4 Very Useful WordPress Plugins That You Probably Didn’t Know Existed

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WordPress plugins have made our lives so, so much easier. In fact, there are already nearly 25,000 plugins developed.

And there are plenty of articles all over the internet featuring the most popular and the most known WordPress plugins that will turn your website into a powerful CMS, blog, forum, etc.

I am here to show you four lesser known plugins that are very useful.

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*Special* LIVE Webinar Training: Learn 5 Step Formula How To Get Clients

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Get ready for the FIRST live webinar at 1stwebdesigner! Check out video inside!

Are you struggling to get your very first client? Worrying about getting more clients in your freelance career? 

I got my very first client when I understood how to look at everything through his eyes! I became a marketer, not only a web designer, and I never had to worry about not having enough work!

Using a super-simple 5-Step System, I am about to show you exactly how to become an expert freelancer and land well paying freelance gigs anytime you want! 

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WordPress Plugin Development from Scratch, Part 3/4 – Custom Post Types

Posted in Coding, HTML & CSS, JS & AJAX, Plugins, Tutorials, WordPress • Posted on 13 Comments

Hello Everyone! Welcome back to the third part of this series on WordPress Plugin development for designers.

In the first part we identified the importance of WordPress plugins for you as designers and the basic structure of a plugin. Then we followed it up with the necessary coding required for developing plugins in the second part, by creating a jQuery slider for WordPress.

I am happy to announce that SlidesJS has won the voting contest and I’ll be using it through the rest of this tutorial series.

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Creating a CSS3 Dropdown Menu – Video Tutorial

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We have talked a lot about about HTML5 and CSS3 in the past couple of months and today we continue the series of video tutorials with a new addition: creating a CSS3 dropdown menu from scratch. It is extremely easy to do, so don’t be scared.

The video is a bit longer, it runs for about 40 minutes, this is because I have gone into great detail explaining the process so that everyone will understand all of the properties. Once you are able to do it on your own, 10-15 minutes should be enough for you to go through the necessary coding and create this dropdown menu.

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An Analysis of Responsive Websites – What’s Hot and What’s Not

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Let’s face it folks, everyone in the web design world is chirping away about responsive websites these days. People definitely carry strong views about it and whether you like it or not, you cannot deny the fact that responsive web design has gone mainstream and will continue to progress and expand in the future.

Every client on the web these days are looking for a website that will function just as good on mobile devices as it does on desktop browsers. And come to think of it, the need of today’s modern technological era is to have one working design that is compatible across multiple platforms and devices that includes Netbooks, Blackberry’s, iPhones, iPads, Kindle readers and other smartphones and tablets. It’s inevitable that over the next few years, new gadgets and devices will be unleashed in the market, all having their own respective screen sizes and resolutions.

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Create a Responsive Website Using HTML5 and CSS3 – Video Tutorial

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A few weeks ago, we released two different introductory articles about HTML5 and CSS3, and I promised you we’d do some cool stuff together in the upcoming months. Well, I have been working hard on this video tutorial and I really hope you enjoy it.

In this tutorial I will teach you how to create a responsive website using HTML5/CSS3 from scratch. So rather than talking about, let’s get straight to it. I hope you will leave me feedback in as I would like to read some of your opinions very, very much!

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Super Guide on How to Write Web Design and Development Tutorials

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Are you ready to get started writing about Web Design?

A few months back, I wrote an article called “Secrets of Learning Web Design and Getting Paid While Doing So”, where I introduced how writing about web design can improve your knowledge and at the same time make yourself some money.

It was a real success judging by the response it got. Many of you wanted to take on the challenge. Today I am going to take the first step by revealing the secrets of writing top quality tutorials.

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Marry Your Client to Win the Game – Get Your Gold Client VIDEO Series

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How nice would it be to see your web design client return to you.

How nice would it be to hear your web design client say wonderful things about you.

It would be very nice, I can only agree with you…but I am sure you’re not doing your best to make it happen.

What do I suggest?

I suggest you to do more than what you would normally do.

What is it?

Well, as the title of this article says – Marry Your Client.
What happens then? Keep on reading!

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Real People, Real Money – 7 Web Designers Who Earn Passive Income Online

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You already know that as a web designer or a web developer you need passive income. However, making money online might seem like some unrealistic fantasy: sure, maybe those “4-hour work week” folks can chill in Thailand while the money is rolling in, but what about everybody else?

This is why I decided to show you what web designers CAN and DO to make passive income online.

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How to Write a Freelance Pitch That Gets Clients

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At some point in every freelancer’s career there comes a time when you’re going to write a freelance pitch for a client’s project. If the thought of being a salesman isn’t intimidating enough,this at least doubles after realizing how many other freelancers pitching and hoping for the project. All those different screaming freelancers saying, “Pick me!” makes it almost impossible to feel like your voice is getting through. Let’s get you that voice!

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