10 Commandments for Freelance Web Designers to Live By

Do you ever compare your work to the work of other designers? Are you afraid to ask clients for money? If you are a freelance web designer, you know how difficult this lifestyle can be. From scheduling, to dealing with crazy clients, to managing your own work/life balance—there is a lot to juggle! So to … Continue Reading

Mastering CSS Gradients in Under an Hour

Have you refrained from using CSS Gradients because either you didn’t understand them, or thought the browser support for them wasn’t good enough to consider using them in your projects? Well, it’s time to kill those 1px wide images, my friend. If you’re just curious about how to use CSS Gradients, this is the place … Continue Reading

Flyer Heroes Giveaway – 20 Winners of Amazing Flyer Templates

It is that time of the week again and we’re ready to present another giveaway. This time Flyer Heroes has come to save the day with their amazing Party Flyer Templates. Most of Flyer Heroes’ staff are authors on Graphicriver, selling their own print designs there. Now they have teamed up to provide people only … Continue Reading

How Google Creates a New Era for SEO

Google has been making substantial changes to its search engine algorithms. This has led many website owners to reconsider how they implement their SEO campaign. Over the last year, two major new algorithm changes are going to have a major impact on website owners. Google Panda was enacted last year to help remove low quality content … Continue Reading

So You Want To Learn How To Become A Freelance Programmer?

Everyone wants to be a programmer and design their own web based startups. 1WD is your one stop resource for web design, programming, inspiration and everything else that’s related. So, we thought why not compile a one stop article for those who are beginning to learn coding. Without further ado, let us all learn how to program.

1WD’s Google+ Icon Set – Freebie!

We have prepared a little gift for our loyal readers: Google+ Icon Set just for you! Download the PSD file now and learn how those popular G+ icons are created. This isn’t original work, just we are so  big fans of Google+ that we wanted to recreate this icon set! Mainly it is created you … Continue Reading

The Power of Paper Prototyping

When planning the structure of a website or an app, I often begin by capturing my ideas on paper in the form of wireframes. I quickly sketch several possible layouts to see which form fits best: Should I use a two or three-column layout? What kind of navigation structure will the site have? How can I … Continue Reading

40+ Creative uses of Ribbons in Web Design

You must have noticed the increasing trend of using ribbons in web design. By using ribbons in web design you can make the noteworthy objects of your website more appealing and prominent. More often than not, a ribbon is used as background for navigation. Here is a beautiful and inspiring showcase of some visually appealing … Continue Reading

Why Does Google+ Bring More Business To People Than Facebook?

Google+, sometimes abbreviated as Google Plus or G+, is a social network developed and maintained by the tech giant Google. The network was released in beta to the public 9 months ago, by the end of June 2011. The full release came in September. While the network was supposed to be a strong opponent for … Continue Reading