Update #1

Welcome to my weekly newsletter, "Off to the weekend", in which I will write every Friday about what I had been up to this week.
This includes topics about building my company, new case studies on completed projects, announcements of my own projects and a tip of the week, which can help in your everyday web life.
There will also be occasional short thoughts, which I plan to later write a longer blog article - so you are one of the first to know about it!

Building my network

Since March 1st 2017, I am officially self-employed and offer UI / UX design and software development services.
To get projects it is important to build a good network. I took my first steps by designing and printing business cards, and this week I was busy working on bringing them to the people. I also arranged appointments for talks with people who I know from my previous assignments. And I was already able to meet with new people, who were recommended to me - or I to them.
In the near future I intend to go to meetups or conferences in the region of Winterthur / Zurich to make new contacts there.

Case studies on my website

Since a few weeks my website is now online and the service packages I offer are also described on their own pages.
However, examples about what the customer can expect from the offers were missing so far.
For the Design Sprint you get a bit of an impression by looking at the pictures in the description. With the Individual Project and the Single Page Redesign, however, it is difficult to write or present something more specific, since this heavily depends on the project itself.
That's why I decided to write case studies about completed projects in the future, which provide an insight into my work. This gives the customer a chance to get a picture of what I could contribute to his project.
On my website you will find a first case study on the redesign of the pages about the orphanages of GOA Switzerland.

Tip of the week

For the case study mentioned above, I was looking for a tool to make a screenshot of an entire website. With the screenshot tools of the operating system it is only possible to record what you see on the screen - this, , of course, is not enough for long websites. I then found out that this is possible with the Firefox Developer Tools (accessed via Tools > Web Developer > Show / Hide Tools).
The function has to be activated first in the Developer Tools:
- Change to the settings (gear symbol)
- In the "Available Toolbox Buttons" section, click the "Take a screenshot of the entire page" checkbox
Now a new camera icon should be available in the toolbar.
When you click this, it will take a screenshot of the entire site and save it to your download folder.
Thanks for reading.
And now off to the weekend!
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