How SOPA/PIPA Can Affect You

Posted in News, Web Design2 years ago • Written by 187 Comments

The United States government has been facing an intense amount of pressure, mostly from the entertainment and computer software publishing companies for years to find some method of stopping the online piracy that is allowing people to own copies of their merchandise for free. This is of course understandable, nobody wants to see something they worked hard on to create something of quality be disrespected by people gaining access to it for free.

However, what the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate have planned for their respective bills is not a way of just putting a halt on online piracy. Tech giants such as Mozilla and Google who once supported these bills, now are on the offensive in trying to ensure they never get passed. Before going any further into how this affects the everyday internet users, let’s first get a good understanding about both bills.

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The Best Of 2011: Trendy Web Designs From Deviantart

Posted in Inspiration, News, Web Design, Web Interfaces3 years ago • Written by 15 Comments

Year 2011 is rolling forward swiftly and the middle of summer is nearly here. Some of you might unwittingly note that the end of the summer is inevitable while for others that remaining month and half is enough to fully enjoy the benefits that summer offers. Here in the virtual world the time is running even faster and we can already see some of the changes this year has brought to us. Imperceptibly and subtly yet compelling the new web design trends are conquering the scene. Because of the immense traffic and user count Deviantart can definitely be considered to be a trendsetter.

This article takes a peek at thepast half-year and presents 50 splendid and trendy web designs from Deviantart spring and summer 2011. Can you spot the new potential trends? Are big headlines and patterned backgrounds still popular? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Social Networking Sites and their Sidekicks

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

Recently there has been a race between major social networks to acquire just about every widely used services such as Skype, Fridge, Tweetdeck, and Imeem. Be it the users they are after or the service itself, ordinary people like me are often taken by surprise by their decision. We’re talking about millions to billions of dollars per acquisition.

What’s inside:
• Google + and Fridge
• Facebook and Skype
• MySpace and Imeem
• Twitter and TweetDeck

What are you waiting for? Read on!

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30 Of The Most Useful Google Products You Should Consider Using Daily

Posted in News, Tools, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 11 Comments

Most of us are using Google and its services everyday. Their search engine, Gmail and Youtube are some the most popular Google products. But how many of you knew that Google has, for example, a tool for creating charts? And if you knew, were you actually using it?

Google has dozens of undiscovered, yet excellent products, people don’t know about. In Google Labs itself you can find plenty of useful tools and products for web designers and developers. Furthermore all Google services are free to use and that makes them appealing alternatives to paid products of a similar nature. For example, Google Docs can be a great alternative for Microsoft Office since it’s free, light and easy to use. This article presents 30 useful, practical and smashing products, tools and services from Google that you should consider using daily.

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How To Find Article Ideas To Write About, Write Sticking Points

Posted in Blogging, News, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 11 Comments

I’m very happy to present the next chapter of my blogging series. Today’s topic is very important, being able to find new article ideas is crucial for any blogging business because we function the same way as magazines do – people come back to us because of the content, of course there are other things, but let’s face it, without the content they wouldn’t come back. We need to have a never ending well of ideas to engage our readers, which is not an easy task, so how do we stay inspired?

Even when you start a new blog, it’s smart to write a list of 20-30 article ideas before you launch just to make sure you’ll have something to write about for at least the first month or two. Coming up with 20-30 ideas should be easy, but what about 100,200, or even 300? How do some of these writers seem to have an endless supply of things to write about?

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40 Upcoming Design, Development & Social Media Conferences Worth Attending

Posted in News, Social Media, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 8 Comments

Attending conferences and seminars can noticeably boost your knowledge and work productivity. Design, development and social media conferences give you the wonderful chance to acquire essential knowledge in spheres you’re interested, get in touch with the masters in the field and be up-to-date about the freshest trends. These conferences usually gathers together hundreds of designers, developers and social media experts so they can be a great place to connect with people and gain friends or business partners. Most of the conferences also offer workshops where you can test your skills in work and learn new useful techniques.

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Eleven2 Success Story And Giveaway:First Come, First Serve!

Posted in News, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 3 Comments

Have you heard about Eleven2? Well, 1WD has been hosting with them for almost a year now! How is it? Well, you can see it yourself – site is working fast and we rarely have any problems now! If you have ever owned internet business I bet you know how crucial is to have a great hosting provider with good support. I’ve been lucky to get to Eleven2, they are really reliable! I would even say 24/7 support is the most crucial part, because there are always times when something goes wrong and without immediate attention, you may loose more than you imagine to your branding!

Long story short, Eleven2 just relaunched their business, redesigned their website, added different plans improving greatly and today I am sharing their story with you! And be quick to get your free hosting account – only 100 packages available!!!

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Apple is announcing 2nd Iteration of iPad 2 Today? Rumours and Specifications

Posted in News, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 8 Comments

Apple is holding an invite-only media event today and it is rumoured that they are going to announce the rival to latest Dual Core tablets like Motorolla Xoom and Galaxy S Tab 2.  We will keep you posted about all the updates as soon as the event starts. If you are wondering why 1wd is covering gadgets and technology news, we thought it might be cool to cover Apple because many people in creative circles use their products. However, this is an experiment and we are open for feedback and suggestions.

Read on to see whats coming next in the 2nd iteration of tablet’s world Giant iPad.

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Presenting the Great New Features of WordPress 3.1

Posted in News, Web Design, WordPress3 years ago • Written by 30 Comments

Folks at WordPress have just released WordPress 3.1 (Code name “Reinhardt”), 14th version of World’s most famous and award-winning publishing software. This release has some fantabulous features like Internal Linking and a WordPress.com styled admin bar on front end which makes it very easy to visit most used features of back-end. Read on to have an overview of some major features of this release.

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13 Perfect Valentine Day Gifts For Your Beloved Geek: Him&Her

Posted in News, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 11 Comments

Valentine’s day is coming and I know why you’re here. Either you were sent here by a tweet, search engine, or a frequent visitor, one reason stands among the rest: you are here to see some of the best, and affordable, gifts for your partner!

I must say as early as now that what I’ve listed mostly are for geeks or technology-inclined individuals. Inside you will see stones with engravings, sculpted trees, heart-shaped USB drive and other cute things that even you would want for yourself.

Read on!

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