More disabled people opt for self-employment

More disabled people than ever before are choosing self-employment, but are being let down by poor support from government, according to new research from IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed) and the Community trade union. The study, Making self-employment work for disabled people, claims that 611,000 UK …

Eight Ways Beginners Can Watch Their Personal Brand

What is the best way to encourage someone to pay attention to personal branding when they’re new to the concept? These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most successful young entrepreneurs. YEC members represent nearly every industry, generate billions of dollars in revenue each year …

LinkedIn acquires Glint to help users track employee engagement

LinkedIn today announced its intent to acquire Glint, a self-described employee engagement company, in order to help its users better track satisfaction within their own organizations. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We believe that Glint has uncovered a modern HR best practice that every company should do: Regularly gather …

Top 2020 WordPress Plugins for Supercharging Your Website

WordPress has become far and away the most popular website-building platform of them all. It has a wealth of tools to help you design and build a professional-looking portfolio, blog, eCommerce site, or virtually any other type of website. Nothing is perfect. Even if this remarkable web-building platform comes close, …

Take up of shared parental leave constrained by traditional attitudes

Despite the introduction of shared parental leave rights, more than half of UK adults still think that women be the primary carers of babies and children, according to the latest British Social Attitudes Survey. Despite this, there has been a notable shift in attitudes over the last seven years, according …

Filtering out the noise, the pathology of work, busy doin muffin and some other stuff

We might think that an inability to absorb the vast amount of information generated by our fellow humans and their machines is something of a modern phenomenon, but we’ve always known we can have too much of this particular good thing. Distringit librorum multitude, wrote Seneca in the First Century. …

How to Use 2D Transformation Functions in CSS

The following is a short extract from Tiffany’s upcoming book, CSS Master, 2nd Edition, which will be available shortly. Transforms allow us to create effects and interactions that are otherwise impossible. When combined with transitions and animations, we can create elements and interfaces that rotate, dance, and zoom. Three-dimensional transforms, …

Thoughts on Building a WordPress Website from Scratch (Without Code)

Over the past decade, I’ve worked with WordPress on a (pretty much) daily basis. It’s my go-to solution for building websites for clients of all sizes. And, as I’ve gained more experience with the highly-popular CMS, I’ve advocated for building WordPress themes from scratch. These days, I use a fairly …

Content subscription: How to use your freelance written content for subscription-based sales

  Are you a freelance writer looking to increase your income? If so, then this is the article for you. Today, I’ll share with you what I consider to be an innovative business model for using your previously written content to create a monthly membership platform re-selling your goods to clients. …