30 Must-See HTML5 Tutorials to Help You Impress Your Audience

Posted in Coding, Tutorials2 years ago • Written by 20 Comments

If you want to be a successful web developer or designer, you always have to be a step ahead. Sooner or later, HTML5 is going to strengthen its position even further and you want to be ready when that happens. Mastering the latest technology will allow you to experiment, push things further, and give you a considerable edge in the market.

For this roundup we’ve prepared 30 fresh, brilliant and useful HTML5 tutorials from 2012 ranging from basic element explanation to advanced case studies.

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5 Easy Things Designers can do to Generate Extra Income

Posted in Tips, Tools, Web Design2 years ago • Written by 22 Comments

There are many designers who earn extra income while having a full-time job and most of the time this extra income doesn’t even require 10 hours a week.

I know a lot of designers, for both print and the web, that are looking for different ways to fully utilize their skills to earn more. The problem is they don’t know where to start. It’s a good thing there are services and people out there that can help solve their problems.

Looking for a sideline?
Do you want to earn extra cash using your design skills but you don’t have enough time because of your full-time job?

Fret not. I’ll provide 5 easy solutions that can get you started right this instant. Most of these solutions will only take 5 hours a week to accomplish, I know you have the talent to do it.

Are you ready? Show me your war faces! Roar!

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40 Awesome Examples of Typography in Advertising

Posted in Inspiration, Typography2 years ago • Written by 6 Comments

Typography forms an integral part of any design, be it print or digital. And when it comes to advertisements, proper use of typography can go a long way in conveying the ad’s message to the masses. After all, the goal of an advertisement is to convey a particular statement to the people, and there can be no better way to get your point across than by employing awesome typography in the advertisements’ design.

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50 Super Cool T-Shirt Designs You’d Love To See!

Posted in Illustration, Inspiration, Typography2 years ago • Written by 10 Comments

We all have weaknesses. Mine, at least one of them, is t-shirts, especially cool t-shirt designs! Summer’s finally here, and  now is the best time to reorganize or supplement your wardrobe. T-shirts can be way more than just a piece of clothing. It’s often a way to express yourself/your interests/your views. What’s more, a great tee might even force you to stay in shape, just look at #47 if you want to know what I mean.

Beautiful design is beautiful design. Whether it’s a website, a poster or a t-shirt. Check out these 50 beautiful and creative T-shirt designs and, who knows, maybe you possess the same weakness as me!

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Will Handheld Devices Replace Your Laptop?

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

It has been quite some time since the era of handheld devices dawned upon us. Smartphones, tablets, eBook readers – you name it! With each passing day, it seems as if the gadgets we use and the technology we employ is shrinking in size.

So, how many of these super portable handheld beauties do you own? An iPad? Amazon Kindle? MS Zune?

Something? Anything? Everything?

And as with any new trend in technology, debate is in the air – will this new trend kill the old one?

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Image Tagging Tutorial Using jQuery and CSS

Posted in Coding, JS & AJAX, Tutorials2 years ago • Written by 10 Comments

There is a popular saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. Images are a great way of catching our attention instantly. But sometimes its necessary to tag or link specific parts of images to provide information. Popular social media giants like Facebook and Google Plus use image tagging to identify the people and places in images.

In this tutorial I am going to show you how to create a simple image tagging system using jQuery and CSS. Lets get started.

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55 High Quality Business Card Tutorials And PSD Templates You Cannot Miss

Posted in Photo Effects, Quick Tips, Text Effects, Tutorials2 years ago • Written by 12 Comments

Designing an effective and professional business card is not an easy task. A designer must have insightful knowledge about the process of developing professional looking business cards. Furthermore, for the beginners, it is one of the trickiest things to accomplish. Here we have a list of some tutorials that will help you learn how to create impressive business cards, as well as showcasing some creatively designed free business card templates PSDs.

In these business card tutorials, you will not only learn the techniques required to design those cards, but will also learn some basics about layout and how to get a file ready for print. Enjoy!

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Jumpstarting Your Startup Idea – Let’s Make Your Dream Business Come True!

Posted in Freelance, Tips, Web Design2 years ago • Written by 20 Comments

I have been doing a lot of reading lately about online startups and I thought I should share it with 1WD’s readers. Quite a lot of startups from two years ago have now taken off and made it into the mainstream, like Pinterest (Mar 2010), Codecademy (Aug 2011), Instagram (Oct 2010), and a lot more. You’d be surprised how many of your favorite online services started from just a tiny idea and now are million dollar ideas.

Do you have a startup idea that you think will definitely be your way to stardom?

What are the requirements? Should you spend thousands of dollars? How about looking for a partner?

In this post you will learn:

  • how to find the perfect idea if you don’t have one
  • the checklist before actually spending time building your startup
  • skills you need to have
  • tools to help your startup (from beta testers to launching)

So, are you ready? Show me your war faces!

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An Interview With Chris Coyier – Founder of CSS-Tricks

Posted in 1WD Features, Interviews, Web Design2 years ago • Written by 17 Comments

Chris Coyier is a web designer and developer who not only builds websites, but also helps other people make their websites better. He’s the founder of CSS-Tricks and co-author of the famous book “Digging Into WordPress”. Chris is also involved in a few other projects, such as CodePen and ShopTalk Show.

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35 Excellent jQuery and CSS3 Navigation Menus

Posted in Coding, HTML & CSS, JS & AJAX2 years ago • Written by 14 Comments

Navigation is one of the most important elements of web design. Poor navigation will always take away from great content. Good navigation must possess both aesthetics and usability. That’s where jQuery and CSS3 navigation menus come handy.

With the features and customization level that jQuery and CSS3 offers, you can easily create the perfect navigation for your website. Yet it’s kind of difficult if you aren’t familiar with these. Fortunately there are people who have already written the code for you.

For this roundup we’ve prepared 35 fresh (most of them are from 2012), beautiful and straight away usable jQuery and CSS3 navigation menus. All you have to do is customize them for your specific needs!

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