The 5 Best Free FTP Clients

Transferring files to and from your web host or server is best done with what’s commonly known an FTP client, though the term is a bit dated because there are more secure alternatives such as SFTP and FTPS.

When I was putting together this list, this was my criteria:The 5 Best Free FTP ClientsContinue reading

A Look at the Hourly Rates of Freelance Designers and Developers

Freelancers often struggle with how to price their services. There are many sites that offer salary data for full-time employees, but none that do so for freelancers.

We’ve managed to collect data about freelance hourly rates over at Bonsai, and we wanted to make it public, so we built Rate Explorer to make it easy for people to see our data on how much freelance designers and developers charge by the hour.A Look at the Hourly Rates of Freelance Designers and DevelopersContinue reading

12 Small CSS Frameworks To Use In Your Web Designs

You probably don’t need most of the features that come with large UI frameworks such as Bootstrap, especially when you’re working on small, straightforward projects that you just want to get up and running as soon as possible. Fortunately, there are smaller, simpler CSS frameworks out there that you can use instead.

Using a small CSS framework typically translates to a gentler learning curve for developers, non-dependency on JavaScript for functionality, and faster load times for your users.12 Small CSS Frameworks To Use In Your Web DesignsContinue reading

Which A/B Testing Tool Should You Use?

When visitors arrive on your company’s website, you want them to take action. Depending on your business, that “action” may be many different things, from filling out a contact form to making a purchase.

Regardless, you should improve your site to make converting as easy as possible for your visitors. The best way to do this is with conversion rate optimization.Which A/B Testing Tool Should You Use?Continue reading

10 Inspiring “Contact Us” Pages

Your company’s website serves many purposes, like explaining your services, highlighting your successes, and building your brand. But most important of all, it helps visitors become customers.

But in many cases, those visitors need to get in touch with you before making a purchase. And for that to happen, you’ll need a compelling “Contact Us” page.10 Inspiring “Contact Us” PagesContinue reading

5 Tips for Making More Money as a Freelance Designer

When I started out, I made about $1,680 a month (after taxes). Now I make that in less than two days. It’s crazy when I think about it.

For a lot of us (myself included) it’s never about the money. But what I have inevitably realized is that money brings freedom. The freedom to choose the work we take on. The freedom to work on meaningful projects. The freedom to have time to do what we want.5 Tips for Making More Money as a Freelance DesignerContinue reading