If you're a web designer, web developer, a blogger or you're willing to become one, this book will provide you with useful and a must know information about the Web Life. From finding the perfect job, promoting yourself, to all the troubles you can face, and the collection of awesome resources, design guru and author Linda Goin will guide you through the process of growing as a successful business person.
With millions of web
pages, the fascination world wide web is getting more and more
attractive and becomes a fantastic platform for your business.
All the tips and
tricks in this book are divided in 5 chapters to summarize the main
topics: Marketing Yourself, Social Media Tips, Get to Work, Web Issues,
Designers and Developers Resources.
Once you have all the tools, what you need to do is combine them and let the creativity flow on your projects.
About the author
Linda Goin carries an A.A. in graphic design, a
B.F.A. in visual communications with a minor in business and marketing
and an M.A. in American History with a minor in the Reformation. While
the latter degree doesn't seem to fit with the first two educational
experiences, Linda used her 25-year design expertise on archaeological
digs and in the study of material culture. Now she uses her education
and experiences in social media experiments.
Accolades for her work include fifteen first-place Colorado Press Association awards, numerous fine art and graphic design awards, and interviews about content development with The Wall St. Journal, Chicago Tribune, Psychology Today, and L.A. Times.
Table of Contents
- Inforgraphics and Personal PR
- Self-Marketing Your Brand - Learning from Pros
- How to Use "Shop Local" to Your Advantage
- Spreading Your Blog Around Like Butter
- Timing your Publicity
Social Media Tips
- The Dark Side of Social Media
- Some Business Rules for Social Media
- Facebook: Privacy Issues You May Not Think About
- Connecting WordPress with Social Media
- Connecting WordPress with Social Media II
- Social Networking Updates
Get to Work!
- 40 Job Sites for Designers, Developers, and Creatives
- How to Evaluate a Job Offer
- Learn Marketing
- Venture Capital, the Web, and Job Opportunities
- What to Do if Your Site has been Hacked
- Why Use Audio in Your Blog?
- Design: Getting Back to the Grid
- Fed Up with Hosting?
- Blogger: A blogging option for novice and pros
Designer and Developer Resources
- Design Roots: 50 Art History Sites Worth Bookmarking
- 70 Open Source Resources for Designers
- 51 Web Apps for Designers and Developers
- What Are You Doing with Your Data?
- Data Mining Resources for Designers and Developers