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Jack of All Trades? Or Master of One?

In his lifetime, Leonardo Da Vinci was a painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. Basically, Da Vinci was a one-man wrecking machine. A Jack of All Trades Four hundred ninety five years after he died, the world has changed so much. Yes, we still have painters, sculptors, architects, … Continue Reading

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Who’s the Boss in Ecommerce World? Shopify vs WooCommerce

WordPress, as influential as it is in for digital entrepreneurs, provide great platforms to sell products and services. The relatively intuitive functions of WordPress make it a great tool to start an online business. Now, there are plenty of services where you can use WordPress to build an ecommerce site. However, there are two big … Continue Reading

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The Ultimate Guide to Podcasting Using WordPress

Podcasting has been popular for some time now, especially among the techies. You may have read a lot of articles on how to start a blog, but how can you take advantage of your WordPress blog to convert it and try to start podcasting? Here’s your must-read guide to podcasting using WordPress. Now that things … Continue Reading

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Are Web Design Schools Losing Their Magic?

Just a few months ago, 1stwebdesigner released its Flat Design course, teaching web designers the secrets in mastering the beautiful art of flat design. That got me asking: Now that online education is becoming more and more popular, is it still relevant to go to web design schools these days? This question is perfectly normal … Continue Reading

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Master the Core: Web Design Code of Ethics

Web design, like any other profession, should always be ethical. It should always adhere to a set ­­­of norms set by the whole community. These codes guide designers to perform their tasks in the most honest and professional way possible. But for the world of web design, being dynamic and fast-paced as it seems to … Continue Reading

The Noob Guide to Web Design

Web design is so much anchored on technology to a point that it is difficult for beginners to catch up, and if they even try to, it would be very difficult. For someone who has zero idea on web design, this can be pretty frustrating. You want to learn something new so you decided to … Continue Reading

How to Create a Music Player UI Using Adobe Illustrator

There have been a lot of UI kits swarming around the market lately. Some include complete sets of User Interface elements and, some, focus on just one element. These kits often serve as a basis and template for web designers in creating wonderful web pages. Because of these kits, web designers, now, don’t have to … Continue Reading

Telltale Signs That You Might Be a Bad Boss

Bosses  can be pretty infuriating at times. But do you know what can really ruin your day? A bad boss. In your web design career, you surely have experienced being administered by the boss. You take orders and requests, do and finish them and earn money at paydays. If this is not the case, you … Continue Reading

Internet Is Down: What Will I do?

Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, 1stwebdesigner. Not too long ago, these four websites loaded together in each tab in harmony. Then everything changed when the Internet got down. Only the service provider can fix this, but then, that service provider vanished. What will you do now that the Internet Is Down? I know nothing can really be … Continue Reading