font somehow does not kill my eyes / bug me like normal> I always look to work with others rather than against them.
Running a large institutional website is frustrating. Your site is often held back by internal politics and bureaucracy. Let me show you 10 ways to cut through the crap and get results.
Some good tips on battling beueaucracy when designing. The biggest being to turn back on the feedback and ask how they think users will react, and to avoid confrontation by accepting that the request can be done, explaining the consequences, and offering an alternative that achieves the same goal.
Running a large institutional website is frustrating and often held back by internal politics and bureaucracy. Here are management tips on working around the problem, from stakeholder interviews to ensuring you get specific feedback - and avoid committees.Dealing With Clients Who Refuse To Pay - Smashing Magazine
As a designer, you will eventually have to face a couple of unfortunate truths in your career. Number one: just because you wear a bathrobe for most of your “business” hours does not actually make it business attire. Number two: at some point in your freelance career, you will encounter a client who does not respect the work you do. The most unfortunate part of this unfortunate truth is that it will all too often present itself in the form of a client who refuses to pay for your services once all of the work has been completed.
I would like to point out that in future I will be using this article as reference for my freelance work. Thanks for posting it :) Reply * 13 DIGITAL7 Media April 9th, 2010 7:27 am
e most unfortunate part of this unfortunate truth is that it will all too often present itself in the form of a client who refuses to pay for your services onHow to Handle Tightwads & Charge What You’re Worth - FreelanceSwitch - The Freelance Blog
The penny-pinching, wheel-and-dealing, bargain-hunting prospect. As a freelancer, dealing with this type of person is part of the territory.The scariest pricing idea ever. That works. | The Freelancery
RT @ddudgeon & @andreaexpat #Freelancers The scariest pricing idea ever. Would u do it? http://bit.ly/bIAsKL RT @nona_jordan @freelancery
It goes like this. Instead of quoting a fee or negotiating a price in advance, you tell the client: “Here’s what I suggest. Let me jump in and do the work as we discussed. I’ll hit this as hard as I know how, and make it as good as can be done.” “When we’re finished, just pay whatever you feel the work was worth, based on what it contributed to your overall project.” “I’ll accept whatever you decide, no questions asked. Provided it is more than a buck sixty-five.” Scary? Absolutely. Risky? Maybe a little. Foolhardy and stupid? Not at all.
Getting clients to "fill-in-the-blank" on the invoice.
Very interesting: The scariest pricing idea ever. That works - http://bit.ly/9MXGsl - Will you try it? #smpricing – Smashing Magazine (smashingmag) http://twitter.com/smashingmag/statuses/1276245774110 Types of Bad Clients and How To Avoid Them | Freelance Folder
10 Types of Bad Clients and How To Avoid Them20 questions that clients ask before choosing a designer | David Airey » Graphic designer
Choosing a designer can seem like a daunting task. You need to know if you can trust this person with the reputation of your company, because what they produce will, in many cases, give a potential customer their first impression of your business.How to Get (and Leverage) Glowing Testimonials - FreelanceSwitch - The Freelance Blog
excellentHow To Spot A Sketchy Client (Plus A Contract Template) - Smashing Magazine
The question arose on a blog about how to screen a client. Perhaps talking about it in terms of how to spot a sketchy client would be a bit much, but like any freelancer, I need to dump my anxieties on those who sign my paychecks. From corporate clients to the single-owner businesses, clients are our lifeblood… and they can be a cruel, cruel mistress. No wonder we drink.Web App Client Questionnaire | Carsonified
Questions to ask a prospective client for web application projects