10 Things Web Designers Should Know to Become a Master

It is truly a nice feeling to be called a ‘Master’ at something. It gives value to your name, talent and  skills. In addition to that, people will begin respecting you because of what you know about the field that you are an expert in. Truly, being called a master adds weight to your name, … Continue Reading

70 Best Web Design Tutorials of 2013

2013 has ended with a great blast and I’m pretty sure that everyone has done their countdowns and throwback blog posts, tweets and even status updates. It’s a pretty cool thing to do because you get to remember all the awesome things 2013 has given you. You look back at how bad you were design-wise … Continue Reading

This World is On Fire: Best Fireworks of 2014

It has always been a good tradition to start the new year with a bang. And when we use the words “new”, “year” and “bang” in one sentence, there is only one word that we could ever think of: Fireworks. Fireworks, as Wikipedia puts it, are a class of explosive pyrotechnic devices that are used … Continue Reading

A Web Designer’s New Year’s Resolution

2014 is just at our doorstep, but before all the countdowns, fireworks, the food and the singing of Auld Lang Syne while drinking a nice brew of beer, let us think of ourselves and find what we can change. Let’s make our New Year’s resolutions as web designers. These resolutions will improve us as web designers. … Continue Reading

How Christmas is Celebrated Around the Globe [INFOGRAPHIC]

Christmas is one of the best days of the year. In fact, I personally consider it the best day of the year. With food teeming and gifts overflowing, you enjoy the whole day in the company of the people you love, sharing stories, drinking beer and just having fun. We all have our own Christmas … Continue Reading

Learn Flat Web Design from Scratch – Complete Course + Contest

Flat web design could be considered many things – a new trend, style, fad, movement, way of thinking, etc. There is no single and complete definition yet, what we can do is try to acknowledge the postulates, philosophy, and history that stands behind the term. Here at 1stwebdesigner we are very passionate about flat web … Continue Reading

How to Create a Scrolling Parallax Website

Parallax websites are one of the latest and biggest trends on the web for some time now. If you want to impress your clients or implement immediate impact on your site, this is a good choice for you. In this tutorial, I’ll teach you how to create a simple but beautiful parallax website that will … Continue Reading

How to Create Flat Icons in Photoshop

Okay, let’s face it. Flat design is the new ‘thing’ for web interface. With iOSand even Windows now adapting this design scheme, it will not be any longer when almost (if not all) all websites in the World Wide Web adapt this design scheme. You would just be baffled to know one morning that as … Continue Reading

10+ WordPress Plugins to Boost Your Social and Organic Traffic

One of the best things about WordPress is the ability to extend the functionality of your WordPress installation with the use of plugins. You don’t have to mess around with the core files of WordPress since these plugins can easily achieve the same result and exist independent of the core WordPress files. At the time … Continue Reading