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

10 Free Stunning WordPress Themes for Bloggers

WordPress is one of the most amazing blogging systems ever created. It’s easy to use and tinker around, which makes it very popular for bloggers, and, especially for most web designers. One of its awesome features is it’s easy to understand theme structure. Using basic PHP and some of the WordPress functions, you will be … Continue Reading

10 Professional-Looking and High Quality Fonts for Web Designers

The importance of fonts to designers has always been emphasized. Many design blogs also agree that, as designers, choosing high quality fonts should be like choosing your clothes. People will think of you differently if you sport the wrong one. That is why we collected ten beautiful fonts for you that you will never hesitate … Continue Reading