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The diary of a freelance web designer

Not so Blue Host

People regularly ask me which Web Hosting company I recommend. It’s a tough question, I’ve had good and bad experiences with many (many!) providers through the years, and regardless of who you choose and which end of the budget spectrum they fall into (low to high), things can and do go wrong.

Posted in: The Watercooler

Hi ho, hi hi, to the ATO we go! #Deductit

Hey business owner… did you know your website design, build and maintenance costs are tax deductible, some in whole, and some on an ongoing/annual basis? For the latest details about ATO deductions and your eligibility, visit: https://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Income-and-deductions-for-business/In-detail/Other-deductions/Claiming-website-costs/   Here is a selection of helpful narrative examples provided on the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) website: Joe operates a suburban plumbing service. He… Read more »

Posted in: Tips

Calling all Tradies… Wanna swap services?

Are you a builder/ carpenter/ plumber/electrician/ tiler/ tradie / handyman in Sydney or the Illawarra? Cause I’m a darn good Web Designer and Graphic Designer who would be interested in swapping some of what you’re good at, for some of what I am. Let’s swap skills, not money.

Service Swap Sydney - Trade for Design
Posted in: Inspire

Keep up with the email joneses!

  Did you know… that Blue is the most commonly used email CTA button colour? And Brown the least? Or that requesting feedback of your email within your email is #sohothotrightnow? Check out these 10 Email Design Trends for 2016 so far, as noted by Mailchimp and Really Good Emails EP x

Posted in: Trending

It’s a Match

Introducing Type Genius! What does it do? Helps you take the guess work out of  matching well paired fonts together. You: Tell it what font you plan to use in your document or project It: Tells you which font will compliment your primary font the best. It’s that simple. And time-saving! Give it a try! http://www.typegenius.com/   EP x

Posted in: Tips

90 Years Young

It’s not every day someone very dear to you turns 90! Heres’s how I was able to help with the celebrations, and mark this special milestone. #90thbirthdayinspiration

Posted in: Inspire

I spy with my little eye…

Us humans have a predictable pattern when it comes to reviewing blocks of content. Find out how can we create better hierarchy in our designs, and guide our users to read our most important content.

Posted in: Tips

Foxy Stocksy

Introducing Stocky, a Stock Image website that doesn’t suck. Their images are modern, on-trend, and a little more candid than those available on competitor sites. #rahhhwhataretheyallsmilingatanyway

Posted in: Tips

Design Inspiration: Service Industry

We all know that websites for certain industries are very “on trend”, hipster if you like. Photographers, Architects, Design firms, Fashion houses, Yogies etc. But what about more traditional service based industries that are less glamourous…

Posted in: Inspire

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