Production 8w1

Resources for freelance web designers

Below, you can find several recommendations on resources, tools, or services you might need if you are going to do freelance web design work. 

Contracts

Basic contract for Design and Development (Docracy)

Collective legal guid for designers - with contract samples (Smashing Magazine)

10 Free Contract Templates for Web Designers (Mashable)

Calculating your hourly rate

http://blog.teamtreehouse.com/calculate-hourly-freelance-rates-web-design-development-work

Consider forming a business

LegalZoom

CMS Options

Wordpress (.org - not .com)

Squarespace

UI Frameworks

Bootstrap

Foundation

Skeleton

Semantic UI

Get a domain

Hover

Find a web host (server space)

Dreamhost

Hostgator

Resources

"Starting your career as a Freelance Web Designer" (book)

Smashing Magazine

Roll in money

Ca$hcats

IT support info

If you need IT support for your server space or your computer, here is the link. I use tech support all the time (with any tech/web product, not necessarily with IU) and find it extremely helpful.

https://kb.iu.edu/d/apgt

Return to this page for course updates

Any time I need to push out information to the entire class, I will post it here. I will also send an email. But this page will have the definitive list of notices and messages.

If you would like to bookmark a separate page of just these updates, please use one of the URLs below:

HER-A 341 / Production for [Digital] Design [First 8 weeks]

http://aaronganci.com/fall-2014-courses/?category=Production%208w1

HER-A 341 / Production for [Digital] Design [Second 8 weeks]

http://aaronganci.com/fall-2014-courses/?category=Production%208w2

HER-R 411/V-421 / Designing People-Centered Experiences I (Senior Capstone)
http://aaronganci.com/fall-2014-courses/?category=Capstone

HER-V 691 / Thesis Studio I
http://aaronganci.com/fall-2014-courses/?category=Thesis