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What is IP?

Intellectual property (IP) is something that have you created and developed using your mind.

There are different types of intellectual property, which can include:

Why are IP Rights Important?

IP rights are fundamental as they allow you to be fairly compensated for the work you produce and offer you protection from others unfairly using your work.

IP rights encourage others to innovate and create new products as without IP rights there would be no incentive to innovate as others could copy or steal a successful product and claim…


Networking can be a valuable tool for web developers looking to have a rewarding and profitable career within the industry.

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What is Networking?

Networking is the process of connecting and engaging with other professionals within the industry to share knowledge, information and develop professional connections.

It may sound corporate and formal, but it doesn’t always have to be.

There are many ways networking can be done as web developers:

Why Should I be Networking?

There’s a great adage that relates to networking and when searching for job opportunities


Freelancing can be a lucrative field for many web developers but do the pros outweigh the cons?

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What is a Freelance Web Developer?

A freelance web developer is someone who chooses to be their own boss rather than work for a company or organisation.

You’re the face of the company and all the projects, deadlines and profit belong to you.

You will personally work with clients in many industries and deliver solutions that fit both theirs and the needs of their audience.

I think almost every web developer has considered or tried going the freelance route at least once, as it sounds like a worthwhile endeavour…


Being a professional means more than wearing a fancy suit…

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What is a Professional?

A professional is a someone who works within a specific profession or who earns a living from a particular activity.

What Makes a Professional?

Being a true professional is a lot more than just being paid for the job you’re doing.

Professionals are known to have standards and have specific qualities that make them stand out.

Here are six traits of a true professional and what they mean:

Specialised Knowledge

Professionals will always have specialised knowledge in their area of work. They’re the expert; the person people go to when they need help.

They keep their skills up-to-date and adapt when the industry evolves.

Competency

Professionals are…


A portfolio site is the first impression you give to potential clients, so it’s crucial you get it right.

Design Matters

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As stated before, your portfolio is the first impression for potential clients, so it’s essential to think about what message you want to convey.

The design of your portfolio is one of the most robust ways to display that message.

A clean, well thought out and elegantly designed portfolio will give the impression you are a professional and mean business. It tells clients’ you care about the details, produce high-quality work, and can be trusted.

Of course, this can be a double-edged sword.

What if your portfolio site has an inconsistent layout, is buggy, unresponsive, or looks like it’s straight…

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