30 iOS Apps You Should Have This Year

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As a designer, developer or a freelancer, we always look for those tools that can make our work easier. No doubt these kinds of tools are installed in our laptops and desktops, but what will you do when you are on-the-go and want to edit a couple of lines to the code? Or you saw an idea that you want to capture instantaneously?

This is the time when an iOS device comes in handy you. iOS, as we all know, is an operating system manufactured by Apple Inc. used in mobile devices. Although iOS apps have to face a lot of competition with the free Android apps, still, iPhone is considered the first choice for designers.

Why iOs is the preferred system:

  • It’s about the whole design
  • Think about the functionality

It doesn’t matter if you want to sketch on the move, or you are looking for a perfect app to help you out in your daily routine. You can use iOS apps to manage your projects, time and money for you.

To make your search easy, we have collected 30 iOS apps that you shouldn’t miss out as a designer, developer or freelancer.

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PHP vs Ruby vs Python: Three Programming Languages in a Nutshell

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There are lots programming languages out there and each works to do specific and unique tasks. Each language has a unique set of keywords and special syntaxes for organizing program commands.

In today’s article, we’re going to take a look at the three popular languages: PHP vs Ruby vs Python. We will check how they work, how they differ from each other, who uses them and how popular each language is.

At the end of this article, you will have the idea which one to learn and which the best option for each specific task is.

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Get Themed! Here Are 30 Premium Business WordPress Themes

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The WordPress is a very popular platform these days for many business owners to have their online presence felt. Many companies are using WordPress themes to create professional websites for their businesses.

The popularity of WordPress themes is due to these characteristics:

  • Flexibility
  • Comfort
  • A powerful CMS (content management system)
  • Plenty of customizable options for business modification
  • Plenty of plugins and themes being released continually

The demand for professional business WordPress themes is increasing very rapidly. This has made designers to work hard in creating more and more unique WordPress themes that can meet the need of customers.

Premium WordPress themes are also SEO-ready, which means that you will have no difficulty in making your corporate websites become visible on all the search engines. However, the only thing that is required is to choose the perfect WordPress business themes that will match you business purposes.

It can be time consuming to search on the Internet for the perfect business WordPress themes because there are thousands of them. To save your valuable time, we have done that search for you.

Today, we bring to you 30 premium business WordPress themes of top developers and marketplaces. This collection will certainly help you to choose a right WordPress theme for your business.

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What You Should Know When Choosing the Best Web Host

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Every designer or  developer who has worked with websites knows the importance of hosting. Web hosting is among the top important things that you have to consider before starting the website creation. Selecting a really good web hosting company can do your half of the work.

Many people talk about how a website should be designed or how to hire the best designer but, the importance of having the best web host is often not considered an important topic to discuss.

So, why do designers and developers need a web host?

  • Assurance. In order to make your website go live on the Internet, web hosting is required. If you think that registering for a domain name is enough than you are mistaken.
  • Accessibility. Having a website hosting company will make it sure that your website is accessible by everyone around the world. You can surely design a website but if you don’t have a web host, no one can access your website.
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An Easy Way of Building Responsive CV Websites

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Resume websites a.k.a Curriculum vitae (CV) websites have been on the Internet over the years. The trend dictates that more and more people are into responsive CV websites.

These kinds of website provide information that makes it easy for employers to evaluate that particular person’s skills. This has a lot of advantages as you do not need to submit a paper version of your CV because it can already be accessed online anytime and anywhere.

Its purpose is to provide an overview of of the following:

  • Experience
  • Basic information
  • Portfolios

On today’s tutorial, we’re going to build a responsive CV website using CSS and a jQuery plugin called Easy Tabs Plugin, a lightweight jQuery plugin to provide full tab functionality.

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Best 100 Free Fonts 2014

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I have always been a fan of beautiful fonts. Over the time that I have been writing here at 1stwebdesigner, I have discussed a lot about fonts: the types & kinds, how to sell them and which fonts are hideous and so cliché that you shouldn’t use them.

But for today, let’s take a break from criticizing fonts or learning about how they are made. Today, we will appreciate the best 100 free fonts 2014! Let’s take a look!

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Browser Wars: Why Can’t There Be Just One Web Browser?

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A few years back, the Internet was left shaken by the Browser Wars, or the competitions for the top spot in usage share between web browsers.

It all started when Microsoft Internet Explorer took Netscape Navigator’s spot as the top browser during the late 1990s. It continued when IE lost its dominance over the emerging browsers Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera. That followed a lot of debates on which browser is really the best among the rest.

They say that the browser wars are now over and peace has been achieved in the browserdom. Some people will ask, “Who won?”

Well, I, for one, don’t care who won. I am not really that interested. I personally think that the browser wars started because of one thing: marketing.

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50 High Quality Premium Fonts for Every Web Designer

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Designers know the importance of fonts in websites; they spend a great deal of time in searching for the best fonts to put in their websites. Stylish and natural fonts are the most common styles used in creating an attractive website.

No doubt, free fonts are sometimes of high quality, but, in most cases, they are not up to the mark. Especially if you are working on a big designing project, considering high quality premium fonts is the best option.

I would recommend that you to use premium fonts in the situations where you are designing a website for the client so that your work looks totally professional.

In today’s post, we are featuring top premium fonts to help out the designers who are wasting their precious time in searching for finest fonts. All these fonts are of high quality and can be bought in a very reasonable amount of price.

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Quiz: What’s Your Web Designer/Developer Personality Type?

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Web designers and developers, like most people, are unique in their different ways. Some designers exemplify this uniqueness in their designs, others, in their work habits. That’s what makes them exciting people.

Although 1WD does not invite stereotyping, we thought of this fun little quiz to help you know what personality type you possess as workers of the Web. We hope that through this quiz, you will be able to understand your work and design habits to become a better person, if not, a better designer.

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