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Cartoon reveals the importance of completing side projects

Getting sidetracked by your projects is easier than you think
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If you're working in the world of web design, chances are you've dabbled with a side project or two in your spare time to help develop your skills. But, whether you're busy working on your own web fonts (opens in new tab) or ways to improve user experience (opens in new tab), this witty comic shows why you need to stay focused.

Created by the team at CommitStrip (opens in new tab), a daily comic written by coders, for coders, this cartoon reveals how easy it is to get carried away by your side projects.

So, while you might be keen to try out a new skill that you picked up through your side project, make sure you finish the task at hand first. Otherwise you might not have anything to show for all your hard work.

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Dom Carter is a freelance writer who specialises in art and design. Formerly a staff writer for Creative Bloq, his work has also appeared on Creative Boom and in the pages of ImagineFX, Computer Arts, 3D World, and .net. He has been a D&AD New Blood judge, and has a particular interest in picture books.