Blogging Like A Pro: Introduction To 10-Part Crash Course

Posted in 1WD Features, Blogging, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 12 Comments

If you are involved in the blogging world in any way you will know just how hard it is to find great tools to make your work process easier and more efficient. I’ve been blogging full-time for 2.5 years already and I’ve tried many approaches and tools. Going from a PC to a Mac I needed to find comparable tools and that proved challenging, it was like starting over in some regards. It’s hard to find those nifty little, and useful tools, but once you do, you can enjoy the whole blogging!

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Where Have all the Comments Gone?

Posted in Blogging, Freelance, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 53 Comments

Discussion on blogs has significantly dropped over the last couple of years. Going back, you will see people fighting or immensely contributing their knowledge on blogs via comments. There are actually only a few websites/blogs left with a large number of commenters that deserve praise. Most of the comments we see now are either spam or a little thank you note to promote their websites. WHY?

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Piracy and Plagiarism in the Modern World

Posted in Blogging, Freelance, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 10 Comments

Ever since man created the concept of “mine” and “yours” originality and plagiarism has always been an issue. Plagiarism is defined as a close imitation or an exact copy of a piece of work or idea. Many creative geniuses have fallen into oblivion because someone of higher status stole their product or idea and claimed it as their own. Piracy, on the other hand, is the illegal distribution of materials. Evil? Very. But it happens.

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Bullet Proof Guide: How To Make Money From Your Blog

Posted in Blogging, Web Design, WordPress3 years ago • Written by 12 Comments

More and more people are trying to earn online – there are millions of  new blogs, start ups and applications already and many more are being created each day! While there are so many people working online, only some of them are  profitable ( I mean really profitable – not just making their living)!

In this article I wanted to scratch the surface about several well known, and not so well known, monetization techniques that you could implement in your own business. Even if you don’t have your own business blog yet – no problem, because even a simple understanding  how other people earn online will be a great help to boost your confidence to start! Yes, online business can be very profitable if you follow certain rules to monetize your site!

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Rise and Fall of Online Advertising

Posted in Blogging, Social Media, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 7 Comments

Online Advertising is the fastest growing advertising medium in history. Now we cannot imagine life without online advertising. Of its 17 years of existence, it has reached success by leaps and bounds. It is an interesting story filled with money and irritated users. Up to now there are still people who hate seeing advertisements on websites, as much as people a decade ago hated them. Indeed colorful, it helps spread words of services and products. Now for the earliest form of advertising, read on.

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How To Create Killer Articles To The Glory Of Success

Posted in Blogging, Freelance, Tips, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 7 Comments

It is not a secret that some articles speak better than others. But what makes them better? Writing is a skill you can try to master your whole life, it is an ongoing process. A good way to learn is to learn by example. In this article I’ll try to explain the basics of a good article and share a few tips to you. You’ll also see some great successful articles from last year and be able to see what a good and efficient design article should look like.

Don’t underestimate the importance of headlines, sometimes just few lines of text can be more important than the whole article!

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Options to Consider When Looking for Stock Photos: Free vs Paid Solutions

Posted in Blogging, Freelance, Tips, Tools, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 16 Comments

As designers and bloggers, pretty much every project we do is going to involve photography in some way, form or fashion. With the way the internet is today, there are photos floating around everywhere and it’s very easy to grab one for use even though it may land you in some huge trouble. This isn’t a post on which is better so much as it is weighing in on the different uses for free and paid photos. I’ll interject some of my opinions in here but mostly keep it factual so the information is as correct as possible. What’s your opinion on free vs paid?

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Introducing Google Chrome: All In One Super Charged Guide

Posted in Blogging, Social Media, Tools, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 18 Comments

Google Chrome is the most fastest browser anyone could ever use. It has lived up to most people’s expectations with its speed, security, innovative navigations, ease of usage and very cool extensions. And because it uses WebKit as a rendering engine, it’s completely web developer-friendly.  So, let those HTML5, CSS3 & Flash-less designs come rolling in.

In this article we aim to deliver an All in one resource guide for Google Chrome users. From extensions to some advanced tricks we got it covered for you. So Fasten your seat belts and lets check out more than 90 kick ass extensions, themes, web apps and tips to customize your Google Chrome.

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Art Direction Trend Coming To 1WD: Foundations And History

Posted in Blogging, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 6 Comments

Art Direction is here. The art of creating kick-ass blog posts with great content and super awesome unique designs.

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Blogging For Effective Personal Branding

Posted in Blogging, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 4 Comments

The evolution of blogging has been so dynamic since its birth in 1994. It started as an online diary, and then became how to manuals, and then a vehicle for the latest news and gossip. Now there are several types of blogs: personal blogs, political blogs, corporate blogs and more.

Blogs have changed the whole scene of marketing, creating millions of opportunities to all people, and to both small and large businesses. I personally have several blogs for many reasons–personal and business uses to name a few. Why shouldn’t we graphic designers bite a piece of that huge pie, too?

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