40 Beautifully Designed Mobile Apps With Excellent UI Experience in Mind

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With so many apps being released in such a short period of time, designers need to really create apps that stand out. In this roundup we’re sharing 40 beautifuld mobile app designs with excellent UI experience in mind. Also at the end of the post you’ll find some more resources to follow top mobile app design trends.

Mobile apps are even changing the way we design anything nowadays! Everybody is pushing to higher resolution with new retina displays (iPad3) and I believe whole web will get super beautiful and sleek soon enough!

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How To Clean Up And Optimize Your Existing WordPress Blog Posts For SEO

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So you wrote a lot of great posts over the past few years which still receive a lot of traffic from search engines, but you’re always wondering how long it will last. Or maybe you were affected by the latest Google Panda or Penguin changes and lost some traffic to that old content?

Perhaps you have noticed that you have been affected by these issues, perhaps not.

Whether you are affected or not, one question remains:  how do I clean up and optimize my existing blog posts?

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Annual Design Awards 2012 Now Open For Entries

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This is a release from Annual Design Awards, an organization aimed towards discovering and recognizing outstanding individuals who have proven themselves within the Design Industry.

Do you want to get your hands on over 30,000 Pounds of prizes while displaying your design skills? Join now and help spread the word!

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Learn How To Manage Clients Effectively And Never Miss Any Deadline

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How to Manage Clients Effectively? I already missed a deadline! Are these few of the usual sentences in your daily life? You know what? At least you should be happy that you are loaded with clients. Facing the situation positively you know. But, you should be aware of the fact that with multiple deadlines being missed, the load of these clients will soon vanish. Nobody wants to stick around with a star designer who cannot stick to pre-decided dates. So, either you take heed of this fact right away or be prepared to lose it all.

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Wildly Successful Freelance Designer Jacob Cass Shares His Insights

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Jacob Cass, at the prime age of just 24, has already received numerous regional, national and international design awards for his work in identity, web and graphic design which makes him a wildly successful freelance designer. Jacob’s work also appears in a number of high-profile design-related books including The Best of Logo Lounge Master Series and the WOLDA Annual.

Jacob also runs the wildly popular graphic design blog Just Creative where he freelances as a graphic, web and logo designer. Jacob also runs the websites Logo Designer Blog and Logo Of The Day – two blogs dedicated entirely to branding & logo design. Throughout the day you will find him at Ammirati, where he specialises in interaction design for some of the world’s most vaunted brands (Jerry Seinfeld, VitaminWater & OMEGA to name a few). When not at his desk you will find him traveling the world.

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Understanding the Business Aspect of Freelancing

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Being a freelance designer is more than just fun and games. It’s not just playing around with Photoshop and other gadgets. You need to master the harder aspect of freelancing too: the business aspect of things. Once you know the ins and outs of the business of freelance, you’re sure to be a successful freelancer. Freelance is a business, first and foremost. You have to sell yourself to your clients to make a living.

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The Only Web Hosting Guide You Will Ever Need – For Perfect Speed, Price, and Support

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When launching a website, one of the most important decisions that you have to make is selecting  a good web hosting company. While the importance of selecting the right CMS and hiring a good designer is outlined in every other technology blog or magazine nowadays, hardly anyone talks about the importance of a good web host. However, a good host is not just important but also indispensable. After all, you wouldn’t want your visitors to find your site offline 9 times out of the 10 visits that they pay to your website, would you?

Here at 1WD, we have taken upon ourselves to help you find the ideal web host. In this article I shall be discussing the things that you need to consider, plus the things that you do not need to consider (or, in other words, things that need to be avoided), and then finally wind up the discussion with a small round-up of some major web hosting providers. And, most importantly, unlike the zillions of web hosting related articles that you’ll find on the internet, this one does not have any affiliate links.

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Super Hot News: Get 1WD Three Quick EBooks Now For Free Just For Three Days!

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Today, 1WD is happy to announce the launch of our 3 quick eBook series! This series will consist of eBooks covering the latest trends, practices, and technologies in web design and development.

You’re probably thinking to yourself, “How is that different than what everyone else is doing?” Glad you asked! What really separates our eBooks from the competition is that we cover the same amount of material, go into the same amount of depth, but do it in an easy to follow 50 pages on average. That’s right, all the information you’ll need, in a size that you can actually read!

To begin the series we are first releasing three eBooks, covering Responsive Web Design and HTML5 and Web Design Trends. Here is a better description of each.

Update: Ebooks are no longer free, you can buy them on Amazon for 0.99$ each now!

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Gamification: Convert Your Traffic Into Loyal Readers

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So, you’re a website owner with several thousands of visitors monthly. Quite possibly you have asked yourself “how do I make my readers interact more on my website?” The answer? It could be through the use of gamification.

Your website has a lot of traffic but only a few people are actively engage on it?
Do you want to convert traffic into an active community?
Do you want to make your website more fun?

Why not gamify it?

I mean, convert your website into a game!

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Ramit Sethi Explains How You Can Earn More Money As A Freelance Web Designer

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Ramit Sethi is the New York Times best-selling author of I Will Teach You To Be Rich and the author of the popular personal finance blog www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com, which hosts over 250,000 readers per month. Ramit’s advice has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, FORTUNE, NPR, ABC News and CNBC.  Ramit graduated from Stanford and co-founded PBwiki, a venture-backed startup.

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