Knowing Your Role in the Web Community

The web design and development industry has a lot in common with sport teams if you really think about it, and of course know enough about sports to see the similarities. Let’s take a minute and look at that. On any sports team, every player has a specific role they each must play for the … Continue Reading

Questions to Ask Yourself Before Becoming a Freelancer

Going freelance nowadays is a path many designers and developers take, not only because of job vacancies being on the low side, but also because there are some clear advantages to it. While working for a company is more secure and organized, going freelance is something most of us have thought about at least once. … Continue Reading

How to use Google Analytics to Drive more Traffic to Your Website

There are probably thousands of articles on the web talking about Google Analytics, such as how to use the free reporting tool, how to set up Google Analytics for your website, and what Google Analytics reports you can take advantage of. This is all great information, especially for novice website designers. What I think is … Continue Reading

Context Specific Web Design In the Specific Industries: Sociology

An artist is a creative who creates to satisfy their own aesthetic pleasure, unconcerned with the wants and needs of others. However a designer is a creative who creates in hopes of satisfying the wants and needs of others with their art, casting aside their own individual creative desires. This is an important fact to … Continue Reading

Review Of New Twitter and Tweetdeck – What’s new?

Recently, Twitter went through a significant upgrade and redesign. This time the update is huge and comprehensive – starting with new mobile apps and ending with a new version of popular tweeting platform Tweetdeck. What has changed? Are there some things you should be aware of? Continue reading and check out a review of the … Continue Reading

How To Create An Effective FAQ For Your Website

Frequently Asked Questions is a good section to have in your website. They give users a chance to figure out things by themselves instead of wasting resources (both yours and theirs) with a 1-to-1 conversation (chat, Skype, messenger and so on). But FAQ’s are a different type of content. Just like search and sitemap, it has … Continue Reading

Is the University Route Right for You?

Well, it’s that time of year again. The time when high school seniors, some overachieving juniors as well, begin to finally see their educational journey for the upcoming fall be just right around the corner. By now probably close to a billion, if not more, college applications have been completed and processed by admission boards for this group … Continue Reading

2011 – What A Great Year It Was!

2011 has been a very eventful year for 1stwebdesigner. Several people have shared their expertise with us and wrote amazing articles for our loyal audience to read. We have surely grown tremendously because of people like you. Now is the perfect time to look back at the highlights of the past year, and a brief summary … Continue Reading

Web Design Mistakes and How to Solve Them

Web design is such a broad field that mistakes can be spotted all over the place – it is almost impossible to deliver a product without a mistake until you undergo full testing, which not everybody has the financial power or time to do. These mistakes can range from a few pixels of padding missing … Continue Reading