2011 – What A Great Year It Was!

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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 of what we have in store for our loyal readers at the end of this article.

Are you ready?

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7 New Year’s Resolutions To Help Improve Your Personal And Work Life

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So are you ready for doing awesome things (remember, this year can be the last one)? And which things do you want to do? When are you doing them? How will you know by the end of 2012 that you’ve done all that you wanted to?

There is a simple tool to help you keeping tracks of you accomplishments: write down your new year’s resolutions.

I see a lot of people talking about nerdy things, like “learn a new programming language” or “write more about what you know” but the truth is if you aren’t satisfied with your personal life you won’t get better results at work. You need to improve yourself in both sides so you’ll be a better you.

Well, what we’ll see here is a kind of “new year’s resolutions template,” with a lot of ideas that you can steal and we’ll see how to keep track of them.

Don’t forget to check 20 New Year’s Resolution Ideas to Become Better at Your Career!

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Web Design Mistakes and How to Solve Them

Posted in Tips, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 17 Comments

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 to using a wrong number of fonts. Today we’ll take a look at some of the problems people make so that next time you deliver or design a product you can avoid these pitfalls. This way your products will be better overall and your design skills will be appreciated even more.

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20 New Year’s Resolution Ideas to Become Better at Your Career

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Can you believe that 2011 is already coming to a close? 2012 is right around the corner. December is always a time for finishing up any work for the year and enjoying the holidays. One thing that separates the best website designers, developers, and writers from the average ones is planning for the coming year. The best process for new year planning is to start with evaluating what worked and what didn’t during the previous year, researching what’s new in your industry, and coming up with a list of ideas for how you can take your website to the next level. In this article we will provide a list of 20 new year resolution ideas for becoming a better website designer, developer, or writer.

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Create a Web Hosting Landing Page in Adobe Photoshop

Posted in Tutorials, Web Interface3 years ago • Written by 8 Comments

In this week’s tutorial we are going to create a Web Hosting Landing Page layout for Besthost as an example. The template will have a simple logo, navigation, slider gallery, package, about us, services, testimonials and footer. Let’s combine these all together to make an awesome template. I will try my best to make it easy for you to follow this tutorial.

So let’s get started!

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Use Paper.li to Grow Brand Awareness and Website Traffic

Posted in Blogging, Social Media, Tips, Tools, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 6 Comments

Are you looking to grow brand awareness and website traffic, but don’t have the time to create your own online content? You should consider using Paper.li to create an online Daily Newspaper about your website topic. In this article we will review what Paper.li is, how it works, the benefits to using Paper.li, how to get your Paper.li newspaper noticed, crafting the perfect Paper.li newspaper, and a list of the top Paper.li newspapers.

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40+ Fresh jQuery Image and Content Sliders Plugins

Posted in Photo Effects, Tutorials3 years ago • Written by 15 Comments

In this round-up, you will find the best of the freshest jQuery Image and Content Sliders Plugins so that you can take advantage of them and produce startling image and content sliders. You may find it quite difficult to figure out which plugin is best for you because all these plugins have different functionalities.

Keeping this in mind, we compiled this post. Let’s have a closer look and enjoy the power of visual presentation! Sliders are one of the best ways how to show of feature list, benefits, images say more than thousand words!

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10 Ways to be a More Efficient Freelancer that may Affect Your WOW Career

Posted in Freelance, Tips, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 6 Comments

Working as a freelancer has many benefits, you work your own hours, you don’t have to worry about a nagging boss, you can work in your underwear.. the list goes on. One area of freelancing that’s tough though is maintaining efficiency.

As a freelancer, you become your own task master. This means you’re not only responsible for making sure you complete tasks, but just as importantly you need to determine which tasks are to be performed in the first place. For people who lack motivation and/or self-discipline, this can present a big problem. Combined with the numerous distractions a freelancer faces e.g. family/friends, favorite TV shows, temptation to sleep til lunch; you have a formula for incredible inefficiency. In this article we’ll look at the benefits of being more efficient and then some road tested ways of dramatically improving your efficiency.

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7 Easy Ways To Turn Old Content Into New Content

Posted in Blogging, Tips, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 6 Comments

Do you use Content Marketing as a strategy for increasing website traffic? If so, then you know just how valuable content marketing can be for a website owner. The one negative that comes with content marketing is that it’s time consuming creating valuable content that your audience will want to consume. Not only does it take time to create valuable online content, but many website owners also have a hard time coming up with new content ideas. This article is meant to provide you with 7 ideas for turning existing content into new content.

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10 Things Beginner Developers Should Know

Posted in Tips, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 14 Comments

If you are a novice developer, it might be confusing about where you should start, because the field is broad and provides many options for you. There are so many questions you might ask yourself, such as “What programming language should I learn?” or “Should I also know front-end, or only back-end?” And I am sure there are much more than that. Well, in order for you to be able to start with an advantage against the others, I’ve decided to help you start your career as a developer with the following list of tips.

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