Saad Bassi

Saad Bassi is a 20 years old web developer from Pakistan who loves to create beautiful websites with great user experience. He is co-editor at CrispyTech and 1stWebDesigner and blogs about the next Windows at Windows8Geek. He also loves to make new friends so don't forget to say him a hello on Twitter. Last but not least, make sure that you check out my latest project, Addictive Fonts which focuses on free high quality font downloads.

Presenting the Great New Features of WordPress 3.1

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Folks at WordPress have just released WordPress 3.1 (Code name “Reinhardt”), 14th version of World’s most famous and award-winning publishing software. This release has some fantabulous features like Internal Linking and a WordPress.com styled admin bar on front end which makes it very easy to visit most used features of back-end. Read on to have an overview of some major features of this release.

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60 Stunningly Beautiful Minimal Business Cards

Posted in Inspiration • Posted on 29 Comments

An effective business card is a great way to impress your clients. While there are many courses in designing business cards, minimalism is a hot trend in brand designing as well as in overall design community because of its effectiveness and simplistic approach.

So today, I have come up with really beautiful and creative minimal business cards which will make you say “Wow!”.

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Dominate Your Website Host: Free Monitoring Services

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Have you ever seen a web host that don’t claims 99.99% up time guarantee? With so much experience with several leading web hosts of industry, what I have realized is that most of them have sub standard services.

Today I am going to tell you my bad experience with one of the leading web hosts of Industry, Dreamhost. After starting with them, I was very happy with their shared servers but things went bad when I moved to Dreamhost PS. My personal tech blog was having so much down times that uptime went to 94% in just 2 weeks and to even surprise you more, it happened after moving to Dreamhost Personal Servers (which are designed to handle big traffic, at least is their words).

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An Interview with Leland Fiegel of Theme Lab

Posted in Web Design • Posted on 12 Comments

Leland Fiegel is a 21 years old professional web developer from United States of America who specializes in development of WordPress themes. He is the guy behind Theme Lab which is one of the most famous websites for WordPress tutorials. Themes released at Theme Lab have been downloaded more than 400000 times . Today we are going to discuss WordPress, Theme  Lab and his life in general. Join us if you are interested.

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Book Review + Giveaway Of Digging into WordPress (2 copies)

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This article is the first post of our new “Book Review Series” in which we will try to review and giveaway a book each week here on 1stWD for our awesome readers.  If you are a WordPress lover like me then I am sure you have also read some books regarding WordPress. There are a plenty of books available in WordPress niche but one of the most comprehensive book I have ever seen is Digging into WordPress by Chris Coyier and Jeff Starr. Both of them are renowned authors and famous developers of WordPress Community. Today we will review the book and yes as said in title, we have 2 copies of Digging into WordPress to giveaway for our beloved 1stWD readers.

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Choosing Right E-Commerce Software For Your Online Store

Posted in Tools, Web Design • Posted on 58 Comments

There are numerous options available when it comes to choosing right e-commerce software for creating your online shop. From free shopping cart solutions to those who charge you a bill of thousands dollars for keeping your shop online, there are actually hundred of shopping solutions available out there. In this article we will dig deep in to the world of some most famous e-commerce solutions. Let’s get started.

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A Crash Course in Creating E-Commerce Websites with WordPress

Posted in Coding, HowTos, Tutorials, WordPress • Posted on 80 Comments

WordPress is an awesome publishing platform which is utilized everywhere these days. You will find WordPress development from Harvard Gazette to Andy Roddick’s official website. In this 1st article of 1st E-Commerce week, we will learn how to create a website which has online store’s functionalities in it. In simple words we will create a fully functional electronic store. We will also talk about building e-commerce themes from a developer’s point of view.

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“1st E-Commerce Week” at 1stWebDesigner

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E-Commerce is a very significant aspect of today’s web development and most importantly a crucial part of our life as e-shops has changed the way how we shop and spend our earnings. Sensing the ever-increasing grandeur of E-Commerce, we will celebrate 1st E-Commerce Week on 1stwebdesigner, this week. There will be tutorials, inspirational articles and everything else you need to learn before building and running successfully your own e-commerce store.

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13 Must Have Firefox Addons to Boost the Productivity of Bloggers

Posted in Blogging, Web Design • Posted on 28 Comments

Firefox is currently the ultimate choice for bloggers because of its awesome collection of addons. These addons provide a lot of flexibility by reducing the necessity of separate tools for different tasks of blogging. This saves a lot of time required in managing different tools and thus increases the overall productivity of Blogger. In this article we have compiled 13 best Firefox addons necessary for Bloggers.

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Book Review + Giveaway Of PHP For Absolute Beginners (2 copies)

Posted in News, Web Design • Posted on 102 Comments

In today’s web development scenario, it is very necessary for a web developer to know how to code in PHP. PHP has become a major language in web development industry in last few years. From WordPress to FaceBook everything is coded in PHP language.

Recently we came to a book named PHP for Absolute Beginners which is a must read for beginners.

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