Wildly Successful Freelance Designer Jacob Cass Shares His Insights

Posted in Interviews, Web Design2 years ago • Written by 12 Comments

Jacob Cass, at the prime age of just 24, has already received numerous regional, national and international design awards for his work in identity, web and graphic design which makes him a wildly successful freelance designer. Jacob’s work also appears in a number of high-profile design-related books including The Best of Logo Lounge Master Series and the WOLDA Annual.

Jacob also runs the wildly popular graphic design blog Just Creative where he freelances as a graphic, web and logo designer. Jacob also runs the websites Logo Designer Blog and Logo Of The Day – two blogs dedicated entirely to branding & logo design. Throughout the day you will find him at Ammirati, where he specialises in interaction design for some of the world’s most vaunted brands (Jerry Seinfeld, VitaminWater & OMEGA to name a few). When not at his desk you will find him traveling the world.

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Understanding the Business Aspect of Freelancing

Posted in Freelance, Tips, Web Design2 years ago • Written by 7 Comments

Being a freelance designer is more than just fun and games. It’s not just playing around with Photoshop and other gadgets. You need to master the harder aspect of freelancing too: the business aspect of things. Once you know the ins and outs of the business of freelance, you’re sure to be a successful freelancer. Freelance is a business, first and foremost. You have to sell yourself to your clients to make a living.

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The Only Web Hosting Guide You Will Ever Need – For Perfect Speed, Price, and Support

Posted in 1WD Features, Web Design2 years ago • Written by 21 Comments

When launching a website, one of the most important decisions that you have to make is selecting  a good web hosting company. While the importance of selecting the right CMS and hiring a good designer is outlined in every other technology blog or magazine nowadays, hardly anyone talks about the importance of a good web host. However, a good host is not just important but also indispensable. After all, you wouldn’t want your visitors to find your site offline 9 times out of the 10 visits that they pay to your website, would you?

Here at 1WD, we have taken upon ourselves to help you find the ideal web host. In this article I shall be discussing the things that you need to consider, plus the things that you do not need to consider (or, in other words, things that need to be avoided), and then finally wind up the discussion with a small round-up of some major web hosting providers. And, most importantly, unlike the zillions of web hosting related articles that you’ll find on the internet, this one does not have any affiliate links.

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Understand the Power of Sass and Why You should use CSS Preprocessors

Posted in Coding, HTML & CSS, Tutorials2 years ago • Written by 8 Comments

Front end engineering has always remained a niche skill, even with the burgeoning array of techniques and technology available. Today, as we witness the launch of newer frameworks and tools for better web development, on a regular and fast track basis, this domain too has undergone its own super fast makeover! But the core skills to build a solid career in front end engineering has always been the same – passion + HTML + CSS + JS + an unrelenting desire to learn!

Lets analyze and understand the hot and happening technique in the field of front end engineering – ‘CSS preprocessors’, which offers to add mind-blowing features to the Cascading Style sheet language, and equip the modern-day front end engineer with tons of nitro and increase productivity.

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Revolutionize The Way You Manage Multiple WordPress Sites With ManageWP

Posted in WordPress2 years ago • Written by 4 Comments

Ever wondered how people manage multiple WordPress sites and still get things done at the end of the day? I know people who have over five WordPress blogs, one with even more than twenty! Imagine the pain of logging in and out of every site,  just to update plugins, write posts or approve comments. That, my friend, is hell on Earth.

Keep reading, as we are going to show you how to manage and maintain one hundred or more WordPress websites without breaking a sweat.

In this post:

  • Manage your WordPress blogs from a central dashboard
  • Leverage ManageWP to earn more money as a designer or developer
  • Receive a 30% lifetime discount for ManageWP
  • A Special Deal just for our loyal readers
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Super Hot News: Get 1WD Three Quick EBooks Now For Free Just For Three Days!

Posted in 1WD Features, Web Design2 years ago • Written by 43 Comments

Today, 1WD is happy to announce the launch of our 3 quick eBook series! This series will consist of eBooks covering the latest trends, practices, and technologies in web design and development.

You’re probably thinking to yourself, “How is that different than what everyone else is doing?” Glad you asked! What really separates our eBooks from the competition is that we cover the same amount of material, go into the same amount of depth, but do it in an easy to follow 50 pages on average. That’s right, all the information you’ll need, in a size that you can actually read!

To begin the series we are first releasing three eBooks, covering Responsive Web Design and HTML5 and Web Design Trends. Here is a better description of each.

Update: Ebooks are no longer free, you can buy them on Amazon for 0.99$ each now!

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Create a Professional Restaurant Website in Minutes Using WP Plugins and PHP Scripts

Posted in PHP, Plugins, WordPress2 years ago • Written by 5 Comments

Creating a restaurant website can be very challenging for a developer because there is not a single product to sell or show and they have to promote the real feeling of the restaurant’s environment as well. Also, the responsiveness and flexibility of restaurant websites have become the most distinguishing factor in getting reservations, as customers tend to book only if the process hassle-free. Are you in the process of developing a restaurant site and in need of some valuable recommendations from us? Read on and discover the convenience WordPress plugins and PHP scripts can provide you in developing a professional-looking restaurant site.

So, are you drooling to create a restaurant website right now? It only takes a few minutes!

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Gamification: Convert Your Traffic Into Loyal Readers

Posted in Social Media, Tips, Web Design2 years ago • Written by 4 Comments

So, you’re a website owner with several thousands of visitors monthly. Quite possibly you have asked yourself “how do I make my readers interact more on my website?” The answer? It could be through the use of gamification.

Your website has a lot of traffic but only a few people are actively engage on it?
Do you want to convert traffic into an active community?
Do you want to make your website more fun?

Why not gamify it?

I mean, convert your website into a game!

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Ramit Sethi Explains How You Can Earn More Money As A Freelance Web Designer

Posted in Freelance, Interviews, Tips, Web Design2 years ago • Written by 11 Comments

Ramit Sethi is the New York Times best-selling author of I Will Teach You To Be Rich and the author of the popular personal finance blog www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com, which hosts over 250,000 readers per month. Ramit’s advice has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, FORTUNE, NPR, ABC News and CNBC.  Ramit graduated from Stanford and co-founded PBwiki, a venture-backed startup.

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