The ability to morph one shape into another fascinates me. I can still remember the first time I saw it in action. It was Michael Jackson’s “Black or White” video – way back in 1991. There, a diverse collection of people were constantly morphing into one another. It was all pretty amazing, especially considering the amount of processing power (or lack thereof) that was available at the time.
If you’ve been a freelance web designer for a few years, it’s likely that things are quite different from when you started. For one, you have probably learned quite a bit more about your craft. Maybe you even have a deeper understanding of how to deal with different types of clients. It’s only natural that we evolve over time.
I am getting an error that reads, “Your connection is not secure” when trying to redirect https://theos.in/ to https://www.theos.in/ domain using HTTP 301. How do I redirect Nginx non-www to www domain over SSL? First […]
I’m going to talk about something controversial today. Everyone strap in and brace yourselves. Freelance designers like to encourage newbies entering the industry to learn as many skills as they can to make themselves attractive as a job candidate. This is well-meaning advice that undoubtedly comes from a good place.
Tabs are a fundamental part of the web, and they’ve been around for years, but with even more developers going open source there’s a whole world of free code snippets out there.
I read that OpenBSD is the first BSD family of the operating system to release updates for its stable releases to mitigate the Meltdown vulnerability. How do I patch Meltdown on OpenBSD Unix operating system? […]
I am a new Linux sysadmin. How do I install or update microcode firmware for Intel/AMD CPUs on Linux using the command line option? A microcode is nothing but CPU firmware provided by Intel or […]
How do I check if my Linux server is still vulnerable to Spectre and Meltdown CPU bugs? Spectre & Meltdown Checker is a shell script that check for the following Intel/AMD/ARM and other CPUs for […]
A very serious security problem has been found in the Intel CPUs. Meltdown CPU Vulnerability CVE-2017-5754 breaks the most fundamental isolation between user applications and the operating system. This attack allows a program to access […]
A very serious security problem has been found in the Intel/AMD/ARM CPUs. Spectre CPU Vulnerability CVE-2017-5753/CVE-2017-5715 breaks the isolation between different applications. It allows an attacker to trick error-free programs, which follow best practices, into […]
All supported versions of FreeBSD affected by Meltdown (CVE-2017-5754), Spectre variant 1 (CVE-2017-5753), and Spectre variant 2 (CVE-2017-5715). How do I patch Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities on FreeBSD (speculative execution vulnerabilities) server powered by 64 […]
The ability to successfully manage multiple projects is part of being a freelance web designer. And, while outsiders may think it’s a simple skill, it turns out to be incredibly difficult. It seems that no matter how organized you are a carefully-planned schedule can turn to dust before you can say “next”.
The web design marketplace has never been more flooded with choices for consumers. Whether we’re competing with other talented designers or DIY services that promise the moon (all for one low monthly price), sometimes it takes a little something extra to help prospective clients better understand what you have to offer. Here are some tips for making your case.
You can do some amazing things with SVG masks. This technique has been around for years but only recently made its way into mainstream web development.
Flexible boxes or flexbox, is the latest method for controlling layouts in CSS. Using grids that are ‘flexible’ is so easy to predict how each element behaves on different screen sizes. Its greatest feature is its ability to manipulate an item’s width/height to occupy all the space within its container (also known as a “flex container”) – otherwise, it shrinks to prevent overflow.
One of the more interesting and important dynamics of being a web designer is the relationship you have with your clients. This relationship really is the basis for your work and can be a big factor in determining the final outcome.
If you’ve been either a freelancer or part of a web design agency for some time, opportunities will come and go. The good ones can be satisfying and help your bottom line. Maybe you even learn a new skill or two during the experience. The bad ones cost you in just about every way possible – but at least you can get a good life lesson out of it.