Top 10 Biggest Website Redesigns of All Time

In honor of the new FreelanceFolder redesign, we decided to create a list of the top 10 most beautiful, most dramatic, and some cases just biggest website redesigns we could find. Some of these designs showcase monumental leaps in design, whereas others portray a more subdued and calculated approach to redesigning a major website. Let's take a look at the list: … [Read more...]

30+ Examples of Big, Bold, and Beautiful Website Navigation Menus

One of the most recognizable elements in any website is the design of the main navigation menu. Some sites have large menus, others have small ones. Some sites have bold, attention-grabbing menus, others have something more subdued. As a freelance web designer, you need to be able to draw upon many different styles depending on the current project you are working on. Since the current trend in design is … [Read more...]

25 Must-Read Blogs for Freelance Designers

So far at FreelanceFolder we've had a showcase of 20 Must-Read blogs for Freelance Writers, and also a showcase of 20 Must-Read blogs for Online Entrepreneurs -- so it's only fitting to add to this collection of lists and showcase 25 must-read blogs for freelance designers. It doesn't matter if you're looking to sharpen your skills as a vector designer, a photoshop designer, a website designer or if you're … [Read more...]

10 Essential Plugins Every Modern WordPress Site Should Have

One of the many benefits to WordPress, one of the most popular blogging platform and Content Management System (CMS), is that it is open source software with a very large and dedicated community. There are so many great developers working to make WordPress the best that it can be, that there are thousands of free plugins available to enhance the platform's default functionality. There are, of course, too many … [Read more...]

Why Most Designers Will Be Freelancers Within 20 Years

There's been a big trend in the design industry lately, with people from all levels of design turning to freelancing. But the trend is even bigger than a lot of people imagine, and very quickly the industry balance is tipping towards freelancers. Given the major elements at play, there's no reason for this swing to stop, or even slow, in the next few decades -- and pretty soon the majority of designers are … [Read more...]

Redesign Your Portfolio Site: 4 Tips To Make It Better And Get More Business

If you're thinking about redesigning your portfolio site, it's probably for some pretty good reasons. Maybe you're not getting enough business out of it, maybe you want to add more features but you can't because of a restricting layout, or maybe you're just tired of the current design. No matter the reasons, there are some basic steps and guidelines you should follow when redesigning a portfolio site. … [Read more...]

Find The Perfect Image For Any Project In 5 Steps

Finding the right image is a constant challenge for designers, writers, freelancers, photographers -- and just about anyone else who works on visual projects. Wading through the myriad of images and websites that are out there is tough, and picking a single one of those photos can be even harder. In this article, we'll show you a simple 5 step process that can make finding the right image much easier. It's a … [Read more...]

7 Fresh and Simple Ways to Test Cross-Browser Compatibility

This post is written for designers, developers, or anyone else who has struggled with testing their websites across multiple browsers. As little as one year ago, there were almost no good options for testing cross-browser compatibility of websites. The tools out there usually had significant drawbacks -- either in cost, capabilities, or time required. Lately, though, there have been a lot of newcomers to the … [Read more...]

5 Success Tips for Freelance Web Designers

Working as a freelance web-designer is one of the most satisfying things you can do. You get to be creative and still be your own boss. Many freelance web designers love their job so much they couldn't imagine going back to being an employee. As good as it sounds, the freelance web design market is tough, and the competition is plenty. In today's economical situation, it is more crucial than ever that your … [Read more...]

15 Incredible WordPress Theme Customizations

Given the quality of WordPress, it's no surprise that it's become the platform of choice for many web professionals. Due to its incredible popularity, though, the majority of WordPress sites look very similar. It can be hard to find a site without the same-old header, footer, and sidebar that is seen on the majority of themes. But those sites do exist. If you look hard enough, you can find the incredibly … [Read more...]