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Learn how to be your own boss in the new net magazine

There are many rewards to striking out on your own as a freelancer, but there's no way around it: your first year is going to be tough. To help you on this journey Anna Debenham, our 2013 Young Developer of the Year, has 10 tips that will guide you around common pitfalls and explain how to make sure your transition into self-employment goes smoothly.

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Elsewhere in the magazine, we have tutorials on building a responsive WordPress portfolio, writing faster PHP, prototyping UI animations, replacing jQuery with HTML and CSS for smoother animations and lighter JavaScript, and working with the Web Audio API. On top of all that, we have our usual mix of inspirational new work, practical advice, informed analysis and thought-provoking comment.

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Tanya is a writer covering art, design, and visual effects. She has 16 years of experience as a magazine journalist and has written for numerous publications including 3D World, 3D Artist, ImagineFX, Computer Arts, net magazine, and Creative Bloq. For Creative Bloq, she mostly writes about web design, including the hottest new tools, as well as 3D artwork and VFX.