2012 Design / Creative Surveys from AIGA

http://designsalaries.aiga.org/

I know I have posted about this topic before, but it is how we make a living and therefore really important. I check often for the going rates so I do not undercut myself and get paid what I deserve based on others with my same skill levels.

It is never a bad idea to evaluate your skill level but you must be honest with yourself and with your employer. We are certainly in an economy where we tend to get the short end of the stick, but that does not mean you shouldn’t be valued!

 

Word press static pages!!

Ok bloggers!! So if any of you have been following me, I am sure you have noticed that my website has been under construction for the better part of a year…I know, I know!! BUT in my defense I pick up a project for someone or work gets totally busy and then I get sidetracked…etc (I am sure you see where this is going).

Well without further ado, I am forcing myself to do it once and for all so my professional design portfolio is back up and running! So I am so totally in love with wordpress and decided to experiment and use it for my own site so it led me down the path of static pages for my landing page and not my blog…

How to make a static home page using wordpress

^So that is a nifty link to a video that is clear, to the point (unlike my blogs) and should help any of you out trying to achieve the same thing! Happy coding!


Unique social media icons…taking them and your website to the next level!

With websites, any little trick you have goes a long way to make it stand out and fit into the style you worked so hard to design. We all know as designers that web design can be limiting based on coding and the ever changing languages the web world throws at us.

Well stress no more because I found this handy little link: http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2010/10/ultimate-collection-of-social-media-icons/

^ that right there is an AWESOME resource to social media icons to fit almost any style site…no more cookie cutter icons provided from the social media site!! Now you can use these on your website to really take it to the next level.