Category: Web Development

Tips for making a web space that lets your creative business shine.

Why I’m In Love With Email Newsletters + Why Every Creative Should Be Too

First of all, I love email. I used the app Unroll.me to get me off any annoying mailing lists, so I only receive newsletters that I actually enjoy reading. Some of my favorites are (Net)work B*tch (for interviews with creatives and job postings), Moon + Quartz (for monthly horoscopes/moon guides) and those emails with job listings that […]

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Why I Started My Own Web Development Business

I learned HTML and CSS when I was eleven years old. Since then, I expanded on my knowledge the same way any other preteen did: by makinglayouts for Neopets & Myspace. I know, what a throwback. As I got older, though, I stopped creating. I didn’t think women could be web developers or enjoy coding, my […]

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5 Fatal Mistakes That Digital Creatives Make

As a creative myself, I wish I’d had someone to tell me all the times I was making mistakes with my website and business. When I first started Urban Moonflower, I was using a content management system that was trash for my SEO. My social media marketing was awful and I didn’t actively push my email […]

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So, You Want To Start A Website?

Starting a website is easier than you probably think. Content management systems like Cutenews and WordPress make it possible with even a minimal knowledge of coding. Plus, websites like freehostia.com offer super small hosting packages for free, so you’d just have to pay for the url to get started (usually around $10/yr). Websites can be a way to […]

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How To Stay Organized As A Busy Blogger & Freelancer (+ FREE Power Planner)

As a full-time College student, intern, freelancer, and blogger, staying organized can feel impossible. Devoting time to my blog often means I’m sacrificing study time. When I need to be doing other things (for example: sleep), my brain is constructing new blog ideas because I have no idea when I’m getting everything done. I realized that being […]

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5 Coding, Web Design, & Blog Resources I Can’t Live Without

As much as College taught me about coding and web design, it’s nothing compared to what I’ve learned just browsing the internet. I mean, throw it back to our Myspace days when we became HTML/CSS geniuses just to make a custom top 8 and personalize our background. That’s not the kind of thing you need […]

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