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How to be a happy WooCommerce developer

August 31, 2015 . by Aaron B . 4 minute read . in Business

Working in web development, sat in front of a computer screen all day, it’s easy to feel a bit fed-up and isolated from time to time. For most of us, the decision to go freelance is grounded in the pursuit of greater happiness, yet all too often the pressure of running a business can have […]

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De-stressing & meditation as a freelance WordPress developer

August 20, 2015 . by Aaron B . 4 minute read . in Business

The life of a freelancer, contrary to popular belief, can be an extremely stressful one. Despite our best efforts to pursue that mythical ‘healthy work life balance’, long and unsociable working hours are not uncommon. Add to that the occasionally crushing weight of total responsibility for your own productivity, lack of financial security, the stress […]

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Productivity tips for freelancers

August 19, 2015 . by Aaron B . 5 minute read . in Business

You’ve decided to take the plunge and become a full time freelancer. You’re loving it; it’s everything you wanted it to be – but how can you make sure you keep things ticking over once the initial determination and energetic enthusiasm lessens, as it mostly likely will once the novelty of 10am starts wears off […]

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Freelancing – What do you need to know?

August 18, 2015 . by Aaron B . 4 minute read . in Business

So, you’re thinking about going freelance. Good for you! Freelancing is great, but it’s not all lie-ins, garden offices and extended lunch ‘meetings’. Before you take the plunge and hand in your notice, what do you need to think about? Whilst freelancing may look like sunshine and rainbows from the outside, it isn’t for everyone. […]

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How to get WooCommerce price in decimals superscript, or subscript.

August 1, 2015 . by Aaron B . 1 minute read . in Code Tips

This snippet will help you strip down the price markup from WooCommerce. On a recent project I used this to add <sup></sup> to the last two decimals for the shopping basket in the header. However you could use this for a number of things. // Get the total of the cart $total = $woocommerce->cart->get_cart_total(); // […]

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A Freelance WordPress Developers Workflow, Tools & Extensions

June 30, 2015 . by Aaron B . 6 minute read . in Business

I thought I’d write a little blog post to explain a bit about my workflow and some of the tools I use to build websites. Brackets Brackets, offered by Adobe, is my code editor of choice. It’s a fantastic, lightweight open source code editor that understands and facilitates modern web design, with helpful visual tools […]

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The Beginners Guide to WooCommerce

June 21, 2015 . by Aaron B . 10 minute read . in beginner's wordpress

Introduction to WooCommerce Now powering approximately 24% of all online stores, WooCommerce has fast become a global leader of e-commerce platforms and solutions, having recently surpassed a record 7 million downloads, and currently featuring on over 1 million websites worldwide. The fact that it’s free just adds to its unrivalled and unquestioned value – it […]

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A new chapter

June 12, 2015 . by Aaron B . 3 minute read . in Business

You might have noticed something a bit different around here… We have a fresh new look! The past few months have been a roller coaster for me; after launching AG Design in January last year, I have watched it go from strength to strength, beyond anything I could have imagined, and I now feel that […]

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Why Keeping Your Developer Happy Will Benefit Your Pocket

June 12, 2015 . by Aaron B . 5 minute read . in Blog, Business

Having a competent developer build your website for you isn’t cheap. Do’s Be A Good Employer As a freelancer, there have been several occasions where I’ve been woken up in the middle of the night by a client who had to have a piece edited/pictures added/title changed right now. Always keep your expectations of your […]

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Beginner’s WordPress: How To Design An Eye Catching Website Part 1

April 23, 2015 . by Aaron B . 6 minute read . in beginner's wordpress

WordPress sites are a dime a dozen these days, so standing out from the crowd can be a bit of a challenge. Thankfully, there are a few things that you can do in order to create to increase the aesthetic appeal of you site, something that can work wonders in setting you apart from your […]

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