I’m not usually a fan of the About.com sites. None of them, for a variety of reasons.
However, I do still subscribe to “About Web Design,” and sometimes I actually look at one of the posts. To my pleasant surprise, she recently wrote two in a row that are worth reading:
1. “Why Do Web Developers Ignore Their Own Sites?”:http://webdesign.about.com/od/jobs/a/aa053104.htm
Ouch. This one hits home, in terms of working on websites for others, and neglecting my own.
bq. It’s funny to me how some of the most boring and ugly sites on the Internet are for Web designers.
By the way, just ignore this part: “My Criteria for Judging a High Quality Site”
2. “Web Design Businesses – Start with a Business Plan”:http://webdesign.about.com/od/jobs/a/aa052404.htm
Some good points from the post:
* If you treat your business seriously, so will your clients.
* What is a Business Plan
* Why You Need a Business Plan
* Sit Down and Do It Now