It is our goal with this site to provide high-quality tutorials, articles and resources for free without slamming you with ads, however providing all of this does cost us money to some extent. From today and on, we are starting to sell some ad spots to help fund the site. Now don’t be afraid and alarmed. These won’t be any big ads at all but rather small and not in your way at all. The placement is in the new and reorganized sidebar, where we are offering four spots with the size 125×125 each. We are however still leaving the 468×60 banners at the top/bottom of the posts and pages to services that we like and that if you sign up through us, we will get a little bit of a referral fee, without you paying anything extra (sometimes you’ll even get benefits).
Anyone can purchase an ad spot here and they run from $5/month so get a spot while they are still available. We are only selling four ads at a time here so your ad will always be visible on our site and not rotate around.
Thanks for your support in the site. It’s because of you, the visitors, that we keep doing this and that we are able to do it as well.
This weeks website tip is a really great site if you are a freelancer like I am. The Freelance Switch website is jam-packed with amazing content that will leave you reading for a long time and probably also change the way you are working quite a bit. The site has articles posted regularily as well as a great forum for discussion in regards to freelancing.
On the site is also a great podcast that has grown to be perhaps my favorite one right now: Freelance Radio. It is a bi-weekly podcast where they talk about different freelance related ares of business etc. and gives really good advice. It’s really changed the way I’m working quite a bit the past time.
I’d suggest adding Freelance Switch to your feedreader and enjoy it every bit! It is really a great site!
I’ve got some late tidbits for you this Friday:
- The Design Cubicle has a wonderful post listing twelve common Photoshop mistakes that are actually really true and really good. Some of these are some pretty good gotchas that you can most definitely learn from or be reminded of. Go over there and read the article. I’m sure you’ll learn something good!
- Here’s a cool font site that is all about professional free fonts that you can use for commercial projects. The site is called Font Squirrel and has quite a few fonts that you can download and use for any of your projects.
- If you have a hard time figuring out what you should charge then check out the FreelanceSwitch Hourly Rate Converter. You’ll be asked to fill out a form that will then income you need for different scenarios.
I’m at work with some pretty cool articles and projects right now and that’s a lot why it has been slow this week. Keep looking and you shall get even more goodies.
Steve jobs is today announcing that he will take medical leave until the summer to recover from his recent medical issues. He says it’s to allow Apple to focus on delivering exciting new products instead of on him and his health. His replacement during the time will be COO, Tim Cook. The letter reads:
Apple CEO Steve Jobs today sent the following email to all Apple employees:
I am sure all of you saw my letter last week sharing something very personal with the Apple community. Unfortunately, the curiosity over my personal health continues to be a distraction not only for me and my family, but everyone else at Apple as well. In addition, during the past week I have learned that my health-related issues are more complex than I originally thought.
In order to take myself out of the limelight and focus on my health, and to allow everyone at Apple to focus on delivering extraordinary products, I have decided to take a medical leave of absence until the end of June.
I have asked Tim Cook to be responsible for Apple’s day to day operations, and I know he and the rest of the executive management team will do a great job. As CEO, I plan to remain involved in major strategic decisions while I am out. Our board of directors fully supports this plan.
I look forward to seeing all of you this summer.
As the first part of the series of He Said – She Said that me and Elizabeth Gast are doing, we thought it work be a good idea to answer some interview questions so you get to know us a little bit better. We gathered questions from our twitter followers and everyone who wanted was free to send in. On my blog today is going to be her answers to the questions, and if you want to read what I had to say, go and visit her blog here!
@JoeHendricks – How did you get started in graphic design? What motivated you?
I’ve loved art for as long as I can remember. Ever since I was little (we’re talking 4 years old) I knew it was the only thing I wanted to do. Then, at about age 12 something happened. Someone showed me a computer and my world was forever changed. I took 2 years of computer programming in High School along with 4 years of art, which then spiraled into tons and tons of similar college courses and two degrees. Graphic design became an adrenaline rush that I still get to this day. And knowing that I have the ability to bring ideas to the world via my two favorite things in the world – art and computers – well it just doesn’t get any better than that.