Professional Practices They Don’t Teach You In Art School: Networking – Why It IS Who You Know!

I fully admit to the utter truth in the saying, “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know that counts.” Well, mostly. Before you slash your wrists because you think you don’t know enough people to find work, let me assure you it’s never too late to start what they call, “your network.”

Professional Practices They Don’t Teach You In Art School: Networking – Why It IS Who You Know!

Network” is just a fancy word for people you know and to whom you are connected. People who follow you on Twitter are “in your network.” On LinkedIn, they list a number of people “in your network,” even though you are not first level connections. Are these people important to you? Of course! They at least have some level of connection to you – more than strangers on the street.

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Freebie: 40+ Awesome Textured Icons

Icons are very essential in almost any web project. Effective use of icons can easily help bridge connection between the user and the website. Websites, specially blogs and community sites, normally use icons.

To continue our grateful attitude to our readers and community in general, we are glad to release yet another high quality textured icon set designed exclusively for iShift readers by Gopal Raju, a web designer and developer from India.

Freebie: 40+ Awesome Textured Icons

This icon set includes total 44 textured icons, which could be very useful for any website in PNG version.

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Effective Strategies for Winning Negotiations

Negotiation is a phenomenon that hasn’t been given due attention as a specialization. You might have heard of some very successful freelance negotiators who have mastered the art of coming out on top of any negotiation process. Corporations are happily paying huge sums of money for the services of expert negotiators.

Effective Strategies for Winning Negotiations

Successful negotiators are not limited by trade; in fact, they have carved out a niche for themselves. Negotiation is a business with unlimited scope. Regardless of the nature of the industry—a legal company, a multinational corporation (MNC), a warehouse—the negotiator fits in perfectly because their job is basically to do the best they can in their client’s interest.

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Ultimate Guide of Web Typography Tutorials, Tips and Best Practices

Web typography is nothing but implementing typography on web page. This is very important in order to identify oneself in the designing world. It is equally important that understanding and implementing typography successfully on your web page. This is an evolution in web designing to stand apart from all other websites.

Ultimate Guide of Web Typography Tutorials, Tips and Best Practices

It offers many tips, tutorials, tools, guides and practices to make the better use of web typography. Those are CSS typography tutorials like typo contrast and flow, emphasizing text, snazzy pullquotes for your blog, better CSS font stacks, gradient text effect and types like emphasize on the typeface, using the grid white space balance, size does matter etc. The practice of good typography gives readability to website.

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10 Fatal Freelancing Mistakes to Avoid

The benefits of being a freelancer have long been spoken about: bloggers and industry experts have written over and over on how to be successful and how to avoid common mistakes. However, as someone who was once an expert at committing these mistakes, I’ve realized the importance of sharing what I’ve learned. The most important lesson I found as a beginner was never to repeat the same mistake twice. Perseverance is essential to learn and grow from any challenge.

10 Fatal Freelancing Mistakes to Avoid

In this post, I’ll present some basic mistakes that you’ll want to avoid as you begin a career as a freelancer.

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Design Criticism: How to Manage it Effectively

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you have been subject to criticism for any damn work and couldn’t arouse your critic’s attention on a rather special project of yours?

Regardless of where you work or who you work for, taking criticism is part of the job. Sometimes comments demand a response. Other times, ignoring them is better. Determining when and how to respond to negative comments is something that every individual and organization wrestles with.

Design Criticism: How to Manage it Effectively

Despite its negative associations, criticism can be an excellent opportunity to grow—but before you can respond effectively, you need to recognize the opportunities. One certainly experiences criticism in the field of design as well, and we put this article together to talk about how to effectively handle criticism on the social web.

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