Posted 10.08.2017 @ 3.26PM
I'd also add, being as active as possible on various social media channels, so you have more chance of your content being shared.
SEO isn't rocket science (well, so long as your site is built well, so that's at least some computer science), but it can be very time consuming, and that's what the effective and honest SEO professionals get paid for, their time directed in the right places.
Posted 09.08.2017 @ 6.30PM
I've had a few of those types of emails turn into future work, with the right response and a follow up a couple months later. Unless a client is out and out rude to me, no such thing as a bad client, only a networking opportunity.
Posted 28.07.2017 @ 2.58AM
Back in yonder days I was on my way to following the fairly common path then of moving from small digital agency to big one and then into the corporate world of advertising... but came to realise that kind of stuff wasn't for me, too (personally) soul destroying.
(though of course nowadays I'm heading down a study/career change path that has a high chance of leading to a government job, which could be far more soul destroying than any corporate role...)
But have many friends who are quite happy doing the corporate thing, so can't hurt to try it to see if you like it otherwise you'll never know...
Posted 27.07.2017 @ 4.08PM
So worked it out (a little trial and error), had to add "key=[my api key]" to the google maps JS call.
Came across this one that works too (with the same API key edit), but uses a lost less code than the one above, anyone know if there's some reason I should use the above one with more code than this new one?
Posted 04.07.2017 @ 4.09PM
Hey @Dave we use Quadra Hosting. They have Aussie servers and a good redundancy plan in place.
Haven't used it for just emails but might be worth a look:
Posted 23.06.2017 @ 11.34AM (Edited 23.06.2017 @ 11.35AM)
I think most of the ideas here are great. Especially:
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Maybe open it up a bit to guest writers or submissions?::
My 2c is that with all of the industry pros that use the site I see Aus Infront as a potential resource for newbies. I guess I can see the site as specific to Australian industry professionals (to use themselves or for students to get in contact with them). I don't know any other site with such direct access to real world designers. I think that could be the point of difference from all of the other design sites out there.
There are heaps of places to get design related news (although having a local bias is great) but why don't we have educational resources like 'How to set up a print ready file'; or 'How to fire a client' etc etc? I would be happy to contribute to something like that.
Re the folios, again, there are heaps of folio sites and I use them before I would check out the folios here. Often because as @Dave says people:
::simply adding their folio and then never contributing to the site again::
Why not combine profile and folio into one section?
Hope that helps
Posted 24.04.2017 @ 3.41PM
Wow, @Dave and @Dan agreeing. That would be enough to convince me.
I agree, dev isn't something you can just learn and enjoy. It would be like me buying a pencil and notepad, doing a course on drawing and thinking I'll be an illustrator.
If you are an analytical person who can work out how another person problem solves, then integrate that into your method, go for it. Otherwise you'll probably end up on cookie cutter, process driven projects that won't stimulate your creative side.
Posted 03.04.2017 @ 3.45PM
@dave - much better.
If the client wants it to 'pop' with a bit of 'wow factor' - then you could always change the font to @jamesb 's warehaus/rave font...
@trex - love you work as always. When I grow up, I want to design like you.
Posted 31.03.2017 @ 4.31PM
@Dave yeah agreed.
@TRex depends on the client/job. This website was a very small project so I did it 100% pro-bono. Normally for bigger projects I take off 40% but it all depends who it's for and if they have any income to speak of.