I received a letter from Jacob Gube few days ago where he informed me about new resource and tutorials website DesignInstruct he started with his brother. Of course I immediately headed to their new site and did my own research, evaluated design and it was worth it – layout is professionally designed, starting team is already working and first two tutorials are extremely beautiful!
It’s not easy to stand out from overflowed crowd even with quality website and original idea, I am curious how blogosphere will change in future actually.Read More
I bet you’ve noticed little silence here and how articles don’t come out as often then they should, but I have really strong reason for it. For 2 weeks now, I have session and examinations in academy, so of course my daily work-flow is really messed up – I am working almost until morning, then sleep through days, wait for teachers, try to print everything out in time and so on. Very intense – since I left most of my exercises for last night.Read More
Hello there, my beloved readers! Things are again going to change, so I thought I should create this community post and explain what’s happening behind the scenes. This time I will discuss with you two topics – 1. I am searching for guest writers and 2. I received amazing partnership from Iconshock Projects company! But take your time and read this article through to understand what I mean, I am sure you’ll like these ideas!Read More
Maybe (no, really!) you noticed 1stwebdesigner site has got completely new look! I was working for a while to that design, tried many different color schemes, did a lot of testing, talked with my friends about best solutions and finally came out with this version.
I promised new look some time ago actually, but it is really hard to keep up with regular and big posts, a lot of social networking and in meanwhile creating new design. I hope you noticed posts are becoming much more frequent and hopefully article quality is just becoming better and better!Read More
I really must refer to Colorburned post here – He did a great job by bringing up so many companies and idea, which helped me to directly find related companies, which could sponsor my website too. It’s been a while and now I wanted to take a deep research about current companies, which use and actually buy those advertisement banner places thereby supporting design community in return helping to build good page rank and actually get very targeted design related clients. I listed here all the companies I’ve found advertising on graphic design, web design, blogging related blogs, showcase sites like mine is. Now after research I must say I was surprised, browsing through all those blogs daily I didn’t checked those sites, but now I found many good softwares, services I would really love to try myself! Not always the best stuff available is for free and really what did I see was very reasonable prices for several really good services.Read More
Today we’ve got really special announcement for You – 1stwebdesigner readers!
We have got 1000 full color 2 sided business card giveaway from PrintPrintPrint.biz online printing company and rules to win are very simple. Just leave a comment under the post writing suggestions, ideas for new articles You would want to see in the near future. Also don’t forget to write your e-mail so we can contact you if you win! Contest will last one week and winner will be decided with Random Integer Generator help.Read More
Forums always are a great place to get answers to Your unclear questions about coding, designing, SEO, marketing, blogging much faster and clearer than just googling Your answer sometimes. Also it’s a great way to network with professionals in Your community or just people with the same interests. As a designer myself I felt in need with these kind of communities, maybe You’ll find these sites useful too. Participating in these forums not allows You to share Your knowledge with peers, but also allows to gain trust, for example, if You write a blog as I am – good user profile on popular forum linking to Your blog can be great marketing way.Read More
It’s been a while I haven’t done any short post to check in with You guys and one more reason – it’s already the third month of my blogging carrier.
At starters I wanted to apologize for my laziness ( not really actually), but session in my academy starts in 8. December, but I don’t want to get bad marks in the field I love. If You don’t know I am learning as graphic designer, already the second course is at half.Read More
It’s very important to keep up with forever-changing design community – this profession requires regular learning, if You don’t want to fall back. Audio and video podcasts both are popular at the latest time because of iPods and other media audio and video players. Video podcasts is great way to easily learn new skills and communicate with reader with visually appealing presentation and audio. Audio podcasts are very useful, because You can for example go somewhere, training, but do both things in the same time. I listen podcasts for example while training, running or just moving from point A to point B.
I am amazed how many great and professional podcasts are out there so I am presenting to You 20 useful audio and video podcasts.Read More