Stand out from the crowd with our 20 expert tips for freelancers; make magical links with CSS transitions; add Facebook polls to your site with the Graph API; create an indie game and much more!
There's more to freelancing than deciding what tools to use. In this issue, Craig Grannell interviews web industry folk who've gone it alone and unearths their top tips on how to win new work, nurture relationships with existing clients and much more. Elsewhere in the magazine, Richard Shepherd explains how to getting started with building an indie game, Jenn Lukas demonstrates how to use CSS3 transitions to create fun link effects and Martin Cooper interviews Adobe Web Engine product manager Divya Manian. Plus:
- Add Facebook polls to your site
- Make your own style guide
- Build better HTML5 forms
Stand out from the crowd!Craig Grannell explores every aspect of being a freelancer (aside from actually making the sites). You'll find important tips on everything from invoicing to remembering there's life beyond work
Create an indie gameIf you can make websites you have all the skills needed to create an indie game, says Richard Shepherd. Push start to play!
A guide to style guidesStyle guides are a hot topic. But what are they and why are they a good idea? Stephen Hay considers the future of frontend documentation
Interview: Divya ManianMartin Cooper talks to the Adobe Web Engine's product manager about emerging web standards, love of good code and her spat with Instagram
CSS: Use transitions for link effectsBringing hovers back from the vaults, Jenn Lukas explains how to use CSS3 transitions to create fun link effects and enhance user experience
Embed Facebook polls into your siteRichard Gregory and Charlie Perrins explain how to use the Facebook Graph API to pull a Facebook Question - with real-time response data - into your web page