25 of the Best Non-Profit Websites

by Steven Snell

March 8, 2010 in Inspiration

In recent years the quality of non-profit websites has improved dramatically. Fortunately, a growing number of organizations are recognizing the need for a quality website and the opportunities that it presents. In this post we’ll showcase 25 well-designed sites of non-profit organizations. If you enjoy this collection please see the one we did back in December or 2008, 40+ Inspirational Non-Profit Website Designs.

Sower of Seeds

Sower of Seeds

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Freebie: High Res Spray Paint Textures

by Steven Snell

March 5, 2010 in Freebies

Spray Paint Textures

Today we have a high-quality set of 8 spray paint textures to release to DesignM.ag readers. The textures are from Sebastiano Guerriero of WeGraphics. This is a follow up to the first set of spray paint textures released at WeGraphics.

The textures are free for personal or commercial purposes (which includes use for creating templates or themes to distribute or sell). All 8 textures are shown below. Click on any of them to go to the Flickr page where the image can be downloaded. Or you can download the whole set at the end of the post.

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9 Ways Freelancers Disrespect Their Own Time

by Steven Snell

March 4, 2010 in Business/Freelance

As a freelancer or independent designer, the most valuable asset you have is your own time. Your ability to earn a living relies upon your own time management, which will allow you to perform income-generating services for clients. With effective time management you may be able to earn more and work less, and with poor time management you may find yourself working very long hours just to get by.

In this article we will look at 9 different things that freelancers often do that is disrespectful to their own time. If you find that your own time management skills are sometimes lacking, evaluate yourself in these areas to see if you have some room for improvement. Respecting your own time will lead to more profitable and efficient work, and more time away from work with your family or friends.

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