Posted 13.04.2016 @ 11.48AM (Edited 13.04.2016 @ 11.50AM)
::Travelled, worked as an Electrician's Mate, a Park Keeper, Civil Engineer to name a few::
My jobs from 5 years of travelling in my 20s:
- Pizza chef in Italian restaurant in Greek islands.
- Vegetable picker on farm in Israel.
- Construction labourer in Israel.
- House/apartment painter in France.
- House renovator in Sweden.
- Barman in London.
- Luggage porter in boutique hotel in London.
- Harbour Master & gardener (split job) on Herm Island, Channel Islands.
- English teacher in Macedonia and the UK.
Years later I love the fact there's nothing "career related" (at least to my career) in that list of jobs at all, got to experience so much!
Posted 08.04.2016 @ 4.39PM
No, that's what I mostly do now too Adam, and what I recommend to clients too, for both time/budget reasons, but also for common sense when it comes to the impact that an email will make. If someone wants to receive an email from someone, they will read it, and you can do enough with the elements within whatever layout you use to grab their attention if they care. And if they don't care about who's sending the email, nothing will make them read it.
Posted 18.04.2016 @ 2.58PM
You're welcome @adamdesigns! It's certainly made coding (and testing!) a much more pleasurable for me.
@Dave I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on it, because I suspect you're a stronger coder than I am so you're more likely to notice any weaknesses in the framework.
Posted 12.04.2016 @ 12.57PM
@JohnH, yes - you're going to feel really slow and really out of your depth for at least the first two years out of uni. The only way to get around this is to keep making things, and to talk to others about how they make things - take what they do well and incorporate it into your workflow.
I didn't learn about EDMs at uni, it was all about Macromedia Director in the multimedia classes I took (and they were elective). What I've learnt is on the job, via reading Sitepoint books and reading the Campaign Monitor and Sitepoint forums. @Dan is right - you'll keep learning throughout your career. It will continue to feel as uncomfortable as it does now, but your foundation of understanding will slowly grow.
Sounds like the studio who made EDMs in InDesign did so because they weren't confident building in Photoshop either. Everyone finds their own way around things, not all of those techniques are the most effecient in the long run ;) My workflow is like @Dave and @Adamdesigns - I code in Campaign Monitor if appropriate. If I'm coding from scratch I love to use because it sets the scene nicely: http://foundation.zurb.com/emails.html
Posted 27.03.2016 @ 1.27PM
What @Dave said. People are often shocked I don't use a Mac at home. Having the most basic knowledge in how a computer works has always lead to me being branded a "nerd", as if they're not a tool people have been using every day for the last ~20 years.
I've found that my PC crashes a lot less than the Macs I've visited in my freelancing travels. It's personal preference, and like @Kensmith said, the Ctrl / Cmd is the biggest issue you'll find.
Posted 24.03.2016 @ 3.18PM
I always thought the main difference between the two is just the whole 'swap control for command' for shortcuts?
@dave plaftorm agnostic is a good one, will remember to put that next time I send out a cv or cover letter. haha