10 Logo Design Tips for a Timeless and Creative Logo

So, are you designing a logo? Alright! That sounds awesome, doesn’t it? And easy too! Really? Did we just say “easy”? If you think logo design is an easy process, trust me, that’s a misconception. To begin with, a logo is not merely some colors, fonts and fancy lines put together. It is a brand’s … Continue Reading

45 Free and Fresh Web User Interface PSDs

Finding free user interface elements and wireframes is just like finding treasure for designers. This is because resources like these can significantly help designers in their work and help them complete their job easily and more quickly. Basic web UI elements and wireframes are used to create a prototype of the user interface which will … Continue Reading

Breaking Down Media Queries for Responsive Web Design

The core of any Responsive Web Design framework is the media query. Media queries are what enable your website to call different style declarations from your stylesheets based on the current window width of the viewing device. Many of those new to Responsive Web Design, RWD, don’t spend time getting familiar with them. When there … Continue Reading

How to Properly Use Instagram and Pinterest For Your Company

After the first two Etiquette Guides for Facebook and Twitter, I’ve decided to also tell you something about two other services which, although popular, are quite new to the market: Instagram and Pinterest. If you find them difficult to use in such a way that your company will benefit, this article will most likely answer … Continue Reading

1stWebDesigner’s Life #8 – Amnesia and Volunteer

Hello there! Here we are again to laugh at our own stories. Our Webster superhero (brought to life by Jamie Sale) is in trouble again and we’re here to help. Ok, we’re not going to help him but we’ll at least learn from his mistakes :) These two particular stories have happened to me quite a … Continue Reading

1WD Ebook Launch Case Study: How To Get 8000 Downloads in 3 days

Two months ago 1stwebdesigner launched three ebooks, stepping into this market for the first time. We planned our promotion in a way that we had 8,000 free downloads in three days, which resulted in $1,000 profit for the first month through Amazon. The following month we did even better, closing to $2,000 for July. The … Continue Reading

Hackathons – Giving Birth to Awesome Apps and Startups

A hackathon is a portmanteau of “hack” and “marathon”, which means that it’s a marathon for developers to create an application within a certain theme within a limited amount of time. Hackathons have been around since 1999 but have just hit the mainstream in the last couple of years. If you think a hackathon is … Continue Reading