How Ruben Gamez Turned Bidsketch Into A Successful Online Business

Posted in Inspiration, Interviews, Web Design2 years ago • Written by 8 Comments

Ruben Gamez is the solo founder of Bidsketch , an online proposal software website for web designers.  In only a year and a half, he managed to take Bidsketch from  a humble side project that he started while having a full-time job to a full-time business that allowed him to quit his job and enjoy the freedom he has always desired. How did he do that? Today, Ruben shares his story with 1WD readers.

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Manage All Your WordPress Sites From One Place: Meet ManageWP

Posted in Interviews, Plugins, Web Design, WordPress3 years ago • Written by 6 Comments

For a kickoff we’ve prepared a review of a really neat and useful service some of you guys will be keen on. Those of you who manage more than one WordPress blog will be more or less familiar with the management problems multiple blogs can create. Installing new plugins, updating platforms, keeping an eye on the posts – it’s getting pretty inconvenient if you’ve got couple of active blogs.

Yes, some of you might have already figured out what kind of service we’re writing about here. ManageWP is a service that allows you to manage all your WordPress websites from one single dashboard. What does it mean?

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Inspiring Videos For Designers & Developers

Posted in Freelance, Interviews, Tips, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 9 Comments

Whether you’re a motion designer, front-end developer or economy student – you have to keep up with the times and constantly increase your knowledge and broaden your professional viewpoint. One of the best ways to do that is by watching videos from professionals and experts in your field. Videos don’t have to be strictly instructive. A good and gripping video can inspire you for the rest of the day. In this article you’ll find a compilation of 40 awesome, inspiring and valuable videos varying from entrepreneurship to web design and self-motivation which will help you to develop new skills, gain a bunch of inspiration and simply look at things from a different perspective.

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20 Most Inspiring Interview Statements

Posted in Freelance, Interviews, Tips, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 4 Comments

In one of my latest posts - 9 Tips on How To Improve Yourself as a Web Designer, I made a quick reference to the fact that reading interviews is as important as reading magazines and books. That’s because in interviews you get straight and direct answers from the best in the field. For the purpose of this article, I’ve selected some of the best interview statements of several different professionals.

Interviews give you great insights about how a person thinks, works and feels about his job and life. If you don’t usually read interviews, this is an opportunity to get an idea about how reading them can be an extremely useful learning method. Let’s get started!

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Forums: Precursor to Social Media

Posted in Blogging, Interviews, Social Media, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 5 Comments

We had a good friend back in the day. A friend which was with us wherever we went. Everything comes to an end eventually and we learn to move on. Our aforementioned friend is of course the forums, which were a very important part of our internet life for a very long time, they still are but their importance is fading. How did something so important started losing its relevance? Everything changes, including the way we browse the web, what once was a necessity is becoming a hassle and it’s not only the case with the forums. For the sake of this article though, we’re going to focus on it in particular.

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Web Galleries as a Source of Inspiration for Designers

Posted in Freelance, Interviews, Tips, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 16 Comments

There are a number of web galleries that feature inspirational web designs. These web galleries serve a purpose, and that is to update people on new trends and showcase sites that are pushing the boundaries. It is important, as a designer, that you know what the latest trends are and see how other people are pushing the boundaries. In this article, you will find some of the best web galleries that you can reference for inspiration.

So, what are web galleries?

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Is The Art of Handwriting Really Dying?

Posted in Interviews, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 30 Comments

Glorifying the use of computers and cool fonts from blog to blog seem to not end and it probably never will. One must put a stop to this insanity by looking back from where it all came from, a more traditional art. Handwriting or penmanship, if you will.

The art of handwriting is dying, I only have one friend who has a very artistic handwriting and when people do see her write they get mesmerized. That is one hint that it is a dying art: when people around see it like something straight from a fantasy film.

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1STWD Q&A E-book : Interviews With 25 Popular Bloggers

Posted in Interviews, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 22 Comments

This is my first ever made *.pdf e-book and I was very excited to see how many people will respond to my call and how their actual answers will sound like.

Purpose of this Questions and Answers Interview e-Book was to explore and compare how experienced and well-known bloggers/designers think, how they organize their workspace, solve their problems, get inspiration and much more. Learn from them because as you can see their way of thinking works!

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94 Interviews With 39 Designers, Developers And Bloggers

Posted in Interviews, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 10 Comments

Have you ever wondered about secrets of becoming succesful on design world? Interviews with your fuglemans will show you a little part of each of their success story and help you understand their successes.

Maybe you’ll be able to learn from their mistakes and adapt your work and aspect?  Be sure to read some of these interviews to gain some guidelines in design world. I’ve learn a lot from those interviews and such inspiration helps me as well in daily development stage!

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20+ Interviews with Top designers, bloggers and freelancers!

Posted in Inspiration, Interviews, Web Design6 years ago • Written by 5 Comments

We all know about those popular web sites as sitepoint.com, smashingmagazine.com, designbumb.com, designfloat.com e.t.c. , but have You ever thought what hides behind the scenes? Have You never wanted to talk to them and try to find out their stories? I`am sure their knowledge could help a lot for Your own projects so try to find inspiration from their stories and start to realize Your own!

I tried to select the most interesting and available interviews within two years about successful graphic designers and bloggers. Hope You will enjoy this article!

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