May 5, 2014

2014 Trends That Could Make You Obsolete, Should You Use Code Frameworks, and How to Attract High-Paying Clients Using Content

Segment 1: Web Design Trends You Need to Watch Out For (2:56)

Several years ago when the “Web 2.0” movement hit, I lost my entire freelance business because I didn’t actually know how to code. I had been using MS FrontPage to build static HTML web sites for clients.

And the move to dynamic database-driven web sites killed me.

That taught me to pay close attention to web trends and to break them down to understand the larger motivations at work. So, I could begin to predict trends and stay ahead of the curve.

In this segment, I break down 8 of the hottest web design trends in 2014 and show you the larger forces at work… so you can begin to predict what’s going to happen and adapt your business accordingly so you don’t get destroyed like I did.

Segment 2: Should You Be Using Coding Frameworks? (19:23)

I got asked this question on Twitter:

In this segment, I answer that question and the questions I get about the larger idea of using frameworks when you code.

Segment 3: How to Attract High-Paying Clients Using Content (33:24)

What’s the easiest way to position yourself brand-wise to attract your most ideal clients? That’s the core question behind this segment and I reveal why CONTENT is king when it comes to branding yourself… and adapting your business to meet the ever-changing demands of the web.

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